Check Out Helen Garriott’s Original Cover Art for Ultima 3
Yesterday, Richard Garriott teased every Twitter-bound Ultima fan with this remark:
— Richard Garriott (@RichardGarriott) November 19, 2015
Today, he made good on the promise:
— Richard Garriott (@RichardGarriott) November 20, 2015
If you click on the cropped image above, you’ll get to see the image in as large a resolution as I was able to pull off of Twitter. This piece was composed by Helen Garriott, who has been a source of significant artistic inspiration and guidance for her son Richard over the years. As you can see, the final Denis Loubet-created box art draws on a number of elements from Mrs. Garriott’s original work, though the Loubet piece obviously has a darker tone to it overall.
And just for the record, Koalaman108 and everyone else can find a number of cleaned-up, high-resolution scans of box art from Origin Systems’ games right here.