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The Hundred Handed One by RalphHorsley The Hundred Handed One by RalphHorsley
The Hundred Handed One

The Plane Above - chapter start artwork; Dungeons & Dragons. ©Wizards of the Coast

Acrylic, Approx 21" x 19".

Original Artwork for sale; £1500

The Paladin stood his ground against the monstrosity, trusting that his faith in Avandra would serve him in battle against the dread abomination - as it was the Eladrin utilised something more immediate...

This was created as a chapter start for a D&D supplement, and spreads across two pages of a book, with the guttering falling about a third in from the left.

To accomodate this I tailored the composition so that interest occured on both pages, with the flow of The Hundred Handed One and the spell effect carrying the composition across the gutter. The effect was further emphasised by the strong colour contrasts in the figures; Red, Green and Blue.

Lastly the Horizon line was titled and a low POV chosen to further accentuate the dynamic action.

The D&D book can be found here:

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:iconaeluruss:
Aeluruss Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015
Great work! :D
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James-Dark-Blue-Wolf Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
DUDE! This blows my mind! Freaking awesome!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Great - Thanks :)
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:iconjames-dark-blue-wolf:
Your welcome
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:iconluffy-mike:
luffy-mike Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
hehe me and my party actually fought that in some sort of nightmare prison we were there but our physical bodies were uncounscious
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Sounds bad!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
sounds bad!
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:iconhundredhands:
HundredHands Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Spectacular work.  What a menace that hulking swarm is!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconshelfcloud:
Shelfcloud Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing piece mate! How come I missed this 1 is beyond me.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you spotted it now ;)
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:iconshelfcloud:
Shelfcloud Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad I am :)
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:iconpaladinpriest:
paladinpriest Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
that monster can be a famous porn star ya know
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hmm... ;)
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Telnavi1 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student Writer
I had to fight that beasty. Needless to say who one.

Truely masterfull!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
cool - Thanks :)
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:iconsquirrelj:
SquirreLJ Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is quite the monster. Would you mind if I used it for a campaign someday?
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
NP - it is an offical D&D beastie :)
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:iconsquirrelj:
SquirreLJ Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's awesome. =)
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:icongcorp1:
GCORP1 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This piece is epic! wow....the detail is unreal!!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconbulletrider80s:
Bulletrider80s Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
absolutely stunning!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thnaks a lot :)
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Superbum Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Student General Artist
I really like it when an artist does an epic piece with an enemy that is a large grotesque organism composed of smaller ones. I can only imagine the kind of Dryad that would be willing to lead a would be adventurer to that kind of tree.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
That's great - thanks :)
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UiiZaelic Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional
wicked! I love the battle scene!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
The Hundred handed one was sent to Tartarus because it likes to play Patty Cake, the racket was just too much.

Again thanks for describing how you set up your pictures.

Looks great.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :)
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Jesse-the-art-maker Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
Jesus man! There to much to look at all at one time! You are so talented! I could probably spen all day looking at this painting you made! Its even good enough to be a wallpaper for a desktop, or a poster in my room! Its incredibly Amazing!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :)
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AlexAlexandrov Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Nice !! How much time do you spend on sketching if i may ask? Gorgeous drawing !
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
This - about 2-3 days.

Thanks :)
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AlexAlexandrov Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I apreciate the reply Ralph thanks
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evoluzione Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
DM:And your action this turn... ME: My character reconsiders the life decisions that led her to this point... my mom always wanted me to be a pastry chef.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
lol - Thanks :)
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dasamus Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
i loved this monster because of this amazing art
thank you for this
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool - Thanks :)
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Nighteyes1 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
epic
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks :)
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StephenRSpiteri Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
HoooooOOOLLLY S- *Kaboom*!!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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:iconstephenrspiteri:
StephenRSpiteri Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I know right!! :D
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:iconyudaofeng:
yudaofeng Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Strong!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you :)
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:iconphillebovsky:
phillebovsky Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
great work!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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:iconphillebovsky:
phillebovsky Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
youre welcome
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AKK-STUDIO Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
How could u do these pictures with traditionel way.. Bravo..
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thnaks a lot :)
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