Thursday, May 2, 2013

Cover Highlight: Clarkesworld's "Desert Dragon"



I don't post too many cover highlights, but I had to share this one. The title of this fantastic cover for Issue 80 of the SF Clarkesworld Magazine is Desert Dragon. And what a magnificent dragon it is! When this issue of the magazine arrived on my Kindle yesterday and I first saw this cover, my imagination whisked me away to a fantasy realm.

The artist is Julie Dillon, a freelance illustrator working in Northern California. She creates science fiction and fantasy artwork for books, magazines and games. Julie is a 2013 Hugo Award Nominee for Best Artist.

Check out complete Clarkesworld Magazine Science Fiction and Fantasy Cover Gallery here.

Enjoy the beauty!

6 comments:

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    1. Christine! Yesss! I love this cover. I wanted to pet it on my Kindle. LOL!

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  2. That is one gorgeous cover... wow, how eye-catching!

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    1. Mariana, it stopped me in my tracks. I love the colors and how the movement of the shimmering sari/scarf balances that fantastic dragon, the stillness and motion. It's a gorgeous study in contrasts and color.

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  3. That's a stunning cover. Julie Dillon does some of Andrea K Host's covers as well - here's one I love:
    http://www.andreakhost.com/2013/02/bones-of-fair-cover-drafts.html

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    1. Oh, that's a great cover too, Li. I checked out Dillon's gallery and there's a lot there to love! And from the Clarkesworld gallery of covers there is a lot of admire from her works too. I also love the cover for Issue 38 by Kazuhiko Nakamura "Brain Tower." That's a great steampunk cover! Check it out. :D

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