Russ Nicholson (born in Scotland) was an internal illustrator on Book 6 of the Dragon Warriors series.
StyleRuss' illustrations are notable for their intricate, highly detailed depictions of a vast array of fantasy worlds. Russ now specialises in high quality black & white and colour illustrations for books, book covers, RPG games, web sites, and as a visualiser.
- Before Dragon Warriors was published, Russ illustrated Golden Dragon 4, which is set in the Lands of Legend*.
- In the late 1980s, Russ illustrated Bloodsword 1, Bloodsword 2, Bloodsword 3, Bloodsword 4 and Bloodsword 5 which are also set in the Lands of Legend*.
- Many other books have also been illustrated by Russ, including The Fiend Folio, The Warlock of Firetop Mountain (1982), Warhammer (1982 - 1995) and Fabled Lands (1995-6) and more recently, Calific.com Le Grimoire, and the Lone Wolf series (2010).
- A variety of Russ' work can be seen on his blog via this external link: http://russnicholson.blogspot.com/