I'd like the cover of my book, "Portal: Mandren and Irien" illustrated. I'd like something that draws the eye and intrigues the browser. It also needs to have something to do with the book itself.
I'd like both a front cover and a front-and-back book cover (like for Createspace), if that's applicable to this contest. Otherwise, just the illustration.
I've attached an excerpt from the book to help guide you. I'd like to see the hero (wearing a faded-red cloak and holding a sword) battling the creature from the excerpt in the cave. I'd like the perspective to be behind the hero, looking up as he looks up at the creature. Please include as much of the cave background as possible. Having the hero in an "at-ready" stance, arms akimbo (sword in one hand, readying magic in the other) is what I'm envisioning.
No stock art, please! I'm looking for an illustration of your own making.