Freelance on the Galactic Tunnel Network

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Freelance on the Galactic Tunnel Network. A human, and alien Gryphon and a robot play cards. The Gryphon is winning.

E.M. Foner always presents me with a challenge and this time was no different.

He offers an amazing universe filled with human, alien and A.I. interaction in his books and manages to achieve a great balance between the serious and humorous. Working with him on this helped me achieve that same goal.

I’m also finding my inspiration coming from a wide variety of artists. Lately I’ve been looking a lot at the mythical beasts and aliens created by Peter Andrew Jones, Jim Burns, Todd Lockwood and Michael Raymond Whelan (all of whom I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know over the past few years ) and so when serendipity presented me with the opportunity to do something on that theme with these covers I was very happy to get stuck in.

Of course I’m also feeling the influences of Chris Foss, Chris Archilleos, Peter Elson, Roger Dean, Rodney Mathews and even the great Frank Frazetta, but hopefully I ended up with something that is essentially “me”

Check the book out here:
https://www.amazon.com/Freelance-Galactic-Tunnel-Network-Foner-ebook/dp/B083HLFY1F/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=e.+m.+foner&qid=1593566553&s=books&sr=1-1
It’s well worth the read!

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New series by Richard Tongue

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Richard always presents me with a challenge and this time it’s no different.
3 covers for his new series featuring a ship that is inspired by the NASA warp ship. Of course, he gave me a bit more guidance. I love this stuff I really do. It’s what I dreamt of as a teen, making images that look like this.

Now I will repeat myself because it bears repeating: I do my utmost to infect the viewer with these feelings too just as my favorite artists did to me. People like : (in no particular order )  and I have to thank them: Todd Lockwood, Jim Burns, Chris Foss, Chris Archilleos, Peter Elson, Roger Dean, Rodney Mathews, Frank Frazetta, Peter A Jones and many more, without whom I would be painting landscapes.

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Check out his Author page on Amazon: https://goo.gl/Q1TCCZ

And his personal Blog: http://richardtongue.blogspot.com/

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The Oracle Sphere

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A Thaven Chronicle by Travis Pond

Travis and I wanted to create a cover that looked like a book that could come from the Story. And we also created a map which was a lot of fun.
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The inspiration of Frank Frazetta and Todd Lockwood, as well as Alan Lee, Brian Froud and Peter A. Jones,  plays a big part. I think I’ve managed to put my own stamp on it though
If you want to check the book out, go here.
Or here for the Hardcover

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The Loyalty of Water

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When Stephani approached me to produce a cover for this book I knew it would be a Challenge.

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However, in the end, I feel I produced one of my best covers. The story’s conflicts characters and environments meant I had plenty to work with. The influences of Frank Frazetta and Todd Lockwood, as well as Alan Lee and Peter A. Jones,  are very prevalent in this painting, though I’m always trying to add my own twist.
If you want to check the book out, go here.

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UNION STATION 1,2 and 3

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I’ve been producing covers for this series by E.M. Foner for a few years now

and I finally got to depict the space station where all the action takes place. The book is available right here: https://goo.gl/qb2R2g

Here it is:

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Strong and Dangerous Women

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Bryan Choi and Erica Carson write these kinds of women incredibly well.

Women with complex backgrounds and motivations, who are determined to achieve their goals. Set in an utterly convincing world engaged in wars and power struggles, magical powers and weaponry salvaged from a bygone higher tech age, the tension and excitement of these books is incredible.

Prince of Maladies cover art ©Keith DrawsKnives of the Ring cover art ©Keith DrawsAshes of the Old King cover art ©Keith Draws

Once again you can probably see the influence of Frank Frazetta and Todd Lockwood, as well as Alan Lee and Peter A. Jones.

You can read about the Authors and see more of their work here: http://storygamers.com/about/
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Advent of the Magic Eater

 

“Advent of the Magic Eater” By Chamberlain Potts is set in a fascinating low tech world of magic and violence.

Advent of the Magic Eater cover art © Keith Draws

Advent of the Magic Eater cover art © Keith Draws

When I read this book I soon realized I was faced with depicting the two main characters from entirely different backgrounds, who found themselves at the very bottom of society in what seems like a hopeless situation, facing the loss of everything they ever knew. Not only this, but they also find themselves hunted by the powerful red mages. Somehow they connect and with their own special skills are able to help one another face the future and attempt to rise above their awful circumstances.

All of this is what I needed to convey with my cover. So I’ve created a piece that shows the three main protagonists, the threat and the connection, and I’ve added subtle hints about the kind of magic “the “magic eater” feeds on in the title,  as well as other hints about the characters and their circumstances, all with the intention of creating the question “what  happens  next?”

It was a great challenge.

The book is available on Amazon and can also be downloaded free here: https://claims.instafreebie.com/free/TuAj28Tc
The Authors Website is here: http://chamberlainpotts.com/

You can probably see that the main influences for this image were Frank Frazetta and Todd Lockwood.

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