beautiful drawings but as an instructional book it’s pretty weak. Not a single mention of how to draw hair
Perhaps the best companion for starters who prefer drawing detailed and well defined women, like they are meant to be seen! Each Chapter is explained in detail, by Frank, the dos and don’t s on how to portray them, and to be able to make each drawing jump out of the picture.
It’s hardcover, and 144 pages long! It includes art from Marvel, Jungle Girl, Liberty Meadows and Mars, the before and after. His knowledge of anatomy is outstanding! If you love his art, and like to learn more on how to draw women Frank style, get it now! You won’t regret it!
Women: Selected Drawings & Illustrations, Book 2 (Frank Cho Women Selected Drawings &…
From lifelong experience, I became fairly good at sketching, but anything beyond that – inking, shading, coloring, detailing – is where I come to grief. From previous descriptions, I expected this book to specifically address these steps.
Cho does cover them, but briefly. There are many excellent tips, and an extraordinary chapter on the unusual – and difficult – technique of shading with a ballpoint.Most of this handsome book is devoted to sketching according to Cho’s canon: small head (1/8), large and muscular body, with attention to the effects of gravity and motion ( think Michelangelo, Rubens, Frazetta ) .
Recommended to students of academic drawing.
5.0 out of 5 starsCaught Somewhere Between Art Book and How-To Guide – Still Beautiful Work For Fans
4.0 out of 5 starsThough not for beginners, it has excellent advice.
5.0 out of 5 starsThis book is a great insight on how Frank Cho creates beautiful women in …
This book is a great insight on how Frank Cho creates beautiful women in the work that he does.If you think this is a full how to on everything drawing then don’t out right buy this. This is more for an advanced student that already knows classic figure drawing.
This book illustrates how you can take the basics and break out of that mold and follow more of Frank Cho Method.I do suggest picking up Drawing the Head and Figure by Jack Hamm to get the main basics and then pick this up to really make those ladies pop.
I don’t know if Frank ever reads these, but if you do thanks. I know you love the ladies but if you could also do a book on Men as well. Your work on THE TOTALLY AWESOME HULK is great. Keep it up.
I LOVE Cho! This book is outstanding. It’s definitely not for a raw beginner, though. This is more geared toward someone who has at least some experience in working with figures – in particular female ones – as well as dabbling in pen and ink and sketching.
And the section where he works with a plain old ballpoint pen…amazing. If, as a relatively seasoned artist, you take the time to study what’s here, you’ll come away enlightened. But if you’re expecting to hit this level at the start, well.
..nope. Ain’t gonna happen. Buy the book anyway and stash it for your rainy artist’s day. After some trials and errors you can then go back and dig it out like the treasure it is and enjoy. If nothing else, the Jungle Queen pages alone are worth the price of admission.
If you love Cho, get this book, add it to your collection, feed your obsession.
This book feels like a mess of random (but helpful) notes about drawing a sexy woman. Frank Cho is an excellent artist; his sample works and processes speak for themselves. However, maybe he should have organized the content of his book a little different.
Also, this book is not for beginners. You must already know a good bit about drawing if you’re ever going to benefit from his advice.
Frank Cho: Women: Selected Drawings & Illustrations Volume 1
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A very beautiful book, full of beautiful work, but not a very good “how to draw” manual. The step by step for drawing beautiful women who are in motion goes like this… “Here is my rough sketch, here I fine tune, here is the final piece.
” No real insight into why decisions were made or what to consider when putting a drawing together. The technical proportions part and some other parts of the book are good and helpful. All in all a book of beautiful women, but not a great tutorial.
5.0 out of 5 starsnot to mention the beautiful examples of his work
Mr. Cho is, in my estimation, a remarkable artist; particularly in regards to his ability when drawing the female form and dinosaurs. This isn’t to say that his male forms and figures aren’t also top-notch but I think most people who follow this artist are going to enjoy his “classic” female forms.
Mr. Cho is a self-taught artist who relied on classic masters as points of interest and development and is an interesting person in his free time, if his blogs and public speaking engagements are any indication, very dry sense of humor.
For those who are looking to see his techniques and how he builds his forms, this is a pretty solid work but I would say that this is almost more of an “art book” than a “how-to guide”. If you are, or are buying for, a beginning artist then this may be something they’ll enjoy as “inspiration” but won’t really get much out of the instruction.
There is a lot of instruction in the book but I’d say it’s almost more about his philosophy about art than a bare-bones building guide. For those unfamiliar with his works, if you enjoy Tarzan-like art work, dinosaurs and scantly-clad women hunting them or even just a “classic” take on comic styles, then you’ll probably enjoy this.
That said; if you’re looking for a basics or beginners how-to book or purely an art book then I’d look elsewhere. If you’re looking for a great book with female form and figure as an art book in a comic style you may want to take a look at Adam Hughes’ book Cover Run:https://smile.
amazon.com/Cover-Run-Comics-Adam-Hughes-ebook/dp/B009POHJD8?ie=UTF8&keywords=Adam%20Hughes&qid=1465019788&ref_=sr_1_2&sr=8-2And if you’ve been through Christopher Hart’s array of How-To guides or didn’t like them, you may like an older series that was put together from a few lesser-known artists from a company called Antarctic Press:https://smile.
I love Frank Cho’s work! I am an aspiring artist/ hobbyist and I follow his work religiously so for me any collection of his illustrations is immediately worth the investment. This book caught my eye because it seemed to offer insight into his creative process and even offer useful procedural tips but nothing covered in the book provides information that wouldn’t be covered in far greater detail in an introductory illustration or art course.
I would have appreciated this book much more if it had simply been an art collection showcasing Frank’s beautiful work or to truly have been set up and executed as a tutorial showing all the developmental stages of his finished work.
I think because he is a self-taught artist, his insights become more valuable and unique and deserved more focus than just a few notes here and there. This book suffers because the work shown was not created specifically for this release and is not a true “How-To” for drawing beautiful women.
I am an artist and I wanted instruction on how to draw really lovely women ! Frank Cho gives this information in a well illustrated series of examples , not to mention the beautiful examples of his work.
I bought the book not so much to look at his work but to learn how he does it ! He helped me hugely in improving my drawings ! I paint fairies and I wanted to paint beautiful fairies ! I recommend this book !
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2.0 out of 5 starsnice drawings but not much of an instructional book