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The Hundred Handed One

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The Hundred Handed One

The Plane Above - chapter start artwork; Dungeons & Dragons. ©Wizards of the Coast

Acrylic, Approx 21" x 19".

Original Artwork for sale; £1500

The Paladin stood his ground against the monstrosity, trusting that his faith in Avandra would serve him in battle against the dread abomination - as it was the Eladrin utilised something more immediate...

This was created as a chapter start for a D&D supplement, and spreads across two pages of a book, with the guttering falling about a third in from the left.

To accomodate this I tailored the composition so that interest occured on both pages, with the flow of The Hundred Handed One and the spell effect carrying the composition across the gutter. The effect was further emphasised by the strong colour contrasts in the figures; Red, Green and Blue.

Lastly the Horizon line was titled and a low POV chosen to further accentuate the dynamic action.

The D&D book can be found here:

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valangreProfessional Traditional Artist
Love it, Ralph! Great design, lovely colors and swell draftsmanship.
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Cherry-91Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing work of art !
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Great work! :D
James-Dark-Blue-Wolf's avatar
DUDE! This blows my mind! Freaking awesome!
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RalphHorsleyProfessional Traditional Artist
Great - Thanks :)
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hehe me and my party actually fought that in some sort of nightmare prison we were there but our physical bodies were uncounscious
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RalphHorsleyProfessional Traditional Artist
Sounds bad!
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RalphHorsleyProfessional Traditional Artist
sounds bad!
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Spectacular work.  What a menace that hulking swarm is!
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RalphHorsleyProfessional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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ShelfcloudHobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing piece mate! How come I missed this 1 is beyond me.
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RalphHorsleyProfessional Traditional Artist
Glad you spotted it now ;)
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ShelfcloudHobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad I am :)
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that monster can be a famous porn star ya know
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RalphHorsleyProfessional Traditional Artist
Hmm... ;)
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Telnavi1Student Writer
I had to fight that beasty. Needless to say who one.

Truely masterfull!
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RalphHorsleyProfessional Traditional Artist
cool - Thanks :)
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SquirreLJHobbyist General Artist
This is quite the monster. Would you mind if I used it for a campaign someday?
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RalphHorsleyProfessional Traditional Artist
NP - it is an offical D&D beastie :)
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SquirreLJHobbyist General Artist
That's awesome. =)
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GCORP1Professional Digital Artist
This piece is epic! wow....the detail is unreal!!
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RalphHorsleyProfessional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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Bulletrider80sHobbyist Artist
absolutely stunning!
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