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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.
Prints and Posters available here: https://goo.gl/7xe8rM
Battlecruiser Alamo, Chris Achilleos, Chris Foss, Frank Frazetta, Jim Burns, Keith Draws, Nebula, Peter A. Jones, Peter Elson, Richard Tongue, Roger Dean, RPG., science fantasy, science Fiction, Science fiction art, Space Battle, Space ship, starship, Todd Lockwood
This is a Tabletop RPG based on Battlecruiser Alamo with all of the artwork I’ve done for Richard Tongue’s books. It’s an artbook featuring my work and a game based on the incredible future universe and stories of Richard Tongue. Published by Shades Of Vengeance.
All the art has been inspired in one way or another by the following amazing and incredible artists (in no particular order ) and I have to thank them: Todd Lockwood, Jim Burns, Chris Foss, Chris Archilleos, Peter Elson, Roger Dean, Frank Frazetta, Peter A Jones and many more, without whom I would be painting landscapes.
I really enjoy working on Richard’s Tongues Space opera covers. This time he asked me to do whatever I wanted and he’d use it as inspiration so I did a Dyson Sphere. It was something I tried to do 30 odd years ago but never finished so this gave me the chance finally produce this.
You can probably recognize some hefty influence from people such as Chris Foss, Jim Burns, Peter Elson, Angus McKie and Peter A. Jones to name but a few. Those people are like Gods to me.
Can you spot the Alamo?
I just read the book and wow!
So when Bryan Choe and Erica Carson got in touch with me to produce the covers for their new series of science fantasy/dark fantasy books I was thrilled.
They’d seen my work around and were particularly taken by the illustration I’d done for Secret War.
They liked the feel and wanted something that had that kind of atmosphere.
Now that particular illustration also marked a turning point for me because after it was published one of my all-time heroes, Todd Lockwood gave it his stamp of approval.
Of course, I was also now faced with the challenge of matching that level of work not once more, but three more times. I needn’t have worried though because after reading the first book inspiration came at once and working with Bryan and Erica was a pleasure. After I completed the art they said this:
“Our advance reviewers have told me they’re blown away by the cover!”
So now I can breathe a sigh of relief…
Now, I’ve just got to do it twice more… Oh, the pressure !!!
If you want to buy the book or want to know more about the Authors :
Amazon/KDP sale site: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01JTA8SDM
Author website: http://www.carsonchoi.com
Author facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Bryan-Choi-162261274185455/
Author Twitter: @bchoiemdoc
And posters are available here: http://keithdraws.deviantart.com/
So when I get the chance to produce work in the genre of Sword and Sorcery Fantasy Art I jump at the opportunity.
Now I don’t want to just copy the style of Frank, no, I want to pay homage by creating a piece of work that is clearly inspired by him, while being essentially my work. And it also must sell the book it is painted for by reflecting the atmosphere, characters and excitement contained therein.
David A. Brogdon gave me that opportunity recently. I read the book and discussed the concepts with him and above is the result.
I don’t think I’ll ever be able to express my appreciation for the impact Frank has had on my life but this kind of work goes some way toward that.
The Book is now up for sale here: www.amazon.com/dp/B01AQNRG7U
Posters are here:
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As a youth I spent hours in bookshops, looking for scifi and fantasy art on book covers. I’d find a few I liked, buy them and when I got home, I’d study the art and try to learn how to do it. I dreamed about doing that kind of art for a living.
Jim Burns, Todd Lockwood, Peter A. Jones, Chris Foss, Chris Achilleos, Frank Frazetta, Boris and Julie Bell, Bruce Pennington and Peter Elson (to name but a few) were major influences. In the past few years, I’ve even been lucky enough to get to know a few of these people.
Even more amazing I actually now get paid to do work in that genre. I produce a lot of Sci fi images for the Great and Prolific Author Richard Tongue. In fact, I’ve done more than twenty illustrations for him to date, and they just get more challenging every time.
Always pursue your dreams. It’s worth it.
Here are a few of the more recent covers I’ve done for Richard: