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    Fantastical, Mechanical, & Monstrous (D&D and Magic).

    Hi,

    I thought it about time I shared some more work with everyone here.


    The Master.

    Dungeon #177 magazine cover.

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    Ignite The Clonotron.

    Archenemy Magic card.

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    The Pieces Are Coming Together.

    Archenemy Magic card.

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    Couatl Cloud Palace

    D&D Illustration.

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    The Hundred Handed One.

    D&D Illustration.

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    Spirit Summoner.

    D&D Illustration.

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    The Sacred Pool.

    Talisman board game expansion cover artwork.

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    You can find out more about these pieces, including walkthoughs, at my blog: http://ralphhorsley.blogspot.com/

    Cheers,

    Ralph
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    your images are so rich with story and life, i enjoy them a great deal.

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    These are fantastic. The "The Hundred Handed One" is exceptional in the number of subjects coming together as one. 5 stars without a doubt.

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    Damn... really damn detailed work for the D&D line. Bravo, love the all.
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    Absolutely stunning, Ralph. Thanks for posting them at such a generous resolution too - you can really appreciate the care and skill that's gone into the work at this size. Fantastic.

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    Agreed with all above - stunning work, really great.

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    Awesome! Very inspiring!

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    Hi,

    Thanks for all the comments.

    alti: I do enjoy trying to put a strong narrative into my work, and am pleased that comes over for you.

    stevethomas: Thanks very much. The 100 HO was great fun to work on. It was great to be able to reinvisage this established D&D (and classically inspired) beastie. Glad you liked the outcome.

    Bomba: Thanks. Yep, the detail does tend to creep in there, doesn't it

    Matt Dixon: Thanks a lot Matt. Oh, and thanks also for covering my ass on the sizing. I was definitely aiming to show the detail, rather than, ahem, failing to resize them from my blog

    thegrayslayer: Much appreciated, thanks.

    Antonesko: Pleased you think so - thanks a lot.

    Thnaks again, and glad you've all enjoyed seeing these.

    Cheers,

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    Your work is so exuberant. It has so much action and energy. I love it. Keep it up.

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    These are a lot of fun to look at Ralph, and impressive. Thanks for posting.

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    Hi,

    Thanks Beelow, Max Martelli, Bill and Pixie Trick for your comments. Glad you like these.

    I do try and get movement and drama into my work, and I'm happy that is coming over.

    Thanks again.

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    great work

    There are no such things as bad art, just tight deadlines.
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    Thanks Elsevilla.

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    These rock!
    You really went all out on the hundred Handed one didn't you?

    These are oils right?

    I feel like one image is missing, where it says:

    Spirit Summoner.

    D&D Illustration

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    I enjoyed watching these lovely illustrations! Are they painted traditionally?

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    Hi,

    Pavel Sokov; Thanks. You're right I did especiall yenjoy working on the 100 handed one. i do enjoy multiple figuire compositions, and even though this was an amalgam, it sort of counts as lots of figures

    These are all painted in Acrylics.

    Hmm, not sure why the image wasn't showing. I re-uploaded it, and now it seems okay.

    theUNKNOWNsketcher; Thanks very much.

    Eraiasu: Thanks. All acrylic, with the odd digital tweak when scanned.

    Cheers,

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    wow dude thats some epic illustrations =P

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    really good pieces, every image can tell a story. Hope to see more soon!

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    Thanks Lotet & [houn]

    Between you you've summed up where I am coming from - I love trying to create big sweeping images, with a strong narrative streak. Hopefully the viewer will be rewarded by revisiting the images several times, and find new details on each occasion.

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    Great works! I love them, especially the small adornment of characters are very imagination, styles is composed, it's wonderful!

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    Amazing work, just so much to look at! Its like a whole film in a picture
    how long did they take you on average? Or does it really change depending on the piece

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    Great illustrations, I love the "The Hundred Handed One" amazing!

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    ksky: Thanks. Yeah, I do like adding all the little bits of detail to a character's kit. It's the extra stuff that seems to make them more real within the game worlds for me.

    tjh: Time spent does obviously vary from piece to ppice, but the large ones might take a couple of days to sketch and then a further 5+ days to paint.

    DANKA: Thanks very much. That's one of my favourites too

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    oh...I just discovered in your home page, that you make yours images traditionally in acrilic paint...just wow...again amazing paintings!
    Dan

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