This is a new cover I did for Mantic Entertainment. "Warpath: First Strike". The angle of the composition presented some challenges for lighting.  I needed to show a nearly abandoned sci-fi city on an alien world and make a soldier in dark plate armor be lit by the world around him.  It represents the first time I ever tried composing an illustration using screenshots from a video game.  I needed a figure standing in the dark and underlit so I ended up using screenshots from Batman: Arkham Knight to help with reference lighting for the figure and atmosphere.  Not sure if that's a common practice for fantasy artists or if I stumbled onto a new way to compose an image but it was really fun to move the camera around Batman and see all the possible ways to develop my illustration.  More new works to come.

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