Sunday, April 8, 2012

The Naked Sword



Despite its suggestive title, the game for this cover was supposed to be a traditional medieval fantasy battle player. I was instructed to put a female warrior in reasonable, non-bikini armor in a prominent place. This was probably because one of the writers, the one who was giving me directions, was a woman. Nevertheless, our female warrior isn't wearing a helmet (and neither is her male co-fighter) so it may be that the Orcs they are battling would make short work of them. Or maybe not, because the humans are the heroes. This game, unfortunately, never got published, so my cover disappeared into the fannish black hole, except for my retrieved color slides here.

"The Naked Sword" cover is (was) acrylic on Strathmore illustration board, 11" x 14", November 1983.

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