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Oils on primed board
Approx 19" x 25"

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Original artwork for sale: $2800
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This picture is a reworking of an alternative sketch for the Dragon's Lair:

The figures and Dragon were changed around, and I employed a different lighting scheme. The shafts of light help silhouette the Dragon's head and shine a spotlight on the main figure to create a focal point. Additionally 'spokes' of branches, spears, treasure, etc, guide our eye to the central action.
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toht981 Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
Bright side is this isn't Smaug these guys are facing.
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IvkaM Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
cool! with lots of detail and nice tone in tone color palette. :)
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconshelfcloud:
Shelfcloud Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Epic!!!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :D
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:iconshelfcloud:
Shelfcloud Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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:iconkjarnold:
kjarnold Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013   Digital Artist
Wish I could do that. Amazing.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconangelicadonis:
AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice! That is one fearsome looking dragon, I like its fangs!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :)
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:icongeocaecias:
GeoCaecias Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist
Both Dragon's Lair paintings are great, and I really like the activity in this one. The way you punctured the gloomy light with bright patches really adds to the composition. :D Fabulous work!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Sweet - Thanks :)
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:iconryukigraydragon:
RyukiGrayDragon Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Freakin beautiful (B
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:icondocredfield:
DocRedfield Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
fantastic work
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:icon009-1:
009-1 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Amazing =D
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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JoshuaCamacho Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This one is definitely an improvement. Something about the other, was more exciting as a thumbnail than fullview. This one much easier to get drawn in.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Great - Thanks :)
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:iconenoa79:
Enoa79 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
Beautiful work. Very well done.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconenoa79:
Enoa79 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
You're welcome.
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:iconschtrudelz:
schtrudelz Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Great Work!!!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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ravencraft-nkfb Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
wonderful! :D
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconzarakoda:
Zarakoda Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconhenlp:
HenLP Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Dang treasure hunters. Always crashing Dragon parties
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
lol - Thanks :)
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:iconkxeron:
kxeron Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Classic image of dragon protecting his treasure throve. I like the intense atmosphere give by dinamic poses, the dark colouring and details thrown all over the place :)
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :)
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:iconkhumbirafoxhound:
khumbirafoxhound Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Great work! Stunning and certainly powerful composition!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconigilix:
Igilix Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
They are dead.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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:iconigilix:
Igilix Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
The knight is going to be impaled in the chest; the boy is going to be crushed by treasure; the girl is going to be ripped apart; the Spanish-conquistador-looking one at the back is going to be burnt to a crisp. :nod:
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Great narrative!
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:iconigilix:
Igilix Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Haha yeah thanks ;P
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:iconigarcia:
igarcia Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Way cool! See the lizard on the left? There is always somebody or something watching.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks - glad you spotted the lizard :)
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:iconigarcia:
igarcia Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:eyes: Always watching
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:iconcornilemn:
corniLeMN Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
awesome detail!!!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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In2umniaKillH3r Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured here: [link]
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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In2umniaKillH3r Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome.
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Netarliargus Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
I like it. The colors look natural to me and there's some creative use of lighting. It's a nice take on a dragon's lair, it's something else then just another dark cave.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Great - Thanks :)
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