These are color sketches used in the TSR distributors catalog as a sample for pre-orders prior to their actual production. They were then passed on to other artist to reproduce a final version for the product. Was up to the individual artist whether they wanted to base their version on what I initiated or do something else. In some cases rough pencils were supplied by Larry Elmore, Jeff Easley, Gerald Brom and Robh Ruppel. I apologize if I missed anyone.
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.