‘Pascarelli: The Hunk – Tribute To Frazetta’. Illustration by: Daniel Pascarelli.
‘Alpha Male’, the concept made visual. Or the same can be seen for: ‘Power’. Raw, physical sword wielding power. This illustration is so powerful, yet erotic, and yet menacing, that I’m speechless. But I’ll give it a try anyway.
Of course, this is pure fantasy, ‘Tarzan And His Sword’ could be a good subtitle. There are times when Daniel will create pure fantasy just for art’s sake. Often with a smattering of humor. But this is not one of those times. This ‘Hunk’ is all business, and his business is a killing machine.
This is the title I gave this work because the words are apropos to the scene. Now, this is one of those times when I take liberties in titling Daniel’s work, but I take no liberty in admiring his artistic genius.
Although Daniel has his own unique style, I consider this as a sort of tribute to Frank Frazetta, who is considered as one of the greats in over-the-top action art. Not to take anything away from Daniel’s talent, which I consider the equal of Frank’s.
Moving on. 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 or Western Union money orders 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.
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, 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 inked and penciled black and white 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 one of them. Here is his visual sense of pure beauty at its finest.
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: Frank Frazetta, Boris Vallejo, and Chris 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 fully complied with submitted written documentation. 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 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 the logo of his DA avatar link: