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Anduin Lothar, Lion of Azeroth by pulyx Anduin Lothar, Lion of Azeroth by pulyx
FINALLY fellas.
School's out.
And here i am again. With my gift to all oldschool Warcraft players. Who have been playing since the first and second games.
This is a guy that needs an introduction for the younger WoW fans.

This, is Lord Anduin Lothar, The lion of azeroth, Champion of Stormwind, Meanest badassest warrior ever to walk the world. (really!), Supreme commander of the alliance...this guys just ranks up tittles

This guy is the single reason why stormwind today isn't an orc capital.

After the orcs came through the dark portal for the first time (thanks a LOT medivh...sheesh) the first place they laid eyes on was Beautiful Stormwind and elwynn forest.
And still having the demon blood burning through their veins, the unsuspecting stormwind was easy prey.

They siezed it and they liked it a lot.

But a man, and one of the bravest ever, took a group of refugees north. Along with the royal family and a few other famous fellas, he arrived at Lordaeron and there, him and all the other kings of men, elves and dwarves formed THE ALLIANCE OF AZEROTH.

They came back down, and whooped some SERIOUS orc's ass.

But in a battle at Blackrock mountain, He became separated from the main body of his troops in which is perhaps the greatest of all Azeroth's battles. Amid the chaos, he was forced into combat with Orgrim Doomhammer, Warchief of the Horde; Some say that Lothar was defeated in single combat by Doomhammer, others believe that Doomhammer did not win fairly and Lothar was killed after being ambushed by a group of Horde's warriors. Regardless, his blade fell from his dead grasp, though it did not lie for long.

Doomhammer believed that Lothar's death would break the fighting spirit of his forces, but what happened was quite the opposite. After Lothar's death, his most trusted general, Turalyon, took up his shield and led the armies of the Alliance to eventual victory over the Blackrock Spire's defenses, allowing Lothar's old ally and friend, Khadgar, later to destroy the Dark Portal.

hahah phew. (the last bit was ctrl C ctrl V)

Anyway, about the drawing. I just loved it from the get go.
Fun to draw, fun to paint (even though very tiring).

And YES fellas. that IS ashkandi. Which by the way, was one of HIS swords. "The initials A.L. are etched on the hilt."

I drew it differently from the game because i always believed that Blackwing currupted it somehow and made it like it is.
But a friend, came along and crushed my theory ahahah.
But i was too lazy to go back and redraw the whole thing agian.

it took me about 8 hours.
All me, Photoshop CS2 and Painter IX.

Guys i won't be answering comments that ask questions that are already answered in the description ok ? Hope you guys won't mind.

Character is copyrighted by Blizzard Entertainment
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savagetilley Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016
I love Lothar's lore so so much.  FOR THE ALLIANCE!!!!!
Gurdim Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015
this guy was so fricking cool xD badass granpa ftw 

well the Ashkandi theory... i wouldn't crush it honestly, i'd rather put in in "maybe-zone" :P

I like the fact that you portrayed  a character less seen than the usual warcraft 3 ones, ever thought about doing something on Alonsus Faol? Blizzard gave too few love to the guy who in fact created the paladins (they even pulled away his statue from the cathedral square :|)
DextrousAnnihilation Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
Your work is BY FAR my favourite style for WoW characters! The detail and colour you put into each character is astounding! Looking forward to see more like these :D
EvanLiontamer Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Still probably the best picture of Anduin Lothar out there.
XxZombie-CupcakesxX Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Is he holding Varian's son Anduin?
pulyx Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
In theory that would be varian himself.
But it's just some baby =)
XxZombie-CupcakesxX Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Aeliren85 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Looks like a boss.

As it should be.
NicoleEirin Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great art of a great character.
DBjc135 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Well done. Looked just like how I pctured Lothar
Adhago Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
curte lá :)
FragileTsubasa Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
Dude, you kick ass! I love the drawings, and how you point out the character's history and their personality :3
captain-pie Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Student Artist
Lord lothar: *viewing art* BULLSHIT! Back in my day! (warcraft 2) We never had no big glowin swords! We had NORMAL weapons! Now you new found modern hippies got all kinds of gravity dfyin' armor, why I ain't seen anythin more rediculous in all my days!
Me: Ok now for my comment, it looks VERY ncie. Well done. Although I wish I could find an artist that draws normal armor :o, not this insane big, huge sword, 10000lb armor >_>
RapKat77 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Man, you make me sad for having started at WoW! At least I played WC3... Still, that man looks positively beast! That armor is EPIC!
Dreamaniacal Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
The Lion of Azeroth is pretty much the most badass title ever.
leriko777 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
DOOMHAMMER won in an fair battle. Alliance is just scum by telling lies.
Lothar was a hero, but Doomhammer is still stronger :)
Mekano-san Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
I miss the old lore like this. One of the main reasons I quit wow is because beautiful lore like this no longer one even knew who Lothar was :(
BloodElf300 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Saitenthejoker Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
Fun fact: Lothar was the name of the second son of charlemagne, he had 5 children, every one of them was incredible at some military or diplomatic tactics EXCEPT for Lothar, who was said to be a rather boring and average individual (except for the kick ass name)
Pattarthedinosaur Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
ITS AMAZING!!! love it
thanks keep up the good work :)
Ralos2 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
I might not be an Alliance member but I do respect the Heros of That side.
marconsol Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work! Congratulations!
karrossa Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011

Its rare to see someone doing a tribute to Lothar.
We should have an statue of him, not Varyan, on Stormwind.
Mega-Man-King Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Glory to Sir Lothar!
Illyrieth Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooooh, I love the Ashkandi you made! It's much more wonderful here than it is in-game. :heart: Also, great picture of a great character!
autocensor Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
You should make Khadgar from Warcraft 2.
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God-of-Toskonot Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
cool great work :D if you've answered already im sorry but i couldnt se who the baby is ^^' im an storyline and rp-fan of Warcraft that why im really interested :3
RoninAnwar Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
Simply awesome.
G0atboy Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
You know that metal used to forge Deathwing's armor?

Yeah. Lothar's balls are made of that.
AngelFreddy Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
Your right , he is badass. he makes darth vader act like a simple minion then a badass villian
Soberbia-Roy Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Student Digital Artist
this is one of the greatest warriors in wow history amazing man you make an awesome job!
Mekano-san Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
This picture was so damn epic I had to log in to +fav it. This is how I see Lothar, too, every time I think about him. I hope you don't mind, but I'm going to be using this graphic for my guildsite. I'll link to you, of course.
Elhondriel Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
Beautiful work. I love all of your WC art.
Faleth Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
I love the expression of his face.. It's breathtaking.
You can touch his wisdom, strength and honor nearly with your hands.. awesome.

I can't find words for it.. it's simply.. uhm.. wonderful. The detail of his clothes and armor are fantastic! :)

Tzzz.. while watching at this picture, a inferiority complex began to grow inside of me. :D

I love it!
LordGavinGunhold Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
The hilarious part of this picture is that I have a friend named Lothar who looks eerily similar to this depiction. Anyway great piece, I love your style and talent. I also love that you chose to draw Lord Lothar, my fave Alliance hero from Warcraft II (Aside from Danath and Alleria!)
Kazekane Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was imaging him like a black guy with pretty mych the same hair but dark when i was reading the book, great job anyway!
ForsakenAngel-666 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
This is absolutely amazing!! I love the amount of detail and how he looks!
Beautiful work!
Kolnukbyne Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome! Anduin Lothar would be one of the only Alliance characters that I respect, he's great.
PaganXanatos Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
Absolutaly beautiful! And just when I thought only WoW players were left. Excellent job!
dagoth-jeff Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Zigfrid-Trisa Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
Lothar was a kickass in W2 - I only hope that Lich King will resurrect him only to see him walk the Azeroth again...
He would be a Super Death Knight...
Raider365 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
HAIL TO THE ALLIANCE!!!! I never knew much about this man when i first played warcraft since i started playen when Burning Crusade came out. But form what i see he was a great and honorable man! And great job on your work i hope u keep doin this cause its good to see dedication to the game! :)
math-sales Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
amazing =D
White-wolf8 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Anduin Lothar is probably the most badass character in Warcraft :D
Wargnoll Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
Excelent work. Well done, very good picture.
Letheyann-Elethendyl Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
just love it :love:
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