Title: Black Library Cover Art
Commissar Molotov - December 21, 2008 05:00 PM (GMT)
The Black Library has lately gone into a frenzy of publication and I thought it might be worthwhile to have a thread where we can look at the latest Black Library covers and give our thoughts.
Emperor's Mercy by H. Zou (new Aussie Author). Cover Image.
Dawn of War II by Chris Roberson (another new author). Cover Image
. March 09
Heroes of the Space Marines anthology. Cover Image
. July 09 Ravenor Omnibus cover
. August 09 Grey Knights Omnibus Cover
, May '09
Courage and Honour, 4th UM book by McNeill. Cover Image.
Fallen Angels by Mike Lee, Descent of Angels sequel. Cover Image.
Tales of Heresy, HH anthology, Cover Image
, April 09
Hellforged, next Soul Drinkers book, Ben Counter, Image Cover
, April '09
Innocence Proves Nothing, Sandy Mitchell, Cover Image
, Feb 09
Salamander, Nick Kyme, Sep 2009. Cover.
And we also have a reprinting of the Inquisition War Trilogy, by Ian Watson, due in Feb '09. Cover Image.
Commissar Molotov - December 21, 2008 05:02 PM (GMT)
Anyone that can provide higher-res pictures of the covers - that'd be great! I'm just posting these to try to start some discussion. :)
I've got this, from the Courage + Honour cover:
I also have these: The Salamander
artwork by Wayne England:
Ancelyn1331 - December 21, 2008 05:14 PM (GMT)
Some exceptional artwork there. The Ravenor Omnibus cover is particularly striking.
For larger pictures select the `coming soon' option in the products menu and click on the title (on The Black Library website, um, obviously).
Edit: Damn my slow typing :P See above.
Commissar Molotov - December 21, 2008 05:21 PM (GMT)
Good point - I might as well just post this
. I'll also move the topic to general art discussion so then it can deal with 40k and
WFB artwork. :)
Colrouphobic - January 8, 2009 05:22 PM (GMT)
Ooh, sparkly and fzzling foru..what have happened?!
Anyhoot, that coloured Wayne England cover I had not seen yet.. it looks GREAT
Commissar Molotov - February 28, 2009 12:07 AM (GMT)
Well, here's another novel cover I saw recently and really liked; the cover to the forthcoming Dark Creed
by Anthony Reynolds. I'm told the image was drawn (if not coloured?) by Klaus Scherwinski, but I'm on a terrible connection and can't confirm.
Anyway, on with the prettiness:
schwager - March 1, 2009 06:26 AM (GMT)
Thanks for posting all this wicked art here, Commissar Molotov!
Great source of inspiration...
Maybe you could try and get hold of the artist(s) and see if they want to give an interview, tutorial, or just say a few words about the artwork?
Just a thought :)
Commissar Molotov - March 2, 2009 01:50 AM (GMT)
I'd love to, though I'm not sure how I'd go about it.
horizon - March 2, 2009 04:25 AM (GMT)
Mailing Black Library?
Or maybe some artists have homepages?
Commissar Molotov - March 2, 2009 05:31 AM (GMT)
I found a piece of line-art for the Dark Creed cover:
I also found this, the cover of Sons of Dorn
by Chris Roberson:
This cover is apparently done by Hardy Fowler.
In other news, I've emailed Klaus Scherwinski asking him if he'd be agreeable to an interview. Please check the appropriate thread in the news forum! :)
Colrouphobic - March 2, 2009 08:45 AM (GMT)
no images showing from the last entry :( it just sais "user posted images" :(
Commissar Molotov - March 2, 2009 09:10 AM (GMT)
Apologies for that, I've been on awkward connections. I'll fix that momentarily!
Colrouphobic - March 2, 2009 09:28 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Commissar Molotov @ Mar 2 2009, 09:10 AM)|
| Apologies for that, I've been on awkward connections. I'll fix that momentarily! |
thank you, great detail on that scout-image! I'm snagging that for my "refference" folder for Wh40k!
...and a quick look on the internets gave this link:http://features.cgsociety.org/newgallerycr...38056_large.jpg
larger version of that scout! (no hotlinking the image as CGsociety might disapprove!)
and some guardsmen! for a BL publicaion it sais...http://features.cgsociety.org/newgallerycr...65792_large.jpg
Commissar Molotov - March 2, 2009 09:40 AM (GMT)
Nice finds! This Hardy Fowler looks like someone to watch! I've found that the BL is a bit forthcoming with its artists than GW proper. I find a lot by watching the Black Library website.
Commissar Molotov - March 3, 2009 03:48 PM (GMT)
I posted this elsewhere but it seems like it'd be good to put here; Klaus Scherwinski emailed me and sent me this A3 scan of his cover art for Dark Disciple
. I hope you guys'll like it! Linky-dink!
precinctomega - March 3, 2009 07:37 PM (GMT)
I love that Wayne England cover for Salamanders. But, really, you'd think Wayne of all people would know that there is no way in hell the muzzle effect of a plasma pistol would look anything like that. That's bolter muzzle flash!
Firenze - March 7, 2009 02:28 PM (GMT)
Good finds. I do love that scout picture especially.