Todd's impressive range as an artist encompasses large and small moments, dazzling colour and limited palette, laughter and fear, trompe l'oeil specificity and delicate gauzy impressionistic effects. Mood, and its evocation, are at the heart of what he does. "When you're painting dragons, you pretty much do have to use everything you know about reptiles and cats and birds and skin and light and volume. It all comes into play. A lot of artists sculpt their dragons and photograph them before they paint them. If I had enough time to do it I think it would be fun to take that approach. At the very least you have to be aware of the volumes in your head, think three-dimensionally."
Karen Haber is the author of eight novels including Star Trek Voyager: Bless the Beasts. She is co-author of Science of the X-Men and editor of the Hugo-nominated essay collection celebrating J.R.R. Tolkien, Meditations on Middle Earth. Her short fiction has appeared in magazines such as Asimov's Science Fiction and The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction and in many anthologies. Award-winning artist Todd Lockwood has contributed work to TSR, Wizards of the Coast, Asimov's Magazine, and Realms of Fantasy. His artistic influences include Frank Frazetta, Michael Whelan, and many others including David Wilcox, Peter Lloyd, Boris Vallejo, Jeff Jones, and later, Brom. Todd's favorite subjects are mythological.