July 1, 2007

> Sketch, graphite on bond, 5.5 x 8.5".

Yes, it's Ambrose finally kicking some ass. When I was asked to create this cover, a St. George image immediately came to mind. The background would be adorned with bloody foliage.

> Painting, acrylic on Rives BFK, 22 x 30".

I finished the painting in a couple of days, using mostly Payne's grey, burnt sienna, gesso, and titanium white. Gesso is useful as a mixing white since it's not as intense as titanium, and it provides a bit of tooth as well.

> Finish, Photoshop CS2, 7 x 10.5", 600 dpi.

A few color adjustments in Photoshop, and the cover is finished.