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4e DnD Orcs by RalphHorsley 4e DnD Orcs by RalphHorsley
4e D&D Orcs
Acrylics, approx 7" x 11"

© Wizards of the Coast. 4e Monster Manual; Interior Illustration.

Original artwork for sale; UK£ 200

Commissioned ofr 4e Dungeons & Dragons I was asked to present the four different Orc 'types' in a row with minimal background.

I tried to create some interest with a radial, splayed, vertical line (a bit like the spokes of a wheel), and by dropping the figures back/forward slightly.

I enjoyed putting all the detail into the costuming. I feel this can add to a sense of veracity, and make the characters feel more 'lived in'.
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:icontheartofdrewx:
theartofdrewx Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016
I've spent countless hours pouring over the artwork in the Monster Manuals, and this has always been a favourite of mine
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cullyferg2010 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016
Just got through seeing 'Warcraft' today with my oldest son.  And I could swear these four were in the movie.
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cullyferg2010 Featured By Owner May 27, 2016
Is it too late to radio for a fire mission, danger close?
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TinyTina4blk Featured By Owner Edited Feb 26, 2015
Hi. I really love your art (I think that this picture has incredible detail and was very impactful) and wanted to show it to my friends by putting it up in my gallery. Is there an "official" place I have to go to ask permission. I was told I should say that I in no way am going to use your image to make money, either directly or indirectly, and that I will link the picture to this page or any page that you wish so that your image can serve as advertising for your other art. 

Thank you

Christina420
christiobrian@gmail.com
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
You can just 'favourite' it and that way i thdsould be available to see. Or you can use the thumbnail link available by the image.
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JJWsmith Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
I don't know but I've been told.....orcs strong but they not smart
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GokuMartin Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Where there's a whip, there's a way.
Where there's a whip, there's a way.

Where there's a whip, there's a way.
Where there's a whip, there's a way.

We don't wanna go to war today
But the Lord of the Lash says: "nay, nay, nay!"
We're gonna march all day, all day, all day!
Where there's a whip there's a way!

Where there's a whip, there's a way!
Left, right, left, right
The crack on the back says we're gonna fight
We're gonna march all day and night and more
For we are the slaves of the Dark Lord's war.

Where there's a whip, there's a way!
We don't wanna go to war today!

Where there's a whip, there's a way.
Where there's a whip, there's a way.

Where there's a whip, there's a way.
Where there's a whip, there's a way.

We don't wanna go to war today
But the Lord of the Lash says: "nay, nay, nay!"
We're gonna march all day, all day, all day!
Where there's a whip there's a way!
Left, right, left right
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist

:D

 

Thanks

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menteagucada Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
These images can be used in blogs, with the source and the credits? Or just paid?
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Sadly not - WotC own the copyright.
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:iconcaptmoroni:
CaptMoroni Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Cool!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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skrambles105 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
ive been one of them its fun when your an orc you head dose not open doors
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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T3ROCKS Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
YES!!!!
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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:iconbuster420:
Buster420 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
"Let's get 'em!!...You wanna live forever?!"
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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captfalcon4brawl Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
I have issue with this, the axethrower's pose looks ... off, and the Eye of Gruumsh and the warrior are both pointing, right next to each other. I get the Eye pointing because he's the leader, but why the warrior?
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Fair enough.
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NothingPoignantHere Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Oh my god, I love this. The colors... the poses... the expressions... the ORCS! I can tell who they are too. This is great work.
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :)
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:iconpharmakon7:
pharmakon7 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
I <3 Orcs!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011   Photographer
Hi ...Dear ... RalphHorsley ...!!!
Your Fantastic Art work
... e DnD Orcs
is featured in Action-Portraits...!!!.... In One Word...MAGNIFICIENT...!!!
if you don't mind...:heart:.............................................."This is an invitation to Joint... Just in case if you are not in already ...!!!"
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011   Photographer
You are welcome :hug:
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Elecman99 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
RAWR!!!
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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Aupheling Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
I've never played an Orc, but they just seem so bad-ass.
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
they are ;)
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Asparuh13 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool style!
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thnaks :)
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Asparuh13 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome!
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Zhinarkos Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This one makes pages 204 and 205 in monster manual nice to study. Eats away a bit of that stereotypical thoughts about orcs.
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad to hear it - thanks :)
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jenz-metal Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009
NONE MAY STAND AGAINST THE ORCS AND TRIUMPH!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:D

Thanks.
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:iconcklurean:
cklurean Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
Funny, but that looks amazingly similar to Wayne Reynolds work.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I guess we both have a stylised approach - shrug
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strayfies Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
Awesome work, I love your contribution in the books.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. I am pleased to hear it :)
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dragonsdale Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008   Traditional Artist
that is awesome beyond words!
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for saying so :D
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dragonsdale Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009   Traditional Artist
well deserved, sire.
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noctemvixen Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008
great detail and colors.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :)
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ChangQuanMaster Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
Your works are amazing...
Congratulations...
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thnaks for saying so - appreciated :D
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Dread-Pirate-Isaac Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008
Very nice. I think you did a great job on the Orcs.
I would like to see someone draw female Orcs.

I hope 4th edition is better than 3rd. Of course I am an old time gamer, mostly played with 1st & 2nd edition rules.

I still buy some of the other editions for the art work. I think Ironshod & your work will be a great additions to the D&D universe. They always have been able to find great artist (like Elmore & Brom).
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