Additionally, I used Frazetta's paintings as a general guide in determining my color palette without being a slave to it. For example, the long haired charioteer
being pulled by polar bears was mostly done in grays, silvers and browns in his painting entitled “Silver Warrior”. I decided to go with a bronze based armor and orange red hair depicted in his “Snow Giants” print as an alternate coloration.
I also used face painting on a few of the characters to break up the monotony.
Finally, I decided to decorate the based in a black marble
veined in gold effect, Also, since the bust, due to its layout, was to to be viewed from several angles, I made a rotating base from a 6” turntable assembly on which it rests.
Though I am very pleased with how this bust came out. I have to give a sigh of relief at the same time. I estimate that there are approximately 50 hours of paint time “invested” in it, easily my most complex
rendition to date. I have a similar style of bust waiting in the wings of H.P. Lovecraft but I think I'm going to shelve that bad boy for a month or two before I tackle it. 5/25/21