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Tomb of Horrors by RalphHorsley Tomb of Horrors by RalphHorsley
Tomb of Horrors

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

Acrylic, Approx 13" x 17".

Original artwork for sale; UK£1700.

He fought relentlessly even as he was being dragged to the planes of hell.

This was a challenging image to work on, as a montage was requested showing some iconic features from the original games supplement: The Gargoyle, Paladin, Gaping Maw and red-eyed lich skull in the background.

The lich skull proved a useful device to set symmetrically on the background of the page, with the eyes helping provide a focal point, whilst the other elements could float freely.

The main drama and interest is provided by the falling battle between the Gargoyle and Paladin, with the red rim light helping to pick them out and unify the whole picture.

The pciture can be seen on the supplement cover here:
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:iconjames-dark-blue-wolf:
Jaw dropping awesome!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Nov 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconthegurch:
Awesome again!!! Utterly and properly stunning!
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RalphHorsley Dec 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :)
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ADHadh Jul 10, 2010  Student Filmographer
Great to see this one in larger size than on WotC page :D
As always I admire your skill and technique.
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RalphHorsley Jul 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks very much :)
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JH-Kael Feb 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I love the subtle detail of the face of Acererack on the background!
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RalphHorsley Feb 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad to hear it - thanks :)
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:icondesertstars:
I love it! My party and I killed that cuss just last week. This was the second party mind you, the first one walked one after another through the demon head "portal" the week before. No one but the DM has any experience with the adventure, so it's been great fun. I've been waiting all week to continue it.
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