I threw the titles on, changing the red to a slightly darker hue to blend in with the blood below, thinking maybe I would use it for a new bookmark, or some other book promotion. I might make a slightly taller version for the bookmark, with the now-iconic catch phrase "Destined To Rule... Doomed To Die" above, and the web address below. I'm almost out of my original printing of bookmarks with the cover art, so now would be the perfect time.
I posted Dustin's initial rough version several weeks ago, which you can view here to see the difference and how it developed from that first concept. In the intervening weeks he's been working on it steadily, sending regular updates and asking for my feedback. Besides being an author and artist, Dustin is the creator of Divine Poser, a set of templates for 3D artists employing the "divine proportions" of the great masters, which assists you in laying out your composition. Click on the link to check out some samples. In addition, Dustin is currently working on a very cool and hilarious video game called Nudist Resort Massacre, which is bound to be a smash. Visit his blog to follow the progress as he creates this future masterpiece of slasher gore.
By the way, you can click on the image above for a medium-resolution version at 814 x 1600 or something like that. The original is roughly four times that size, and has some very nice detail. If anyone is interested in seeing the full-size image leave a comment and maybe I'll post it up on my website. Blogger doesn't support images of that size.