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Women Book 2 Cover Prelim

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

FRANK CHO Women book 2 cover art prelim
FRANK CHO – Women 2 cover art prelim – click to view

Here’s the rough color study of my WOMEN Book 2 art collection book cover. I’ve been banging my head against the wall all day working on this. Watercolor has to be one of the hardest art mediums around, and something I never felt comfortable using.

I’m not really happy about how this is shaping up. I’ll do another couple color pass before I think, the piece will sort itself out. I’ll post the final image when it’s done.

WOMEN Book 2 is scheduled to come out in November in time for Christmas.

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Frank Cho

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Frank Cho Fall 2012 Convention Schedule

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

FRANK CHO Women book 2 art
FRANK CHO – Women 2 art – click to view

Well, gang. I can’t believe that summer is almost over and September just around the corner. It’s been a busy comic convention season for me this year. Marvel will announce my secret project at New York Comicon (or sooner). However, I won’t be attending New York Comicon and will not be at hand when they make the announcement.

Here are the final comic conventions that I’ll be attending this year.

*September 8 – 9, BALTIMORE COMIC CON
http://baltimorecomiccon.com/

*September 14 – 16, MONTREAL COMIC CON
http://montrealcomiccon.com/en/

*October 26 – 28, DETROIT FANFARE (Dearborn, Michigan)
http://detroitfanfare.com/

*November 17 – 18, NORTH CAROLINA COMICON
http://nccomicon.com/

I’ll post what I’ll sell at each convention as time nears.

PICTURE OF THE DAY: A Jungle Queen pin-up by me and colored by Nei Ruffino for my new art book, WOMEN Book 2. On Sale November.

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Frank Cho

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WOMEN BOOK 2 Cover – In Progress

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

FRANK CHO Women book 2 cover art prelim
FRANK CHO – Women 2 cover art prelim – click to view

Okay, I wasn’t too happy with how my Women Book 2 cover in watercolor was shaping up. (I think watercolor is one of the most unforgiving and hardest to control art mediums.) The color tones were uneven and bit splotchy. The overall feel was rushed and well, “amateurish”. But it had to be done and turned in for the November Diamond Preview solicitation. So once the painting was dry, I scanned it and turned it in. Knowing full well that this will not be the final

cover image. (I told Drew Gill at Image Comics art department to let the Diamond people know that the solicitation image and the final cover image will be different.)

I knew that there was no way I can fix the watercolor image with watercolor. The only way I can fix this watercolor cover painting is to use the watercolor

image as an underdrawing/underpainting for the oil painting, the art medium I prefer and have more confidence in.
However, oil painting is a long and arduous undertaking if you want to do it properly. And with my busy schedule on top of it, it’s going to be a harder task.

So I sat on the cover and brooded and waited, preparing myself.
Finally I had a small break in my schedule this weekend so I pounced on the cover, working all evening. And I’m happy how it’s turning out.
I still need to do few more passes before I varnish it, but I think, it’s finally shaping up okay.

I’ll post more images as things progress.

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Frank Cho

FRANK CHO Women book 2 cover art prelim
FRANK CHO – Women 2 cover art prelim – click to view

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