Thursday, June 17, 2010

Flandry Redux

The graphic vision of Dominic Flandry, Agent of Imperial Terra, was revisited by Michael Whelan in 1979. While totally different from Kelly Freas' style, Whelan gave Flandry a young and adventurous flair.

Below is Whelan's preliminary sketch for the above cover:

Then the art director wrote comments over it:

Whelan then made a full size pencil drawing:

Below is the painting in progress:

Below, the completed painting (acrylics on illustration board):

Below, two more in the series by Michael Whelan:

Really, read these books. They're intelligent fun!

1 comment:

Li-An said...

Like the first cover. Much more than the actual work of Wheelan...