|Title: Dragons of Despair
Artist: Clyde Caldwell
Featuring Goldmoon, Flint, Caramon and Tanis
This painting shows how the art affected the later text. Elmore originally gave Caramon his winged helmet, but Caldwell made him left-handed, purely for design purposes.
Note that Flint is bare-armed in the sketch below. Caldwell wanted to show the dwarf's muscular build, but the design team asked for sleeves, the last remnant of the dwarf who took pains at being well-dressed.
Goldmoon also underwent a costume change. Caldwell originally drew her wearing buckskin trousers, but when he took the painting home to work on it, he dropped the trousers in favor of sexier bare legs.