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Fire-lit Thicket

Magic the Gathering; Shadowmoor. ©Wizards of the Coast

Acrylic, Approx 11" x 7.5".

Original artwork; SOLD.
The offering of a fine delicacy for supper can make guests more welcome.

The Shadowmoor world is a twilight setting with a sombre mood. I tried to convey this with a limited palette, and misty landscape. This also enabled pinpoints of light and colour to focus the eye on the entrance to the Boggart's home.
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MBO13thXundergroundX Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This picture is just awesome, all these details and the colours and shades are really amazing...I love that card...Aww 
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Donrem Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, this is the perfect swampy den. Great atmosphere & details. Fav.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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artesora Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is actually so cool... very mysterious and spooky, and the mist in the background is done spectacularly well. Great work! :love:
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thnaks very much :)
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LzProjects Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student General Artist
I love it :DDDD
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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Kestarren Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
I like the floating mist & the depths, the details & light, & the whole idea.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Great - Thanks :)
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sfogg25 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Argh, this is an example of where the tiny size of the window seriously harms the art. There's so much detail and richness here that I couldn't even see on the card! Lovely work, and I'm sorry not everyone gets to see it.
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olnewtalkiii Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
wow....an amazing work...truly wonderful...thanks a lot for sharing..and the inspiration.
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agartaa Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
Perfect colours and atmosphere! Very impressive!! :)
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Great - thanks :)
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FabrykaImaginacji Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great :D
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks
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FabrykaImaginacji Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem :)
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Awesome!!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
You're welcome :)
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ArrianaStillwater Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
freakin awsum!!!! man, i wish i had ur skill with graphics. mine are good but not like urs!!!!!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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Malinidk Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed an awesome scene with loads of details. Really inspiring atmosphere.

Makes me think if you use any music / scores for pictures and games, or others, maybe the silence is your what you prefer - when you draw your amazing pieces?
And if so is there anything you stick to?
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
One benefit of working from home is listening to music all day :D
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:iconmalinidk:
Malinidk Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly. But then again you'd be able to do that in a studio with proper headphones as well.
Have a continued good day.
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StarkArya Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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WildGrowth Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
amazing...really great technique!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks :)
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GreatMarahute Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Who standardized the goblin/orc style in magic the gathering?
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Don't know... they have a set of style guides.
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CEZacherl Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
This floored me.

I've been gawking at it for about eight minutes now.

Still gawking.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Great :D
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Edarneor Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, they brought a frog!! :D must be real hungry then ;p
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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JinxWeaver Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Spooky.... I love it so much. :D The level of detail in this has been keeping me preoccupied for the last couple minutes...
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Great - Thanks :)
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jrbarker Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
What a great piece. I love the mood!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :)
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lordmep Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
This guy's cave kinda looks like a guy.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Hmm - hadn't seen that...
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That-Random--Artist Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
CREEPY.... and epic :)
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Great - thanks :)
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DavidBray Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Dude, i am so glad i randomly searched thicket in google.
This is amazing work and coincidently from a card game i love.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Great - thanks a lot :)
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:iconzinkai1:
zinkai1 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
Pure Awesomeness.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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zinkai1 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
You're Welcome ^_^
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BloodyWildChild Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome! :) Great work!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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BloodyWildChild Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :)
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