Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Neverwinter Nights


Neverwinter Campaign Setting
Acrylic, 21" x 27"
©Wizards of the Coast.

Neverwinter is a classic DnD campaign setting and being given the opportunity to work on the cover for this product was a real treat; that might have been enough in itself, but I also got to include an Undead Dragon.

Line Sketch

The bridge leading to the rocky outcropping towers of the city provided a wonderful device for giving depth to the image, whilst the crashing waves helped add movement and drama.


Value Study

12 comments:

  1. Wow, this is just stunning! And what a project to get to work on. :)

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  2. This is beautiful! Definitely one of my new favorites from you :)

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  3. Love that undead black dragon, it's a really good composition, i envy you ;)

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  4. Love the crashing waves and the undead dragon. Awesome piece!

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  5. Make no Bones about this! It's outstandig! Keep up the great work.

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  6. One of life's challenges to paint an undead dragon that doesn't look laughably falling apart- well done! Exquisite water too. I wonder if you toyed with the idea of using a big curling wave as a compositional tool?
    PS Thanks for your earlier comments mate! Tom

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  7. Really well done! The design of the undead dragon is very unique as well.

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  8. Cacodaemonia: Thanks a lot - yeah it is a cool project to be involved with :)
    Mike Burns: Thanks. It was one where it all seemed to come together as I'd hoped.
    Christian Granero : thanks very much.
    Matt Stewart: Thanks Matt -that means alot coming from you :)
    Nikola : thanks, and I'll try my best.
    Graeme Neil Reid : thanks very much.
    Tommi : Pleased you picked up on the water. This was one of the few times when I was actually happy with my rendering of water.
    Vincent Tan Teck Wee: Thanks.

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  9. Beautiful piece Ralph. Lovely flowing composition.

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  10. Thanks Atom - I always feel that Dragon wings can be both a blessing and a curse for composition. They are either hard to fit in or provide great compositional devices.

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  11. The cover is a great piece of art. Thank you.
    Is that dragon a named WotC dragon or one of your own imagination?

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