One of our favorite Fantasy Artists at Dark Art & Craft is master oil painter Frank Frazetta. Over his long career Frazetta produced detailed art for Conan the Barbarian, Tarzan, John Carter of Mars and countless others. Frazetta defined the Fantasy and Science-Fiction art genres and at the same time transcended the rather orthodox world of pulp book covers and comic art to make his own name. Frazetta's primary and well known works are in oil paint, but he also worked with watercolor, ink and pencil all with a sharp technical proficiency.
Frazetta's subject matter was often what we regard as fantasy art, a combination of mythic figures, settings from antiquity, battle warriors and sensual women. The mixture of themes and his technical excellence made Frazetta one of the most copied and imitated fantasy artists of his age. His use of dark thematics and epic scenery make his pieces memorable and fantastic at the same time. These darker themed pieces also coincided with the growing hard rock and metal music scenes for which he would create distinctive album art (Molly Hatchet, Nazareth, Wolfmother and Dust). Escape to a epic world based in battle, myth and vibrant Frazetta oil paint.