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Emperor Dagran Thaurissan by pulyx Emperor Dagran Thaurissan by pulyx
What's up fellas,

Seems like i gots my mojo back! (Yeah baby!)
Third good piece in 3 weeks. Seems like i'm heading in the right direction. Kicking bad old habits (lines. ugh. fuck lines)

This is a piece i've been postponing FOREVEEER. Because i never found a design i liked. So i came up with this one.
Anyone who played vanilla WoW will "remember" (in quotes because he doesn't look like this at all ingame) him for being the Final boss of Black rock Depths.
This is Dagran Thaurissan, king of Dark Iron dwarves. I always loved Dark Iron dwarves. Rogue badasses. It's too bad he was developed during a time where WoWs graphics were primitive and they hadn't started making tons of awesome custom models for the bosses/NPCs (like The new Garrosh and Thrall models for an example).

So i felt this guy, who fathered the Heir to the Dark Iron AND Bronzebeard kingdoms should get a proper, royal treatment.
Of course he was a DICK for casting a "love" spell on Magni's daughter. It makes for good lore though.
And i thought this guy should look badass. He shouldn't be so weak as he is ingame. They should develop him more. But he's water under the bridge.
Still, i always wanted to flesh him out. Plus, i've said it before, dwarves are my favorite fantasy race and i always feel like i'm neglecting them terribly.

To my future comissioners, this is what can be done when you think outside the box! (Looky, he's donning the Crown of Destruction!)

It would be remiss of me forgetting to mention the death stare is TOTALLY inspired by the man, Ron Swanson.

Hope you guys like it.
Dunno how many hours. Some 16 hours maybe ?

Also, thanks to :iconphillgonzo: for some pro art direction.
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LionMane1523 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Love it man! Dwarves FTW!
KooriWoW Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
"To my future commissioners, this is what can be done when you think outside the box!" SQUEE!  I'm torn on Moira, in the books they make her look manipulative, but in game she's portrayed as humble and looking out for the good of all the dwarves. As for your Emperor Dagran Thaurissan I love how you draw dwarves,  the spikes in the beard are the best.
pulyx Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Which books does she figure into?

I've been meaning to catch up on my WoW Lore
UrizenDark Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
Hey Pulyx, If I recall correctly it's on the Wolfheart novel where they show her introduction into Ironforge.
pulyx Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, pretty cool!
I'll take a look!
breathing2004 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
pulyx Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks bro!
JIYJ Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
Oh I remember him well. hahaha! Very nice work man. Yeah you're definitely BACK!
madmax112 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
It's impossible to describe how much I love this piece.
pulyx Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist

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