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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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AlaiziaDarkstar Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
thats not Seoni...
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Souhiro Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry, I cannot take Seo from my head :p Even if you did a cute Mialee

Because the Mialee from the Core Rulebook could at least cast a cantrip on her hair!
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AlaiziaDarkstar Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015
I didn't do this pic.
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Souhiro Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Just keep in mind: Mialee doesn't look secure about herself. She doesn't look that she could go alone in an adventure. Even her Epic Level portraits show us a weakling: Weak arms, weak torso, weak eyes...

Seoni isn't Amiri, and she isn't Valeros: She cannot bend iron with her bare hands. But she looks like she knows her limits, and doens't have any fear to test them.


That's the difference, and that's why Mialee doesn't look like an adventurer, and Seoni does.
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AlaiziaDarkstar Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
eeeerrr... oooooook.... I never said anything about them not looking like adventurers.
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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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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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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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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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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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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :)
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Finisternis Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007   Digital Artist
Featured! [link] :heart:
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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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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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