I can’t tell you how excited I am to know a cover artist has been chosen for Servant of a Dark God. And that it’s Raymond Swanland. Check this out.
Without importing his whole gallery, I’ll link to a number of those I like the best. But I have to say the movement, action, energy–even when the people are standing still–are amazing. I think I like most his pieces that are lighter and have more color (and think they’ll match the book’s content best as well), but I can’t wait to see what he comes up with. I think Swanland is just jaw-dropping amazing.
http://www.raymondswanland.com/Pages/Personal%20Gallery/Personal03.html (Love the color and energy; the sky color and figure is just, dude)
http://www.raymondswanland.com/Pages/Personal%20Gallery/Personal01.html (Love the color and energy; again, the sky color…)
http://www.raymondswanland.com/Pages/Illustration%20Gallery/Illustration04.html (the guy’s standing still and this thing is still rippling with energy!)
http://www.raymondswanland.com/Pages/Illustration%20Gallery/Illustration10.html (movement; I don’t know, some artists just don’t get action right, but this one does, holy crap)
http://www.raymondswanland.com/Pages/Illustration%20Gallery/Illustration19.html (look at the pov and movement, the belly of the dragon up in the right–have we ever seen this angle on dragons before? It feels like we’re IN the sky)