The Cropped Cover
I was very happy to be entrusted with a forthcoming pair of Dungeons & Dragons covers for the Player's Essentials titles. The First to be released will be Heroes of the Fallen Lands.
The painting shows the adventurers descending deeper into the depths of a dungeon, when they spot some Hobgoblin skeletons ahead, just as the Goblin skeletons attack from behind.
The Line Sketch
The dynamic tilted horizon line, and view down the stairs, help add drama to the image. It was my first opportunity to work with the new set of iconics, and I also enjoyed getting to draw Goblin skeletons.
The Final Cover
It is interesting for me to see the final image set within it's trade dress, and the product details can be found here:
The Uncropped Original Painting.
21.5" x 16.5", Acrylic, For Sale: £ 1700
I always work with a lot of bleed, and it gives the graphic designer a lot more flexibility on their crop and placement.