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Enter The Lair by RalphHorsley Enter The Lair by RalphHorsley
Enter The Lair

Starter Pack - rules cover artwork; Dungeons & Dragons. ©Wizards of the Coast

Acrylic, Approx 19" x 19".

Original Artwork for sale; SOLD
Was the bravery foolhardiness, or would this hero triumph where others had failed...?

The 'Red Box' holds a legendary place in Dungeons & Dragons lore. It was one of the original introductory starter packs, featuring iconic artwork by Larry Elmore, and was a portal through which many gamers entered the hobby.

You can imagine how thrilled I was to hear that Wizards of the Coast were going to revisit that product, and that they would like me to do likewise with the artwork. The look of the D&D red dragon has changed in the intervening period, as has the appearance of the heroes, but I wanted to capture the feel of the original, and pay homage in my own way.

Larry's original image, and details of the product, can be found on my blog:
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:iconjames-dark-blue-wolf:
James-Dark-Blue-Wolf Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Whoa that's badass awesome!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconjames-dark-blue-wolf:
Your welcome
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:iconayakowalsky:
ayakowalsky Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
amazing:)
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconfireinthedust:
fireinthedust Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
very clean, solid, solid, solid art here. Love the classic look of it.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Great - Thanks :)
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:icondooomwolf:
DooomWolf Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is really good, at first I thought you did this all in pixel (what with the dA's images being smaller, and with the way you did this.) But then I got a closer look and was like 'Wow, this is wonderful!'

Great job on coloring this and drawing it. You have put a lot of detail into this and I think you have wonderful talent! Keep up the awesome work ;)
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :)
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:icondooomwolf:
DooomWolf Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
No problem babe, will come see more of your work~
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:iconweremole:
weremole Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012   Digital Artist
That guy is so toast. Literally.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
lol - maybe... ')
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XavierLardy Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Congratulations ! "Enter The Lair" has been elected "Warrior of the Week" !
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
cool - thanks
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:iconmastador:
Mastador Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
This reminds me of D&Ds cover art back in the day when Elmore, Caldwell, Easley and the others were doing it. Great Job!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
That was the idea - so Thanks :)
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:iconbaratus:
Baratus Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
*faves like 8 pictures*
fdsafdsf I think I found a new favorite artist Q~Q|||
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconbaratus:
Baratus Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
you're welcome ><;
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:iconzeromaru-x:
Zeromaru-x Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love that Red Dragon :D
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Great :)
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:iconthedragondragoth:
TheDragonDragoth Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very Cool Dragon !!! ^^
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Great :D
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:iconthedragondragoth:
TheDragonDragoth Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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:iconfrozzzt:
FrozZzT Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
I wanna play D&D right now! holy jesus. You rock.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :D
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:iconlulllla:
lulllla Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
waaaaa awesome ..it's beautiful
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
cool - Thanks :)
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:iconinfernalluna:
InfernalLuna Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this kinda reminds me of the hobit, awesome stuff
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Good - thanks :)
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AKK-STUDIO Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
awasome.. soo profosionel..
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thnaks :D
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:iconquilsnap:
Quilsnap Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011   General Artist
thats some serious detail for acrylic, it doesn't always behave, groovy
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :)
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:icondaryx:
DARYX Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
very nice composition man. great work.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thnaks very much :)
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dagger3000 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Do not anger dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup...
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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makeyourart Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A master job.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconmitia-arcturus:
Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
Hi ...Dear ... RalphHorsley ...!!!
Your Fantastic Art work
... Enter The Lair
is featured in Action-Portraits...!!!.... In One Word...MAGNIFICIENT...!!!
if you don't mind...:heart:.............................................."This is an invitation to Joint... Just in case if you are not in already ...!!!"
best regards.....................You're most welcome in Action-Portraits...!!! :iconaction-portraits:
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thnaks :)
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:iconmitia-arcturus:
Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
You are welcome :hug:
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dodgeimagery Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
AMAZING
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconmonchiken:
monchiken Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's really cool and beautiful picture :aww: !!!!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :D
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:iconmonchiken:
monchiken Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome as usual :aww:
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SteveArgyle Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This is incredible work, Ralph.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Steve - much appreciated :D
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