Frank Cho has been making ballpoint pen drawings purely for himself for over two decades. This is the first time that these rarely seen works have been captured in a dedicated volume. Compiled here are his favorites, many which were done specially for this book. Most pieces are shown in four stages and accompanied by Cho’s commentary to reveal his process. He is completely self-taught, which makes for a unique educational experience.
Included within the book are visual guides for drawing anatomy and body parts, plus a short interview where Cho discusses his working methods and answers the most common questions that he receives online. Also included are covers for his creator-owned comic Skybourne, where Cho has incorporated the ballpoint pen in a mixed-media format to show other artists how to incorporate this tool in commercial assignments.
Mature Warning: Ballpoint Beauties contains a lot of nudity. We think the book is tasteful, but nevertheless you may want to use your discretion if you are gifting this book to anybody under 18.