Jon Foster has been a personal favorite artist/illustrator of mine for a long, long time. If you walk the isles of any book store selling reputable science fiction or fantasy novels you are bound to come across a book that has cover art by Jon Foster. Jon’s artwork has graced the covers of the Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Force Heretic Trilogy by Sean Williams and Shane Dix, Mistborn: The Final Empire,” “Mistborn: The Well of Ascension,” and “Mistborn: Hero of Ages,” all by Brandon Sanderson, and many more. He is also famous for his work with DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Magic the Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, and Alternity.
Jon has also collaborated with another favorite artist of mine, Rick Berry. Jon Foster’s list of achievements is long but among them are numerous appearances in the Spectrum books (extremely prestigious sci-fi and fantasy art publications).
Jon’s artwork is often dark and muted, but with sweeping action and nearly impossible poses, which can quite literally take your breath away. Here are a few samples of his work, but I encourage you to visit his site and see all of his work. His illustrations are painted with oils, but he also scans them in and adds digital touches for the final pieces.
Jon Foster lives and works in Providence Rhode Island.