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Talisman: The Reaper

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Published: October 26, 2008
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Talisman: The Reaper

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

Acrylic, Approx 9" x 13".

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Even as the adventurer's advance into the gloom Death stalks them...

This painting is the cover for the forthcoming Talisman boardgame expansion - The Reaper, for Fantasy Flight Games.

I wanted to create a stylised composition with the figure of the Reaper looming over the hapless adventurer's, who are focused on something ahead in the darkness. This was reflected in the tightly rendered finish.

The background was deliberately rendered with looser brushstrokes to help bring the figures forward, and it will also be largely obscured by the title.

The painting, with trade dress, on the product can be found here:

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waningmoon7Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that's beautiful! I love the way you painted the scythe! *o*
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RalphHorsleyProfessional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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RalphHorsleyProfessional Traditional Artist
thanks :)
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AriaNycyusHobbyist General Artist
Magneficent!!!! I love how you done eveything in this painting :) The Reaper looks cool painted :) I think im gonna watch you ^^
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RalphHorsleyProfessional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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AriaNycyusHobbyist General Artist
NP ^^
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This is so awesome! Because of this image, the Reaper will now be my favorite permanent card in Talisman. :D
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RalphHorsleyProfessional Traditional Artist
Great - thanks :)
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RalphHorsleyProfessional Traditional Artist
Great :)
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Absolutely Awesome - as always!

Looking forward to getting the expansion and glad it will feature your work.

May the Emperor guide your hands

Inquisitor Minmi
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RalphHorsleyProfessional Traditional Artist
Thnaks very much :)
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he's behind you lol ,this is brillant so much detail in the carictures
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RalphHorsleyProfessional Traditional Artist
lol

Thanks :D
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now that's a death squad :skull:

rocks :headbang: :D
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RalphHorsleyProfessional Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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UlalumesStarProfessional General Artist
The stylization of this piece has an interesting effect. It definitely helps the figures stand out. The female figure reminds me of your typical comic book heroine, though atypical in her own right. (It looks like she and Death get their outfits from the same store. :giggle: Okay, that was awful... :XD: )
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RalphHorsleyProfessional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :)
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GuyraHobbyist Digital Artist
That is a really cool painting! :D
By the way, what does the C in your signature stand for..? (If you don't mind me asking, that is. ;))
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RalphHorsleyProfessional Traditional Artist
Thanks.

My middle name is Charles - no big secret ;)
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