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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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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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LostInShadow90 Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
thralls father...awesome :D
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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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