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!
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My name is Thom Buchanan.
I'm an artist and photographer.
People are my favorite subjects to portray in art and photos. My wife (and studio partner) has called that my 'people skills', as I've been passionately creating portrait studies for many years.
I refer to myself as a pictorialist, a combination of image-making and journalist. Images are my life.