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This is a cover I did for EN Publishing's War of the Burning Sky Campaign Saga. Its a 12 part adventure series for the D&D role playing game.

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Burning Sky page
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The cover is being used for Part 8 - 'O Wintery Song of Agony.

The adventure description (as the website says):

O, Wintry Song of Agony, by Felipe Correa. Level 13-14. A clue from the temple leads the heroes to a secret facility operated by minions of Leska in the frozen reaches of northern Ragesia. Under the facility is a strange prison where waves of agony overwhelm the inmates – all of them captured mages who were seized by the Scourge. The agony comes from a trillith, who is being used to power experiments with some strange superweapon Leska is working on. The heroes must rescue a prisoner who knows Leska’s weaknesses.

Okay, I admit ... I'm not quite sure what all that means. :) But I was given descriptions on the main bad guy, his henchmen, and the prisoners. I thought I would compose the cover in way that shows one of the prisoners being abused. Not knowing the full story behind the adventure, I also wanted the composition to also leave room for various interpretations. It could be that the prisoner in foreground is one of the main NPCs or maybe he's just another random prisoner. Maybe this was when he tried to escape and the bad guys caught him again.

According to some of the descriptions I was given, the main bad guy uses Orcs and Half-Orcs for his guards. They wear crimson scale-mail. In my mind, I pictured Orcs wearing armor that's a bit fancier than they're normally seen in. Their employer having the resources to equip his boys with the good stuff. So if you're wondering why these Orcs aren't wearing beat up and dirty armor like in most pics you see, that's why. Although, if you look...there are places where their uniform is a bit torn and worn. They are Orcs after all. The may get nice stuff, but doesn't mean they keep it nice.

Anyways, hope you like it. :)
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:iconprsownglaceon:
PRsOwnGlaceon Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
looks good. no really, it looks awesome. it looks almost like youd see it right out of a D&D manual.
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GokuMartin Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Where there's a whip, there's a way.
Where there's a whip, there's a way.

Where there's a whip, there's a way.
Where there's a whip, there's a way.

We don't wanna go to war today
But the Lord of the Lash says: "nay, nay, nay!"
We're gonna march all day, all day, all day!
Where there's a whip there's a way!

Where there's a whip, there's a way!
Left, right, left, right
The crack on the back says we're gonna fight
We're gonna march all day and night and more
For we are the slaves of the Dark Lord's war.

Where there's a whip, there's a way!
We don't wanna go to war today!

Where there's a whip, there's a way.
Where there's a whip, there's a way.

Where there's a whip, there's a way.
Where there's a whip, there's a way.

We don't wanna go to war today
But the Lord of the Lash says: "nay, nay, nay!"
We're gonna march all day, all day, all day!
Where there's a whip there's a way!
Left, right, left right
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whispering-destiny Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
i hate bloody and savage evil orc types thier so mean to humans!
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:iconnauth:
nauth Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This drawings is so simple! i love it!
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:icondragonsdale:
dragonsdale Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010   Traditional Artist
orc: "caaan yoou saaay...analrape!?"
human: "WHAT!?"
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ogrebear Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice picture!

Capture is better than dead!
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:iconaceyoko:
aceYOKO Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009
gahh..my characters have had there moments of capture..poor fellow^^;
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Stormtrooper007 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
someone is in DEEEP trouble
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:icondrawula:
Drawula Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2008
Nice!:D
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Kruzack Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thóse eyes are just awesome, the look on th face of the prisoner is great. really nice pic ^^
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:iconwarp-zero:
warp-zero Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Thanks Kruzack!
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:iconkruzack:
Kruzack Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your welcome ^^
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Outer-Realms-Comics Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008
-Ouch.... Poor person! That would be COLD. And it would hurt.
Little Dreamer
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warp-zero Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Thanks guys. Glad you liked it. :)

I'm still itching to do more D&D stuff. Been so long since I've played. I guess I'm making up for it by drawing.
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EgilSterkr Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007
:clap: awesome! cool orc desing and great colors!
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philbourassa Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007  Professional Filmographer
I love it. Awesome composition.
Honestly being a fan of fantasy I just appreciate the love you put into crafting an image depicting subject matter from classic D&D sources.
Not enough forgotten realms stuff on Deviant.
What can I say, it gets me geeked.
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mrnyuckles Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007
Dude, that's pretty cool. Fantasy doesn't get the recognition it should on here. But you did a damn good job.
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:iconselfishchildren:
selfishchildren Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007
the ice looks fantastic! really great to see you doing full illustrations!
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dusty-abell Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007   Filmographer
that guy is screwwwwwwwwwed! looks great tim, wow, 2 pieces posted in under a week. you're on a tear man...........
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Samuca Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007
Great work! Especially love the orcs. Makes me feel like rolling some dice. Poor human, those orcs look ready to start bro-ing out at any moment:P
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:iconrickmorales:
RickMorales Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007
Haha! Speaking of which you, Tim, Phil, and I need to bro out soon. It's been too long.

Oh yeah, nice job Tim.
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:iconsamuca:
Samuca Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007
Damn right we do!
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sideshowmonkey Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007  Professional Filmographer
AWWWWWWWW YEAH!

This piece came out great. I really love that skull faced guy in the back.

I also love how well your characters are always grounded on the background. It really brings the piece together.
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Barbariank Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007
that's bad luck for him xD

i really love the way you draw those orcs
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