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Frank (Frazetta) WOULD be proud!

Journal Entry: Fri Sep 2, 2011, 4:13 AM


It's funny how sometimes going back to stuff that happened a long while ago can be at once uncomfortable AND cathartic.

In the bright light of a new day I find myself feeling a whole bunch of things I didn't expect. I feel slightly silly for ever taking comparisons with Frazetta as anything other than a compliment - despite what was written in Icon. That's my own insecurity talking there! I also feel that maybe I was a bit harsh on the old man. We're none of us perfect!

And, y' know - I still bloody love his work. Always will. He's not on the same pedestal I had him on for a long long time, but that's no bad thing. We can be too dazzled by our influences, too prostrate in their shadows.

I checked out an old wound, and you know what? It's heeled pretty good it seems. From now on if ever I get the same comparison again I'll take it with grace, and be thankful.

Hey, and you know - maybe he WOULD have been a little bit proud that his legacy can be traced through my work.

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Grafight Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
Funny how we put higher expectations on geniuses like Frank. We are all human, from the most "gifted" to the rest of us, you find great caring individuals and total jerks. But it's OK to admire the work even if we don't like the man. I'm no fond of the way Picasso treated women, yet his legacy is undeniable.
When you find a person with great gifts, which also happens to be an admirable human being, it's a treat. I consider you to be such a person.
Cheers!
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LiamSharp Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Artist
You're way too kind. Thank you. Appreciated. :)
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lobotomous Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
he probably would be proud...i think he was an asshole on earth as a defense mechanism. i know he hated many of the people he worked for and thought they were idiots. and yes...and old man in the end...and we know they don't have good judgment
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LiamSharp Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Artist
LOL! Thanks man. Love how you put it. Very clear! :)
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Steelpengu Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Nevermind. I just saw your previous entry. Got a response for that one, but not the time to do it , atm.
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LiamSharp Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Artist
Coolio.
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Steelpengu Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, what disillusioned you about FF in Icon?
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:iconliamsharp:
LiamSharp Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Artist
I believe you now know! :)
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DavidWFisher Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhh, the healing power of anger. Lol. Take care mate.
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LiamSharp Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Artist
And the blessed calm after the storm... :)
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