Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Couatl Cloud Palace



Couatl Cloud Palace
D&D Chapter Start; The Plane Above.
Approx 21" x 19". Acrylics. Original art for sale: £1200.
©Wizards of the Coast

It has been a busy few weeks, and the things I want to share are beginning to pile-up. Here's a quick catch up with the companion piece to The Hundred Handed One.

Layout/Value Sketch

Line Sketch

12 comments:

  1. Wow what a great process!
    She's one angry lassie.. I almost feel sorry for the dragon.
    What I love about this is all the accoutrements on the figures... they actually look like they could do some travelling and the knife thrower actually carries enough knives to make it worthwhile.
    But what is the guy on the floaty shield doing... he's not exactly being 'helpful' now is he?

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  2. Thanks Tommi.

    I do usually have fun thinking baout, and adding, all the necessaryadventuring cacoutrements. I tend to think of my own characters and all the little bits and bobs they have. A single belt pouch just wouldn't hack it!

    lol - gotta agree - polishing your sword sends off a fairly belligerent signal ;)

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  3. Looks great as always Ralph and thanks for showing your progress!

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  4. That's an awesome way to divide up the composition! Those feathers are gorgeous. :)

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  5. Superb!!! Bravo and thank!

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  6. Mark; Thanks and glad the sketches are of interest :)

    Cacodaemonia; I am never quite happy with my rendering of feathers, but I reckon these are the best so far ;)

    Francky; Thanks very much :)

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  7. Love your work Ralph, its always so darn colourful and so flippin good!:)

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  8. You should bring out a "How to draw and paint Fantasy Art the Ralph Horsley way" book matey!

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  9. Thanks Atom.

    I'll do a book one day - but I'm vain enough to just want one that is an 'art of...' ;)

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  10. Works for me! :)

    Enjoy the sunny weekend Ralph!

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  11. Thanks again Atom. I have certainly been enjoying the weather. Had a great day Saturday at the Otley Show - a local annual agricultural fair.

    Thanks very much Julkillo.

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