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The Book of the Sword Cover
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Published: April 6, 2011
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This is the cover art I made for a book named The Book of the Sword: The Darkest Age Volume 2 by A.J. Lake

I made this one for the German Edition by Ravensburger.
My original sketch for this cover looked like this:

[link]

But they wanted the dragon to be the center of attention so I came up with this... But having spent so much time
on the riders I couldn't bear to just get rid of them so I downscaled and placed them at the bottom. So I guess
the work I put in the original sketch was not a total waste of time :)

I'll send the volume three soon.

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© 2010 Ravensburger
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Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
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d-babaei's avatar
Hi There,

Is it possible to share this artwork on my Instagram with your credit and copyright information on the caption?
If not what option I have to get this artwork?
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LeaderPein's avatar
I'll be thrice cursed if I don't see an ancient banner in the dragon of your work.
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funnyfuse1|Professional Digital Artist
Nice work!
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DragonlovergirlTR1|Hobbyist General Artist
büyük ve güçlü kanatlar...  *-*
large and powerful wings ... *-*
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Thebestwarriorfan|Hobbyist Filmographer
That's amazing
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Kiyazami's avatar
Kiyazami|Professional Digital Artist
Here is a graphic that can help advertise your book covers.

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Bojkovski's avatar
Bojkovski|Hobbyist Photographer
great work
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WingedSonar| General Artist
The website link for your sketch is down, but the finished product is beautiful. Very rich colors, and such striking lighting. What was the texture you laid over it? It really adds to the aged, medieval feel of this.
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Yiska18's avatar
Awsome Picture its really pretty.
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Winnetah|Student General Artist
The colors are so beautiful....You amaze me so much, I really wish I will become as good as you :D
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wolfofdesire|Hobbyist General Artist
amazing
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Dracofemi's avatar
Dracofemi|Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic dragon!!
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Nyl-Devonix's avatar
I'm actually in the process of reading this book at the moment - a strange coincidence. Nice cover for it!
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xRadioactiveRaindrop|Professional Traditional Artist
i'd read a book with a cover like that. c:
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TheDragonDragoth|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Boah Cool. Amazing O-O
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S-DLSea's avatar
So, your design will be on the cover of a book? :wow:
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DracoAndGrace|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome job. Looks very cool.
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Kerugarn|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very Nice
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Beatriz1998M|Hobbyist Photographer
LOVE IT!! :love: I love the books, but I can't remember the name of the dragon :(
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marob0501|Hobbyist General Artist
I've featured you in my journal [link]
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LokoMotives's avatar
OH DEAR GODS...THIS IS BEAUTIFUL!! :heart:
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