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Shan'Do Malfurion Stormrage by pulyx Shan'Do Malfurion Stormrage by pulyx
hehe it's been awhile fellas, i know..

But i come with new stuff for you ^_^.

This, is Malfurion Stormrage.
Most of you probably know him, he is a the most poweful night-elf Archdruid, brother if Illidan Stormrage, the betrayer.
And, also, is one of the best character designs i've seen. Even though it's hard being original since he is an elf, it's a matter of personality.
He is one of the most important characters in the Warcraft universe, being that he is probably something like 25.000 years old, he's seen it all.

But, i wanted to make a different rendition of him, not being the ARCHDRUID all powerful, but a gentle teacher and caretaker of the forest.
hahaha I know this is kind of too "cutesy" but druids have a special relation with bears, and i wanted to show that in this piece.
First bear i've ever drawn hehe i think he looks cool ^_^.
I spent a lot of time planning it, because i think Furion, much like Arthas, is a character too important do do a half-assed job on him haha.
The background was what it kept me from posting this before. Because i had used a tottaly different pallet for it. But yesterday i said "screw it, i'm going to change it all". And now, it looks muuuuuch much better than the original version.

So, summing up.
About 9 (12 if you count the time i spent planning it) Hours.
Photoshop CS2 and Painter IX.
All done by me.

Hope you guys dig it ^_^
(I plan on doing some small edits, like putting stars in the sky and lighten the highlights a bit more. but i wont do it today)

Hey guys, i'm devwatch-noticing you again so you can check out the edit.
I did a bloom effect and improved the saturation/contrast!

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Snowcub1991 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Night elf druid right here! Long live Shan'Do Stormrage!
Parrthurnax105 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Aww..that cuteMeow :3 Meow :3 
GeorgeMerianos Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I never played WoW but when I started Hearthstone he was the first hero I have chosen and my best deck so far.  I also like hime more than anyone from Warcraft universe. 
After that pic I see there is so much more to him than just plain MMO logic.
Incredible job. :D
GothWidri13 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SO COOL!!!!! :omg:
CamdenQ Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Creepy owl is creepin'.
Luthiian Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the thought u put behind this. Digging your heals in to go beyond the GREAT ALL POWERFUL MALFURION. Looking deeper into what makes him realistic. Its not everyday he has to be all great and powerful--so on a normal day hes a teacher. I love it!
AmoMeDi Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
Well done !
AmatsuMakai Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
vilkeri99 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
that's not good
Psyco-Pie Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
aww! chibi bear! You've probably been told this already but he is about 15,000 years old.
BloodElf300 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Beautiful work!
hellowow Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
This is the best representation for Malfurion! Nice artwork, and the bear extremely cute XD
Kuwathen Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
even though Malfurion is the most powerful Druid in all of wow he still has a caring and gentle heart, which I think you captured exceptionally well in this art work :)
IsabelaUlian Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Student Writer
I think this is the true Malfurion... A kind Shan'Do with a great heart, and not just power.
This looks adorable.
AuthorT Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Daaaaaaaw........ this scene is adorable! :D
Thanatosiaa Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
xXkalyXx Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Soooo cuteeeeeee :O
Kiirax Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
TelekineticWolf Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Student General Artist
Dawwwwww its so cute x3
ironicgiant Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
That's so awesome.
Artani5 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
Awww So Cute D: Nice Work xD
Nyogtha-Art Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010   Digital Artist
This rendition of Malfurion literally scared me shitless... It makes me think he is trying to rape the bear, which happens to look uber lame aswell.... why is the rest of the drawing awesome but the bear is so fracking lame? No wonder Malfurion appears to be crying.
MrQuinlansBloodDoll Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
Malfurion is one of my favorite characters! This picture just describes him, if you ask me. Everything about this picture is perfect, by the way! <3
Okamitsu Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
thank you so much for putting as much time as you did into this :)
I love Malfurion, his character is fantastic and from reading the lore and other things, i can't stand Fandral Staghelm standing in for him.
Everything about this picture is wonderful, he was said not to wear any bright fancy stuff like Night Elves prefer, and instead likes the earthy, nature side of stuff.
(the bear's adoreable, excellent job on the lighting too!)
FireMarioWii Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Student Digital Artist
That is just plain adorable, you really display the softer side of Malfurion. With soft and smooth colors to display kindness, this art really shines.
garbagepicker Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
When you type in "Stormrage" the search not enough Malfurion shows up. I believe Malfurion is so much cooler than Illidan. Though they're both pretty cool. I'm in the process of reading War of the Ancients and I didn't think I'd actually like any WoW lore but I'm enjoy the books a lot. Malfurion has grown on me though, it wasn't hard to like him. I love this image. :la:
Lometari Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
Great work! Instant fav.
Savaena Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this!
J9-Dunk Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
Loves it! Personally, Malfurion is like, my favorite Warcraft NPC ever! A big reason being the reason you portrayed here! He isnt just super awesome arch-druid of kick arseness, but a gentle forest ranger type guy! Awesome stuff.
BlackWerewolfDemon Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
Awwwww he looks so cute.
Desobayer Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
omg, cute looking bear

awesome picture of Furion
Monya Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
Hello! I'm doing a study about people's different ways of looking at pictures. I'm using WoW related pictures and I'd very much like them to use this one.
I would only show the picture (with about 9 other pictures) to some people and ask a few questions about do they know who is/are in the picture etc.
So, if that's ok with you just answer me soon please. I study in University of Jyväskylä, Finland.
eXodus-Circuit Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
i love it
MeoNeko Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is toucing and very cute! the little bear looks like hes gunna teeth on Malfurion's fingers, and he looks so caring and gentle X3 *faves*
caitlincaitiecait Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep, I definatly let out an audible "awwww!" when I saw the little bear, he's so cute hehe. Really nice job on this, I like the way you are showing him here, he always seems kind of...cold to me, I don't know why, but this shows that he can be sweet :)
Syaoran1378 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008
:) lolz the bear is so cute :)
Syaoran1378 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2008
can i have the little bear?
pulyx Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Var1an Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008
WoW, he is awesome, totally in the Favs :P . One thing though, the night elves weren't immortal until Nozdormu blessed the Tree with immortality so their immortality started 10.000 years before World of Warcraft :)
pulyx Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Their immortality began way before.
It isn't clearly stated when it began.
It did began the way you said.
But 10.000 before world of warcraft was the war of the ancients
and the nightelves were already immortal long before that ^_^
g0rDoN Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
Err dude, the World tree- Nordrassil was created like a few days after the war of the ancients. And Nozdormu blessed it with immortality for the night elves... That is when their immortality began ;P You should read the War of the Ancients trilogy by Richard A. Knaak

Now for the picture- FREAKING AWESOME!!!
artistafrustrado Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
wow looks so freaking cool..........& u make him so cute :iconawwwplz:.....u gonna pay for this :iconenterplz::iconpulyx::iconexitplz:......nah just kidding i really love this pic so INSTANT FAV!!! :iconfavplz:
pulyx Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Kael-Thas-Sunstrider Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
I'd say hes more like 10120 due to the fact that he was in his youth when the Tree was planted and it was only after that they elves gained the abillity to live beyond the 3k year mark.

I do Love Malfurion, one of the best characters like, ya have to feel sorry for Tyrande... what with him coming back after 10,000 years only to up and vanish again... poor lass... hell knows what state her sex life is in xD
pulyx Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
True =)

poor tyrande!
No wonder she's so bitchy =P
Kael-Thas-Sunstrider Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
yup Poor hot sexy night elf =P

hehe, but shes still a good leader... and SOOOOOO much better than Maiev ^_^
cottonrabbit Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
I can so see him doing that!! Awesome pic!
pulyx Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
AkanePen Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008
Nice colours,great painting and for a first bear that's awesome and kinda cute hehe!
pulyx Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
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