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Dying earth, Jack Vance by MarcSimonetti Dying earth, Jack Vance by MarcSimonetti
This is the cover art for a new edition for Jack Vance's "Dying earth" books, first book, for French editor Pygmalion.

It shows Cugel running away...

For those who might be interested, the whole making off can be seen on video there:

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I hope you'll like it!
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:iconjames-dark-blue-wolf:
Awesome!
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:iconaplonis:
Aplonis Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
That's a really great view. I quite like the angle. A long time JV fan here myself. As a hobby, I translate some of his works (with permission) into Esperanto for free distribution as e-books. Just three out so far, but with a fourth underway. One is even illustrated, another just sort of (in that I made the attempt by myself). Anyhow, Cugle is one of my favorites. I'm glad to see him getting away.
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VincentValeAuthor Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is my favorite book, and has influence my own writing greatly.  The artwork does the book justice. 
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:iconcreecreehoneybees:
creecreehoneybees Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The detail in your paintings is astounding!  
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:iconemmetearwax:
EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Jack Vance died a week ago, and so,any further work in his decayed decadent world will have to be done by others.

I had expected his passing, due to his age and health.
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:iconkeren-or:
keren-or Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
These details are unbelievable.
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:iconkynliod:
kynliod Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it. Cugel is awful and awesome all at once.
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:iconheavenxus:
HeaVenXus Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
perspective and design, simply awesome.
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:iconhakkyou-no-yami:
Hakkyou-no-Yami Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
a good place for an Age of Swords of Magic and Monsters.
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:icongevio:
Gevio Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
this is awesome :love:
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:iconusagiman:
Usagiman Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
A fun scene from The Eyes of the Overworld, right?
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:iconfelicus:
Felicus Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
amazing light, nice color ..good work!
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:iconchrista-kinde:
Christa-Kinde Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011   Writer
An exciting scene!
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:iconsineadmeehan:
SineadMeehan Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Student General Artist
Beautiful Work !:) Iv never been able to find this book in Ireland (in English anyway...) But i DID find "Songs of the dying Earth". A Tribute to Vance's work, and its brilliant :D I love how you drew the buildings, and the colours are amazing :)
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:iconwishingdust:
Wishingdust Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
love the details!
wish I would have your patience...
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:iconelolinon:
Elolinon Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
Gorgerous light! : O
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:iconcybernetichero:
cybernetichero Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
Cugel on the run from Rembrandt's Town guard hehe
Vance seems more popular in languages other than his own sadly if a recent hunt on ebay is any example. Plenty in Dutch, German, even Portuguese but precious little in English.
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CorvusCorax92 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know! Probably as a consequence of that, none of the English versions have such nice covers, either, as far as I have seen! Sometimes I feel like I'm the the last Vance fan in the US...
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cybernetichero Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
:nod: I am the lonely apostle of Vance down under.
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:iconcorvuscorax92:
CorvusCorax92 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, so long as we stick together, the Dying Earth may yet live a while longer, friend!

:D
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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Cugel OFTEN hacked people off in those stories and deserved utter destruction on a number of occasions ! He -he had more prices put on his head than Groo ever did !
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
Hi ... MarcSimonetti...!!!
Your Fantastic Art work
Dying earth, Jack Vance
is featured in Action-Portraits...!!!
if you don't mind...
best regards
.....................You're most welcome in Action-Portraits...!!!
[link]
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:iconchaihong:
chaihong Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
Great.
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:iconkahunalilly:
Kahunalilly Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
I would totally pick up a book with this cover. Love the contrast and action!
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:iconforgetdeny:
ForgetDeny Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This absolutely does deserve to be on the cover of a book. How fortunate then that it will be :)
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:iconayuichi:
ayuICHI Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
So epic and fantastic. A great cover!
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:iconrafa-insane:
rafa-insane Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
One of my favorites, what a mood! Loving the color palette too.
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:iconneverhurtsme:
NeverHurtsMe Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
woah, amazing perspective
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:icontuanserigala:
tuanserigala Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010   Digital Artist
amazing painting :worship:
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:iconeidenet:
Eidenet Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
lovely
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:iconelinewton:
Elinewton Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
Absolutely amazing!!
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:iconvitellan:
vitellan Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
Beautiful details and hues! I love the storybook quality to it.
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:iconpt200:
PT200 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
AWESOME
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:iconlordiceanro:
LordIceAnro Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
Wow...
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:iconthiagoribeiro:
ThiagoRibeiro Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
woooowwww
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:iconaberry89:
aberry89 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Tour de force in composition and lighting! And defiantly makes me want to read this!
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SuddenDamage Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
Interesting lighting.
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:icongjoa:
gjoa Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010   Photographer
well...like might not be the word :love:
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:iconimindi:
imindi Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
Exquisite!
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GodofCider Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
Very nice.
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:iconalbitar:
ALBITAR Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work !
well done ^.^
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:iconbrengun:
BrenGun Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
wow fantastic!!!!!!
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:iconviciouscircle75:
viciouscircle75 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
excellent election of colours and details, love it
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:iconpackittoo:
Packittoo Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Great!!!! fantastic perspective!
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:iconmbacani:
mbacani Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
this is really gorgeous.
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arthurdentrgv Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
ONE word.....WOWWWWW! Where can I buy this book?
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CatherineNodet Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
:faint: Etraordinary!
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Sunsurge Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
Woah! =O Stunning detail and colors!
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ManimeminaM Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Student Filmographer
I really like this one. The detail you've managed to put in it is amazing!
I've watched the making-off as well, which makes it more impressive in my opinion. Really great art!
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