If you haven’t been following John Rocco on Instagram, you might want to start. He’s been posting a lot of thrilling art from his lengthy history illustrating Rick Riordan’s books under the hashtag #PercyExtras. Included are early, rejected cover concepts for Riordan novels, special edition sketches and final art, and our personal favorite, a collection of illustrations he needed to use a model for . . . himself!
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#percyextras !! I often use myself as a model for many of my illustrations. And in the case of the @rickriordan books, I have posed as many of the characters including Percy Jackson, Carter Kane and Magnus Chase…as you can see here. #percyjackson #magnuschase #kanechronicles
We have to admit we’re disappointed he didn’t share the photo he took to model for this giant in a special edition of The Sword of Summer. What a scowl he must’ve put on for that one!