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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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