Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Eye Candy Covers pt.V

(Todd Lockwood's cover illustration for R.A. Salvatore's "Sojourn" - click on the image for bigger picture)
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Among this month's new releases a cover of a certain Forgotten Realms title really caught my eye. I'm talking about Richard Baker's "Swordmage", book one of the Blades of the Moonsea. Wizards of the Coast has come a long way cover-wise throughout the years they’ve been publishing Forgotten Realms, Dragonlance and recently Eberron media tie-in novels - from the generic, often pulpish cover art (example 1, example 2) of the early years, artists such as Raymond Swanland (I urge you to check out the gallery on his home page; his art is completely out-of-this-world) and Todd Lockwood now produce some of the most exquisite cover illustrations of the fantasy genre. Here are just a few examples, you can goggle away at the rest of their cover illustrations here (Swanland) and here (Lockwood).
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(the newest Forgotten Realms novel)
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-(all cover art by Raymond Swanland)
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4 Comments:

Dark Wolf said...

Todd Lockwood is one of the best artists ever.

ThRiNiDiR said...

He's a very talented artist, I agree...but I personally prefer the more surreal effect of Swanlands illustrations.

Robert said...

I like these Eye Candy posts. Keep em coming!

ThRiNiDiR said...

Thanks Robert, I already scour the web for new material.

 

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