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Shan'Do Malfurion Stormrage by pulyx Shan'Do Malfurion Stormrage by pulyx
Well
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)


-EDIT-
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!

Enjoy!
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MermaidAssassin 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
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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!)
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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.
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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:
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Lometari Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
Great work! Instant fav.
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Savaena Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this!
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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.
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BlackWerewolfDemon Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
Awwwww he looks so cute.
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Desobayer Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
omg, cute looking bear

awesome picture of Furion
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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.
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