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Temple of the Serpent

By RalphHorsley
Temple of the Serpent

Novel cover artwork.
©Games Workshop; Black Library.

Acrylic, Approx 8.5" x 13.5".

Original artwork for sale; UK£900.

Having reached the top of their great Temple - none would be allowed to stand in the way of his conquest of it's dark mysteries.

This is the second novel cover for the Thanquol series of books for Games Workshop. The first can be found here:


Whilst the book, with full trade dress, can be seen here:[link]

As with the first cover I chose a low viewpoint to accentuate Thanquol's dominance, but set him against the open background to let his silhouette stand out strongly.

In most of my paintings I slip in a few details to reward those who take a closer look, and interestingly this is exactly what the editor at GW picked up on in his blog entry.
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Bazil3282's avatar
I've heard that Thanquol somehow managed to kill Tehenhauin... I'm sorry, but THAT... IS... BULLSHIT!
Ahrenim's avatar
Brilliant!! Fucking awesome man!!
James-Dark-Blue-Wolf's avatar
Whoa this is freaking awesome!
The-M-Man's avatar
Why I do believe I found a new artist to admire.
Generalobiwankenobi7's avatar
Skink Priest:"Get off my Lawn!"
arcxont's avatar
Fantastic work and syper skaven!
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ANDR3Sp93's avatar
cool book, awesome cover. Nice job man! :D
Huntmelenium's avatar
Yay! I play the Lizardmen. They are lots of fun. Didn't know they had a book. I'll look into it!
VeljkoMT's avatar
This art...makes me want to read the books too.
RalphHorsley's avatar
Great - that's the hope :)
Selenmariene's avatar
The blue robe suits him more.
Menteloque's avatar
splendid monsieur :)
YikYik's avatar
Wow, this is really awesome! Cool idea! :D
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