This was a full page illustration that got away. In the sense that it is supposed to be an interior illustration. But the thumbnails that were more scaled to a interior didn’t suit the client. He wanted a sense of scale and wanted bad guys and good guys and pretty specific visuals on the good guys. This turned into full blown cover in its detail. Took me forever. I certainly lost money on this one.
But sometimes you have to take a bullet for the team. It is better to have a happy client than to finish something too fast.