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Talisman: Frostmarch by RalphHorsley Talisman: Frostmarch by RalphHorsley
Talisman: Frostmarch

Talisman boardgame expansion, Frostmarch, cover artwork.
©Fantasy Flight games/Games workshop

Acrylic, Approx 9" x 13".

Original artwork SOLD

The Ice Queen twisted the howling icy gales into a raw elemental force to be flung against the adventurers.

This painting was created as the cover for the latest Talisman baord game expansion. I was working with existing designs for the adventurers but had more freedom with the Ice Queen.

Fortunately the yellow skin of the Ogre allowed for a lovely colour contrast with the Ice Queen, helping the foreground figures pop, whilst the strong highlight helped bring the collaged elements of the adventurers and Queen together.

I also tried to make looser and more expressionistic marks in the background, whislt the foreground elements were more tightly rendered. Again to help create contrast and strong readability.

Follow this link to see the picture with the trade dress on and to find out the product details:

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:iconamidamaru88:
Amidamaru88 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
very cool
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconmoonsquirrel:
Moonsquirrel Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Tight!!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconsuper-her0:
Super-Her0 Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thats perfection!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow - thanks :D
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:iconlyntonlevengood:
LyntonLevengood Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing work!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you:D
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:iconmitia-arcturus:
Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
Dear RalphHorsley
Your Wonderful art work ... is selected to get in...Action-Portraits
If you don't mind...:heart:...!!!
"This is an invitation to Joint... Just in case if you are not in already ...!!!"
best regards.....................
You're most welcome in Action-Portraits...!!! :iconaction-portraits:
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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jupiter01 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Very cool and very sexy, love the ice queen ;)
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :)
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:iconjeffzz111:
jeffzz111 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:wow: awesome creation! truly inspirational :salute:
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconquazzie:
Quazzie Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
Staggeringly stunning... I'll never get how you folks do such work on a canvas !
:):horns:
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :)
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ShamanofShadows Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009
I still have the original and 2nd edition Talisman games, from back in the day when I worked for Games Workshop, and this piece certainly takes me back. Fun game, and you've done a wonderful job on this piece. Bravo! :clap:
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much for your comment - thanks :)
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:iconshamanofshadows:
ShamanofShadows Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009
well, looking back, it did wander a bit off topic, but the work is superb! :-)
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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:iconpredben:
predben Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009
how long have you been working with acrylics? and on average how long do these sort of images take?
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I have been working with acrylics, seriously, about 12 years. Something like this takes about a week, start to finish.
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:iconpredben:
predben Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009
well recently finished my first thing with acrylic, and looks like i have a long way to go xD, do you reckon you could ever post a tutorial or how you work or summet, cus it would be a great help as i have had no teaching at all!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
If you look at my journal entry there is a link to an old(ish) walkthrough.

Good luck.
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:iconpredben:
predben Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009
kl, iv checked it out and i think i got the basics, now the rest comes down to practice,thanks,
Ben
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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:iconbombed:
bombed Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009
nice work...
but if it wasn't for the body stance of the ogre, he would have looked like he's yawning! perhaps a little bit more anger in the eyes would fix this.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. :)

okay - next time I'll pay heed to that.
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work! :D
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :)
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:iconangelicadonis:
AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your very welcome!
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NATAN-ODASH Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Arresting attention as always !
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Good to hear it - thanks :)
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:icontriluna:
Triluna Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
AWESOME. WHat a power in those works of yours!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Very kind of you - thanks :)
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:icontriluna:
Triluna Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009
yw
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:icon2equals8:
2equals8 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
My head is spinning. Wonderful work!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks verry much :)
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DocHott Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome ! As usual ! :thumbsup: :worship:

I believe the new edition of Talisman sold out pretty quickly.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thnaks and that's great to hear :)
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:iconoldbeho:
Oldbeho Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009  Professional Photographer
amazing details and colours:thumbsup:
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thnaks very much :)
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:iconskywyvern:
SkyWyvern Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
one word: RESPECT
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thnaks very much :)
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:iconkirovbs:
KiroVBS Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OHOHOHOHOHOHO!! Amazing Ralph! Just amazingly incredible! =D
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
That's great - thanks :)
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:iconkirovbs:
KiroVBS Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are welcome Mr. Ralph~ xD
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EgilSterkr Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
:worship:Breathtaking works! cool poses and expressions!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much for saying so :)
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Shasiel Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
Everything about this is great... save that dagger on the wizard to the left :D its so bent that it looks absolutely flimsy. :D
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