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Young Illidan Stormrage by pulyx Young Illidan Stormrage by pulyx
So fellas.

Here's the first one i told you about in my journal.

After reading the first book from the War of the Ancients trilogy
i felt i should draw illidan so people could see him before his demonhunter-demon days.

About his character ...Well. To be honest, illidan was always a brat since the get go. Because of his golden eyes much was expected from him and he grew cocky about it.
He did great things indeed. But great doesnt always means good.

His tendency to go rogue is very explicit from the very beginning.
So that's why i decided to portray him in purple clothes (as in arcane magic purple) and still give him some moon decoration because he was indeed a follower of Azshara.

he's like... "PFF! Common' furion, quit messing around with them plants, let's do some magic".

hahaha
Anyway fellas
First of many to come!
I hope you'll like it!
May the stars guide you!

All done on the pc, about 6 to 7 hours.
Photoshop CS2 / Painter IX (half half. since i drew it in on PS)
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Felina-Faerlaingal Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
This is so close to how I pictured them than I can only praise and clap!

And the way you sum his character is also quite accurate XD
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NariuStormheart Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
His eyes were taken from him in exchange for the ability to see what others could not
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ARBiH Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
What? Wasn't Ilidant born with blind eyes?
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pulyx Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nope. He had rarest of rare golden eyes. Eyes of one who would do great things.
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:iconarbih:
ARBiH Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
ok.
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Ishna-Valley Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Omnomnomnomnom! Very hot! :D
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Lilianne693 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Student
Awwww!
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:iconvespian95:
Vespian95 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
such a promising young man, he has no idea what he will become... :(
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Cacophony6 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
Amazing!
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ArnieliaGuard Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this was exactly how i thought he looked like while reading War of the Ancients thank you for drawing such a stunning piece :D
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BathedInSin Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
[link] someone stole this from you
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:iconpulyx:
pulyx Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
THanks for the headsup!
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BathedInSin Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you are very welcome! stealing is wrong lol
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relighto Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012   General Artist
perfect man. nailed the look.
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berylkthelv80druid Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
nice im a realy big fan of illidan i live his story... realy nice work perfect poportions=D
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Angel-Sai11 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
I love this rendition of him, still "innocent" but easily a bad boy, if you get my meaning ;) great work!
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LegendWolves Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Student Digital Artist
He's kinda hot. Lol.
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exocolumn Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
Awesome!
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protofan58 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Sexy... :3
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Studious1 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Excellent.
I like the " I'm way better than you and I know it" look you have going there.
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Judgeth Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
Wasn´t he blind anyway?
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BajiquanBear Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
A truly WONDERFUL piece of art mate, you really captured him in his essence :D


PS.
Illidan may be the snide, cocky upstart of the two.
But, Malfurion has always struck me as a douche-bag. And I love druids.
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sonvanessa01 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
Beautiful! I Like Illidan soooo much!
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EllieTheSmuggler Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
*Q* (drool)
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MadPrinceFeanor Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Professional Writer
Can't believe it's taken me this long to find and :+fav: this, I adore Illidan. I love his pose and cocky expression, you captured him very well!
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quenthal2006 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love that smirk, it just makes it.
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crashdeviantion93 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
hmmm twins eh... XD malfurion twin. XD
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Mykamyu Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
So cool. I love it. =]
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yay--Minxy Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
I saw this when this was added on the Blizzard art thingy. P: Now that I found this its only natural I favorite it.
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Krystal-Kapers Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
Cocky little shit :XD: well done on capturing his personality
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elevn Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
and now i know what he looks like

good job
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Dreadcross Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, you did this one to? This was always one of my favs in the fan art section of WorldofWarCraft.coms fan art page.
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Ishmala Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
Love this! It reminds that he once was an elf, just like Furion.

Will we someday see you make a Naga? Perhaps Lady Vashj before her transformation?
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illidanplz Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
I remember back the, I was not as prepared then as i am now.
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minolica Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
Golden eyes,blue hair
I'm gonna make a song for him.
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SuperFatty3000 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
Wow, very nice work! Love the detail and shading and such. The expression is great, too. XD


Illidan is my favorite character in WoW lore. <3 He never seemed truly evil to me, more like chaotic neutral. The road to hell is paved with good intentions, as they say!
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okay54 Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Student General Artist
Same here, Illidan is one of the few character in warcraft where he truly belived he was doing good. It was a shame to see him die.
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SuperFatty3000 Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
Not only did he die--he died like a punk. Off in Outland, brooding and staring at a skull.

And then, 25 random people charge into his temple, kill him, and take his epics. Maiev and Akama were there, at least.

His character was badly handled, IMO. I'd love for him to come back, but only if it's done well and if there's a damn good reason. If there's ever a Demon hunter class, it would be pretty goddamn sweet to be trained by him in the starting zone.
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okay54 Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Student General Artist
Indeed, whilst Blizz probably won't add another class for at least 2 years, if it's the demon hunter class I want a load of Illidan references .
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SuperFatty3000 Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
Same here. :D That would be sweet.
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0202inferno Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
he is a night elf?! i always thought he was a dreanie...that would have explaind the demon looks
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okay54 Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Student General Artist
He was a night elf until he absorbed the power of the skull of gul'dan, partly to stop the corruption of the forest, and partly because of his lust for power. Doing so made him part... well... mostly demon.
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0202inferno Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
Oh ok that makes things sound more clearer thanks
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okay54 Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Student General Artist
no worries :D
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Faeini Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
this books was very enjoyable! got a feel for the characters you meet in game and some you haven't gotten to met yet.
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fuckyoualltwice Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010
purely AWESOME, fav 4 sure..
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NightHuntress7 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
I love it!
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monkeyboy555 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
first he's badass then he's crybaby, now he's a geni, whats next is he gonna get rid of the eyeband and start
doing the tango with Arthas?
no don't get me wrong i like wow and illidan, it's just his lore is so annoying >.<
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Zephyrynn Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw yeah xDD!!!
But how come this reminds me of the young Byakuya from Bleach. Perhaps it's their hair and their cockiness (Illidan looks really proud in this one). And also their lost pasts...

Don't kill me.
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random-awsomeness Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009
Your coloring is so crisp and gorgeous! It's like candy for ze eyes! Love the pose and expression too!
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