Gates of Neverdeath
Dungeons & Dragons cover artwork.
© WOTC; D&D.
Acrylics, Approx 9" x 12"
Original artwork for sale.
"The Necromancer held the mighty crown aloft, with it's powers and his undead army he swore he'd be unstoppable..."
This image is a crop from the large, poster-sized, image
I posted earlier in the week. I wanted to submit this piece as it shows how I intended the cover image to look. It should also enable you to more detail, especially in the Necromancer.
I have written an entry on my blog [link]
detailing the creation of this painting, including preparatory sketches and the cover mockup.
I was asked to create an image that placed the viewer at the heart of the piece - as if they were being actively engaged by the undead. I chose a low viewpoint and forced perspective to emphasise the central viewing position as the focus of the piece.
In addition the majority of the painting has a limited palette, meaning that the Necromancer's red robes really pop and bring him into sharp focus.