This blog represents the work and thoughts of Howard Lyon, Artist and Illustrator

The Great Seal

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.

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