May 21, 2013

Lord of the Rings: the Black Riders

 Black Riders - 14 x 36 in., oil on masonite

Hey everyone! Apologies for the absence, here's my latest piece for Fantasy Flight Games. It's box art for their Lord of the Rings card game, with this expansion focusing on the Black Riders. This one was quite a challenge in the beginning, oddly enough I haven't been asked to paint a lot of night scenes so I really had to think about how to approach this one, especially when it came to the color. I wound up focusing on the bluish light of the moon as the main source of color and moving out from there. It seemed to heighten the sense of dread and fear that the scene needed.
(As a side note, unlike the first two this one IS for sale so if you're interested shoot me an email)


  1. BEAUTIFUL! This piece is dripping with awesome. Hope I have a chance to see it person. :D

  2. Indeed! It's dripping, and I daresay oozing, with awesome. Excellent, Chris!

  3. Excellent work Chris! The moonlit palette is wonderful.