Another book cover I painted for author Kyle Stiff, whose Sci-Fi novel is somewhat different than the usual book, it is kind of a -choose your own adventure-styled book. Had a lot fun painting this, as it was a welcome change and challenge.
Visit the Amazon page for more info: http://www.amazon.com/Heavy-Metal-Thunder-ebook/dp/B005HFHLFU
There are lots of details and stuff, due to this I made a progress -walkthrough- from sketch to final painting on my blog here: http://fantasiox.blogspot.com/2012/03/heavy-metal-thunder-book-cover-painting.html Please check it out for Sci-Fi character rendering galore!
This painting was done using Photoshop CS5 and an intuos 4 tablet, took effectively 25 hours to complete -chunked down into several weeks.