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The Last by RalphHorsley The Last by RalphHorsley
The last

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

Acrylic, Approx 13" x 17".

Original artwrok for sale:
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The steely gaze tell us something of why the Hobgoblin clan is now only remembered through their fallen statues.

I wanted to try to create a sense of tension within the image, of a power capable of being unleashed at any moment. To do this I tried to juxtapose a fairly static figure against the movement of her cloak and hair, with the added element of the magically powered up arrowhead.

This is further reinforced by the colour conflict between the subtle purples in the shadows and the strong saturated green of the cloak.

You can see the painting on the cover along with full details of the book here:

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:iconbinkibonsai:
binkibonsai Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
If she's running about wearing leaves for protection, it's no wonder she's "the last"!

hahaha, but either way, gorgeous colors and design, I love the way the cloak is swirling around her!
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Markustay Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
Love this piece - what product did it appear in?
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Majorpayne36 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
Hmmm, when i played D&D AD&D&Dragonlance at times my Ranger Characters had capabilities which mimicked those of Clerical Spells?
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Right.
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:iconfredthephoenix:
FredThePhoenix Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great costume! Great coloring :)
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:iconandreleand:
andreleand Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
fantasy
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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:iconvwwolf:
VWwolf Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student Filmographer
Absolutely stunning
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconultimatede:
ultimatede Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Amazing detail, your work is all so complex
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconquilsnap:
Quilsnap Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011   General Artist
that is a pretty wicked cloak
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconanthonyfoti:
AnthonyFoti Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
One of my favorite D&D pieces
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
That's great - thanks :)
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:iconmaarten-michiel:
Maarten-Michiel Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
Beautiful, and she looks indeed tough, fav+
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Great - thanks :)
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:iconverionj:
verionj Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I like that xD
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks :)
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:iconmenteloque:
Menteloque Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
She is so perfect, great job man
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thnak you :)
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:icondraks:
draks Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
WOW! Awsome! I love it!!!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
THanks a lot :)
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draks Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
:)
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:iconraseckefa:
Raseckefa Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
Nice work.

I usually see your work at the D&D books and I like so much.
How you do to publish your draws at the wizards books?
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)

They commission me.
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:iconarlexim:
Arlexim Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Student General Artist
the sky is amazing!!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconnataliedeutsch:
NatalieDeutsch Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
Weow!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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:iconchimpi-habad:
chimpi-habad Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
NICEEEEEEEE
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconchimpi-habad:
chimpi-habad Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
wellcome :D
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:iconjohn-indian:
John-Indian Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist
I honestly think it's very hard that this marvel that has been made by traditional methods, are you sure you did not even finish a software?
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I dodged and saturated the arrow in PS - that was it :)
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:iconjohn-indian:
John-Indian Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist
Well then... congratulations one more time
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:iconelinewton:
Elinewton Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
Great design!!
I love Dungeons and Dragons!!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :)
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:iconlas-t:
LAS-T Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
highly impressive piece, executed perfectly :clap:
Brava
cheers:beer:
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad to know you feel that way - thanks :)
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:iconxplosivemind:
xplosivemind Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Great composition and colors. Her right arm(Forearm/Bicep) seems a bit skinny for the rest of her body. Her left leg just doesn't seem right. All in all, great image. You spent a lot of time on this image, or at least a lot of patience and you can see it in the overall image. Nice work.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks :)
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:iconxplosivemind:
xplosivemind Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
np
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:iconlietuwis:
lietuwis Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
what an amazing piece of traditional
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks :)
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:iconwert024:
wert024 Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
nice art^^
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconstargatefangurl:
Stargatefangurl Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist
Your coloring is incredible. Great work!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :)
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I know the main figure is amazing, but it's the background/environment that is my favourite part of this painting. It really is amazing, looks so very real, and gives that sense of wonder that I think the very best fantasy art should give.
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