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February 14, 2008
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Deathdealer - V2 hbd frazetta by thedarkcloak Deathdealer - V2 hbd frazetta by thedarkcloak
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After having received some generous feedback and critique on the previous version of this, I decided to go back into the PSD trenches, wielding my trusty wacom, to rework this beast.

You can view the first version here - [link]

Anyways, this piece started as a tribute piece for Frank Frazetta, who just turned 80(!!!!) on February 9th. The man is the grandaddy of Fantasy art, an icon, and a huge inspiration.

I started working on this piece at the beginning of January, with a notion of doing it as a tribute piece for Frank Frazetta & his iconic character, the Deathdealer. Then, when I found out about the IFX Frazetta tribute feature (nice coincidence I thought!), I was intent on submitting it. However when it came down to it, I felt the image just wasn't complete enough, so I kept running with it to see it through to the finish... unfortunately not finishing it time for the feature.

BUT, I did manage to complete it in time for Mr. Frazetta's birthday (aside from this rework).

Even though I did not get to finish it in time for the magazine feature, I'm pretty pleased with how this has turned out, I further tweaked and polished it after

Thanks for having a look! Please tell me your thoughts and impressions, I appreciate it!

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InsidiousAgent Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
Pure Awesome.
Dire-Shinobi Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
O.M.G. this is the coolest thing i have EVER seen! this is like.....mutha f*ckin sick!!!
dagoth-jeff Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Epic, amazing. Those fools beneath him have about 2 seconds to live.
ThomasSchindler Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
I know the Death Dealer paintings of Frazetta, I know the Verotik and the Image comics, but I think this first time I see the Death Dealer JUMPING! Cool work, man.
Master-of-the-Boot Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
This guy is the Death Dealer, he's truly earned his name.
thedarkcloak Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks MotB!

I just hope I can get to hand deliver it to Fraz sometime soon!!!
Retardskull Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
FEAR the dealer of DEATH!
thedarkcloak Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Professional General Artist
Indeeed!!! :salute:
CreativeImages Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Dude...why did I not see this before? This is the epic of the EPIC!! AWESOME!! :+fav:
thedarkcloak Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Professional General Artist
THAaaaaaanks!!! :lol:
I appreciate the response!
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