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About Traditional Art / Professional Core Member Ralph HorsleyMale/United Kingdom Recent Activity
Deviant for 9 Years
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Now only a couple of days till my Kickstarter goes live. Here is a preview link:…
There are still a few loose ends to tidy up, but any feedback is most welcome - tell me abut those spelling mistakes!


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Ralph Horsley
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United Kingdom
Current Residence: Leeds, UK.


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Onikuh Featured By Owner Edited 1 day ago  Professional General Artist
Just now, have come across your page. Wonderful artwork, indeed.
May I ask how your KickStarter went? Was it successful?  :)
A1-Geva Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016  New Deviant
I love your works! You are amazing! *-*
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :)
RedToxon Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I hadn't used dA properly in years and so I started unwatching a lot of artists I was following back in the day but you're one of my inspirations. You have been for years so I'm gonna have to keep watching you forever. :P

But thank you for being such an amazing artist and still being such a chill person. It means a lot to me, and where my podcast is taking off, like, I remember you and it reminds me to keep a level head. 
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. I really appreciate your comment.
f-error Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016
Over the years your art shows one of the worlds best blends between comical and classical style. Looking from afar (or at thumbs) many paintings appear glossy and modern first. But once you look at them in the right size, wow! The softer edges, the detailed surfaces and also poses and composition are all very impressive. Even the typically bonbon colored hero scale WoW motives become serious and accessible in your style.
Keep walking the line and show us what you find on the way!
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much. Your comment is greatly appreciated. :)
philebus Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015
A few weeks ago I discovered the Tarot of Loka - I only wish I had heard of it sooner but I've not been very active on the internet for a long time. Anyway, I quickly picked up a couple of packs from Amazon and will no doubt buy some more next month for gifts.

As someone who loves the games of tarot in all their variety, it really gave me heart to see so much talent invested in creating an original pack like this and promoting it for game play. The English speaking world has been missing out and you have created a beautiful temptation for people to discover these games.

I have to say what a wonderful job you've done. As a rule, packs that employ the traditional themes in a double ended format have been created rather crudely by simply repeating the top half of an old full image top and bottom. The only other example of an artist creating double ended designs with these themes in this way was the Erde Tarock, which is an art pack published in a limited edition and so is just for looking at, not playing with. This makes your cards unique - at once traditional and original, beautiful, practical, and produced for playing with.

In fact, I'm so taken by them that I've made a start at re-writing the rules to a selection of Italian, French, and Austrian tarot games, describing them in terms of the Loka, its conventions and suits. When a reasonable number are ready, I'll create a blog or something to post them to.

Thank you so much  for creating these - they are going to give me a lot of pleasure!
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