This is a book cover I recently completed for author Michael McCloskey. It is for his book Hell on a Leash. His previous two books were illustrated by none other than Brom. The pressure was on to try and measure up! Michael was great to work with and I am currently doing sketches for his next book.
I had a blast painting this image. Exotic clothing and armor, check. Beautiful woman, check. Chance to paint lots of intricate detail, check. All the things I love to paint. The big bronze element in the background is a seal that keeps a great evil confined... well, you need to read the book.