Saturday, 3 October 2009
I am usually commissioned some time before the actual publication date and it is always hard to wait until then to show a new painting. Well just recently a lot of my pieces have appeared on various publisher's web sites and I am keen to share them with you over the next few days.
First up is the cover for the new Talisman expansion; Frostmarch. Details of which can be found here, alongside seeing this painting with the trade dress on: http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_news.asp?eidn=774
It was interesting for me to present a collage effect, even if it borrowed it's composition from the previous Reaper expansion http://ralphhorsley.deviantart.com/art/Talisman-The-Reaper-101804778
The idea was for the strong rim light to visually tie in the foreground figures with the Ice Queen. Whilst I had fun with the loose swirls and snow effects on the latter which helped give movement and dynamics to the image.