Heroes of the Fallen Lands
Dungeons & Dragons supplement cover artwork.
© WOTC; D&D.
Acrylic, Approx 13" x 17".
Original artwork for sale; UKŁ1700.
The halfling let out a warning yell as his torchlight flickered across the bony skulls of the advancing Hobgoblins, but it was at that moment the Goblin Skeletons attacked from behind...
I chose a tilted horizon line and strong perspective on the stairs to add dynamism to the image. The view looking down on the figures helps add to their sense of being trapped, as do the figures looming in the foreground.
To strengthen the focal point the lightest parts of the picture are the torch and young warriors face and cloak. This helps pull your attention to where I want it, and lets me extend the shadows outwards into the recesses.