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Glimpse by RalphHorsley Glimpse by RalphHorsley
Glimpse

Wildborn Series.
ŠRalph Horsley.

Acrylic, Approx 11" x 15"

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'Despite their fearsome reputation it is a rare traveller who is rewarded with a glimpse of these magnificent creatures.'

I have been wanting to do more landscape studies, and also personal projects, in this picture I managed to realise both ambitions.

The waterfall created a perfect framing device against which to set the silhouette of the Dragon. The Recession into shadows and looser marks help to frame the focal point. plus I really enjoyed painting that water - getting all energetic with my mark making, and enjoying using a couple of different gels. The 'slow-dri blending gel 'enabled the soft glaze of the mistiness, whilst a 'Gloss heavy gel' was used throughout for blending, and in larger quantity for a more impasto effect.

I was inspired by a photograph taken by WVDolphin [link] who takes the coolest waterfall pictures.
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:iconborderlanderguy:
This artwork is the very definition of Fantasy!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Dec 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Great - Thanks :)
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:iconjasminsalen:
JasminSalen Aug 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Your dragons are truly exquisite.
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RalphHorsley Sep 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :)
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:iconambarden:
You're really have a talent
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Sep 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconjimpaw:
Jimpaw Jan 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
wow your painting skills are insane, really nice work.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Jan 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :)
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Birgj Dec 10, 2011  Student General Artist
that is AWESOME.
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RalphHorsley Dec 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :)
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