Christopher initially found inspiration in a photo of an alligator or crocodile eye he had seen. Using the reptilian image as a base, he began drawing his concept sketches:
Each successive effort brought him closer to his final design and the cover:
Saphira’s Eye posed a unique challenge for Christopher. After many hours dedicated to drawing each scale and its neighbors, he swore that he would never again tackle a project that required so much fine detail. Of course, we all know that he didn’t keep that promise! A glutton for punishment, he eventually went on to draw Thorn, Glaedr, and Shruikan’s eyes.
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