Ron Lightburn

"Tarzan the Hunter"

Frank's Tarzan illustrations from the early 1960s are some of my Frazetta favourites.  His interpretation of Tarzan as a savage and mysterious beast of the jungle made a great impression on me.  I have tried to capture some of that mystique with my painting.
Tarzan the Hunter was made using acrylic glazes over a pencil drawing.  This approach was influenced by Frank's sketchbook drawings that he coloured with watercolour.  I also learned a great deal from Frank's technique of applying layers of thin oil glazes to build an image.