All my other Handbook covers had been painted traditionally in acrylic. TSR felt that they were looking too dark and asked me to make this particular cover bright and colorful. I decided to pull out the airbrush and give it a whirl. The results are mixed. Compositionally, the montage fits with most of the other covers in the series. It’s definitely colorful!
Fun Fact: Ego, the Living Planet is my late buddy and TSR studio mate, Keith Parkinson. Loki, is actually ME!