Kevin Cornell: Donestre sketch and final art
Kevin's Donestre was one of the early pieces done for the book and the continued quality of submitted art helped me to feel confident about contacting more and more talented folks. To aim a bit higher. The Donestre is a lion-headed man-creature. One of the most clear archetypes in the bestiary, his nature compels him to devour travelers leaving only their head which he weaps over, lamenting his behavior.
The beast's expression is a beautiful, sympathetic portrait of shame and inner conflict. Perfect.