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Paladin by RalphHorsley Paladin by RalphHorsley
Paladin

Acrylic, approx 7" x 10"

World of Warcraft trading card game illustration
©Blizzard Entertainment & Upper Deck.

Original artwork sold.


The Paladin charges across the dusty ground, the intense heat of the sun forgotten, as he rushes to aid his friends.

I wanted this piece to scream action. I used a low point of view to make the figure powerful, and foreshortening to increase his intensity. This was then combined with a strong lighting effect (like that found in my other piece Ambush).

Then to draw the eye to nearest point, and the focus of the action, I used blue-grey for the halberd blade. This is the only diversion from the, otherwise limited, palette spectrum of yellow-orange-red.
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:iconblackcruzex:
BlackCruzeX Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Great one,keep up with good work!

:)
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:iconlawenforcer96:
Lawenforcer96 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
hey 4613645, he doesn't only look like a tank...He IS a tank!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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:iconsaverio-the-paladin:
Saverio-the-Paladin Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Epic.......just epic. Nice detail, color, and just plain epicness.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconsaverio-the-paladin:
Saverio-the-Paladin Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
^_^
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:iconmabetancour:
mabetancour Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work on that armor
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :)
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:iconelderpaladin:
ElderPaladin Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love paladins, this is great dude
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconelderpaladin:
ElderPaladin Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem, really, cause as you may have already procured from my name and the emoticon I put describing my relation to the picture, I have an unnatural obsession with paladins, you fed my addiction, thank you
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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:iconelderpaladin:
ElderPaladin Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hehe
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:icondexterlacey:
Dexterlacey Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
Sweet
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks :)
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:iconlawenforcer96:
Lawenforcer96 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
cool! He's all like

THIS IS WoW! (World of Wacraft)

The sky has turned grey,
The evil approaches,
The shadows turn into darkness,
And the darkness into warriors,
The good have been vancuished,
But a man stands in the eteternity gate,
The evil knights approach,
but soon flee,
the Paladin of eteteriny awakes,
to find the world in rubble,
he sees evil armies on the horizont,
their mocking laughter echos through the empty mountains,
filled with rage,
the warrior charges,
with light in his veins.

Made it up myself! :D
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
That's great - thanks very much :D
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:icon4613645:
4613645 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Student General Artist
A magnificent piece of artwork! To think this is a painting is... astonishing...

And I must say, he looks like a Tank!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Great - thanks :)
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:iconjohnramb0:
JohnRamb0 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
shits amazing ... i love the goldz
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconjohnramb0:
JohnRamb0 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
yw =)
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:iconanebrd:
Anebrd Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
great job!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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Young-M Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
You painted this with acrylics? Seriously?
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Yep :)
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:iconmonkeypie13:
monkeypie13 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
and then a rouge jumps out of nowhere stuns him and then kicks his ass
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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:iconmonkeypie13:
monkeypie13 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
rogue for the win
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:iconxalbanx:
Xalbanx Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconbrokenhoof:
Brokenhoof Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Mr. Blizzard shoulder armor designer guy!
You've made them so large only our egos outweigh them
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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Nick5200 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
wow looks great
is this some fanart from WoW
cuz i didnt know that paladins have axes...usually swords,hammers and maces
anyway its cool drawing
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
This was a commission for the WoW tcg

Thanks :)
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PyroFlare77 Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Peripheral vision is for the weak.

Not mocking the work, just how shoulder armor in WoW is RIDICULOUSLY HUGE. Nice work.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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:iconlordsalamander:
LordSalamander Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
this is a magnificent piece of work, i love your style and how you captured the intensity of the scene.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :)
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:iconblademdv:
Blademdv Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
maneiro cara
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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:iconlobo7922:
Lobo7922 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
Awesome O_O
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconmike-hege:
mike-hege Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
Do you have more Charracter with this Armor? :)
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Sorry - no
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:iconthejazza:
theJazza Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
Very good. You really get a sense of movement
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconhakkyou-no-yami:
Hakkyou-no-Yami Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
so no hammer this time but a War Axe.....nice.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :)
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Fan-tastic Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
I've been thinking of collecting some honor and getting this whole set, just as like... a dress uniform, something for hanging out in Ironforge. In fact, I'd probably look damn good on my choppa'.
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