1. #10861
    Quote Originally Posted by Immamoonkin View Post
    How did you do the water ripple effects?
    The water below I didn't really make an effect for. I simply made a copy of the mountains and basically everything above an imaginary horizontal line, turned it upside down and used a smudge effect to just smudge it. Basically, I just turned the pic upside down and used a smudge tool on it :>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merany View Post
    Oh my, it's been quite a while since I've seen this thread ^^

    Made this a while ago, considering fixing the lighting, but that'll probably never happen
    OMG that one is just awesome!! Not only is beautifully made, the theme is really funny
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    Great to see this thread going strong! I was gone for awhile so I couldn't keep up. I really like the landscape art.

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    This thread seems to upset a lot of artists..

    I think critique is invaluable, I have never once produced a drawing without input from my friends. I'm glad this thread can be used that way..

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    I love the east-asian landscapes, Shadow.
    What did you use to make them?
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    Shadowbane,
    Your last pieces are amazing. I love them. Keep up the awesome work.

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    Really like the feel of the landscape Shadowbane! I feel like i want to take a swim in that lake there >_<

    But posting art!

    Its made by http://siakim.deviantart.com/
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    Ooh he is a handsome pandaren.

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    I like the landscapes. And the druids. That never gets old =D

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    I've done an animation test with my Pitlord rig. That rig took a week to make, the animation a day.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oVt4HJhxRI

    Now I'll be able to use it for my larger 3d animation project, resulting in a 3 minute short film later this year.

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    Nozdormu together with my rendition of his consort Soridormi:



    Alexstrasza together with my rendition of her mate Krasus:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaanel View Post
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    Nozdormu together with my rendition of his consort Soridormi:

    [IMG]AWESOME PICTURE[/IMG]

    Alexstrasza together with my rendition of her mate Krasus:

    [IMG]R.I.P. KRASUS PICTURE[/IMG]
    Wow, those are amazing! I love Soridormi's model, it looks fantastic.

    Also, R.I.P. Krasus

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    I love those landscapes Shadowbane! The top one reminds me vaguely of the Cata-created Cenarion area in Loch Modan.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vaanel View Post
    Nozdormu together with my rendition of his consort Soridormi:

    [IMG]http://th06.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2012/082/e/7/nozdormu_and_soridormi_by_vaanel-d4tniu0.jpg[IMG]

    Alexstrasza together with my rendition of her mate Krasus:

    [IMG]http://th03.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2012/050/0/1/alexstrasza_and_krasus_by_vaanel-d4qaofc.jpg[IMG]
    Looks great, Vaanel. Still really looking forward to the machinima release!

  13. #10873
    Well following the Panda Theme, here is my contribution, i know it's not a drawing, but im better at this then i am at drawing.

    Last edited by spyker; 2012-03-29 at 04:55 PM. Reason: broken link

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    I am lurkin in this thread for quite a long time, have had a break lately and now come back, browsing through the latest posts... First, I love most of the art here. even the crude sketches - as far as they relate to WoW. But I really have a problem with Rachel's art.

    It's great from the perspective of technique. It's great from the perspective of imagination. But it deviates away from WoW (yeah, pun intended) in a way that I find mildly disturbing. It looks to me that the artist takes the theme of WoW and bends it to his own wills and desires so much, that the consistence breaks. Kind of a mild (or not that mild?) abuse of the setting.

    New critters are OK, but, for example, Rachels interpretation of the dreanei is too much for me. (And I have no problems with any kind of deviations from normality, in fact, in my fiction world I am creating as a fantasy writer, I have a bunch of hermaphroditic, asexual and whatsoever characters just to explore different possibilities and mindsets, because it fascinates me). But I would never try to bend the world and setting of WoW to my fantasy that much. It does no credit to the creators of this world where I have been partly at home some years ago.

  15. #10875
    Thanks for feedback on the landscape pics. In the meantime, here's a random Pandaren doing some sort of fiery chi awesomeness.


  16. #10876
    Quote Originally Posted by Immamoonkin View Post
    I'm not rejoicing. This is why I stopped posting art in the first place. To me, this thread doesn't feel like what it used to. I posted my sketches because people seem interested. I understood your criticism and if I was interested in posting my art in this thread again, I would have kept to probably doing links to sketches instead.

    However, this thread has turned mostly into a "look at my art that I said is wow related and looks nothing like wow art at all." If you have a different opinion than any popular artist around here, you get snarky, passive aggressive remarks.

    On top of that, the art posted most often is very nsfw, and absolutely have no warnings when unsafe work is posted. It's gotten on my nerves, but mods haven't done anything and I just view the thread now for other artists that I actually do enjoy seeing work of, no matter what their talent is.
    Quote Originally Posted by scubistacy View Post
    I am lurkin in this thread for quite a long time, have had a break lately and now come back, browsing through the latest posts... First, I love most of the art here. even the crude sketches - as far as they relate to WoW. But I really have a problem with Rachel's art.

    It's great from the perspective of technique. It's great from the perspective of imagination. But it deviates away from WoW (yeah, pun intended) in a way that I find mildly disturbing. It looks to me that the artist takes the theme of WoW and bends it to his own wills and desires so much, that the consistence breaks. Kind of a mild (or not that mild?) abuse of the setting.

    New critters are OK, but, for example, Rachels interpretation of the dreanei is too much for me. (And I have no problems with any kind of deviations from normality, in fact, in my fiction world I am creating as a fantasy writer, I have a bunch of hermaphroditic, asexual and whatsoever characters just to explore different possibilities and mindsets, because it fascinates me). But I would never try to bend the world and setting of WoW to my fantasy that much. It does no credit to the creators of this world where I have been partly at home some years ago.

    I, too, have been a long time lurker on this thread. I absolutely adore WoW lore and art, and am a fanartist myself (no posts here, don't panic). I'm even having a WoW fancomic in 'development' right now, getting down to basics of what I'm allowed to do so Blizz won't bring down their wrath on me and close it once I start it.

    The one thing I learned is to respect the work you're doing fanart of. My problem with Rachel's art isn't that she interprets the races in her own way, creates home planets for the Draenei (which I'm sure Blizzard already created, it's mentioned in a couple of books), and so on and so forth. I'm sure a lot of artists interpret the WoW setting in their own way and style, and like to add their own touches to it. Just do a search of WoW original characters on Deviantart (not the best example, mind you), or hell, look at Looking For Group webcomic - they are a blatant Blizz ripoff that managed to pass under the legal radar god knows how.
    No, own interpretation isn't the issue that we mind, I believe. It's the fact that on several occasions, Rachel, and forgive me please if it looks like I'm attacking you personally, but some posts go along the lines of "Blizzard knows nothing of this particular thing (see: Worgen issue, female body shapes, etc), and they should learn from me". Personally, I believe that as long as you're not working for Blizzard, you DO have the right to say you're unhappy with their depiction of races or genders (a lot of people do it), but you DO NOT have the right to claim Blizz should learn from you or apply your designs. It's fun and games to design your own interpretation, and I'm sure everyone who has gotten in a fight here agrees that they look great, but the line is drawn at the moment we're being shown things that look NOTHING like something Blizzard would design, or has ever designed, and we're being told it's how they SHOULD design them.
    No, they shouldn't. Because it's their setting, and theirs alone. If they want draenei females to be petite, skinny and with proportionate eyes, then that's how draenei should be, and your interpretation of draenei is yours and yours alone. Some of us like your worgen, your draenei, your pandaren females, your pandaren face designs, your creature designs, and so on and so forth, and it's fine to depict them in your style as long as you drop the "it's how they SHOULD be, Blizz knows NOTHING" attitude.
    Now, I hope I didn't offend Rachel or look like I'm here to personally attack her, but it seems this is the only thing that's causing everyone to argue and quit. Rachel is a great artist, with great ideas and style, just... Tone down the "improvement" of Blizz's setting and style, and everyone will be happy, I'm sure. And add NSFW warnings at start of posts for the people who are offended by breasts, even if smooth as Barbies.

    My two cents. Now, maybe I'll share some of my own work if I manage to make that number of required posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darKaiK View Post
    Well following the Panda Theme, here is my contribution, i know it's not a drawing, but im better at this then i am at drawing.

    Oh wow, are those 3D renders or real-life crafted objects? Love those anyway.




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  18. #10878
    Quote Originally Posted by Ortheka View Post
    Oh wow, are those 3D renders or real-life crafted objects? Love those anyway.

    http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/f/20...ka-d4tekzq.png
    http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/i/20...ka-d4u70zp.png

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    Those are 3d renders, the quality is somewhat crappy because it had to do a fast render.

  19. #10879
    Quote Originally Posted by darKaiK View Post
    Those are 3d renders, the quality is somewhat crappy because it had to do a fast render.
    Which program do you use?
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  20. #10880
    Quote Originally Posted by Abandon View Post
    Which program do you use?
    I use 3dStudio Max, tried Maya, but just didn't liked it.

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