I am excited to announce the next two Wheel of Time ebook artists: Dan Dos Santos will be tackling The Fires of Heaven, while Greg Manchess takes on Lord of Chaos.
Dan Dos Santos‘ work can be seen on a number of bestselling fantasy books, including Patricia Briggs’ Mercedes Thompson series and Brandon Sanderson’s Warbreaker. I love Dan’s work for his intense color schemes and great figure drawing. I know he’ll bring a lush and magical tone to The Wheel of Time.
“The first few artists have definitely set the bar high, and I’m honored to be considered among their ranks. I am equally honored to be entrusted with a cover which obviously holds so much importance to so many people. I hope that I somehow fleshed out the images they’ve had in their heads all these years. If I’m very lucky, maybe they’ll even walk away with something more than they imagined.” Dan Dos Santos
Greg Manchess‘ work has appeared in National Geographic, Time Magazine, museum exhibits, and just about every venue from publishing, to film and advertising. I wanted to work with Greg on this series because I knew he could bring historical realism to Jordan’s epic fantasy setting.
“This assignment had me researching heavily into the Wheel of Time world, as I have not read the books. Happily, my first thumbnail-sketches were greeted with much enthusiasm. At the moment I am preparing the final sketch for the cover. It’s exciting to find so many fans willing to help me visualize places so familiar to them, and it’s an honor to be asked to paint it.” Greg Manchess
You can get a glimpse of these two artists in the painting demo clips below:
Dan Dos Santos painting Brandon Sanderson’s Warbreaker.
Greg Manchess painting his “Above the Timberline.”
Irene Gallo is the art director at Tor, Forge, and Starscape books and Tor.com, and is forming a crush on WoT.