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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Are you seeing the colors yet, Ralph?

I’m a huge Stephen King fan. Enormous. I’ve been reading his books for longer than I haven’t, having picked up my first King book, It, when I was in seventh grade.  So I can’t believe I only recently read Insomnia.  The imagery in the book was so evocative and beautiful that I knew well before I was halfway through the book that I had to paint the auras.

Watercolor and acrylic on coldpress watercolor paper.

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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More Persona 4 Fanart

Back to more Persona 4 fanart. For those of you who are wondering why there’s so darn much fanart here, I have the summers off and I play a LOT of video games and watch a LOT of shows and movies. (In addition to riding my bike and enjoying the weather – there are a LOT of hours in a day when you don’t have to work!) Anyway, I didn’t have a lot of illustration work to do this summer so I honed my skills by entertaining fans on Teh Internets. Mostly Persona 4 fans, since they enjoy quirky fanwork and hilarious stuff.

The Inaba Police are that underfunded

This here’s my two favorite characters from Persona 4, Adachi and Dojima, two small-town police detectives with quite the love-hate relationship. This was my first piece done entirely with Photoshop. I like the smoothness, but I missed working with the brush pen.

Published in: on January 25, 2010 at 5:01 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Fanart – Achewood and Persona 4 – Here Comes a Special Bear

Apologies to Chris Onstadt

I absolutely love Chris Onstadt’s wonderful comic Achewood (warning – NSFW).  Upon playing Persona 4, I kept likening Teddie to Philippe, the innocent stuffed otter.  The further I played the game,the more I realized that this comparison was faulty, but it stuck and I painted this little piece of fanart for fun over the summer.  Watercolor, with Photoshop lettering.

Published in: on January 24, 2010 at 3:01 pm  Comments (2)  
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“Lost” Fanart – Ben Linus’ Big Fun Party

Ben Linus has a blast

Another piece of Lost fanart I did over the summer.  The “Dharma Burgers” comic was received well by the fan community.  This was looked at with extreme confusion.  I drew this when I was desperately trying to catch up on Lost and watching about three episodes a day while I was working on my art.  I think I may have dreamed this image one night, so I had to draw it.

Ink, Photoshop.

Published in: on January 23, 2010 at 2:10 pm  Comments (1)  
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World of Warcraft – Older Fanart

Antimony and Siobahn, two very old World of Warcraft characters.

Two characters from the Warcraft universe – the bear (a Tauren druid) is mine, and the undead mage is one of my boyfriend’s.  I haven’t been playing much lately – Dragon Age has had me in a stranglehold – but I still have the fondest of memories!  Watercolor, ink and gouache.

Published in: on January 21, 2010 at 9:47 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Vernon and April – To The Death

He asked me for TMNT fanart. This was the first thing I thought of.

So my friend Steve and I used to do a bunch of art trades.  Then my day job started up again, but that’s life.  Anyway, one of our art trades was for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  He drew an awesome, creepy dark picture of the Turtles.  I drew this.

Ink, Photoshop.

Published in: on January 21, 2010 at 5:30 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Oldish fanart – Kanji Barfs a Rainbow

Kanji Barfs a Rainbow

I painted this for my sister for her birthday a while ago – this is her favorite character from the PS2 game Persona 4.  Vomiting a rainbow.  Yes.

Watercolor and gouache.

Published in: on January 20, 2010 at 9:29 pm  Leave a Comment  
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WE HAVE TO GO BAAACK

Seriously, we have to go back.

Just re-watched the Lost season 5 finale tonight.  2 weeks left until the season 6 premiere.  So excited!  Anyway, I drew this a while ago – just a fan comic about the season 3 finale.  The last line just lends itself to hilarity.

Published in: on January 20, 2010 at 3:00 am  Leave a Comment  
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