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Hero's Bane Cover by Thaldir Hero's Bane Cover by Thaldir
More works are coming out of non-disclosure: this is the cover of the Hero's Guide for 'Hero's Bane', an RPG by Claymore entertainment, to be released in 2010

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It was an interesting piece to do and a rather challenging one, the briefing was extremely detailed and specific and this is easily the biggest scene I have painted up to now, (both for the number of elements and the original file size 6389 X 4134 px at 350 DPI.

Looking at it after a few months (it was completed last November) there are some things I'd like to change, but anyway, I feel this is a landmark among my works.

Copyright Claymore Entertainment
Art Director: David McKenzie-Cole

Special thanks to Michele and to all the people of the LARPing association 'Faraonica Progetti', I wouldn't have managed it without you, folks!
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:iconjacob-cross:
Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Neat
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:iconthepitbulllover:
ThePitbullLover Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Looks like a shot of a fight scene in Inheritance! Awesome! Epic! Awpic! 8)
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
Thank you for the awesome compliment.
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:iconthepitbulllover:
ThePitbullLover Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
You are very welcome.
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:iconexocolumn:
exocolumn Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
Great work!
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
Thank you
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:iconmirosslav:
mirosslav Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
класс
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
Thanks! :)
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:iconrevenslust:
RevensLust Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
Wow awsome ^^
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
Thanks! :)
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:iconxp-karan:
xp-karan Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010  Student Photographer
Wow Good Work I like it!!
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
Thanks!
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:iconjemms2012:
jemms2012 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Géant , trop la classe ;)
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
Merci!:)
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:iconjemms2012:
jemms2012 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
de rien ;)
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
:-)
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:iconjdklaffke:
Jdklaffke Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
is this hand drawn/painted? or is it all done on the computer?
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
At this question I generally answer 'hand painted on a computer' ;-).

I paint digitally (sometimes over a pencil drawing), but I paint with stylus and tablet the same way I did with oils and acrylics, for instance the textures are all painted, there is no direct use of photographic elements.
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:iconjdklaffke:
Jdklaffke Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
well done. wonderful piece
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
Thank you!
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:icondarkwing-eli:
Darkwing-Eli Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
Che meraviglia! Quanti dettagli e quanta azione! :D
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
Mille grazie! :love:
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:iconegilsterkr:
EgilSterkr Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
:wow: exellent!
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
Thank you. :-)
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:iconannakirsten:
AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner May 1, 2009   General Artist
I love the depth of this - very eye-catching and wonderful artwork!
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
Thank you very much! giving it enough depth was one of my worries while I was working on it.
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:iconredshine01:
Redshine01 Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Stuff
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
Thank you!
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:iconphantastes:
phantastes Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
What a epic piece of art! A true masterpiece!! You never cease to amaze :iconbwavoplz:
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
A thousand thanks. :-)
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:iconquickreaver:
quickreaver Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
Wooo-hooo! There it is! (I forgot these released! Gotta do some postin'...)
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
Lol, that's the truble with NDA, by the time the piece is released one has totally forgotten about it ;)
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:iconmelime6:
melime6 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow! so much going on! :nod:
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
:-), for a while, working on the composition, it felt like playing tetris...
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:iconmelime6:
melime6 Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:giggle:

well, then the question is: do you like tetris?
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
Indeed I do. :D
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:iconmelime6:
melime6 Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh that's all righty then. :giggle:
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
:-)
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:iconheathenflames:
heathenflames Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! You always have great work! :faint:
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
Thank you very much!
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:iconjoecoool:
JoeCoool Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
This looks amazing! Excellent work!
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
Thank you very much!
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MythArcana Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
:omg: This is the part where I fall over in my chair! Hehe! Absolutely amazing setting and graphical detail all across the board! Very inspiring work on one fantastic depiction of battle in a fantasy setting! Definitely one superb piece of art, I love it! :D
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
Again? I should be more careful ;).

Seriously, thank you very much for your unfailing presence and appreciation, it's a great spur to keep working as well as I can.
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:iconmytharcana:
MythArcana Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
Just keeping making that amazing art and I'll keep making ice! LOL!! My pleasure all the way!
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
:-)
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:iconanitalee:
anitalee Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
Excellent
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
Many thanks!
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:iconanitalee:
anitalee Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
You are welcome
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:iconthaldir:
Thaldir Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
:-)
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