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Into the Design Lab: Frank Frazetta 1 thru 5

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I've put together a series called Into the Design Lab, it's an artist retrospective, an analysis and a design dissection that reveals the compositional tricks and storytelling tips by successful artists.

In this five part series, I'm dissecting the works of the award winning comic book artist and science fiction illustrator, Frank Frazetta. Have you ever wondered how Frank Frazetta was able to create such compelling images? Why does his work looks different than everyone else's? I've gone ahead and broken down the lesson into five videos.

Part One: A quick biography for those that aren't familiar with his work. And an in depth look at the transition from ink to paint. How the directional strokes in Frazetta's comic book inking influenced his painterly illustration style... and his compositions. This is fundamental to understanding his work.

Part Two: I'll break down and analyze Frazetta’s use of layers, depth, color, framing, compositional elements. Even how his comic book experience in color taught him the importance of attention, and shocking the audience.

Part Three: We'll study Frazetta’s roughs. This was the blueprint for his illustrations, and how he stuck to the plan all the way through the final. This eye opening presentation will change the way you think about this often neglected stage of planning. You’ll see a direct translation from rough drawing to final and see how Frank’s conceptualization never changes.

Part Four: We’ll study Frazetta’s compositions by breaking them down into silhouettes, study their structural arrangement and design, the importance of overlap, value, and one of the most unique and powerful storytelling devices, Frazetta's use of animation as a means of storytelling.

Part Five: We complete this series with a final study on Frank Frazetta’s use of Dynamic Compositions, dynamic perspective and overlap. This is the signature aspect of Frazetta's work, he drags us into his compositions like no one else. We’ll also look at other complex staging devices using shape to tell a more powerful story. And, wrap it all up with retrospective look at the Frazetta legacy. 

Each lesson is priced at ONLY $5! I've priced this low so that everyone across the world would have access to this knowledge. I want to make a difference in your life, I want to make a difference in this world, and I want to make the world a more beautiful place with your art. Join me on @Gumroad:

Next ITDL episode will be on the works of Heinrich Kley.

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