Illustration for 'Menzoberranzan: City of Intrigue'.
©Wizards of the Coast.
Acrylic, Approx 23" x 21"
Original artwork for sale: SOLD
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"Any human eyes witnessing the twisted form of that city soon wished they hadn't when they saw the horrors within..."
I really enjoyed painting this epic scene showing the underground city and its denizens.
I chose a low a horizon line and 3-point perspective to help with the impression of awesome scale. The eye is drawn to the centre by the 'train track' cavern walls which contrast with the strong central vertical silhouetted by the central light.
The palette is fairly desaturated against the glowing green lichen, which helps give depth and lead the gaze around.
Thanks very much.
Yes, the glowing lichen was pre-planned. something as fundamental to the image as that would be worked out in advance, but happy accidents do happen all the time
its so amazing!! I love the caverns, and how you drew the drow, and the glowing plants... it came out so AMAZING I love it