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Neverwinter

Neverwinter Campaign Setting: Cover Artwork.
©Wizards of the Coast.

Acrylic, Approx 21" x 27"

Original artwork SOLD.

Facebook Page: [link]

Reduced to ruins by supernatural cataclysms, the city of Neverwinter rises from the ashes to reclaim its title as the Jewel of the North. Yet even as its citizens return and rebuild, dark forces pursue their own goals and vendettas, any one of which could tear the city apart.

This image gave me lots of fun elements to play with - crumbling epic architecture, crashing waves, and an Undead Dragon.

The arched road way provided a great device with which to draw the eye towards the focal point of the Dragon's head, whilst also giving us depth and scale. The spotlight on the distant towers helps frame the Dragon's head even as the saturated colours of it's eyes/mouth and drool pull the eye.

Details of the book can be found here: [link]

I also have details of the sketch stages to view on my Blog:
[link]
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WhiteRose2132 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing .Clap 
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:iconvagepaul:
vagepaul Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
gaaf!:D
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:iconmillianalennie:
MillianaLennie Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
magnifique
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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m-NOUN Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
unable to critique you calligraphy creativity for your passion and desire to create the best and most realism inspiring visions your water is immaculate and surprising to find even more interest in the water as the skeletal creature finds a reason to start eating again or just to kill something for the sake of destruction is a noble entitlement for such a pivotal and provocative site. May your works continue to surprise even the ancient legends of imagery for the sake of giving inspiration for the cause of good work for many who view and are inspired by your work to continue like you have and ever shall be remembered
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :D
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:iconbluenova08:
bluenova08 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
awwwsome pic :) also what kind of dragon is that ??
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
A Dracolich - undead!
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:iconbluenova08:
bluenova08 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
nicely drawn . :) you are an awsome artist . what software did you use??
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:iconsoraharuki:
SoraHaruki Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Isn't that the Black Dragon Skeleton from a practical guide to dragons?
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:iconscrivenerofdoom:
scrivenerofdoom Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Simply put, this is one of my favourite D&D illustrations of all time.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Great - Thanks :)
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:iconmel0mania:
mel0mania Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
badass skeleton drawing
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :)
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:iconmel0mania:
mel0mania Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
*dragon not drawing sorry
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Galianvincent Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
I just had an amazing idea for an encounter while looking at this picture.

Dragon's wings look amazing. The strips of skin really do look like they're flapping in the wind.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
cool - Thanks :)
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:iconsuperbum:
Superbum Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Student General Artist
I really like what the repetition in the wings do for this composition.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Great - thanks :)
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guardianxofxmoon Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
Finally! So you are the awesome artist who created that epic poster for that D&D event! :heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart: I haven't had time to look for you myself, but people who saw the picture I took of the poster were nice enough to help me find you! Adding to my favs, and I have a question. Now that I have found you, would you like for me to remove the picture I took of the poster, or would it be alright for me to keep it up? I of course will edit the entry to direct people here and give you credit for such a fantastic piece of art!~:heart:
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much, and you are welcome to keep the picture :)
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:iconguardianxofxmoon:
guardianxofxmoon Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
Thank you so much!:heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart:You are awesome!:heart::heart::heart::heart::heart:And you know, the odd thing is I don't like skeletons, but I like bone dragons, go figure! XD
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks again :)
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:iconguardianxofxmoon:
guardianxofxmoon Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
No, thank YOU! :heart:
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Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
Wicked cool! Love that undead dragon! :D
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Great :)
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:iconchazzo3000:
chazzo3000 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this look a littel like world of war craft its a game
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
ok :)
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:iconnsideddice:
nsideddice Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
That bone dragon looks so cool!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Great - Thanks :)
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adriskillphotography Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Professional Photographer
I have this poster on my wall ^^
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Sweet :D
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:iconazvaquero:
AZVaquero Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
Reading Neverwinter II now...... R.A. Salvatore
The Unholy Draco Lich.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
cool :)
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MrEvil83 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
Epic pic, I love the sense of movement, like the dragon has just perched and the towers collapsing from the battering waves.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :)
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DragoFear Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
Amazing work!
reminds me something from Heroes III :D
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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evoluzione Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! I really like this... tremendous scale and love the green drool! :D
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :)
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :)
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:iconmorwennolatari:
MorwenNolatari Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
oh. my. God! This is breath taking. My legs would say "run away" but my eyes wouldn't be able to move O.o
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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:iconkaylawoodside:
KaylaWoodside Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
Love your work!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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kitxunei Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
I got a poster of this when the Neverwinter campaign started. It's beautiful! I love itttt. :D
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Great - thanks :)
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al3x71 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Cool :D i like it a lot
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks :)
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