Illustrating in my pure pen and ink style

Frank Cho - pen and ink preliminary
FRANK CHO pen and ink – click to enlarge

Sorry for the tardiness of today’s “Sunday Art Blog”. It’s been a hectic weekend playing with my daughters, reconnecting with my old friends and catching up on paying bills, etc.

I have a big project coming up which I’ll be illustrating in my pure pen and ink style. So I’ve decided to do some practice runs doing these elegant stand alone illustrations in that pure ink style, and show all the fans out there how I do these ink line drawings step by step.

This is pretty much step one. I draw the figure using several photo references and focusing heavily on the light and shadow. Once I’ve established the gray tones and the outline of the drawing, I start inking in the lines which I’ll show in my next Art Blog.

–Frank Cho