Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Crimson Conan

Today we have a couple of the preliminary drawings we did in preparation for painting the cover of Del Rey's 2007 edition of Crimson Shadows. Del Rey established a cover design that required the image to appear in a very small box, so we tried to keep our picture bold and simple. Below is our first tiny thumbnail and a super-quick color study:

Our editor liked the pose, but requested that we lose the helmet and chain mail shirt:

Sans hat and shirt, we were given the go-ahead, and this is how it appeared on the cover:

1 comment:

  1. Post a clean copy of the painting! Love to see a direct scan if at all possible... Marcelo