Immortal Conquest by liquidd
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"