Description: A wonderful painting by one of the great masters of illustration. During February of 1998, almost every game magazine in existence was featuring the highly anticipated sequel to Resident Evil on their covers. Ultra Gameplayers, in defiance of the growing digital landscape of the time, commissioned a masterwork painting for this cover rather than recycle digital art from Japan, as most magazines of the time did. This issue also features an in-depth interview with the game's creators.
While Ruddell's works are most often covers (box, book, etc), this painting is the only known video game magazine cover by him. On the verso, there is a sample printing of the magazine cover (it is also framed with a second sample Gary provided) and Gary writes in sharpie that his daughter was the model for Claire Redfield!
Medium: Oil on canvas, mounted
Image Area: 15 x 24
Image Source: Original