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Taunting Memory

Rules Compendium; D&d Supplement.
©Wizards of the Coast.

Acrylic, Approx 16" x 22"

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The Dungeons & Dragons supplement Rules Compendium has just been released, and this was one of my pieces from the book. Details of which can be found here: [link]

Taunting Memory was great fun as for once it depicts a group of characters socialising after the fight. Usually I find myself showing a combat in progress, but this time we get to see how the Dark Elf behaved when faced with a Beholder - although I also like the fact you could interpret this as a prophecy of events yet to happen - either way he doesn't look too happy about the telling.


The viewers first attention is drawn to the Dark Elf by the strong contrast of his skin and hair. Something further reinforced by his clear profile and the framing element of the light coloured picture on the wall behind him. The row of heads helps keep our attention in the upper part of the picture, whilst various lines, the Elven staff, Dark Elf's sword and scroll case, Dwarf's arm and roof beams, help draw the eye towards the conjured memory. This in turn is more saturated than the surrounding elements, again, hopefully, getting our attention.
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Windshare Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Just amazing !
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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wrath9 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Impressive artwork.
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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arcxont Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Nice! ^_^
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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Studiohq Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
you killed it....
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
great _ Thanks :)
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IsiloAranel Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love the details of the woman's dress and the Dark Elf's armor. Simply gorgeous.
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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Tavia-chan Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
Your art has been featured in my journal: [link]
I hope you do not mind. :heart:
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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Tavia-chan Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Welcome!~
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sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
Looks great.

Thanks for describing how you set up the eyeleading.
Wish more people did that.
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad the text is useful - Thanks :)
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NobleFiveJorge Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
That Dwarf looks really really happy... The Dark Elf does not.
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
true ;)
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JackRellik Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
Honestly, I didn't even notice the beholder until I read your description. I originally thought the (I'm assuming) Eladrin Druid, as Eladrin are wont to do, started talking trash about the Drow, and the Drow, who seems to be a hexblade warlock from the looks of it, wasn't having any of it.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You're on target ;)
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Zireael07 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I love the dark elf and the dwarf. Something bugs me about the third person.
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
okay.
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FallingHard Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
dnd rule number something, dont piss off the drow, at least not in the tavern.

It goes unsaid but great work as always.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
lol - thanks :)
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Adler-Man Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
this looks amazing, great work.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you:D
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XerxesBlack Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
who wouldn't run from a beholder? he has nothing to be ashamed of... other than pissing one off. Either way this is an amazing piece. totally captures the feel of the situation and the attitudes of the characters.
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :)
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Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:devil: Oi..Just love the details here! :devil:
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks :)
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IndioBlack619 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow.... great job
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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draks Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
This is wonderfull! :)
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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draks Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
My pleasure! :)
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guicastro Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
:O
Very very nice job!!!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :)
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solankiravi Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
Great work!
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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solankiravi Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
You are welcome :)
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
Hi ...Dear ... RalphHorsley ...!!!
Your Fantastic Art work
... Taunting Memory
is featured in Action-Portraits...!!!.... In One Word...MAGNIFICIENT...!!!
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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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
You are welcome :hug:
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shampsL Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
drow *-*
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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Acoldwar Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
WOW!
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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Zeneth-Arc-Nightroad Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
My DnD Character is a Fire Giant with 6 levels of Dread Necromancer and 2 Levels of the Pale Master prestige class, and even he keeps his distance from beholders. Cept the baby one he has as a pet, but thats different.
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
lol - thanks :)
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Belazikkal Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I've featured this here: [link]
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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