Sunday 18 January 2009

Inspiration from Frank Frazetta

Most of the miniatures I paint are fantasy rather than historical or sci-fi in theme. One of my favorite painters in this genre, and therefore one of my biggest influences when thinking about colour schemes, is Frank Frazetta. Born in 1928 in Brooklyn, New York City his artistic skills were recognised at an early age. At 16 he was earning a living drawing for various comic books and his career included album covers, movie poster and most significantly (for me) covers to the the sword-and-sorcery Conan collection of stories by Robert E. Howard.
It was covers like the one above that drew me into the world of fantasy and adventure. And from there it was a small step into D&D and Miniatures painting. The work of Frank Frazetta continues to inspire my imagination and I often turn to my old Conan covers when thinking about paint schemes. So who inspires you when you pick up a brush?

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