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Talisman: The City (Night Time) by RalphHorsley Talisman: The City (Night Time) by RalphHorsley
Talisman: The City (Night Time)

Cover artwork for the board game expansion.

Original artwork for sale: $2000 (the day time version)
Acrylic on board, approx 21" x 21"

©FFG/GW

Read about the process behind the final here:
[link]

Facebook Page: [link]

It is rare that I get asked to change a 'final' painting when it is submitted to a publisher, but this was one of those occasions, and boy was it a big change - day to night! You can read all about the process of making the change on my blog [link], and see the original day time piece here .
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Shelfcloud Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wonder if it is inspired by "the odyssee of the 12th talisman" in the toon-series of D&D.
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Not that I'm aware of...
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Shelfcloud Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The title is so likewise :D
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KisikilLillake333 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
ooo .. this gives maaa an idea...
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Mitchialia Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
I love the daytime version but I guess I like this version up close better. The ninja on the side seems to change the whole perspective. The night colors makes the rest pop more and gives it a more magical feel as it's focused less on the monster and more on the characters.
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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Acrylicdreams Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Great, but I think it really made the image even much better to make a "day version" of it. I can't imagine how much work this was - you had to paint over so much of it (wouldn't have been a big thing with computer help but to do it the traditional way is really for masters exclusively!:D)
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
The change was done digitally - a traditional retouch would have been far too epic!
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Acrylicdreams Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Ah, I misread the text... :D
I like the original version better, but both are great.
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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AlexAlexandrov Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey Ralph i like the contrast in the new version but im not too found in the sharp change in the color .Blue against orange/yellow with no transition bugs me in such big amount (maybe more purple/pinkish in between for smoother transition loud make it more easy on the eye . Great illustration and composition tho !
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Alex, gotta agree. If you check out my the process on my blog you'll see that my first revision was along those lines, but I was asked to drop that aspect.
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AlexAlexandrov Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah i saw it. Maybe something in between would be best.The front part of this one with the background of the first revision.Never the less it is still e great illustration .Tweaking colors in photoshop always drives me mad :x even when i draw only digital i try to avoid it .
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, making changes like this is never my favourite part of the job :)
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jcbarquet Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Night to day? Wasn't it the other way around? :D Either way, I love both versions.
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
And you win a prize for spotting the deliberate mistake - sorry, no prize, but thanks for pointing it out - doh! ;)
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Ceryk Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Damn, that's some serious perspective there.
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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DesignsByEve Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Much as I loved the first, I have to agree with the first comment. I believe I love this one even more, for all that contrast really amps it up in my opinion anyway ;)
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Interesting to read - thanks :)
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DesignsByEve Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
:giggle: Hmmm think I was off a bit there since it was so late for me. Let me just say, I liked this one more than the first (even tho I did love the first piece, too). Went and read your blog after posting, too. Was glad to read you did it digitally (altering the colors that is) as I couldn't imagine you having to redo it all back there traditionally.
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm pleased to hear that you found the blog interesting. I thought this commission was a very good example of what being a professional commercial artist can entail.
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DavidWFisher Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I preferred the day image in terms of the water elemental blending with the scene. The night version has the elemental looking a little too bright in contrast. Both versions are awesome.
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I tend to agree with you, but also understand that it is that 'pop' which lead the Publisher's decision.
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DavidWFisher Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I figured it was the 'pop' factor. Love watching your stuff, Ralph.
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ajsandland Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Whilst I like both versions; I think I do prefer this one. The contrasting colours make it seem more dynamic. It took me a while to realise the assassin-type has mirror-moved to the opposite side of the picture!
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I think the publisher wanted a stronger contrast to read from a shelf space. Interesting to hear your thoughts. Thanks :)
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