‘DP: Jolly Roger And Her Spyglass’. Rendering by: Daniel Pascarelli. DP = Daniel Pascarelli
‘Jolly Roger’ is the name I gave this pirate queen in this painting, both to reflect the humor that the artist incorporated into this funny work of art, as well as give her a name that is apropos to the scene. 'Jolly Roger' is normally the expression used for a pirate flag, but in this case I relied upon 'artistic license'. This delightful picture reflects Daniel’s sense of tongue-in-cheek humor combined with a stunning beauty – And it’s damn good art. Now, there are times when I take liberties in titling Daniel’s work, and this is one of them. However I take no liberty in admiring his artistic genius. Anyway, this picture is one that he has done as a colored painting. Simple and stunning – Or is it stunningly simple?
Here is some background: Daniel Pascarelli was born in Lujan, Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1963. He is a self-taught artist, who was largely inspired by the fantasy masters Frank Frazetta and Boris Vallejo. He moved to New York City in 1998 where he became known for his paintings of realistic erotic fantasy art. However, Daniel moved back to his home country a few years ago.
Now, the full name of the artist who did this rendering is Daniel Omar Pascarelli, which is how he wants me to write out the checks I sent to him for commissioned works. In the past I only included one black and white (B&W) illustration of his works on my site, all the rest were in color. Now, in this series that I am presenting of his works, which I’m uploading at the rate of one per week, they alternate between B&W and color, or how he spells it – The British way: ‘Colour’. And here is one of the coloured ones. Since he left New York to move back to his native Argentina, I guess he can spell that word any way he wants.
Although he is regarded as a ‘Fantasy Artist’, I consider Pascarelli as the finest ‘Catfight’ artist ever. He can create women who are downright menacing – Of which this rendering is not one of them. Here is his visual humor at its finest, – In a light-hearted sort of way. However he also can display at the same time his tongue-in-cheek humor in his catfights, which is coupled with terrific painting ability, in both color and detail. Needless to say I consider Daniel in that limited pantheon of fantasy painters, such as: Frazetta, Vallejo, and Achilleos.
As concerns the ‘DA’ censors, they contacted me back in September 2009 asking for written confirmation of his permission for me to display his works, in which I complied. This issue of copyrights has always been a sore point with a lot of members of Deviant Art who upload artworks. But there are serious legal and financial penalties that the ‘DA’ Company can be subjected to if they do not show due diligence. I too chafe under these rules, but I understand and comply. Because of the world-wide economy, the art market is rather depressed; but luckily for all of us, Daniel is now accepting painting commissions from private individuals. He can be reached at his (danielpascarelli.com) website or his website link: [link]
Also, I am so glad to announce that Daniel has just joined Deviant Art and his DA Site can be accessed at the following link: [link]
'Nuff said. Enjoy. Drew
Except here is his DA Site avatar: