Monday, January 28, 2008

ELRIC: TSOS Sneak Peek #3


"Elric & Cymoril" -- interior illustration from Michael Moorcock's forthcoming ELRIC: THE STEALER OF SOULS, due out February 19 from Ballantine/Del Rey. Pencil on Crescent illustration board, 14"x11".

4 Comments:

Anonymous Scott Cupp said...

John - I think this is my favorite of the Elric illustrations. The subtlety of the pencil work is amazing, particularly when seen up close. The other pictures are great and energetic but the power of this one lies in the calm and the expression on Elric's face.

8:41 AM  
Blogger John Picacio said...

Thanks, Scott -- I really appreciate it. I think this was the first interior drawing that featured Elric that I completed. Glad you dig it.

3:59 PM  
Blogger designer edinburgh said...

beautiful artwork

4:02 PM  
Blogger raluca popan said...

I agree with Scott too, this is the best rendition of him, at least for me shows he can control himself, is contained and absorbed in the delicate task at hand; you know, like tiger carrying pups between its jaws kinda attitude, XD

12:47 PM  

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