I was around 14 when I bought the Fantastic Art of Frank Frazetta, vol. 2 during summer vacation. I can still remember seeing his art for the first time, and the adrenaline rush that went through me. No other artist created such a strong emotional response in me, and I could think of little else for the next 10 years.
Frank Frazetta is far and away my favorite artist, painter, illustrator, and cartoonist, and the main reason I wanted to become an artist. No other person has had more of an influence on the way I think about drawing, composition, and shapes.
Rest in Peace.
1 hour ago