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Howling mine by RalphHorsley Howling mine by RalphHorsley
Howling Mine

Acrylics, approx 7.5" x 11"

©Wizards of the Coast; Magic the Gathering, tenth edition.

Original artwork for sale; UK£250.

The magicks work 24 hours a day to extract the ore which holds such value.

See my journal entry 'Howling Mine - Tutorial' for a walkthrough of the painting process.
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xXLightningStormXx Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
One word... WOW! ( and more praise for your work ;) ) That is awesome I love how the mine looks, its just so scary. I wonder what jewels are yet to be uncovered...that is if anyone can survive mining in that mine.
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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xXLightningStormXx Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Np :)
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TheKrillsta Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
haha wow, i love this card! it's cool your on DA
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :)
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:iconthekrillsta:
TheKrillsta Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008
haha no problem, its kinda cool when its in the game because its rare that anyone frowns when it's placed on the table... however creepy the picture is ;-) haha. good job!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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Louis-Ruthven Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008
Kick ass!! Instant :+fav:!!

:headbang:
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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Nehemet Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is so wonderfully demonic!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad to hear it ;)

thanks :)
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Nehemet Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Welcome :)
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ArfW Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008
lookin at your gallery, some of the greatest ive seen... what do you use to put it on the computer?
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you like the gallery :)

I use a scanner, and tweak it in Photoshop
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:iconarfw:
ArfW Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
yeah ive found a bit of advantage using scanners, especially at a high resolution
im gonna put a link to your website on devicex.org [link]
keep up the good work
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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succubus6m Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
I love your work.
superb.
many thanks :)
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :)
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:iconelsie01:
Elsie01 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007
Man, worker conditions must be harsh.

:+fav:
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Workers? It's all magic these days ;)
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Elsie01 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007
I mean the mages. The staff lounge might run out of sub sandwiches. ;)
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TheChevver Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007   Photographer
this is a great piece, i love the perspective and the tones on the rock. One question though, after looking at the tutorial it looked as though you painted wtih watercolour washed(i know you said it was painted with acrylic). Im not very skilled with paint at all, but if not did you use watered down acrylic?
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, Acrylics are very versatile ( which is why I like them), make them dilute enough and they behave like watercolours.
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memod Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Professional
that's a great and very strong painting, I love the sense of movement that it gives, and the use of complimentary colours really makes for a bold and good contrast.
the wild and aggressive look of the rocks fits perfectly to that :nod: all those cracks and hard edges look so good.
what I kind of miss is some sort of figure, as I think neither the truck nor the eagle or cave really seem to live up to being a real subject. they all look good and are fine, but I think I still miss a figure. but eh, that might be just odd me. :D
anyway, this is a great picture.

I had a look at your walkthrough, thanks for sharing that :nod: by colour correction do you mean a digital colour correction after scanning it in, or does that mean like going over the painting again and laying more colour over it? might be a stupid question, but I am afraid I am not very familiar with traditional painting processes yet :lol:

Daniel :aww:
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. I am pleased you like the finished piece. I guess the drawback with including a figure is that they can become the focus very easily, and it wasn't about them, but it would've helped with scale.

Yes, by colour correction I mean adjusting the levels/saturation/colour balance/etc on the raw scan digitally. Most of this to make the scan look more like the painting.
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memod Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2007  Professional
yeah, that's probably true :D I was just nitpicking, anyway, I like the piece a lot as it is :nod:
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
That's fine. Glad you like it anyway :) Thanks.
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Guyra Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fun concept. :)
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
It was fun to do. Thanks :)
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Guyra Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, fun is always a good thing. :D
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ellimist84 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007   Photographer
Wow awesome amazing! :#1: :+fav: :jawdrop:
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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davidkawena Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007  Professional General Artist
ooohhh, that's very interesting!

love the blue/red theme, wonderful!
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
pleased you found it interesting. Thanks :)
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jezviking Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007
looks like a hot rush of wind, really love this one. and thanks so much for posting the tutorial on it, it's great to see how you work and really helps us mortals ;)
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad it's useful. Thanks :)
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AlexeiKazansky Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007
It looks like a... theme park ride...
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
I imagine that's not good :(
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AlexeiKazansky Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007
Naw, it'd be a good commercial for a ride... if there was ever one that looked like that.
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah. Yeah I guess it would - thanks :)
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Adam-Wolfe Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007
Superbly done, I love the sense of movement you got from this one Ralph.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much - that's certainly what I was aiming for, so thanks :)
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Aidenn-Faolan Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007
YOU did the new art for the Mine!!?!!!?

o_o

Okay, it's official. You're being worshiped now.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Heh - you can stop genuflecting now ;)

Thanks :)
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silverneokitsune Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007
Love the tracks ta death. X3 I 'aven't played Magic in a while, whadda the symbols on th' tracks mean again? They intrest me. =O
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
They are the magical symbols that help keep everything powered up - well that's the idea. I just made them up.

Thnaks :)
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silverneokitsune Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007
Oh that's even spiffier than 'em meanin' anythin'. XD Thanks!
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Good :)
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MikeUnderhill Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007   Interface Designer
That, sir, is such great work, I love the bird and the rock seeming to fly out in all directions.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Great. I wanted to try and convey the 'howl'. Thanks :)
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