Growing up in Vermont in the 60’s, I didn’t get the benefit of any sort of real art education. I learned to draw by copying my favorite artists; usually in pencil because I didn’t know the various methods and materials my heroes used. Frank Frazetta was blowing my young mind with every CREEPY, EERIE and TARZAN cover he produced and I made my own copies of many of them, all of which have been lost.
But I picked up the practice again when I landed at Kubert School in the 70’s. Here’s my version of Frazetta’s famous cover to the Ace paperback of (I think) KORAK, SON OF TARZAN. Pencil in sketchbook, 1977.Comments Off on Learning By Copying The Masters