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For Frank by BenTanArt For Frank by BenTanArt
Here's my humble tribute to Frank. Thank you for so many years of inspiration.

I need to learn how to paint...this was my first time trying to do a full moody nature scene. Many many flaws, and it's really not done yet. But, so it goes.
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animonk Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
epic!!!
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:iconbentanart:
BenTanArt Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks! I was just thinking yesterday that I need to update this...
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animonk Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
please do, i totally fell in love with yor art. XD
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treybarrett Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
I think Frank would be pleased.
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:iconbentanart:
BenTanArt Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you. One of these days I'll have to do one that'll really do him justice...
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TBoneTony Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
Nice work, is that meant to be a large snake that is trying to eat her?
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:iconbentanart:
BenTanArt Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011   Digital Artist
Snake or gator-like thing...some kinda reptile :).
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:iconpoladium:
Poladium Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol ! Don`t go to the jungle alone. ))
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:iconbentanart:
BenTanArt Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010   Digital Artist
Especially if you're a hottie!
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kh4l Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
Of course. Your work says it all. Only a true frank fan could draw an ass like that.
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:iconbentanart:
BenTanArt Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010   Digital Artist
Haha, thanks! But uh...what ass? You mean those Frank hips? :)
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:iconjonkin:
JonKin Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well it got the point across. Good work!!
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:iconbentanart:
BenTanArt Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks, Jon. Yeah, not sure I have the patience for anything more :).
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
awesome tribute to Fraz! :thumbsup:
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:iconbentanart:
BenTanArt Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks! With all the love people are sending his way, you'd think he'd have no choice but be summoned as a ghost...
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
you're absolutely welcome ;)
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:iconnullunit:
nullunit Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
rad painting, especially for something that isn't done yet. Evokes Frank but preserves your style. Keep em coming and thanks for sharing.
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:iconbentanart:
BenTanArt Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks for the comment! I tried finishing it up, but it didn't go well :).
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RoninDude Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, this is really an inspiring piece. The more I see of your work, the more I like! Even though it's sketchy, I really like the mood here. In fact, I believe the sketchiness adds to the overall atmosphere.
Again, it's inspiring.
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JesusDeSaad Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
You really got the curves right. So many people miss that pivotal feature. Kudos.
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:iconbentanart:
BenTanArt Featured By Owner May 24, 2010   Digital Artist
I lucked out I think. Well, Frank's stuff is so ingrained in my memory that I managed to squeeze this off without first refreshing my memory of what his stuff looked like.
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TonyV125 Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
Great job man. Love the expression. Yes, she doesn't look too scared, just a little stressed. Very fun piece and a fitting tribute.
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:iconbentanart:
BenTanArt Featured By Owner May 17, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm trying to work up an alternate take, and I just can't match the expression :).
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Bait-n-switch Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
hells to the yea! when i saw the thumbnail..i was like bitchen! a frazetta tribute piece...rest in peace frank!great tribute piece...his death has rocked the artworld! i cant see how much art gets released by his family now that the masters gone!
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BenTanArt Featured By Owner May 17, 2010   Digital Artist
Heh, good to know it reads in thumbnail. Actually when you think about it, it's amazing that a person's work is so recognizable that you can recognize someone else's lame-ass attempt to imitate it.
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Bait-n-switch Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
yea!im more shocked that the immortal frank is dead...got real drunk last monday...but i feel his images are more family to me than the real life pawns i find in my physical realm..i search for people with souls everyday..but your art was not a lameass attempt at franks style..it kicked ass..you are able to do so many styles!!i dont ever return comments to people i dont admire extremely...looks like you got some big boots to fill nowthat franks gone...lol!anyhoo!great piece bro..you fuckin rock!
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:iconbentanart:
BenTanArt Featured By Owner May 19, 2010   Digital Artist
Hah, thanks. I appreciate the sentiments. It's definitely interesting to try on different styles, and I feel like I learn a lot when I do that. Perhaps at the cost of developing my own style. But then I look around and there are all these amazing artists. Can't think like that though, of course. But it's good motivation to get better. I feel like in my own art I'm always seeking some kind of elusive vision.

...but I ramble...

Thank you very much for the cheering up!
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Bait-n-switch Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
..sounds so familiar...i am always seeking new styles..so much so..i cant nail down a stylei think i just have so many influences these days and enjoy sculpture painting and drawing not to mention teaching kids and inspiring my friends.......so i really understand this elusive vision...maybe if u just work from photos ,life and your own imagination for a while u will strictly be working from your own vision..and all this influence from your masters will come to rest like a great cosmic soup and you will be rocking a style all your own that you can enjoy and finally find rest..from your vision quest.....yes be of great cheer! these warmer days are quite a relief!..never change your avatar its the sh*t! peace-out bro!
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shadowyzman Featured By Owner May 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
The snake has her!
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:iconbentanart:
BenTanArt Featured By Owner May 15, 2010   Digital Artist
Heh, yeah, the angle looks a little funny.
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shadowyzman Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Lol true!!
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JaimeDL Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
I think this is a great tribute piece. I dig that you used the same sig style like Frazetta. Keep 'em coming.
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BenTanArt Featured By Owner May 14, 2010   Digital Artist
Heh, sometimes it's the afterthought that makes the piece. :) Thanks!
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DaneBainbridge Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I'd say lucky lizard, but I think he is going to get a snoutful. Awesome work as always!
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:iconbentanart:
BenTanArt Featured By Owner May 14, 2010   Digital Artist
LOL, I wonder if wild animals recognize daggers as being dangerous?
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DaneBainbridge Featured By Owner May 14, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
"wild animal"

Are you referring to the lizard or the lady? I see a happy ending.
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ancestorsrelic Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Noooooo!!! Poor snake!! It's only a little bit hungry! ;-)
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STM1 Featured By Owner May 14, 2010
Naah, he craves for the dagger! In a "oooh shiny!" fashion! :D
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SANEmporium Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
Awesome piece!!!...
wanted to let ya know that theres a group for Frank. You should summit it there. Heres the link... [link]
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BenTanArt Featured By Owner May 13, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks! And thanks for the referall. I just tried to join.
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intrepidMUSE Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
Love the colors and the anatomy. Her face is cute... she doesn't even look scared to me. Almost like their playing...
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:iconbentanart:
BenTanArt Featured By Owner May 13, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks! At first I was going to make her more scared, but then that just didn't seem Frazetta-ish.
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intrepidMUSE Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
Yea... his girls are always confident it seems :)
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AdamC11779 Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
The signature was a really nice touch, great job!
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:iconbentanart:
BenTanArt Featured By Owner May 13, 2010   Digital Artist
Heh, thanks. A fun afterthought.
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jasinmartin Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Professional
Damn man, excellent pose and layout!
Great looseness and form to the girl and serpent too!
Love it!
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BenTanArt Featured By Owner May 13, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks, Jasin! I've been exploring a different approach lately where I start things off as a sketch, then move quickly to paint basic forms, then back to line art again to refine before the final paint. Hopefully it does keep things loose.
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Quaz72 Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
Awesome as always!
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:iconbentanart:
BenTanArt Featured By Owner May 13, 2010   Digital Artist
Heh, "as always" always worries me. But thanks, I do appreciate it!
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Quaz72 Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
What can I say? I like your style. Not my fault you make pretty pictures that I always seem to like. ;)
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