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Frostwolf Chieftain Durotan by pulyx Frostwolf Chieftain Durotan by pulyx
So fellas
How have you been?

Hope my fellow hordies will dig this one.

This is Durotan, chieftain to the frostwolf Clan
And father of Horde Warchief Thrall.

Durotan just plain kicks ass.
He was one of the orc warriors who tried to warn the rest of the stupid orcs that drinking that bastard mannoroth's blood wouldn't do them any good And it was very very dangerous to surrender fully to the rage.

hehe About the drawing itself
seeing from the thumbnail one might think "wow, a greenskin in the alliance" haah
So much blue and all.
But he's a frostwolf, and he's from Alterac. So, blue white and metal is always good =)

I took reference from some old designs for a Warcraft adventure game that never saw the light of day. And eventually was turned into a Book called Lord of Clans, which tells the story of how thrall became the Warchief.
I incremented the design here and there.
It's like ....an WOLF overdose.
But hey, wolves never go around alone. =P


Hope ya guys dig.
Was about 6 hours. Painter IX and Photoshop CS2.
All done by me!

FOR THE HOOOOOOOOOOOOOORDE!
For Durotar!!!

[EDIT]
The dumbass tht i am i forgot to color the jewel on his belt.
Went back and colored it.
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:icondesuroge:
Desuroge Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist
I've always been thinkin' that Thrall must had awesome dad! Good work!
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Mega-Man-King Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I read about him in Rise of the Horde.
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GitzMisiti Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's beautiful, man. I love your work... Do you think you can make more Old School hordies? I'm a HUGE Horde fan and I'd love to see Orgrim Doomhammer.

Congrats, your drawings just rule.

Sorry for my bad english, btw.
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Ralos2 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
Long live Durotan and his Son's legacy!!
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lucas449 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thrall whas a good warchief and grat shaman
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:iconlostinshadow90:
LostInShadow90 Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
thralls father...awesome :D
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:icondjmoonray:
DJMoonRay Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GO DUTORAN! i love this orc, it's very nice to see a good art of him!
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DestrixRR Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
Fully Epic in all its Epicness.. one thing I noticed though was his weapon.. is that Doomhammer or just one like it.. Unless I got my facts wrong and Durotan did use it pretty sure Doomhammer was all Orgrim(as his name implies) Doomhammer
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Kazekane Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just as i imagined him... but he is not from alterac, he was exiled there with the loyal members of his clan
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okay54 Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Student General Artist
Nice work, although being the WoW geek that I am I have to ask is that meant to be Thrall's hammer? Because if so then Durotan would not have had it seeing as it used to belong to the Doomhammer family until Orgim Doomhammer declared Thrall Warchief and gave it to him. Anyway nevertheless it is a very nice piece! :D
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GuyomePrime Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
Being the warcraft lore geek that I am as well, I was about to make a comment very similar to your's. XD But as you say, the drawing itself is great.
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Desobayer Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
that is great, i never knew who he was until you said he is the father of thrall !... awesome job.

you should do a picture of a cow person.. ( sorry forgot how to spell there races name...) but you know what i mean right?
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EmperorBassexe Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
He has a hammer, why not the axe like in the books? :o
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Bellzen Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008
Awesome! Ive never seen any Durotan artwork before, You draw Orcs very well and Durotan is definitely one of my favorites because he stood up against Gul'dan and stuff xP
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EmaCamU Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
i want to see grom, cayrne and sylvanas

and maibe garythos
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:iconpulyx:
pulyx Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
hehe
Grom and Cairne have already been done by Glenn Rane, no need for me to do it =)

Garithos...hmmm unprobable. I sort of hate the dude haha
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:iconemacamu:
EmaCamU Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008
true...

doomhammer?
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:iconpulyx:
pulyx Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
is in the works =)
A scene with him and Lothar fighting, actually.
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Syldur Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Hail to Thrall's daddy !

Blood and honour, long live the new shamanic Horde !

I want to have your drawing skills T_T Amazing !
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:iconpulyx:
pulyx Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
hehe
Thanks mate
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lunardarknight Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008
Durotan!!I was wondering how Thrall's father looks like ^___^. pretty cool~
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:iconpulyx:
pulyx Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
hehehe
Thanks
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LostSeraph91 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wonderfull! :D :#1:
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:iconpulyx:
pulyx Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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KandyMann Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
I love your colors, man. Good greens. Hey, if you ever feel like you wanna, I'd be way honored if you'd take the time to color one of my orcs' lines :D
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:iconpulyx:
pulyx Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
hehe thanks mate
Maybe when i have some more free time =)
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redbeardcreator Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great. I especially like the glow effects.
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:iconpulyx:
pulyx Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconjudasi:
Judasi Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
coooooool!!
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:iconpulyx:
pulyx Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
=)
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DarkWolfX Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007
I didn't stop to read all of the comments, but I'm impressed by the fact that your art kicks ass AND you know what you're talking about. I haven't seen a whole lot of people who have read the books besides me, and it's just kinda refreshing to know I'm not a complete super nerd for reading << >> Anyway, great job, and I love your art. Any plans on drawing Deathwing if you haven't already? I've always wanted to see a good rendition of that crazy beast. (sorry if i rambled a bit )
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:iconpulyx:
pulyx Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I think if it's there its supposed to be explored.
I think its a real shame people skip quest texts, and completely ignore the lore just for the mechanics.
These kind of flavor things just makes you appreciate the game more.
SO i think everyone should know something about these guys =)
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norwayguy Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007
only faction in wow that i like is the Frostwolfs:P
and durutan rocks to=9...sad death to bad=/
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:iconpulyx:
pulyx Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
hehe i like almost all factions =)
except some from the BC. which are sort of pointless in my opinion. (except for giving items)
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norwayguy Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2007
yeah, the tbc factions is....boring;P
oh well ! they give me gold and items for doing some easy task so okey for me

but i like the frostwolf most;P most because of Doomhammer
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wonderfulWL Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007
I have used this pic at the website of SINA ,MY BLOG . [link] <= here .

So thanks everything . :P
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:iconpulyx:
pulyx Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
=)
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Krucifire Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
Don't wanna sound like a total snob.. but if that's Durotan with the Doomhammer.. he never lived long enough to ever hold it in his hands
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:iconpulyx:
pulyx Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
actually hhehe
It's something that kind of made me think while i was drawing...
If in that CG in warcraft the hammer thrall throws at mannoroth is the doomhamer, WHY would it have an frostwolf insignia in it ?

Thats why i drew it in here. Cause i think of it as sort of "the frostwolf hammer". and i think the doomhammer was 2 handed mace.
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XRed-EyeX Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007
The Dommhammer was/is(don't know) a one hand mace.
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:iconpulyx:
pulyx Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
hehe it was.
But it was orgrimm doomhammer's. and then thralls.
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junioraltoe Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
incrivellllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll....
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:iconpulyx:
pulyx Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
hehe valeu Junior!
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Scrawling-Chaos Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007  Student General Artist
this is the ONLY pic i could find of this guy XD
and it looks excellent! love the armor and coloring you did for him :P
:+fav:
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:iconpulyx:
pulyx Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconthinkerman:
Thinkerman Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007
very cool, mate. but i want to see turalyon.
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:iconpulyx:
pulyx Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
hehe in the works =P
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Dark-Dragon-Rod Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007
I don't like the horde, but I love your art! :clap:
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:iconpulyx:
pulyx Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks mate
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ArkanZero Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007
naaaaa q groso

pulyx sos mi autor favorito muy copado ^^
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