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Monk in the Underdark by RalphHorsley Monk in the Underdark by RalphHorsley
Monk in the Underdark

Players Handbook 3 chapter start artwork; Dungeons & Dragons. ©Wizards of the Coast

Acrylic, Approx 21" x 19".

Original Artwork for sale; £1500

The Kuo-Toa were no match for the Monk and her Psionic companion, but the Aboleth rising from the depths might be another matter...

I always enjoy painting fight scenes with multiple figures, and showing the monk and her psionic companion kicking ass was great fun. Typically though I like to throw in a cliffhanger, will-they-wont-they, impending moment, and i think the beastie in the background does juts that.

To help provide focus on the figures I used the slanting light light, along with strong contrast between the saturated colour of the figures and the monochromatic desaturated environment.

Details of the Players Handbook 3 can be found here:
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cuddlesaurus21 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love your DnD artwork! It's so inspirational whenever I'm playing Neverwinter Nights... I looked at it a lot before I joined DA and was just a browser here. I can't believe I've kept forgetting to come back and actually fave your work now for a whole year! :XD: Anyways... great job! :clap: This is one of my special favorites of yours.
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
that's great - Thanks :)
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cuddlesaurus21 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem. :)
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kevinroberts Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
This is awesome... epic battle scene, love the action!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :)
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:iconengirish:
Engirish Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconengirish:
Engirish Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ur wellcome
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DaermonNashezbaernon Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Ooooooh I love Aboleth's! They are Scary... them and Illithids of course... *shivers*
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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Shadowulf1 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely awesome.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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Shadowulf1 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:) You're welcome!
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MasterKallybykk Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Haha, they never stood a chance XD
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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Vikingmale Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Student Writer
So this halfling...
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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alex36064 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
look out bad ass comin thru! great pic
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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:iconladuguer:
Laduguer Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
Love it! Big fan of the Underdark and it's various inhabitants.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Great - thanks :)
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:iconnoblefivejorge:
NobleFiveJorge Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
Those frog people are so cute!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
err, really?!

Thanks :)
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:iconbewertow:
bewertow Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
Great stuff! I love your D&D work!
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconjackrellik:
JackRellik Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
Heehee...She reminds of the fighter from The Gamers 2: Dorkness Rising. :]
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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:iconpapriko:
Papriko Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
Shadow over Innsmouth: Epic Edition
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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Menteloque Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
Great, dynamic Art, faces expressions of this monsters is funny in my opinion - now they know what power they awake :)
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Great - thanks :)
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davonne Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist
kick ass girl!
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
great :D
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witherfang10 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
awesome, dungeons and dragons fan?
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks - I work on D&D.
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witherfang10 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
:O no F$%#^#@! way! you are my hero. love D&D. playing D&DO and already know i have to play it with regular paper and pencil
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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XTaeKwonDoDoX Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is featured in the best of the best in the Martial-Arts-Madness gallery! :)
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks :)
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XTaeKwonDoDoX Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome :)
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DroUltrinnin-61 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
Bravo! Awesome!
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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DroUltrinnin-61 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
You are welcome!
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John-Indian Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist
nice kick effect
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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blind-dancer Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@__@ don't kill the kuo-toa, they're my friends! ;)
amazing illustration :D
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :)
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I think the lighting in this painting, especially on the Monk, is exceptional. Overall it looks one of the strongest paintings of your's I've seen yet. To me everything you aspired to achieve has been achieved admirably. :meow:
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
That's great to read - thanks, very much appreciated :)
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
My pleasure, you're certainly someone I aspire to be like, so your gallery here is much appreciated my myself. :B
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