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    Warduke (Horned Society Hierarch) by Tyler Walpole
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    GreySage

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    Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:04 pm  
    Warduke (Horned Society Hierarch) by Tyler Walpole

    Not sure if this is the proper forum or not, but I saw this post on Facebook and wanted to share it with the Canonfire! community. It is Warduke, by Tyler Walpole. Tyler is a local (for me) artist living in Des Moines, Iowa. He does lots of work for Paizo, but also some for WotC/D&D (or, at least, he used to). I had a chance to speak to him a bit at Gamicon in Iowa City this past January and he impressed me as a very nice fellow. This one is a simple sketch, as are the rest at the link below, but he does incredibly detailed color pictures also.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150713367431865&set=a.10150713364271865.391978.320500206864&type=1&ref=nf#!/photo.php?fbid=10150713368111865&set=a.10150713364271865.391978.320500206864&type=1&permPage=1

    Hmmm... I can't figure out how to post the actual picture. Well, check the link. There are links above the picture taking you to more of Tyler's album.

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    Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:11 am  

    Thanks for Sharing SirXaris!
    I've been working on trying to develop Warduke as a side Nemesis for my campaign... this will come in handy!!!
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    Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:53 pm  
    Warduke art

    Wow! That's some really nice work! I've seen Tyler Walpole's art before. It's a name that I recognize, just because I'm an artist, and I notice that kind of stuff - it's my geek thing. But, I am struggling to recognize from where I recognize it.
    I guess I'll do a little 'net surfing to figure it out. [Ah ... it seems that I recognize him from his work for Paizo's Pathifinder line, and from the cover illustrations for the D&D comicbooks.]

    Regarding this piece, though... I loved Warduke in the 80s when I actually played with the toys, in the Dungeon magazine article on him, which linked him to GH - and especially the Wayne Reynolds art for it, and this is great art too! Love it!
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    Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:12 am  

    Also, since this is WarDuke Central
    In Dungeon #105 (p70) is a Statistical Write Up for any that are looking for WarDuke Info....
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    Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:02 pm  

    Warduke is awesome. The Death Dealer of Greyhawk, imo.
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    Wed May 16, 2012 10:45 pm  

    The funny thing about that Dungeon #105 cover is that art director Sean Glenn and I came up with the idea of putting it on the cover, but the then-editor-in-chief didn't have any emotional connection to the character, and didn't think it was a good idea. When I became editor-in-chief shortly thereafter, asking Sean to contract the Warduke cover from Wayne Reynolds was literally one of my first acts. I think it happened within hours of me getting the promotion. :)
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    Thu May 17, 2012 9:14 am  
    Warduke art - Dungeon #105

    Iquander - that's interesting! Never would've thought that Wayne Reynolds art would've been passed up for a cover! Of course, at that point he'd achieved things like illustrating every magic item in the DMG, but, he wasn't quite the massive name that he is now.

    I'm really glad that you chose him for your covers from Paizo. He's a great artist, and both Warduke peices from Dungeon #105 were some of the best I've ever seen. I still remember playing with the Warduke action figure as a kid. And his artwork has influenced me as an artist since I first recognized his artwork in gaming books nearly a decade and a half ago.
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    Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:47 pm  

    Icarus, couldn't agree more about Wayne Reynolds. I emailed him a year or so ago and asked him if there were any plans to do a book and he replied that he never considered his art worthy of a book, or perhaps he meant never consider the idea.

    In any case I'm so please that paizo are publishing a book of his artwork in October, at a very reasonable price.

    I've never found any one elses artwork quite so evocative and exciting. He is just so good with characters and the implied action he points into them (stances, facial expressions etc). If I ever strike it reach first order of my day would be to pay Wayne to illustrate my characters!

    Sometimes I would hesitate to by Dragon or Dungeon magazines, but never when they contained his artwork.

    Imagine a Greyhawk hardcover filled with his art. Awesome.
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    Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:07 am  

    Phalaster ... I was pretty ecstatic too when I saw "Visions of WAR: Art of Wayne Reynolds" on Paizo.com. Pretty friggin' awesome, man!
    (For those who don't know, "WAR" is how Wayne A. Reynolds signs his artwork)

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