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Frank Cho
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:33 am    Post subject: Jungle Girl cover prelim Reply with quote

Iím stumped.

I have to draw the final cover for Jungle Girl to wrap up the second series and I canít do it. Iíve done several sketches for the cover and I hate all of them. Hereís the latest.

I guess itís okay but I canít stand it. The face, the body, everything looks wrong to me.

At this point, Iím going to walk away from it. Come back later with a fresh eye and hopefully with an inspiration.

One Click on the image to zoom in ------------- Double-click on image to zoom out

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I for one really like the pose, and the level of pissed on her face. If I may be so bold the only thing I notice that is a bit off is how toned you made her abs, I cant recall you having drawn women with abs like that.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, sometimes walking away for a bit is the best thing you can do.

But, if you don't mind my asking, what is it you want from the cover?  (Besides the obvious, that is.)  And what is it that's not showing up in the prelims?

Or is it that damned unquantifiable "something?"  I hate that.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 5:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dude, your definition of 'wrong' is completely different from mine. You sir, are far too hard on yourself.

I was wondering when you'd get around to drawing this. The solicitation for this came out quite a while ago.

By the way, I like that you are doing the abs a little differently this time. Not that I think your regular way is necessarily less or more attractive, but variation is always good.

Looking ahead to the future a little, have you and Dynamite decided if there is going to be a future for Jungle Girl after Season 2?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 5:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can see what you're saying frank... but being a moron. i am completely unable to help.

though... maybe you're trying to hard to draw THE COVER. maybe just try to draw something that catches how you feel about the book....

and hopefully that something has tits...

but what the hell do I know, If i had any talent I'd be worrying about my own covers...

not commenting on yours at 3:30 AM...
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 5:38 am    Post subject: a quandry Reply with quote

Howdy,
  Well, gee Frank, if that's one of your rejects I'd be happy to take it off your hands. I don't want your trash can to get all filled up or anything. Smile
I agree with Nightcrawler about your definition of "wrong."

   Anyway, walking away from it for a bit isn't a bad idea sometimes. Also, you might just immerse yourself in some other artwork (look through art books by other artists) to draw some inspiration. Stephen King once said, "Good writers read." And the Suzuki method of music teaching has students just listen to music for awhile before beginning to learn the notes. How 'bout a trip to your local art museum while you cool your jets?

   Orrrr, how about going the Frazetta route? A jungle babe and savage big cats would seem to generally fit with your theme.

  Sorry I can't be more help.
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Aaron
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skull island



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:57 am    Post subject: jungle girl Reply with quote

Hey, I agree with Sebastian. The pose and determined expression are great on this.

Errr...could we take a gander at the other rejected sketches?
Like I said, I'd hate to see your trashcan get all filled up.

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Aaron
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frank-
I sent you a pm with a photo ref of an idea that might help you with your cover conundrum. If it doesn't inspire you... well, I don't know what will lol.
I think you'll like it either way tho.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe its because this is the wrap up cover that has you so twisted.  

I like this one, it would catch my eye on the stand.  

All I can think of....Maybe change the squid thing...show it battered behingd her.  Like she beat the shit out of it and is coming toward you.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm, I'd have to have the original in my hands for proper evaulation.
Worth a shot. Here is what I would try...
1. Mess up Jana's hair & have her biting her lip a bit to make
† †it look like she has been in a struggle.
2. There is something a lil' off with the knife wielding arm.
† †It's ok if she is posing for a picture; but wouldn't it be to her side
† †and not in front if she was coming out of the water?
3. The other arm's elbow should be pointed downward.
4. More octopus/squid thingie should be seen.
† †Like chazz said, maybe the the top of its head on the left.
† †Also a pool of blood wouldn't hurt.

Hope this helps.
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