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Bosk Banneret

Magic the Gathering; Morningtide. ©Wizards of the Coast

Acrylic, Approx 11" x 7.5".

Original artwork SOLD.

The sweet song of the bird tells tales of woods far away.

The strong slanting light enabled me to pick out the form of the Bosk with rim lighting, whilst also allowing for full shadows to help imply the depths of the wood behind.

All the Bannerets have musical instruments, which are all wind instruments, and in this case they are wind chimes.
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DonnaB89 Featured By Owner May 22, 2018
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WeArePalestine Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The attention in this is stunning. the tree.. it looks like it'd be chubby if it was human. great job
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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WeArePalestine Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Anytime
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LeoLyn Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for this wonderful picture ... for a great card in my treefolk card deck :love:
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Great - Thanks :)
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mel0mania Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
very pretty and enchanting
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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mel0mania Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
welcome
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vee-kay Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is how the Ents of Middle Earth should have looked in the movies.

I love the mischievous look on this elder Banneret's gnarled face, as if he is up to some harmless prank that he's secretly planning, as he sits on his haunches and enjoys the cute birdie's chirpy singing, while he's providing the soft background music with his wind chimes branches.

Awesome! You should make more of such feel-good artwork (your action scenes and portrait arts are also wonderful, I might add). :-)
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks - much appreciated :)
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chorrr-tel Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
very cool. nice explanations to go with the piece.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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lunaticboy11 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
just gotta love this, treefolk, mtg, and awesomeness, awesome
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Great - thanks :D
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RevanREK Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is wonderful, I always admire the art in magic the gathering and make my deck out of the cards that I like the art on the most, its not an amazing tactic I admit!
Anyway this is definitely one of my favorites, I love the look on the tree's face, and his funny nose! He reminds me of Treebeard from Lord of the Rings! :aww:
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much. I am very pleased to hear my art made it into your deck :D
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RevanREK Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome! Your art is fantastic! :)
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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42millones Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
good draw!!!

i really like the treefolks....
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad to hear it - thanks :)
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42millones Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
magic cards should be bigger...
didn't noticed that the bannerets have musical instruments...
good draw... again!!!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I snuck them in there ;)
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ArfelTelvys Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
Picture is so calm. It is full of rest.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, makes a nice change from fight scenes :)
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WhenRosesArentRed Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
*twitch* this card has been the bane of many games... but nice work!
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I bet it has - thanks very much :)
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archanN Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Featured your wonderful art here: [link]

:heart:
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you :)
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marilynbegone Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
How did you become a freelance artist working for Wizards of the Coast?

Love this tree.

:-)
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I submitted to the company and was hired to work on Forgotten Realms. Then later Magic :)

Thanks.
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Amerelle Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
I love that little twiggy nose ^ ^
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Sweet - thanks :)
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pinkelf232 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008  Student
You are so talented, beautiful work.. :) Keep up the amazing stuff!
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
That's very kind of you - thanks :)
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sahandsl Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
wow!! your works are amazing!!!
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Pleased you think so - thanks :)
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jamescordeiro21 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008
BEST WORK:)
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
very pleased you think so :)
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jamescordeiro21 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
:D
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JM2-art Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008  Student General Artist
Mr. Horsley.....
Another wonderful and majestic piece. You always capture the life and time of your creatures and actions.

Though the face looks a bit unnatural for a woodland creature, to each his own. The pose looks natural and the banners seem like they belong, but the wood doesn't seem as imposing as it could otherwise be.

I do give you credit though, most of your work work is incredible and to do it traditionally really shows your love of the craft. Kudos.

~JM2
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I was deliberately told to make the face less human, more twisted.

Thanks :)
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Vortimier Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008
awsome, u cant take in the high level of detail as easily when its on a card i really love the way he looks crouched and the bird on his.. finger? haha

massive fan of treefolk in general.
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Great. Glad you like it - Thanks :)
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tentaculus Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008
He looks very serene - and the wind chimes are excellent. Looks as though they could have grown naturally on his branches.
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks very much - glad you like it :)
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canibalis Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
Amazing
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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madam-marla Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008   Digital Artist
wow. that is beautiful. I can almost imagine how beautiful this drawing would SOUND :)
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
That's very nicely expressed - Thanks :)
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