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Marauders of the Dune Sea by RalphHorsley Marauders of the Dune Sea by RalphHorsley
Marauders of the Dune Sea

Dungeons & Dragons Dark Sun supplement cover artwork.
© WOTC; D&D.

Acrylic, Approx 13" x 17".

Original artwork for sale; UK£1700.

The denizens of this place are as mean as the barren landscape they inhabit....

It was great to be able to work on the DnD Dark Sun setting. The gameworld already has a strongly established heritage and is populated by some of the wierder, and fun, DnD creatures.

This Thri-keen riding his steed exemplifies that perfectly, and I wanted to keep them as a clear focus for the piece. The Sun helps provide a focal point and strong value contrast to the foreground figures. It also enabled me to use a bold rim light, which again helps clarify the complex and interesting forms of the figures.

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:icondepthinception87:
DepthInception87 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, speechless 
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:icondepthinception87:
DepthInception87 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no problem
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Kahiron Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Wonderfull, truly wonderfull.
I love the lighting effect on this one.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :)
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Chibi-C Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Student Filmographer
Awesome o3o
I really love what you did with the light here *3*
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Great - Thanks :)
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NobleFiveJorge Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
SO they're ant people rather than crab people... okay. That makes sense in a desert environment... but how do they speak? Are they all males with one very large queen? This is so interesting!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Hmm, I really don't know!

Thanks :)
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
Hi ...Dear ... RalphHorsley ...!!!
Your Fantastic Art work
... Marauders of the Dune Sea
is featured in Action-Portraits...!!!.... In One Word...MAGNIFICIENT...!!!
if you don't mind...:heart:.............................................."This is an invitation to Joint... Just in case if you are not in already ...!!!"
best regards.....................You're most welcome in Action-Portraits...!!! :iconaction-portraits:
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