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.
Daily DeviationGiven 2008-04-23
I see warrior, priest, thief, assasin, sorceress, wizard, druid, elf, dwarf and prophetess. New artworks for Talisman are wa better than 1st and 2nd edition ones, though Polish 2nd Edition ones were probably one the best ever released, they were much darker and less colourful than original ones
Here is a piece of it: portal.strategie.net.pl/index.…
I was wondering, how much time does it takes you to paint a piece like that one ?
Thanks very much
About 10 days
This is the quintessence of the Talisman adventures, thank you.
A great Daily Deviation, really worthy !
I want to join all your works
I this. Very much