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Cacique Caribe17 Dec 2017 9:42 a.m. PST

No one matches Frazetta, of course. But I do like Mike Hoffman's Frazetta-esque work.

Any other good ones?


PS. Some of Hoffman's work:




Twoball Cane17 Dec 2017 10:57 a.m. PST

Cary nord comes to mind.

Prince Rupert of the Rhine17 Dec 2017 11:10 a.m. PST

Frazetta and Boris Vallejo seem like "brothers from another mother" when it comes to art style

Prince Rupert of the Rhine17 Dec 2017 11:11 a.m. PST

oops double post

Cacique Caribe17 Dec 2017 11:27 a.m. PST

Boris had a style all his own, I think. He didn't look to me like he set out to imitate anyone or make people wonder if it was someone else's work. In that sense Frazetta and Boris were the same.

I really like how Frazetta was always able to capture the "I didn't know you were standing there taking a picture" look.


Cyrus the Great17 Dec 2017 12:11 p.m. PST

I, too, like Mike Hoffman's work. He really captures the Frazetta female look.

Crazyivanov17 Dec 2017 12:21 p.m. PST

I'd go with John Buscema. He distilled the high quality Frazeta Style into regular comic form.

Cacique Caribe17 Dec 2017 7:54 p.m. PST

Let's see.

Frazetta: 1928-2010

Mike Hoffman seems to be of a much younger crowd, and yet he channels Frazetta so well:


Mugwump18 Dec 2017 7:21 a.m. PST

Tom Grindberg is good and has a Frazetta feel to his work.

The Shadow18 Dec 2017 7:22 a.m. PST

I like Frazetta's work from the late 1940's through the 1950's. He also assisted on Little Annie Fanny and Lil Abner, which was some of his best stuff IMHO. But in later years his women began to show a weight problem. They developed humungous hips and butts, protruding bellys, and saggy breasts that were not appealing to me. Emulating his later style does not seem to me to be something to shoot for.

War Monkey18 Dec 2017 9:13 p.m. PST

You can't leave out Boris Vallejo's wife Julie Bell and her work as well.

Cacique Caribe19 Dec 2017 9:48 p.m. PST

Shadow: "I like Frazetta's work from the late 1940's through the 1950's ,,, But in later years his women began to show a weight problem."

You mean from the 1960s on? Lol. Well, I guess that's what I grew up on and became my normal. :)

So which Frazetta is Hoffman channeling?


The Shadow20 Dec 2017 7:47 a.m. PST


Before this thread I had never seen Hoffman's work before, so I did a search on his art, and it appears that he liked Frazetta's work enough to use his style, without actually copying it. I looked at several pieces and what is most noticeable is that the busts are perkier, even when over sized, and the hips and butts are slimmer. In several of Frazetta's drawings and paintings a woman's behind is *very* prominent to the point of distracting from the entire rendering. Hoffman doesn't do that. I have never found a very large woman's behind to be appealing. I have no idea why Frazetta did. The biggest differences between the two men's work is that Frazetta used color much more dramatically, and that's one of the reasons that his cover art was so appealing to many.

Cacique Caribe22 Dec 2017 10:54 a.m. PST


You are exactly right! Hoffman's figures are more appealing though the colors are more subdued.

It's when I compared simple black and white sketches (apples to apples) that I noticed the most those differences in female figure styles.


Legion 422 Dec 2017 3:58 p.m. PST

I've got Frank's Death Dealer poster on my wall ! Looking at it right now ! evil grin

Cacique Caribe22 Dec 2017 6:02 p.m. PST

And I bet it looks awesome!


Legion 424 Dec 2017 9:19 a.m. PST

Indeed it does !!!! I was lucky enough years back to find a model … I use as a huge statue/memorial for my 6mm Sci-fi terrain !


And dismount as well …


Wulfgar24 Dec 2017 9:26 a.m. PST

I've got three framed, old bookplates of Frazetta's paintings that graced the cover of my first Conan books. Love 'em.

Dan, thanks for the heads up regarding Hoffman. Very nice. now its time to reread the Martian series, I think.

Cacique Caribe28 Dec 2017 12:28 p.m. PST

Wulfgar: "now its time to reread the Martian series, I think."

I'm doing the same thing too!


Covert Walrus29 Dec 2017 12:14 p.m. PST

Arthur Suydam does this style well I've always thought.

Cacique Caribe06 Feb 2018 6:25 a.m. PST


That statue rocks!


Legion 407 Feb 2018 8:55 a.m. PST

thumbs up

Cacique Caribe30 Apr 2018 3:47 a.m. PST

Don Marquez is very close in these "space girls" or "rocket girls" paintings.








The Shadow30 Apr 2018 7:41 a.m. PST

Pretty cool looking. Obviously digs Frazetta, but I can see Al Williamson in the weapon belt on the girl in the 4th photo down. And even Wally Wood in her air hose.

Pyrate Captain11 May 2018 5:52 a.m. PST

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