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The Court of Green Scales by RalphHorsley The Court of Green Scales by RalphHorsley
The Court of Green Scales

Dungeons & Dragons supplement interior artwork.
WOTC; D&D.

Acrylics, Approx 14.5" x 20.5"
Original artwork for sale.

'The Kobold chieftain happily offered up tribute to the tribe's mighty King'

I liked the idea of compartmentalising this image more than many I create. The upper half is delineated by the shelf of soil and rock, isolating the Chieftain and Dragon from the treasure horde, and basic grunts below. This is then bisected by the strong verticals formed by the waterfall and tree, which lends more elegance and sinuousness to the s-shape of the Dragon.

It made a nice change to work with a green/brown palette with which I wanted to evoke the sense of late afternoon light. Additionally this was one the first paintings where I used a lot of gel medium. I found it really enabled me to soften the edges, especially in the shadows.

I also enjoyed putting in all the little details, and thinking of where all that treasure came from; is the gold statue a religious icon, a legendary hero, or an award?
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The Court of Green Scales by *RalphHorsley is a full bodied immersion into the world of Dungeons & Dragons! ( Featured by deshrubber )
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James-Dark-Blue-Wolf Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Whoa awesome!
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconjames-dark-blue-wolf:
Your welcome
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anschluss Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013   Digital Artist
I love how those armours and weapons of dead humans are displayed all around. Ah, god, everything about this painting is amazing.
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Great - Thanks :)
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KisikilLillake333 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Dragon Emerald Order of Zemargad
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DraconicParagon Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful! Simply amazing work!
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BorderlanderGuy Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Green Dragon <3
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Gremliniloveu Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
...this is amazing. How do you do this????
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wnter06 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
good job art Dungeons & Dragons
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