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Theryl by satchelsbag Theryl by satchelsbag
On one hand, it's a commission of a World of Warcraft character I've known for about five years, who was incredibly intimidating to paint because there's been so much RP and story written around her.

On the other hand, like Belmilia [link] before her, Theryl is another character who rather transcends the world of WoW, so she gets real-world armor and a classical touch.

And metal, lordy, all that shiny metal!

Edit 7/22/12: Just repainted her face. Sometimes you just have to do these things!
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ArwendeLuhtiene Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous and so empowering! Now, THIS is how a realistic warrior-woman looks like. Thank you! 
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satchelsbag Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
You're very welcome! I'm glad it struck you as such! =D  Thank YOU!
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ArwendeLuhtiene Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
^^
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Josh-Finney Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Amazingly beautiful.
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satchelsbag Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :D
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3qu1nox Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely beautiful. The atmosphere is fantastic! Makes me think of... Arathi? In WoW terms. I love the realism of this, coupled with the subtle touches like the Alliance emblem on the harness. Also dat metal. Wow.
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satchelsbag Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much! The player has been to Scotland so I mostly used references of Scotland for the background, but it reminded me of Arathi as well. Maybe if you enlarged Arathi 20 times it would come out looking a bit like Scotland. =)

The more I get away from WoW myself the more I keep trying to find ways to make these characters as real as possible but still nodding back to the game world. This was especially challenging because the armor was so authentic, so I'm glad to hear the Alliance lion on the horse did it's job!
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Aktarin Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really do like this piece. You superbly captured the medieval flavour, nicely referenced that blog of hers, and also show both why she's beautiful and how it';s an unconventional beauty. I'm actually tempted now to commission after seeing this!
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satchelsbag Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! Theryl's player is always great to work with for all the little details. =)
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Keakee Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My god, this is beautiful. Just out of curiosity, when did you start drawing/painting/producing art? I just want to know if I have a chance of ever getting this good ^^;
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