Here is a cover that came out today which I created for Westword. It is not a conceptual illo as they just wanted an image of a rescue climber; sometimes it is nice to not have to kill yourself over a concept 🙂

Sketches (roughs and refined sketch from selected rough):

I had to zoom in a bit at the AD’s request for a stronger visual from a distance. The gear/uniform on the final figure is not 100% accurate, but the AD wanted to have a figure that read as “rescue” and could not be confused for a civilian climber. I really like how this one turned out!

Enjoy the Day,

Chris