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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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Josh-Finney Jul 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Amazingly beautiful.
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satchelsbag Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
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3qu1nox 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 Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist 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 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 Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Theryl's player is always great to work with for all the little details. =)
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Keakee 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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satchelsbag Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! Drawing started as a serious hobby of mine around, gosh, 20 years ago and I've been studying seriously off and on since then. Now I feel old! But yes, it's something that just improves with time if you keep at it, keep exploring, keep learning. Get good books and draw and paint what you love and it will all come together for you. :)
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satchelsbag Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. =)
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