Book Review: Testament: The Life and Art of Frank Frazetta

Testament: The Life and Art of Frank Frazetta

Testament is the third in the trilogy of books on Frank Frazetta, the first two being Legacy: Selected Paintings and Drawings by Frank Frazetta and Icon: A Retrospective by the Grand Master of Fantastic Art Frank Frazetta. The production value for these three books are fantastic as usual with big nicely reproduced prints.

Featured here are the remaining major Frazetta oils as well as many rare and previously unpublished works. Besides fantasy art, there are also pieces on sci-fi, dinosaurs, cowboys and women. So there's a bit more variety here, offering a look at the more obscure illustrations, and a different side to Frank Frazetta's art.

There's plenty of things to read again. Commentary includes essays, one of which is a rare autobiography by Frank Frazetta himself, and notes that look at the inspiration and story behind each piece, like why he repaints some of the covers, how he likes his women drawn, etc.

This book is for those who like fantasy art, figure drawing and Frank Frazetta.

If you prefer more of the fantasy stuff, like Conan and Tarzan, then get Legacy and Icon first.

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Wow! Different side to him

Wow! Different side to him indeed! Even his funny pictures are awesome! Is there anything he can't do? I mean, how does he do that? His paintings have a lot of detail but don't look over rendered, and his realistic people doing funny things still look convincing.

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