Saturday, 3 October 2009


Talisman: Frostmarch

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:

It was interesting for me to present a collage effect, even if it borrowed it's composition from the previous Reaper expansion

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.


  1. Hey Ralph, very nice. I especially like the juxtaposition of orange skin with the ice queen.

    Hmmm...I wonder if this means my copy of cards I did for Frostmarch will be coming soon...?

  2. Hi MuYoung Kim,

    Glad you like it. Yeah the colour contrast worked out nicely, especially considering I was working from existing reference for the adventurers.

    I haven't received my comp copy yet, (but look forward to seeing your work when I do) Though I have been fortunate enough to already sell the original :)

  3. Well...I hope I don't disappoint...hmmm...

    Oh, and I believe that propriety would more than allow for the use of just "MuYoung" if so desired... :)

    ...And Oh, oh, congrats on selling the original!

  4. Hi MuYoung,

    Yeah sorry for the over formality, I guess it is the habit of including a full screen name in any reply :)

    Oh, and I'm sure they wont be a disappointment ;)


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