This is the rejected preliminary sketch for the cover art of "Magic Item Compendium" from Wizards of the Coast. I used a photo from one of those "action pose for illustrators" type books; I don't recall what the exact book title was, sorry. The model was a bald guy, wearing dark pants and no shirt if anyone recognizes the book I am talking about. Anyway this was rejected because another artist had used the EXACT SAME POSE for another recent book cover. What are the odds?