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Sylvanas Windrunner by Kalology Sylvanas Windrunner by Kalology
FINISHED! (with 30mins to spare)

God I love deadlines. There's nothing like the mad scramble to meet a deadline. Your brain is surging, your mind is focused purely on the task, and you do everything in your power to just get the job done.

So here is the final I sent to Blizzard for the calendar contest, featuring one of my favourite game characters of all time. Sylvanas' armour design was made by Glenn Rane - who is such a sick artist and whom I met this summer. All of those guys KNOW how to make something cool. Love them so much.

Also, if you've noticed, I had to crop the image for time reasons, so the final is different than the original sketch I put up. Ah well.. live and learn.

PEACE


*edit* OHhhh man are you serious?!? This is my first DD :D and it happens on the 7th (my favourite number)! Thank you so much - I'll try to read through all the comments when I can! Glad some out there digs it. Cheers
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Given 2010-04-07
Sylvanas Windrunner by =Kalology
From the suggester:
"I am absolutely in love with this deviant's style! The dramatic and strong colours, the clever use of lighting to emphasise the main figure... everything is done just perfectly in this painting to give it the maximum impact - it makes me think of a play set up masterfully to hit the viewer as violently as possible" ( Suggested by Exillior and Featured by rydi1689 )
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SpookyLegs Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Fantastic piece! I love how you portrayed her! She looks very beautiful, but in a grotesque and morbid way. Don't really like most of the fan art, because many people draw her like a undead barbie doll, but you really made her look interesting. The forsakens around here are a really nice touch. Love the glowing eyes and the colors! A well deserved DD. :heart:
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Adline-c Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
I feature you here, Hope it's Ok ;)

>> adline-c.deviantart.com/journa…
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csincsi02 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
amazing!
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AnubRekhan Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
When she did become vampire? :D
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:iconbeckrrrawr:
BeckrrRAWR Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't help but notice, she has no hair :P
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Satan-The-Adversary Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
Wow... Awesome work, but I never took Sylvanas to be such a lush. lol
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KCmasterpiece321 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
HAHAH! NICE! XD
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Nils-Iver Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
something is wrong, shes not attractive :p
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Chinacomplex Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010   Photographer
:star:
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:iconfaustdk:
faustdk Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
woooow!
:headbang:
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
Hi ...dear Kalology...!!!
This very magnificient Traditional Art work
Sylvanas Windrunner
Fan Art / Digital Art / Painting & Airbrushing / Games

is featured in Action-Portraits...!!!
[link]
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thierryclan14 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
agree with your words! i love this character :D. Well, most of WoW character also
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friendofpie Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
its Good to be the Queen you don't have to get your own Cherries or what ever the hells she's drinking.
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xXxWhiteWolfxXx Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
this is deliciously evil :heart:
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:iconfirstkeeper:
FirstKeeper Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Gosh! Drunk Sylvanas 0_o
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archanN Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
amazing! :heart:
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davidmichaelwright Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010   Traditional Artist
Nice work!
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VenneccaBlind Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Student General Artist
i love sylvanas so much. i usually think of her sexier, but i love your concept of her... this works so well. it is so perfect for her attitude and personality to have her people serving her like that. wonderful wonderful wonderful!
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Thrash-Waltz Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
I giggled at this. I absolutely love it.

:heart:
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kirpluk Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
cool
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wert024 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
very nice art^^
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CaptainZreb Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
what joy is there in this curse.....................
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666Kelvin Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
booze of course :D (i m guessing by the red nose on her heh )
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R-evolution-GFX Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
Reminds me of that game guild wars mixed with some LOTR orcs lol, great work =] FAV!


BTW if you have a spare few seconds, DA encouraged the semi-finalists of the recent tee design contest to promote their entries, so any support of my entry [link] with a quick Fav/comment etc will be VERY appreciated, + brings it closer to being printed :D

BIG thanks if you do =]

Jay.
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roadkillarteest Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
I can't work with deadlines. I wind up rushing the piece, finishing it way too soon, then I'll notice a mistake, fix it, notice another, fix it... then by the time the deadline hits, I'm still working on fixes. Oops. I just can't do it. Art should never be rushed, anyway.
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yig Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a great image, and those people saying she is out of character as a banshee are off point. The banshee of WoW is a ghost, yes, but also a creature of the Scourge. Sylvanas took a body and she stopped being a literal banshee. The Forsaken and the Scourge all have tendencies towards ghoulish appetites, and it works perfectly here. You do the Sons of the Storm proud!
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Allow to say one thing: Duuuuuuuuuude. :wow:
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Hallowrook Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
Amazing work! Very epic-like!
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Yewhral Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
Sylvanas kicks ass :D
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Gracefulreble Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
A little dark for Sylvanas, but great portrayal. it really gives that eerie glow that sylvanas is legend for giving.^_^
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Verdaera Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wicked! Good luck in the contest!
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fantasio Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
great work!
And yes deadlines are exciting in a positive way!
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IskaDesign Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
That's amazing! :wow:
The colors, the lighting, the entire setting is just really Sylvanas-like :aww: Hope this makes it in to the calendar! I know I was dissappointed to not see her in the 2009 calendar I got xD
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friendshipandheart Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010   Photographer
Love the texture`~
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SasuSat Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
it is a very good art work of sylvana teh queen of teh un-ded
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Chibazato Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
very nice! I love the dominance of the red versus the blue-green. great job on her outfit as well!
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TehZee Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010   Digital Artist
Whoa...
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riokusanosuke Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
wow.... really!?! WOW!
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Jager-Tharn Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
holy crap...

this is freakkin amazing...


Definatly a fav
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KentaruZ Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Professional Writer
this is incredible
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Undead-Art Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
lol wow great job this makes me wanna dust of my Undead warrior and play wow again...






...meh nvm.
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Crazy4Axel Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
:iconforthehordeplz: w00t
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AndorasWolfKnight Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
that is an amazing piece of work and somehow
sexy in a dark fashion
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MeganTheartist Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
She's way too evil-looking for me. I mean, she's not a monster. . . .
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Yunie-B Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Student Filmographer
I agree with you here. The composition is excellent, but she's not really a blood-drinking vampire. She's a banshee in her corporeal form. Sylvie is much more sorrowful than evil.
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MeganTheartist Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Most definitely. She's one of my favorite characters, but not the way they interpreted her above. Props for the art quality, but can't agree with the way he saw her. Like you said, she's not a vampire. She's not a monster. You can actually relate to her, in a sense.
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Darkdingo20 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
Yes but she is drinking wine.
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Yunie-B Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Student Filmographer
But IS it wine?
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Darkdingo20 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
I say it is.
Even though it is thick i have seen many different types of wine that are thick.
Also the fact it is coming out of a wine bottle.
XD
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Yunie-B Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Student Filmographer
Only the artist knows for sure, but fangs, etc allude to more vampiristic imagery. Believe what you will. It is your right.
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