Dragonlance Chapter Sketches From Book 1

Still sorting thru some old art from deep storage and we found a few Dragonlance chapter sketches from book 1. One of the first freelance gigs I did for TSR back in 1984. Pen & Ink on board.

Editor’s Note: Images posted with permission from Den Beauvais.

About Den Beauvais

Den Beauvais is one of the most prolific and versatile artists in the field of Fantasy/Science Fiction today or in any venue he passionately explores. He has won numerous awards for his cover art on books, magazines, game boxes and a host of other mediums. His artwork is widely sought after by collectors and has graced classic book covers by such renowned authors as Isaac Asimov, Margaret Weis, Piers Anthony and Gordon R. Dickson. Den has been nominated twice by his peers for the Chesley Award as the Best Paperback/Hardcover artist of the year, and he received the prestigious Eagle award for Favorite Comic Book Cover of the year for Aliens #1. His art had an essential role in launching Dark Horse comics and he has illustrated many covers for Dark Horse works, such as Predator, Star Wars, Starship Troopers, Time Cop, Ghost and more. Den also initiated the Universal Monsters graphic novel adaptation series with Dark Horse Comics, starting with his color rendition of Universal’s classic 1931 Boris Karloff Frankenstein black & white movie.
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  1. Oops.
    I may have misattributed the ink version of Chapter 5 to Valerie Valusek.
    Can you confirm me that both the pen, and the ink versions, have been authored by Denis Beauvais?

  2. Thank you so much for posting this art! Such an important part of the Chronicles experience. So great to see all this!!! These drawings are some of my all-time favorites.

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