Legacy of Mana

Hello, I want to share this cover art that I recently did for the "Legacy Of Mana" D&D campaign setting book. There is also a novel series that follows the campaign with the first book labeled "Hopes Ordeal" that had been published and can be purchased following the links below. It is an exciting adventure and I hope for the best for Lynnvander and Thomas Gofton.

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Mike


yes the cover art for Hopes Ordeal was done be my

Drow W.I.P.

I thought I would share a new personal painting I am working on. This is were I am at with it and I am trying to find the time to finish it. I thought I would just post my work in progress to keep things interesting. I still have allot to work out with the design. I hope yall like it so far

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Mike

Random sketches and studies





These are just some old warmup sketches. The bottom one was a lighting study done for a personal piece that I am working on.
 
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Mike

Possessing the Grimstone


Hello, Some more cover work. This time for author, John Grover. Another Great person to work with who really knew what he wanted for his book cover ! This was very fun to work on. Good times !

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Mike

More sketches and WIPS













Hello, I wanted to share some sketches for a few more book covers. The author is Jeroen Steenbeeke. He is a great person to work with and knows what he wants. The top sketches are for his book "Gift of the Destroyer" and The cover art has been completed for that one, I just need to post it. The second book, "The Ravens Endgame" is a tentative title and may change and these sketches are a WIP. I am currently working on the final art for this one. Jeroen wanted full sleeves for his covers that is why these sketches look very wide. They are ment for front back and spine. The font work in the bottom sketches are just place holders to get a good feel for the over all image and placement for composition.

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Mike

WIPS




These were a few sketches that I did to get the idea for the covers. I dont care to much about the design of the character details at this point but focus on composition and story. I try to work out these first to get a solid base for the painting. I dont want to get all bogged down trying to get the face perfect or the weapons right but then fight the painting later because nothing is working. In the past I had a tendency to zoom in to much and focus on things that did not matter at the time and loose out on an over all feel to my paintings. It made my work look rather stiff and boring, so I am trying to loosen up and take it all in and work out the whole image and not just parts at a time. I am learning lots because there is so much to learn. Good times !

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Mike

Cover art

Hello, I wanted to share another book cover I was asked to paint for Dara England. She is a great person and very fun to work with. There is no title for the book at this point but never the less this is the cover. I have been doing a bunch of covers this last month and they are quite enjoying to work on. I will be posting more soon.
thanks for taking a look
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Mike.