EverQuest - front cover detail by megaflow
This product was to take place in underground stone caverns, so I got a lot of reference material on caves and caverns. It was a blast painting it all!
The face of Firiona, the main character, was quite a challenge. I had to stay "on model" but had no access to the original model used on previous covers. Also, she had never been painted from this angle before! After a couple of false starts, I finally ended up painting her face in PhotoShop so I could get approval from the client without having to paint then photograph the painting and send it. Once the P.S. version was approved, I copied it in paint here. Much easier than multiple painted versions.