Rummaging around in my old Warcraft ccg file, I found this olive skinned little belle. I enjoy portraying the races that have different skin tones and colors. With this piece I was hoping to capture the orc-ette with everything, smooth, pea hued hide, good muscle tone, filed claws, gleaming white fangs, sweeping eye lashes and sky blue eyes. What a catch!
Archive for June, 2009
A few years back my son sat me down and walked me through the character creation process on his brand new game “World of Warcraft”. He then (patiently) instructed me on how to make this new individual move through the different environments and situations. Now years later I’ve got my own squad of different characters with their various stories and items. While I’m not a hard core player, I do very much enjoy spending an hour or so before bed in a world where 99% of my problems can be solved with a big, spiked warhammer.
When Upperdeck Entertainment offered me the chance to do art for their World of Warcraft ccg it was a great opportunity to illustrate scenes from the alternate reality that I have come to know over the years.
Each assignment required accurate depictions of the character races and items. Having an account with my own characters made it possible to go in-game and get my own reference material. Many times I’ve had other players pose for screenshots of their toons race, armor or class gear. On many occasions my own guild members have helped out with these photo shoots. Once the art is published they’ve always gotten a great deal of satisfaction knowing that their character has moved beyond the digital realm to be viewed by the thousands and thousands of players using the cards.
I’m currently working on my first non-card WoW character commission. It can be seen in the initial phase on my previous post. I’ll display more as the piece moves along.
Do you have a character that you’d like immortalized with a unique portrait? Contact me at: email@example.com and we can discuss your ideas.
Terese and Lars were out to visit last week. She could see that I wasn’t doing anything productive so she parked me at my desk and told me to alter something while she fired up my old computer and set up this site for me. This is the first altered card that we have ever collaborated on and I’m very happy with the way it turned out. (many thanks to Terese’s refining style.)
We’ve got others in the works and are open to commissions. If you’re interested contact me at : firstname.lastname@example.org with your idea.
If you’d like to see the step by step process that this card went through, check out Terese’s site at: http://teresenielsen.typepad.com:80/the_world_of_terese_niels/2009/06/ where she faithfully photo-documented each phase of the procedure. Once you’ve realised that you can’t live without this unique piece of Magic the Gathering history, please head over to the auction :http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&item=360163398616 and make it yours!!
In the past I’ve done numerous card alterations using Magic the Gathering cards. These are always interesting and fun. Some show up as auctions on Ebay, others are requests from players that want specific ideas and themes on a card.
Okay, we’re going to give the whole BLOG thing a try.
In the following days and weeks I’ll be providing information on getting your cards altered as well as private commissions.
Currently I’m working on a World of Warcraft commission for a player from England. These are alot of fun.
Thanks for checking in!