Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Frank Frazetta passes

In passing. Frank Frazetta was a painter and illustrator of muscular warriors and vixens that were the standard covers for a generation of paperback novels. The stories of Conan the Barbarian, Tarzan the Apeman and John Carter of Mars came alive in living color. He defined the sword-and-sorcery genre and set the standard for many other illustrators since. He died Monday at 82. He will be missed.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Journey

We've been introduced in our Calligraphy Guild to Journals as a way of practice. Adding pens and ink and watercolor, maybe colored pencil, to the more formal calligraphy hands in a book and journal motif. It's been, what, 43 years since I've done sketching. So. I've fallen in with the Urban Sketcher's movement and the local Sketchcrawl crew here in Rochester, NY. Wish me luck. Stick the right foot out and ease on down the road.

Don't you car-ry nothing
That might be a load
Come on, ease on down
Ease on down the road

(apologies to The Wiz)