Hugh D'Andrade created this piece for the cover The Accidental Alchemist, the first book in a new series by author, Gigi Pandian. The book won't be released until January 2015, but here's a sneak peek. Hugh's sketches are below, and it's interesting to see the different compositions he came up with.
The author was so happy with the final art that she decided to use it on some of her swag, too!
Author, Gigi Pandian, with mug featuring Hugh's artwork