WoW Roleplaying Characters #1 – Vrina

I have been playing World of Warcraft for about four years now, and roleplaying in that arena for about three and a half. I’ve brought multiple characters to level caps – I have two level 80’s and multiple 70’s – but it seems that my WoW career is winding down.

I love telling stories with my characters, and before I say goodnight to the world’s most popular MMO, I want to immortalize each of my characters in a piece of art.

This is my draenei paladin Vrina, my very first level 80, and probably the character, when I look back, that I was the most attached to.

Vrina always wanted to be a leader, to be important.  Although she was not gifted with the Farseer’s touch like her cousin Truce was, she used raw physical strength to train and find some success as a paladin.  She had few holy abilities, but sheer willpower overcame this shortcoming.  Rejecting the Silver Hand, Vrina started her own order, the Order of the North, which was eventually bought out and disbanded by the Argent Crusade.

Vrina finally became the hero she always wanted to be when she died in the depths of Blackrock Mountain, taking the traitorous night elf Airelle Snowkissed into the fiery lava with her.

(( Ink and Photoshop ))

Published in: on May 15, 2010 at 10:27 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Massively Work, week… 7? I think.

Can’t believe I’ve been doing this for almost two whole months.

This week’s The Mog Log had me working with making my compositions a bit more busy:

And then A Mild-Mannered Reporter inspired me to look at ancient Doublemint ads:

This was my very favorite piece of Massively work, by far. I loved working with the textures and the line-lessness and the realism. Want to work in this style in a bit more!

Published in: on March 10, 2010 at 8:36 pm  Comments (4)  
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Massively, Week 6

Here’s the newest for The Mog Log and A Mild-Mannered Reporter:

I really like this one… experimenting with total line-lessness and stippling for texture. Nice effect that people noticed. Very subdued and thoughtful… I’ll work that in for future subdued and thoughtful pieces. Yeah, like I’ll have any of those.

I just about freaked when people got the Persona 4 reference here. Yeah, All-Out Attack!

Massively, Week 5

Playing with a pretty warm color scheme for The Mog Log:

I always enjoy drawing people oblivious to destruction (from A Mild-Mannered Reporter):

Published in: on February 25, 2010 at 3:18 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Concept Art – Slug Love

I love slugs.  I also think they’re gross.  But adorable.

But gross.

Anyway, for those of you wondering why one of the slugs is blue, it’s because there is actually a blue slug.  It exists only in the Carpathian mountains.

Published in: on February 23, 2010 at 7:02 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Massively – Week 4

Here’s the latest work I’ve done for Massively!

Trying a bit more of the SRS COMIC BOOK LOOK forA Mild-Mannered Reporter (with the dash of humor I can’t live without):

And the work for The Mog Log. I really, really like this piece. I feel like the colors all just came together, and everything looks smooth and pretty.

Published in: on February 17, 2010 at 1:26 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Fake Logos 1: The Stop Lite Cafe

To practice my hand-lettering, I’m working on a series of fake business logos.  No vectors or fonts, just me, a pencil, brush and a ruler, kickin’ it old school.  The talented Eliot Lefebvre has been kind enough to provide me with copy regarding the prosperous fake business The Stop Life Cafe.

Founded in 1954 by Stanley Lauder, the Stop Lite Cafe was located at the intersection of two major streets in Middletown, CT. The cafe’s primary advertising gimmick was its sign, which cycled through the three colors of the light at regular intervals. Lauder, a veteran of World War 2, proudly advertised that his cafe would allow you to come in, get your food, and be out before the light changed.

Lauder did brisk business until 1963, when the advent of franchise fast-food joints began to impact his sales. Clever at advertising, he changed the cafe’s atmosphere to being one where you could stop and go back to a simpler time. The uniforms were slightly redesigned to look more archaic, and business remained steady even after Lauder passed away in 1979, giving control of the restaurant to his sons. Dwight, his younger son, had no interest in running the restaurant, preferring to run away to San Francisco and attempt a career in art until his death in a car accident in 1983. Ronald Lauder, the older brother, was the primary owner until 1987. Due to mounting financial costs and a steady drop-off in business, he sold the property to a development interest that demolished the old building and put in a small apartment complex.

-Eliot Lefebvre

Published in: on February 15, 2010 at 7:13 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Massively Columns, Week 3

So I’m getting better and better at this. And continuing to have fun, although my writer keeps throwing me curve balls and things that I have no idea how to make an interesting illustration out of. I really like the way this week’s stuff turned out though.

The Mog Log:

A Mild-Mannered Reporter:

New Lost Fanart – LA X

Spoilers for 6.01, click on Oceanic 815 to be enlightened.

I’d love to do a piece of art for each episode this season but that’ll be quite a big undertaking with my day job and the Massively illustrations. I’ll try!

Published in: on February 6, 2010 at 4:08 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Massively Columns, Week 2

Here’s the latest illustrations for Massively.

A Mild-Mannered Reporter:

The Mog Log: