Monday, 16 February 2009

Look Ahead: Horus Heresy - Prospero Burns

Over on the Black Library website, Darius Hinks has posted up the cover for the new HH book - Prospero Burns. He writes:

Jiminy Cricket, this is good. Makes me feel like I'm about to get flattened by a whole wall of armour, muscle and fangs. All of Neil Roberts' Horus Heresy covers have been pretty jaw-dropping, but with this Prospero Burns art I think he's excelled himself. I'm not sure how he's going to top this though – maybe with some kind of towering, one-eyed mutant?

The book's out in November.

Nice one - Cheers, Darius! It's always a pleasure working with BL Publishing.

Now, about that giant, one-eyed mutant...

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Horus Heresy: Descent of Angels

This was a more pared down cover, less marines and an interior setting - this time a ransacked banqueting hall. I went as far as modelling debris, the rafters and cross-beams, but after I added the fog and glows and other EFX, it all got lost in the mayhem. The glow-globes were a nod of the hat to one of my favourite books as a teenager, Frank Herbert's 'Dune'.

People have told me they really like this cover, which is always good to hear, as I feel that making the extra effort always makes a difference.

Artwork (c) Games Workshop 2009. All Rights Reserved. Used without permission

Trivia: The reflections in the gold trim were created using images of the ornately Gothic interior of Lincoln Cathedral.