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The Vanquished Cavalier
Painting - The Vanquished Cavalier
This image was originally painted for myself as a work of fine art and later sold for commercial use.
While still an amateur in 1984, I took advantage of an opportunity to visit with an accomplished book cover artist in New Jersey. As his assistant I produced a number of images for various types of commercial jobs and gained some insight into the book industry. I also began the work you see below.
The image started as an pencil sketch on artboard, which was then inked in sepia to provide definition. I began painting in oils, blocking in the large areas of color and airbrushing the light streaming past the tree. However, when I returned to Canada later that year with the image still unfinished, I sanded the painted area and completed the image in acrylics, which at the time I felt were easier to manage.
This image was later reproduced as the cover for the 10th anniversary issue (#110) of Dragon Magazine. It was also reproduced by TSR Inc., in their book The Art of Dragon Magazine.

Image copyright © 1984 to 2010 by Kevin Davies. All rights reserved.

Original Painting:
The original painting was purchased by a private collector.

Photo Prints are available of The Vanquished Cavalier:
Professional quality photographic prints in a wide assortment of sizes (up to poster size: 30" x 40"), plus mounted prints, framed prints, mugs, mousepads, buttons, magnets, and more items can now be obtained online at: www.backprint.com/kevindavies.
To see a catalog of the many items backprint has available please visit: www.backprint.com/ourcatalog.aspx. Backprint.com accepts MasterCard, Visa, and American Express credit cards for online purchases (the do not accept paypal at this time).
Please be advised that the colors of a print reproduction may not exactly match the colors of an image as depicted on a monitor screen, due to the various digital and/or photo-mechanical processes involved in producing it.

Reproduction Rights are available for The Vanquished Cavalier:
I can supply a hi-res digital file on CD; I can scale to a specific size and save as RGB, CMYK, and tif, eps, psd, pdf, as desired.

Illustration Commissions and Graphic Design Assignments:
I am always willing to consider new illustration commissions and graphic design assignments. Please contact me to discuss the details.

For more information please contact Kevin Davies:

by email: webmail@kevindavies.com

by phone:

Kevin Davies
40 Seymour Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M4J 3T4, Canada