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Evil Unearthed

Book of Vile Darkness interior illustration.
Dungeons & Dragons..
©Wizards of the Coast.

Acrylic, Approx 21" x 19"

Original artwork SOLD.

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'As Vecna recited the incantation the vicious maelstrom whirled around him whipping itself into a frenzy that soon, oh, so soon, he would unleash upon the world...'

This piece of art was created for the Dungeons & Dragons supplement 'the Book of Vile Darkness'. I deliberately chose a restricted colour scheme to keep the action readable, whilst also dropping the saturation back so that the contrasting glow from the book would really stand out.

I especially enjoyed trying to fit as many different types of Demons and Devils into the image, so that the players could enjoy trying to spot them on the battlefield.

The artwork also needed to fit into a strict format to fit across two pages, and you can find out more about that on my blog:
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:iconhighpriestsatanis:
HighPriestSatanis Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
Really cool.
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:iconbhiggo:
Bhiggo Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay who opened the big ass door that keeps saying "do not open until doomsday?"
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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:iconjames-dark-blue-wolf:
James-Dark-Blue-Wolf Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Whoa that's freaking badass awesome!
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:icondemialc-neeb-sah-em:
Demialc-neeb-sah-em Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013

AWESOMESAUCE

 

What's the name of the thing breathing evil gas behind the pillar?

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:iconmandoron23:
mandoron23 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Simply STUNNING.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconartbymicheal:
artbymicheal Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
The Detal is Amazing!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconhellfiredemonchild:
hellfiredemonchild Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student Artist
i love it!
its so CHILLING & seems to be somewhat demoicaly sad.......:devil:
it reminds me of the following songs:
trooper
aces high
church hill speech
voodoo
good day to die

its so awesome that i don't even think there are wkrds for it, so I'm just going to fav it to show my love for it.......:devil:
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks a lot :)
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:iconhellfiredemonchild:
hellfiredemonchild Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student Artist
your welcomeXD:devil:
I'm working on a comic right now
you can go to my profile ( :iconhellfiredemonchild: ) or lightningfreak97's--> :iconlightningfreak97:
to see it
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:iconthemeister1013:
TheMeister1013 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
So Awesome.......
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconsyroyoga16:
Syroyoga16 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student Artist
All hell is broken lose a little order should help.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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:iconsyroyoga16:
Syroyoga16 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Student Artist
No problem. Keep up the good work.
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:iconragnarok6664:
Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Epic<-> Nuff said eh :D
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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:iconjaknife79:
jaknife79 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
I love that you even drew the battle trailing up the sides of the mountains and on that distant mountain peak, this is truly chilling to behold!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconjoshuacamacho:
JoshuaCamacho Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes... YES!!! I love your big battle illustrations.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thnaks very much :)
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:iconfallenangelitachi:
FallenAngelItachi Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oooh; it looks so epic! The lighitings give that extra something, wonderful!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool - thanks :)
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:iconfallenangelitachi:
FallenAngelItachi Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome!
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:icon1law1:
1LAW1 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
epic battle!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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:iconladygahema:
LadyGahema Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
I love the detail in this, am in awe of your amazing talent, love the colours
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :)
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:iconevacreature:
EvaCreature Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
The amount of detail in this is absolutely incredible!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thnak yo u:)
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:iconflying-pen:
Flying-pen Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Student General Artist
WoaaaH!!! I'm getting sucked in!! *ZzzOUp*! ....

Amazing.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool - thanks :)
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:iconsuperbum:
Superbum Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Student General Artist
The feeling of movement and action in this is amazing.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :)
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:iconvaghauk:
Vaghauk Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
awesome and epic
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
cool - thanks :D
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:icononyx-starchild:
Onyx-Starchild Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Chaotic Evil ftw!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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:iconthordis-system:
Thordis-System Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
will you be working on the art of 5th edition D&D too? your art is realy amazing.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I hope so :D
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Nice action, that's really cool! It looks very real. Lots of carnage. And so much to see as well! I love pictures like this, when you can look at them for ages and keep seeing new things. :D
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Great - that's what I hope for :)
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:iconasobiniikuyo:
asobiniikuyo Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
This is frikin' awesome. keep up the good work
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconmeowchi75:
meowchi75 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So chaotic and awesome...I love it!!!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool - Thanks :)
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:iconheavenwolf108:
HeavenWolf108 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That awkward moment when this hasn't received a Daily Deviation yet.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
;)
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