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Old 04-21-2009, 08:45 PM
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Default The Art of Translation: For the Artists of SoL

So after looking at some of the newer submissions in Blizzard's fan art section, as well as the Sons of the Storm galleries, I realized there's something we've yet to see on Scrolls. We have fan fiction, fan theory, even fanon, but no real consolidated place for fan art. So here's a thread to get people started, and a question that might help spur the shy artists that skulk amongst us to speak up and post.

What's the best way for all of us to depict our characters, themes, and environments so that people who are more inclined to draw can accurately bring our imaginations to life?

In simpler terms, how can we help the artists on SoL draw out what our regular posters imagine?

Feel free to post any pictures or advice you desire here, so long as it's SFW (and if it's not, just provide a web link to it.)
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Old 04-22-2009, 05:32 AM
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Well, I'll probably not be volunteering much for work - I've got plenty enough as it is - but I figured I might as well put my name up there as potential gruntwork-artists. I used to do WarCraft-related commissions... nah, much to official... I used to do pictures for people I knew and who asked nicely. But that was, mostly, a long time ago. Nowadays... well, I've already noted my other-stuff-to-do predicament.

Here, I'll throw in my last WarCraft-creation, dated... oh... half a year ago? No, more, gotta be. The general intention is, I think, rather... well, it speaks for itself. Tee hee.





Hurh, I'd pick a smaller picture to showcase meself, but they're all even older than this one, and consequently... well, worse. Y'know artists. The last thing to've come off my (digital) canvas is the only thing worth much; everything else sort of just degrades with time and progress. Heeh...

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Old 04-22-2009, 06:04 AM
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Holy crap, you're a master. You should submit that; you've got legendary skills my friend. I didn't know there was even more to you than professional map designs.
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Old 04-22-2009, 06:23 AM
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Awesome work, Ashenmoon.

I'm starting to think you're Blizzard's sniper .

Also, I'm sure you'd be accepted in case you send it.
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Old 04-22-2009, 07:23 AM
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Holy shit Ashen. Nice work I am speechless.
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Old 04-22-2009, 11:24 AM
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Ah, thankees, fellas! Always appreciated to hear it's... appreciated. Tee hee!

And oh, I'm sure it'd be no great ordeal getting into Blizz' fan art pages, I've just not... dunno. Cared for it. So if someone had a burning desire of getting something into said fan art pages, I could be your go-to guy, but I consider myself retired from less... urgent needs, so to say. If it means alot to someone, I love to help out, but if it's just some fleeting inspiration, I'm not the guy to go to.

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Old 04-22-2009, 11:32 AM
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Hell, so long as you're inspiring and helping others with their artwork, it's still worthwhile in the end.

That's a damn exquisite piece you made, intimidating even. The exaggerated lines make the chaos of battle look even more hectic, as well as the attention to detail.
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Old 04-22-2009, 12:02 PM
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That's great. Really. Never pegged you for a painter, though.
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Old 04-22-2009, 12:51 PM
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Neither did I. That's just fantastic.
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A very fucking epic paiting

My admiration for this drawing can be condensed and sold as a power source for a major metropolitan area.
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Old 04-22-2009, 01:43 PM
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Heh, I'm starting to wonder if maybe I've frightened off all the other aspiring artists of the forum - who I, as Cantus brought up, would love to help in any way I can... well... okay, in just some of the ways I can. The reasonable ones.


Anyhow, more "thankees" to y'three! And hmmh, I don't strike you as the paintery type? Well. I do like to think my interests are diverse, that I do... though the maps 'n' all that ought've given me away, I'd've thought!
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Old 04-22-2009, 01:56 PM
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Heh, I'm starting to wonder if maybe I've frightened off all the other aspiring artists of the forum
Yeah there's no way for an "aspiring" artist to follow that up
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Old 04-23-2009, 05:35 AM
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Well, i know that Ken has already linked some of his art before, maybe Ashen did scared him off.
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Well, I know that I'm not scared of Just really lazy... <,<

The first is nothing Warcraft related, though...



The "Nerubian Doc" here, is a healer for the nerubian race I thought up... He favors using leeches

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Old 04-23-2009, 01:17 PM
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That given, I feel now with my pictures like a retarded child doodling in his notebook.
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Old 04-23-2009, 01:57 PM
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Eh, why not. I will post up some of my crap. Note: it is a mere grain of sand compared to Ashen's skills but eh.

On an RP forum for my realm, it was a fad for a while to do celebrity made avatars of your character. Here are a bunch that I did by request.

Samual L Jackson is my orc. As if the undead girl and the avatar I currently have.



Way too many fucking elves. D:

A request from a friend. sadly, I never finished it:



My orc, unfinished >.<



More orcy goodness:



A collaboration between myself and a friend [She drew it, I painted it]



and yet, more orc goodness:

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Blah.

Edit: Wow, most everything I do ends up unfinished.

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That's what this thread is here for Xarth, so not only can people show off, but they can give pointers as well. Metzen, Samwise, etc. didn't build Warcraft and Starcraft from words alone, their drawings are a very dynamic part of the creation process. If we don't celebrate and help uplift that on Scrolls, alongside the other lore, we'd be missing a major portion of the world we love.

So please, post the sketches, and with a little critique and guidance from Ashen, Hand, and the other artists you can improve yourself.
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Old 04-23-2009, 02:40 PM
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Well, as soon as I get back my scanner in a working condition, I may post something, but expect manga-fankid level of art. It's really as much cartoonish as I don't want it to be.

BTW, Samuel L. Jackson as an Orc looks awesome. If they really make that movie, they should hire him for some role. Like Grom.
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BTW, Samuel L. Jackson as an Orc looks awesome. If they really make that movie, they should hire him for some role. Like Grom.
Even Sam Jackson doesn't possess enough angry to be Grom.

My scanner is also indefinitely not usable (it works, but it's so bad). I'll see if I can put something respectable up to get critique on.
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I know. Isn't it awesome? It took me so long to find someone to be an orc then I remember good ol SLJ and bam. Perfect candidate for an orc.

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he could so totally be Thrall if they gave him the right hairdo.
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I didn't draw it, but here is a rough sketch of the main character of my superhero comic, Misanthrope, done by my buddy. He should be getting me the inks any day so I can color it.


And, what the heck, I'll throw in the original, unfinished sketch he did before deciding the Spiderman homage was better.
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Tried making some kind of goblin with swords and stuff.

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A humble request from me.

As a vice-administrator of polish site dedicated to ancient civilizations, I am asking if any of you guys (I'm looking especially at Hidden, Handclaw and Ashenmoon) could make - for free, unofortunately - some pictures based on mythological stories that we can fit in the tops of the site. My own art isn't kind of top-site yet, so that's why I'm asking you. Thanks in advance.
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Oh, Xhartat, you should've PM-ed me - I aint been keeping an eye on this thread.

Reason I'm here now is, I'm pondering what next I want to paint, with the only clear guideline that I want to do something pretty big. I've got an idea of my own, yes, but then I also had this nagging notion of doing something WarCraft-related. So bottom line is, I thought I could go here and see if y'all had any interesting ideas.

So... yeah. I want to do something, y'know, classical-feeling, historical-ish. Recent favourite of mine I stumbled across on Wikipedia is Vercingetorix surrenders to Caesar - something like that, but WarCraftish instead. I can think of some appropriate scenes m'self, of course, but can't seem to muster my interest for anything in particular.

Well. Thought I'd put it out here, and, as said, see if maybe someone's got a particular idea they always figured would work well in 2D. Not sure I'll really acquiesce - I might just do my own thing. But... well. Enough mumbling, already! If you've got an idea, go ahead and share it.

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Old 06-23-2009, 10:24 AM
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Oh, Xhartat, you should've PM-ed me - I aint been keeping an eye on this thread.

Reason I'm here now is, I'm pondering what next I want to paint, with the only clear guideline that I want to do something pretty big. I've got an idea of my own, yes, but then I also had this nagging notion of doing something WarCraft-related. So bottom line is, I thought I could go here and see if y'all had any interesting ideas.

So... yeah. I want to do something, y'know, classical-feeling, historical-ish. Recent favourite of mine I stumbled across on Wikipedia is Vercingetorix surrenders to Caesar - something like that, but WarCraftish instead. I can think of some appropriate scenes m'self, of course, but can't seem to muster my interest for anything in particular.

Well. Thought I'd put it out here, and, as said, see if maybe someone's got a particular idea they always figured would work well in 2D. Not sure I'll really acquiesce - I might just do my own thing. But... well. Enough mumbling, already! If you've got an idea, go ahead and share it.
You can always draw our RP characters in Great War as they meet at Fenris Isle! *wink wink*
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