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Elven Warrior ( Elric )

(1983)

The most ambitious picture I have ever done for a book cover. I painted the background like this and not in full colour as I intended it to be a tapestry showing the collapse of his civuilisation and not a real background. In the new era of Man that is drawing near, neither he or the dragons have a place - except as figures of myth and legend.

Bookcover illustration for "Elric at the End of Time", by Michael Moorcock.

The Red Dragon Challenge

(1984)

On the surface, this shows a warrior's quest to make his way up and higher to reach a certain goal within the game. Here, his way is blocked by a fierce dragon. However, if one was to look deeper, then the picture tells a more serious story!

Illustration for the game "Talisman" by Games Workshop.

Genesis

(1998)

Mixing features of the West and the Orient, "Genesis" is another symbolist pictures inspired by my interest in the esoteric.

None commissioned personal work.

The Sentinel

(1979)

This creature is a compromise between my own idea of a dragon and the one in the book, this led me to give it six limbs instead of the four which I have always felt would make a more feasible dragon.

Bookcover illustration for "Dragonquest", by Anne MacCaffrey.

Pegasus

(1979)

"I wanted Pegasus high in the sky among the clouds, but always felt that a flying horse doesn't look plausible; so I contrived this fantastical mountain-top with a geyser-like fountain and petrified coral-like flowers which formed vertical lines complementing the horizon and clouds beyond."

Bookcover illustration for "To Ride Pegasus", by Anne MacCaffrey

The Once and Future King

(2003)

Commissioned by the musician Gary Hughes for the wraparound and booklet artword for his musical version of the Arthurian legend, which came in two parts and two seperate boxes, this is the first painting.

The Once and Future King II

(2003)

Commissioned by the musician Gary Hughes for the wraparound and booklet artwork for his musical version of the Arthurian legend, which came in two parts and two seperate boxes. This is the second painting of the two.

The final battle shows the death of Arthur and his son, a son begotten by Arthur's incestuous union with his sister Morgana. As Morgana was the principal character behind Arthur's fall, I chose her image to loom over the battle's carnage, surrounded by the mystic runes to suggest her dark powers.

Host of Chaos

(1984)

Illustration for the game 'Middle Earth' by Games Workshop featuring the Host of Mordor from 'Lord of the Rings'.

Commissioned for game box.

No Prisoners

(1990)

From Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings", this painting was produced for a computer game called "Riders of Rohan".

Illustration for a computer game 'Riders of Rohan'.