Learning By Copying The Masters

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.

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