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Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay supplement cover artwork.
©Games Workshop/Fantasy Flight Games.

Acrylic. Approx 10.5" x 12".

Original artwork for sale: UK£600

The Witchhunter, Troll Slayer and Rat Catcher, are classic Warhammer characters, and here stand as a proud trio.

It is unusual to be asked to provide figures with no background (see link below for how the cover ended up); so I used strong backlighting to help delineate the figures whilst grounding them in the same place.

I had great fun re-visiting these archetypes. The Warhammer world is grim and gritty. Adding that feel is hugely enjoyable - clothes are always worn and frayed, bodies scarred, and eyes having a knowing glint revealing the horrors they have seen.

Oh, and I got to do a tough little terrier too!

Here is where the product can be found - along with all it's trade dress.

[link]
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:iconoberstjurten:
OberstJurten Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconei-bol:
ei-bol Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Lots of details, great work!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :)
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:iconnitegrafix:
nitegrafix Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
......................:: ♥ ::......................
..:: M O S T * E X C E L L E N T ::..
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconcellolott:
cellolott Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
SssoGood, man.
Thanks for sharing, very inspiring.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconarrodisbaletide:
ArrodisBaletide Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
excellent work!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thnaks :)
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:iconartildawn:
artildawn Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Truly a rough looking bunchy. Great painting with a lot of character.


for the final cover image:
[link]
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :)
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:iconmansfield114:
Mansfield114 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
'(love your troll slayer. great job
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconfriendlyheartless:
friendlyheartless Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
now this is a group that can wipe out chaos and shit out of the Empire B-)
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Lol - yeah!
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:iconyuraxx:
YuraxX Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
Stunning as everything. But the Snorri has to smart look :)
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks a lot :)
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:icongit23:
Git23 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
Great work!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconpenguingradord:
PenguinGradord Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
I Love the small but vicious dog! xD
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
My favourite part too :D
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:iconnemheal:
Nemheal Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
fANTASTIC;)
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks :)
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:iconkennywilson:
kennywilson Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
perfect!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconayanami82:
ayanami82 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
Hi!!!!
WoooW!!! awesome work ;)
my favourite character is the troll slayer .. a pretty dwarf!!!! xD

=ALTHEA=
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :)
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:iconjorgeelmuerte:
jorgeelmuerte Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
Guess what? This goes in my favs :D!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Great :)
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:iconpietroigor:
Pietroigor Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
Amazing work!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconterrier-padawan:
Terrier-Padawan Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009  Student General Artist
I absolutely love the little terrier. Kinda reminds me of my own.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
hehe - yeah my favourite part of the painting too ;)
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:iconoldbeho:
Oldbeho Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009  Professional Photographer
freaking awesome, expecially the ratcacther who is exactely like i imagine those character.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
That's great - thank you :D
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:iconkonyesz:
konyesz Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009   Photographer
Magnificent! The tree msot important characters of the Warhammer universe: The Witch Hunter, The Rat Catcher and the Trollslayer...:)
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, I had fun with these, it was great to work on such iconic characters :)
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DavidDavies Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible as all the rest. Did you do this all in acrylic? Amazing amount of detail. You and your wife both have great stuff. I think that is very cool that you are both pro fantasy artists.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :)

Yes it is all in acrylic, with just a very little digital touch up once scanned in.
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DavidDavies Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats awesome. I have been listening to the interviews on ninja mountain scrolls. I realy enjoy them it is inspiring listening to all the different artists talk about the business, and how they go about things differently and so on. So thanks for the link.

Dave
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much. I am pleased you have been enjoying them :D
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KarenBraun Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, how did you colored these image?
I did not understand just Acrylic, was it paint?

it's awesome anyway! =D

Kiss
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Acrylics are water-based paints.

thanks :)
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:iconmalanotte:
malanotte Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009   Artist
It's fantastic!!!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconmargsliu:
margsliu Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WHOA this is amazing! and it's acrylic! o_o I don't see something as great as this nowadays that isn't CG, so this is definitely a change.

Just wow.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I just enjoy working in acrylics - thanks :)
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BongzBerry Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Dude, you rock, big time !!!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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