Talisman box cover artwork; ©Games Workshop
Acrylic; approx 19" x 19"
Original artwork SOLD
Games Workshop have decided to revamp and relaunch the perenially popular boardgame Talisman. I was very fortunate to be commissioned to work on the cover and board artwork.
The object of the game is to be the first to reach, and secure, the Crown of Command, which is guarded by a Dragon in a valley of fire. The Talisman, of the game's title, acts as a ward against the fearsome Dragon.
The players play different characters, Knight, Priest, Thief, etc, and I needed to show several of these interacting and racing to the prize whilst being attacked by the Dragon.
I came up with the idea of a spiral staircase. It allowed me to show lots of characters trying to get to the prize without all overlapping, whilst it would also lead the viewer's eye into the image. I tried to compliment this by employing different light sources, with the strongest of all falling on the central figures of the Knight and Dragon
I hope you like my interpretation of a fierce red Dragon.