Friday, May 3, 2013
The Savage Sword Of Boris!
I am not necessarily a big fan of Boris Vallejo's work, at least not of his work after he adopted a slicker style, less inspired by the great Frank Frazetta. But when Vallejo was in his full Frazetta mode, as seen on these great Savage Sword of Conan covers, he was able to combine the raw power he's capable of with the glimmers of mystery he borrowed from Frazetta. Sadly much of his work since celebrates the glistening glory of the human form at the expense of the drama of the scene portrayed. That's not the case with these robust Conan images though.