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Mialee prepares her spells. by RalphHorsley Mialee prepares her spells. by RalphHorsley
Mialee prepares her spell.

Acrylic; 11" x 16"

Interior illustration for 'The Shattered Gates of Slaughtergarde' D&D supplement.

Original artwork for sale; UK£500.

Mialee has found a fascinating book in an abandoned library. As she excitedly devours its contents Goblins sneak into the chamber....

I enjoyed putting all the items around Mialee, many of which hint at other D&D magical items. I was also pleased with the lighting and contrasting colours in this image.
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troll-hammer-games Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
looking for frelance artist for a gaming project

if interested contact at rhos2821@gmail.com

paid by royalities for pdf and printed sales after production cost [ printing / ship / electronic sale fee ect ]

send a example of work when contacting
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Superbum Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Student General Artist
I really like the use of the light source in the text itself being reflected on the character.
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Great - thanks :)
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NobleFiveJorge Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
I love the intimate little details... Like the floppy hat on the one goblin, the little vial of poison resting in a crate of hay... It's a beautiful piece!
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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Souhiro Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Marvelous!
You have re-done seoni into something that have Charisma!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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John00065 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
I love this picture: She looks far better than the so-called 'professional' artists at Wizards of the Coast depicted her. There was always something...'wrong... about her face. I never could put my finger on it. I they drew her eyes too high up and too angular. (Frankly, she wasn't very pretty.) This depiction is gorgeous! I love it! Kudos! And I love all the D&D paraphernalia on the floor! Great job!
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you like it - that is very pleasing to hear especially as I am one of the 'pressionals' ;)
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John00065 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
The people who originally drew her for the cover arts of the boxed set paled by comparison. Your work is truly beautiful!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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arthurfallz Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent colours, and love the clutter!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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Rawenus Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
great picture, +fav
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :)
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chibitora0 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
I think I see a card from the deck of many things. :-p
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Well spotted :D
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chibitora0 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
heehee. It's one of the few items I actually can identify. Never got to see it's effects though. :/ I want to.
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Maybe one day...

Thanks.
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chibitora0 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009
welcome. ^^
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STsung Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Student General Artist
first I saw this in a book I was like hey that's mialee. then I started looking around and saw all the details. this really had to take ages to paint.

I love the atmosphere^_^. I don't know hwy but I find it funny.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much - yeah it took alittle while :)

And yes my humour does tend to creep into my work :)
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ChazKemp Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Very cool piece here as well. This must have taken you forEVER!! lol I aspire to do art for Wizards of the Coast someday, so well done it getting the well-deserved commissions. :)
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
It took a little while :)

Thanks.
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ChazKemp Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome. :)
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Liamythesh Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's nice to see that you reply to your comments! :D

I love the job you did with her hair.

To tell the truth, even as a lockwood fan, I've always had a slight problem with the way he draws this character's hair.

Yours looks a LOT better, lol
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I try to reply to everyone, but it can be hard going sometimes.

Glad you like my take on her - Thanks :)
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Liamythesh Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can imagine!
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invader-mialee Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007
Awesome Work, I really like the background :D
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :)
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Gilraen-Ar-Feiniel Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007   Digital Artist
Featured! [link] :heart:
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :)
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daemonis Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Goblin thinking: Rape time!!
uhahuahuah
sorry, didn't resist... your style remembers me of Pandora's box... xD
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
I think you should have resisted.
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daemonis Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry, it was supposed to be a joke and a compliment, I really like Pandora's Box work...
If you feel it was inappropriate, I apologize.
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
It was the subject of rape I didn't find funny.

I appreciate you were joking, and thanks for complimenting me. No offense.

I am not familiar with Pandora's Box.
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John00065 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
Well, if memory serves, Mialee was pretty damn powerful: Don't think the goblins would have had much of a chance with her anyway!
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I think you're right :)
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melissa3619925127 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007
all of your artwork is beautiful and unique.. i aspire to draw as well as you do. Continue producing awesome art. I cant wait to see your next piece of art.
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks you very much :)
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alex16 Featured By Owner May 17, 2007  Student Interface Designer
really like it, dnd <3
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner May 18, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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kyan Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's a lot of magic junk... wow. Poor gobs, still.. maybe she hasn't noticed em? right? RIGHT!?
*sticks up for the poor mooks*
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
No, 'course she hasn't seen them ;)
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R-o-x-a-s Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Mialee!!!! :D <3
Love it, love it love it love it. ^^
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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karemelancholia Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007
A wonderful creation dear!
I find it really powerful!
Hey i'm an admin of a community :*Enchantedforest if you're not yet a member i think this can interest you!
I know we will be happy to expoze your creations!
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the comments and invitation. Much appreciated.
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karemelancholia Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007
you're welcome!!!
:kiss:
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Varivalge Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2007
This is very good. I like the details and background. This is just like an elf from DnD players handbook :P

I'm a huge fan on Dungeons and Dragons.. yet i'm not good enough artist to draw all the adventures I've had. Keep it up, this is high quality -- thing!
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