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Grave Guard by RalphHorsley Grave Guard by RalphHorsley
Grave Guard.

Acrylic. 11" x 7.5"

This painting was commissioned by Sabertooth Games for their, Warhammer based, War Cry tcg.

Original artwork sold.

I tried to use a point of view from low down to add a sense of looming menace.
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:iconguitardemon17:
Guitardemon17 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This is sick.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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:iconunicaja:
unicaja Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
army of the immorrtals by Manowar !!!
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:icondivanios:
Divanios Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist
what do you think a king would say if he found out
that his intire army came back from the dead to fight
for him again? :D seriosly... its fricking awesome
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:D

Thanks :)
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:icongreglakowske:
GregLakowske Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
What an unbelievable painting.Its incredibly well done. the amount of detail is awesome.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks a lot :)
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:iconwicketx:
Wicketx Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
AMAZING!!! OMFG!!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconi8magic:
i8magic Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
and the dead rise! I would think that their armor would be rusted though...
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
That's magic for you ;)
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:iconi8magic:
i8magic Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
and magic says, "Physics, OFF! You too, chemistry." hahaha nice.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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:iconacerarak:
Acerarak Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Great,now I have to fall on my sharpened pencil,as I cannot match this.Awesome work my man!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconcatfamers:
Catfamers Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Sweet Jesus
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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:iconnitocolus:
Nitocolus Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am awestruck :O
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconnitocolus:
Nitocolus Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Np
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:icontontora:
Tontora Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Cool!!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconsixela-midory077:
Sixela-Midory077 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Student Photographer
Wow, what really impressed me was the Chainmail, that must've taken a while to paint. Great job mate
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
It always does ;)

Thanks :)
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:iconnoblefivejorge:
NobleFiveJorge Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
AWESOME! An army of undead fighters marching towards.... I dunno. Something.


MAN IT'S GORGEOUS!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :)
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:iconragnarok6664:
Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:devil: Very eerie indeed! :P :devil:
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Great :)
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:icongoeliath:
goeliath Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
EPIIIIIIIIIIIC
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :)
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:icontorkolv97:
Torkolv97 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010   Traditional Artist
...The once guard captain raised his sword "i died protecting you" says he. Now, accompanied by his fellow warriors, he marches to the besieged city. "Now, even in death i will uphold my oath". He looks at his undead comrades, "We will not rest until we have served our duty!" he yells. The guardsmen roar with recognition.

"We are not among the living, and hell will take us!" yells the guard captain. "...But we will drag our foes with us!" he thrusts his sword foreward and charges through the main gates...

Not my best story, but i did not have much info to build on.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad this inspired you :D
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:icontaytonclait:
Taytonclait Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work, as always.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconchromone:
Chromone Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
you are a genius... im speachless
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Shucks - thanks :)
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:iconpawelotti:
pawelotti Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
just awesome!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
How much information do they give you when they commission these pieces, and how much direction? Great work by the way.
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
It can vary, but I recall this desription being quite brief. Something along the lines of; show a Skeletal regiment in armour and carrying shields advancing on the viewer. the composition, colour choices, etc are all mine.

Thanks.
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:iconlecktmich:
Lecktmich Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
" Lets show them that dead man CAN tell tailes!" xD
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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:iconx-a-n-a:
X-A-N-A Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008
Quite the army! They look like they're guarding someone important!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you like it - thanks :)
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:iconrarayn:
Rarayn Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
Yay, Graveguard =D You captured your intended "looming menace" feel very well!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Probably a POV I overuse, but it always seems to work ;)
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:iconoktanas:
Oktanas Featured By Owner May 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
looks fantastic
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner May 28, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :)
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:iconmadottsel:
MadOttsel Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
Excellent work :clap: i love the green mist swirling around their legs.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner May 28, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :)
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