Sunday, February 27, 2011

Petty Gods Cover

By now most of you have probably already seen the preview of the Petty Gods cover over at Grognardia. I appreciate that most people seem to like it.

When starting this cover I was trying to choose between three different ideas. Should I do a bunch of petty gods front and center? Or perhaps I could show Azwa (the petty god I illustrated for the interior) turning a fighter into stone? Or should I show some intrepid adventurers in a world filled with petty gods?

As you can see, the third idea is the one I chose. There is still an homage to Azwa in the great stone head in the background. But, if you look carefully you may notice lots of faces of petty gods hidden amid the things of the world. The story is quite simple, I hope you enjoy it.

11 comments:

  1. Excellent work! Hits just the right tone and has an almost "old sci fi pulp novel" look to it.

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  2. It's really nice looking piece.

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  3. Lovely piece, I'm extremely pleased by the hint of humour in it.

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  4. Reminds me why i'm a big fan of your work. Looking forward to buying the Petty Gods supplement.

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  5. Any chance that you are planning to do it as a poster? I'd love one to go near my LL Orcus poster...

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  6. That is a great idea Jim. Once I am sure everything is "final" I will make posters available. I'm wondering if you prefer text or no text? (I guess it is just as easy to make both available)

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  7. Thomas, I could go either way on the text. If only one version was offered; I'd get it. If I had a choice, probably no text -- nothing to distract from the scene. :)

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