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Defender of the North by RhysGriffiths Defender of the North by RhysGriffiths
This is an illustration for a book cover commissioned by author Corey Holst. Really happy with how this one turned out!

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ambou Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015
beautiful and amazing and i'd like to be there.

:)
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Zoriy Featured By Owner May 21, 2015
This painting is amazing, seriously. Great colors and composition, i can see some story aswell.
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:iconrhysgriffiths:
RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner May 21, 2015
Thanks :)
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Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015
Beautiful lighting, the horses are as carefully rendered as the men,  outstanding little details that make an army camp under the shadow of a castle.  Love the night sky, too.
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RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
Thank you! The horses heads are actually some photos copy and pasted with some careful painting over the top to match the rest of the scene. I didn't want to paint them from scratch :) Same goes with many other details here. I'm glad you like it though!
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BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
lovely!
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RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
:)
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Clouseau37 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Outstanding.
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RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
Thank you!
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LocationCreator Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Yay! I finally get to see some more of your wonderful work on DA. THIS one is especially lovely. Everything, from the figures in the shadows to the drape of fabric on the saw-horses on the left is gorgeous. I can't quite make out what is happening on the lower right, but perhaps something is mis-registered on my computer. Anyway. This is wonderful work.
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RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
Thank you :) I actually uploaded the wrong version.. I fixed up some stuff in the bottom right for the final version. I'm glad you liked it enough to look so deeply :p
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LocationCreator Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Of course! I love your work.
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:iconthroughshining:
Throughshining Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
Superb lighting, everything is so colourful and alive.
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:iconrhysgriffiths:
RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
Thanks :D
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:iconroiuky:
Roiuky Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
beautiful scen!^_^lovely lighting and colors!
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:iconrhysgriffiths:
RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
Thank you :)
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LupeanTheNavyPriest Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
The man to the left really looks like Jesus...
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RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
Lol!
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DCJBeers Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
This is so great!
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:iconrhysgriffiths:
RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
Thank you :)
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DCJBeers Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
Your very welcome. A great job!:) (Smile) 
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Sol4rpleXus Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful cozy atmosphere.
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RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
Thanks :)
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RobzDeviant Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
Awesome piece of art!
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RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
Thanks :)
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:iconxandimus:
XandImus Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015   General Artist
MOST FAB-TAZTIC!
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:iconrhysgriffiths:
RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
Thanks :)
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ShenaniBOOM Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
Great atmosphere this has :)
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RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
Thanks :)
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ShenaniBOOM Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
You're welcome :)
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Min-Nguen Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Professional
Very cool!! 
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:iconrhysgriffiths:
RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
Thanks bruv!
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AdrianaFilip Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
Looks great!
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RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
:)
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skorp711 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
Great illustration :-) I really like the mood of it :-)...
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RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
thank you :)
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devil533 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Student Filmographer
Very damn awesome
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RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
Thanks man!
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lexolf Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
I don't know if it is but it looks like an illustration to some fantasy book. And a pretty good one. Especially like lighting and that piece of starlit sky. :)
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RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
A medieval novel. Definitely some similarities to many fantasy novels :)
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:icontexlen:
Texlen Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
I´m more thinking Historical Novel, that flag on the right looks like the welsh.
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:iconrhysgriffiths:
RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
It's historical indeed :) set in medieval times.
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:iconlexolf:
lexolf Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
Oh, sorry, missed the description.)
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RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
It's medieval - pretty similar vibe to fantasy! 
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rhapsodybird Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Professional General Artist
Incredible work. :D
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RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
I'm glad you like it :)
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Vaccumdiagrams Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
The lighting is great! The multiple fires really add some good color to the piece
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:iconrhysgriffiths:
RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
Thanks! Fires always make for some interesting lighting :)
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