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Uther, The Lightbringer by pulyx Uther, The Lightbringer by pulyx
Hello doods.

I is not dead.
I is working ma ass off.

Sorry i haven't been around!
I have tons of backlogged comission work to do.
But this one was almost finished for a long time so i finished it at work as my daily warm-ups.

This dismisses any introduction.
Uther, first paladin ever.

Light be with you!
Hope you guys dig it!
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This is fantastic. When I think of Uther, this is very much what comes to mind. You've done a beautiful fan art, it shows nobility and dedication, the expression on his face is stoic and determined. It embodies very much what a heroic figure of an iconic game should look like.
His cape, along with the rest of the fabric, flows very nicely, and the color scheme is superb.
Unlike in the game, his boots do not look ridiculous, they form to the legs wonderfully and do not look clunky and strange. Thank you for doing that!
The hammer also looks divine, not too big, not too small, very realistic in size.
He's not too muscular and outlandish, which is a relief, as most human males in game look silly. The runic circle at his feet is well done as well, it doesn't obscure anything, it fits in rather well.
The left hand is slightly smaller, a little out of proportion, but it doesn't distract from the rest of the piece, therefore, doesn't really need to be changed.
All in all, you get every star available for producing an excellent piece of fan art. Exactly what I like to see!
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I'd like to start off saying that this looks great, and is far better than what I can do right now.

You obviously show an understanding for cloth movement, and armor design. However, I expected the feet and legs to have more of a glow to them since he's standing on a seal. (Is that a unique, original seal you made or is that one in game? I'm not a pally in game, so I can't tell). I think it should have more light then shadow around the feet and legs, and maybe a blue tint to it.

The hammer looks nice, but I think it should look bigger. It looks like a tiny square block.

Other than that, the art is great. The color is fantastic. Your work is one of the reasons why I continue to draw WoW fanart. Thank you for showing this to us.
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Aires79 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
the armor is sick the head is really cool the mace is awesome the only thing to me when i picture uther he is less slender this then more stocky built great job either way
pulyx Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I agree, i've designed far better hammers after this piece. I like straight up blocky hammers but i could've done better on this.

About the proportions, sometimes i still struggle finding the right cartoony proportions while drawing WoW stuff. I'm influenced a lot by some artists like Senri Kita, who make tall, slender characters.
But i got it right with King Arthas though, for an example. 
Big arms and shoulders, small head, thick, stocky legs.
LordAzkera Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Love the use of the Silver Hand iconography!
Wizardcore Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it! Great work.
Garrison-Kelly Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Writer
He looks awesome! Good job, buddy!
CE77744 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
Nice job on Uther, can you do jaina?
Mega-Man-King Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
He may have been the first, but he was the wisest!
omicronia Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
He reminds me of Thor.
aeonslover Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
AljaxLapine Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
Why can't Paladin armor in WoW look that amazing? As usual great job! :D
pulyx Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Actually, it's getting pretty damn close.
The fact that WoW textures are so crisp and well painted now a days makes my job kind of pointless =)
AljaxLapine Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
You've got a point there. I love how Paladin T9 looked.. except the goofy shoulders and helmet. Can't complain too much though if I look back at the old vanilla-WoW armor.. ^^;
KAYLAF0X Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This.... is awesome! :D Just how I pictured him from Warcraft 3.
Tehe but does he have a metallic chin? o.o
And the mace looks like a building block :0
But yus, I like this! I will add it to my very special favorites. :D
pulyx Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
It's not a metalic chin dude haha. It's his beard, its white+redhair.

And his mace is supposed to look simple. Paladins are simple men.
KAYLAF0X Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
But it looked like it <.<

And yes they are ;)
MonsterBrand Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Professional Photographer
you've been featured, here: [link]

monkeyboy555 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
You've drawn just about every famous warcraft character I know of, you really good :P heck all we need is a kel'thuzud and we could have lore party lol, anywho, great art :iconimhappyplz:
rairyu Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
cool picture
Bering Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Professional General Artist
really nicely done! The coloring and pose is really nice. And you've created a really nice depth in the picture as well! Awesome job!

The cape is really wierd though and the perspective of his weapon is a bit wierd too. By that, I mean the end of his weapon. Perhaps you should tilt it a bit to make it alligned with the rest of the weapon.
Humblehistorian Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
my favorite character in all of WoW lore!
NIELSPETERDEJONG Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009
Uther for the win :w00t:

If he was still alive he would swoop Saurfang instantly!

Damn you Arthas :shakefist:
Bat-chan Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
goddamnit Uther is awesome
ffff I really can't say anything about these works of yours. They are just so amazing I don't even have words
Scarlethope Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009
Fancy armor :o I love Uther's character.
h00ktastic Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I Love you for this!!! Uther rocks and so do you
gustavodeares Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009
This is the best fan art of Uther
mikes852 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
i always imagined uther to be wide and muscular cause of the wc3 models. though he looks much better this way i think.
dourlynome Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
Lovin' it.

As with Arthas, you've really captured the feel of a Paladin of the Light.
xeroghost Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009
*clears throat*


holy f'ing sh!t.. thats an amazing picture Pulyx, completely capturing the epicness of Uther. I commend you.
AFSabiona Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i just love the greaves man! :D excellent! :D
alienhominid2000 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
Amazing work
Inquisitor-Fenrir Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
Oh god it's awesome
Sorantheman Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
This looks good.
My only complaint is that he looks to skinny. I thought he was a freaking Arnold in WC3.
SydeX Featured By Owner May 23, 2009  Professional General Artist
I would like to see more old lore heroes, too many people who play WoW don't even know about them.

WarCraft 2 will always be my fav. on the series.

Good job pulyx although there are some things I don't like, particularly the armor on his legs.
EmaCamU Featured By Owner May 17, 2009
who's gonna be the next?



evil arthas?

young archimonde?
NorthrendComics Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
that is marvelous, but shouldn't it say first paladin of azeroth cause the dreanai were first or that is what i remember it like, i need to go over the lore more often :/
Dietrich-March Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
"It's hammer time!" :)
UltimeciaFFB Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
If you ask me, the BEST Paladin on the Warcraft lore ever, until being killed by Arthas (who was a wuss when HE was a paladin, IMO)
vortex92 Featured By Owner May 6, 2009
you rock. hale the great pulyx.
i think i'll come back later with a critique,i f i don't forget.
i am also working my ass at school ,is the season for a ,b or f.
norwayguy Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
like it but one thing annoy me here

what up with his beard? its grey , but he look young and its very short...why is it grey then?^^

except from that i love it
iria2k Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome back Puly :hug:

Uther :heart: first and best paladin ever.
I always loved how you draw aged human's eyes but this time his head/face is fascinating :shrug:
g0rDoN Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
breath-art Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your expose type of the great paladin!!
good job~
Atreides77 Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
Freakin' amazing!
CantFaketheFunk Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
The beard looks a little weird. Why is it pure gray but he's still got color in the rest of his hair? I think a general flecked-with-gray on all of his hair would look better.

And the hammer, but people have covered that already.

Awesome job tho!
Evil-Underwear Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
To quote the space marine in the Star Craft 2 trailer... "Well dam, its about time!" Nice to see you back in action with awesome art.
RoninRaimi Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wowsers. This is something!

Normal Uther and other characters in wow is supar-buffed, even when considering their age, they look like shot out of the nose of arnold-terminater-conan-barbarian...big-guy. Uther however, was in my eyes allways an old guy. A god damn kickass guy, but still old (probaly cause i started on the warcraft universe from WCIII) The slimness dosent weaken his looks at all, and what a face man! Only 2 things here dosent tick, one is the light at the seal. Could have been accounted. Yet still up to artist (I preffer to imagen Uther being so freaking full of light, the seals light cant change his shadows!!!) Number two is the shoulder plate though. Somethings not working out so well for me with it...lemme look over it over the night. *grumbles*
CrimsonGuard25 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
OOO Uther!!!! I like alot!!


P.S.- When you gonna get around to doing Turalyon :P
CrazyAssCC Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome nice detail
FiremindK Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009   Photographer
Superb job, sir. I've become accustomed to expecting greatness from you, and are never disappointed. You have an amazing gift for art, and I hope you are able to find some way to make it even godlier.
Pyraqua7 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
another great one
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