Curse of the Necrarch
Black Library novel cover; ©Games Workshop
Acrylic, Approx 13" x 20".
Original artwork for sale; UK£2000.
The knight strikes out with his sword, the outcome of this fateful swing will determine not just his fate, but that of his entire country...
I wanted to put a lot of detail into this painting, as a consequence it ran the risk of being over cluttered. To offset this, and help with providing a focal point, I chose a strong dominant light source - the Vampire's staff.
This allowed for the strong cast shadow, and quick recession into darkness. It also helped provide drama, which I further emphasised by the use of the low viewpoint, and tilted horizon.
You can see the Black Library mock up, with all the trade dress on, here[link]