I’m still working on the cover of Bloodlust: The Great Games, a short story I am going to release sometime soon. Here are a few rough mockups from Dan Barclay that I thought I would share…
Instead of a woodcut technique Dan is trying something new… and shiny.
Note the outline of a sickle underneath the axe in the first picture; that is the second weapon that will be on the cover:
Here is an example of the scrollwork technique and shaping of the axe:
This third mockup was made after Dan became more familiar with the character: