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Xanth: Luck of the Draw

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This my first official cover art, for the next book in Piers Anthony's Xanth series, Luck of the Draw, which will be released December 2012.

I’ve been a little anxious about this, since I am stepping in for the wonderful Darrell Sweet, who unfortunately died last December. He was an amazing artist with a long career of fantastic and iconic covers, and I hope I can do him and fans of the Xanth series justice.
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sylviaD's avatar
Is Xanth still going? Piers Anthony is dead, right?
ARTSeeker321's avatar
This is beautiful!!
Wonder piece
WillemSvdMerwe's avatar
Hi there!  This work is very high quality, I'm sure it will be great!  Much better than any book cover I've recently seen.
ChroniclerEnigma's avatar
You will live up to the legend. I have no doubt in my mind. 
WendyFae's avatar
wow! your art is sooo beautiful so vibrant and great I love your style. your paintings are amazing!
This painting, i feel like i can almost see it move!
Bentham42's avatar
This is stunning! I've adored Piers Anthony's books for years, and your art fits in perfectly.
DragonPud's avatar
I think I need to start reading Xanth again. I'll be looking out for this one!
animeartist8315's avatar
OMG! Darrell Sweet died?! He was so good. Who could forget the cover he did for Out of Phase? And for Robot Adept?! Oh... I gotta read those books again.... TT^TT
Rot8erConeX's avatar
Can't believe I hadn't faved this yet...well, that's been fixed now.
Archangelbeth's avatar
...I haven't wanted to read a Xanth novel for ages, but now I'm tempted again!
KevinNichols's avatar
I always enjoyed Darrell Sweet's artwork.Bought many a book because of his artwork alone.Your art ts beautiful-You'll do good
NickCorbell's avatar
I just saw this book in the store today, and all I could think was "This looks like the style that Julie Dillon on dA does" and lo and behold a quick search of the book finds it to be so. Great job!
Rungok's avatar
Xanth books were the first fantasy novel I ever read.
PlanetXiN's avatar
Wow, did not know about Darrell Sweet. How sad. I honest found a difference in the cover art, however, it looked damn close enough to be considered a new style of Mr. Sweet's. I find your first effort fantastic!
legendofwish's avatar
Big Xanth Series Fan here. You did wonderful. I'm amazed I was following your art before you did this. xD
Flinxerone's avatar
WTF?????? Darrell Sweet passed away? I love his art work (and yours, as well)....
iexisttolive's avatar
I think this definitely does them both justice. What excellent work!
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meganbednarz's avatar
I love the Xanth series! Great cover!!
Warpmaster's avatar
This is awesome! I'll keep an eye out for the book too.
Macabeak's avatar
You did do the Xanth series justice!! I was immediately reminded of that style of dragons and coloring, and lo! You're emulating him. Congrats on the hire!
Sanithdemil's avatar
Good Luck! I love the classic Xanth covers and I'm eager to see more of your work.
Congrats! As a fan of the series you are definately worthy of taking his place and I look forward to the next covers from you.
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