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Rary the Traitor by BenWootten Rary the Traitor by BenWootten
This a piece that I did for the cover of Dragon 405, Wotc, very exciting.

Rary the Traitor takes us back to the GreyHawk campaign setting, showing my age, this was a setting I spent a lot of my youth in. Really cool to get to revisit now, and especially cool to have this months Dragon mag cover.

Thanks to Kate Irwin for her great art direction:)
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:iconnategold0410:
Nategold0410 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
OMG!  Fantastic art!  He's on fire, and not in a good way...
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
No not in a good way at all.
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:iconglowe94:
Glowe94 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Another great piece!
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers!
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Dale-Raymond-Lerette Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The GreyHawk campaing was a great setting. You really captured the moment here!
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
A painful moment for some!!
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Setzuo Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I dub this "Win". Collect your awesome at the after party, we shall be enjoying Jagermeister with pineapple juice, and enjoying some light tabletop gaming.
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:) Cheers, but it is OK if I have Margarita I don't like Jagermeister:)
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Setzuo Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fair enough lol
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:iconvictortran:
VictorTran Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
BURNED!!!(litterally) :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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snazzie-designz Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013   General Artist
Wow! Phenomenal :clap: The energy of this piece is incredible. The characters are both bursting out of the screen at me. I love the flames, the colours, and the great use of lighting. :clap:
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks dude, I really enjoyed doing this piece. I was really conscious of the energy I wanted to get into Rari's fire attack:)
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snazzie-designz Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013   General Artist
Mission accomplished! Superb :D
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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mr-crowley666 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i STILL spend time there! my friends an old school ref.
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Man I spent a fair bit of time here, but hadn't been back until I got to do this piece:)
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Antaria-Nova Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Old Wizard: "GET OFF MY CARPET!"
Other Guy: "Wha- AHHHMYFACETHATBURNSSS!"

:D

He must use some special flame-retardant gel in his beard to keep it from being set on fire. :P
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Magic:)
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:iconantaria-nova:
Antaria-Nova Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
But flame-retardant gel is more fun. <.<
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Demialc-neeb-sah-em Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Well, It's appears he's now Rary the ragdolling corpse. :D
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No yo are mistaken, Rary is the one doing theburing
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NinjaBulldog Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
This almost looks like the art for a MTG card
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:icongladiator57:
GLADIATOR57 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL- still have Gygaz's novel somewhere...! Nice work!
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VanHelsing019 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is what I wish merlin whould do in the adventures of merlin. MERLIN WHY U NO USE COOL MAGIC LIKE THIS?
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:icontheocon:
Theocon Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Exciting, indeed!
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers:)
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ThereseOfTheNorth Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
holy cow this is amazing!
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Huge thanks
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:iconpocketali:
Pocketali Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm a writer. Yet words fail me right now.
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ha!! Writers block:)
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EsmeraldoD20 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
Amazing!!! I love Greyhawk setting, but there's something about Rary that bothers me. In the cover of the book Rary the Traitor he's depicted very similar to this pic, but he's always said to have baklunish traits which are not presented here or at Rary the Traitor. Interesting to say that he's depicted very differently at Living Greyhawk Journal 22, where he has all the baklunish traits and seems to have a younger appearence (I'd say fourty years old).
Anyway, this is a great illustration, I loved it, thank you for instigating our imagination.

P.S. Oh! I almost forget, who's that wizard being beaten by Rary? Otiluke, Tenser or Bigby?
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BenWootten Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Huge thanks for your great feedback:) Much Appreciated, I am not sure of the features of Rary and his age, has been a while since I have been to Greyhawke and so i just went by the ref provided.

I believe it is Otiluke on the receiving end here.
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DameOdessa Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:faint: Breathtaking!
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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Sheridan-J Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Love the effects and the detail here. That is just boss! :D
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
huge thanks:)
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cannibaljim Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Very nice. Your style reminds me of Wayne Reynolds. :)
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks:) You put me in good company.
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:iconimith88:
Imith88 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Hmm looks like wizard won :) Very dramatic, and action packed piece :)
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Huge thanks
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GCARTIST85 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
Thank you for letting us add your Amazing work to our gallery! :iconfantasyfans101:
:highfive:
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You are welcome, thanks for choosing to show it:)
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Tsabo6 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Bravo!
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BenWootten Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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dancingplanet Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
That's an intense scene... yikes! Very well done. Awesome motion! That dudes flying through the air!
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That dude is wasted....

Thanks:)
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MasterKallybykk Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
and THAT'S why magic-users kick ass! excellent job!
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:iconbenwootten:
BenWootten Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
In defense of other classes the magic user is only fighting another magic user here, which doesn't really prove anything except they can beat each other up:)
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MasterKallybykk Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Ah but it also proves that they're capable of unbelievable power if they play their cards right, and most non-magic users would stand next to no chance ;)
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