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Talisman: Frostmarch

By RalphHorsley
Talisman: Frostmarch

Talisman boardgame expansion, Frostmarch, cover artwork.
©Fantasy Flight games/Games workshop

Acrylic, Approx 9" x 13".

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The Ice Queen twisted the howling icy gales into a raw elemental force to be flung against the adventurers.

This painting was created as the cover for the latest Talisman baord game expansion. I was working with existing designs for the adventurers but had more freedom with the Ice Queen.

Fortunately the yellow skin of the Ogre allowed for a lovely colour contrast with the Ice Queen, helping the foreground figures pop, whilst the strong highlight helped bring the collaged elements of the adventurers and Queen together.

I also tried to make looser and more expressionistic marks in the background, whislt the foreground elements were more tightly rendered. Again to help create contrast and strong readability.

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YasinH's avatar
Thats perfection!
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Mitia-Arcturus's avatar
Dear RalphHorsley
Your Wonderful art work ... is selected to get in...Action-Portraits
If you don't mind...:heart:...!!!
"This is an invitation to Joint... Just in case if you are not in already ...!!!"
best regards.....................
You're most welcome in Action-Portraits...!!! :iconaction-portraits:
jupiter01's avatar
Very cool and very sexy, love the ice queen ;)
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jeffzz111's avatar
:wow: awesome creation! truly inspirational :salute:
Quazzie's avatar
Staggeringly stunning... I'll never get how you folks do such work on a canvas !
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Thanks very much :)
ShamanofShadows's avatar
I still have the original and 2nd edition Talisman games, from back in the day when I worked for Games Workshop, and this piece certainly takes me back. Fun game, and you've done a wonderful job on this piece. Bravo! :clap:
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Thanks very much for your comment - thanks :)
ShamanofShadows's avatar
well, looking back, it did wander a bit off topic, but the work is superb! :-)
predben's avatar
how long have you been working with acrylics? and on average how long do these sort of images take?
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I have been working with acrylics, seriously, about 12 years. Something like this takes about a week, start to finish.
predben's avatar
well recently finished my first thing with acrylic, and looks like i have a long way to go xD, do you reckon you could ever post a tutorial or how you work or summet, cus it would be a great help as i have had no teaching at all!
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