Sunday, February 28, 2010

Micahel Whelan’s cover for Brandon Sander’s The Way of Kings

A new Michael Whelan book cover doesn’t come around very often so I am super excited to present his artwork for our upcoming fantasy series,The Way of Kings, by Brandon Sanderson.

If you click over to Tor.com you can see progress shoots and read what Michael had to say about working on the project.

11 comments:

ces said...

beautiful

Joe Jusko said...

That really is a spectacular piece. I always marvel at the soft rendering and superfine detailing he's able to achieve with acrylics. As that's my medium I know how difficult and time consuming that really is.

Alejandro Gonzalez said...

Whoooooaaa!

krhart said...

As a huge Michael Whelan and Brandon Sanderson fan, I feel faint. Seriously.

Sanderson writes like an artist; his characters and systems of magic are unreal. To have Whelan coupled with that. Its sensory overload.

Moai said...

That's a masterful, spectacular illustration. The sword/staff drawing a line along the curve of the thundercloud is a brilliant touch.

lyon said...

Wow... that is a spectacular painting. Thanks for sharing this.

Carl V. said...

I agree that we do not see new Michael Whelan work often enough. What a delight. I imagine Brandon Sanderson is thrilled with the cover.

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Antonio Javier Caparo said...

Ah! The marvelous skies of Michael Whelan. I think his skies are often a main character in most of his illustrations, they are dense, strong and impressive. He should give us a workshop on Fantasy Weather Conditions!

Carolyn said...

amazing!!!

Gideon said...

"Finally, a moment on Michael Whelan's wonderful cover...I started reading fantasy novels...back as a teenager because of a beautiful Michael Whelan cover painting. He has a unique ability to capture the true soul of a book in a painting...I've dreamed of someday having a painting of his on one of my books...To finally have it happen-and on the novel of my heart that I've been working on for so long-is an amazing honor." (from Acknowledgments of The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson)

Brandon's words here feel as if they are my own as well.