Get the Picture? Department
Here are my original ideas for The Sword and the Way cover (as if anyone asked for them).
Using N.C. Wyeth, one of my all-time favorite artists from the Golden Age of adventure-book illustration:
Using my feeble Sea Door From the East sketch, finished off with color pencils no less:
Here's another cover concept we toyed with briefly:
Now aren't you glad I didn't subject you to any of these...er...well, sorry about that!
But aren't you glad I broke down and actually paid to get the picture--by a professional? Kudos to EC Stever who put us onto Viking Longships In Unknown Waters © Sylphe_7, istock photo ID # 506912511.
Er...wait a minute...that's the original.
Oops! Too much verbiage! Way overboard! (See what I did there? Don't you love puns? Okay, I'll stop.)