Client: Kevin Blackmon
Project: Cover illustration for novel (Immortal Conquest)
Media: Corel PhotoPaint and Painter X
Author's Description: This book follows Magnus, who was the villain in the first book. In this scene, Magnus is facing off against an old world vampire called a Strigoi.
Artist's Note: In this illustration, Magnus clad in his blood red tunic and wielding his ethereal short sword draws first blood from the Strigoi with a clean cut across the chest. The Strigoi manages to cleave a good portion of Magnus' tunic, but nothing more. The stage has been set as the two battle in the courtyard of a crumbling castle in the moonlit night.
Once again I've also used an semi-impressionist approach to create the sense of realism in this piece.
"Immortal Conquest" is Kevin's second novel of the series, the first novel cover 'Immortal Journey" can be found here on Shadowness as well.