These are not complete, obviously, but I liked these early sketches enough to share them. The first is a scene from The Straits of Galahesh. So as to remain as spoiler-free as possible, I’ll only say that this is Muqallad, one of the Al-Aqim, the three elemental sorcerers who tore the fabric between the material and spiritual planes.
Creepy, isn’t it? It’s a pretty grizzly scene, so the tone is apropos, methinks.
The second is from The Flames of Shadam Khoreh. It shows a warrior of Hael about to, well, do something nasty to one of the personal guardsmen of the Kamarisi (the emperor) of Yrstanla.
I love the horse and the way the horseman was drawn. I like the nice touch of the building in the domed background as well.