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World of Warcraft Fan-Art - Female Troll with Bird by Azhdaya World of Warcraft Fan-Art - Female Troll with Bird by Azhdaya
This artwork is a Work In Progress I originally wanted to submit this to Blizzcon 2016 but due to where I live was not eligible so I have temporarily ceased work on this piece while I focus on other projects.
Fixes that need to be made:
1) Claws unfinished on bird
2) Feathers of bird unfinished on side of troll
3) Fix hair,clean lines and fix lighting on hair
4) Headband is not finished
5) Fix hair braids
6) Finish chest piece / armor
7) Fix arms and the skin shading
8) Her hand, make fingers bigger and fix as is unfinished
9) Gemstones need tidying up
10) Feathers on whole bird need to be fixed
11) Neck needs to be shaded and fixed
12) Tattoos/body paint needs to be finished on her whole body
13) Fix up her shaved head, fix the pattern and make it look like hair
14) Make jewelry more clean
15) Detail the front trees and plants
16) Fix and detail the water
17) Make the rocks in the background look like rocks
18) Fix butterfly
19) Get references for lighting and fix the lighting

(Update 11/06/2016) I literally butchered my original save file of this artwork because I saved it as a JPG.  I am in the process of painting over the whole thing again, I will make the necessary listed fixes above as I work.

(Update 13/06/2016)
Currently Fixing:
Gemstones and jewelry, fixing and shading neck and hair braids

(Update 22/06/2016)
Currently Fixing:
Her mohahawk, braids, body warpaint and armor

(Update 25/06/2016)
Currently Fixing: 
Her mohahawk and lighting on it

(Update 4/07/2016) 
Currently Fixing:
Detailing her mohawk further

(Update 6/07/2016)
Currently Fixing: 
Detailing her mohawk further

(Update 8/07/2016)
Currently Fixing: 
Gemstones and her mantle

(Update 11/07/2016)
Currently Fixing: 
Circlet, gemstones and her mantle

(Update 13/07/2016)
Currently Fixing: 
Chest armor, arm band, gemstones and her mantle

(Update 14/07/2016)
Currently Fixing: 
Chest and waist armor, gems and bracers

(Update 18/07/2016)
Currently Fixing:
Waist armor, hand, arm and bird wings and tail

(Update 19/07/2016)
Currently Fixing:
Hand, part of background and the bird & lighting on bird

(Update 20/07/2016)
Currently Fixing:
Hand and her bracers,

(Work that needs to be done to background when troll and bird are finished:  The river. There are little scribbles of light blue, remove those)

References:
Female Troll fanart - References Used by SerenaEllen-Ruby
P.S. Can female Trolls have warpaint please? :scared: 

Copyright Information

Trolls belong to ©Blizzard Entertainment

Artwork created by m©Serena Ellen-Ruby Roberson.
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:iconabraysive:
Okay, bear with me because it normally sounds like a compliment, but i think you've put in too much detail. To elaborate a bit, the values in this painting are very linear, everything is lit pretty much the exact same way, and you've gone in and put detail in every little area.

That's good in a way, but the downfall of that is when I'm looking at this, my eyes have no idea where to go, because tonally the colors are very close in value, there's no particular areas of high contrast and so my eyes are jumping around the image trying to find a focal point. Normally that's the face, but there isn't enough contrast between the face and the rest of the painting (Or even the rest of the character) for my eyes to naturally be drawn there. Part of that is just that the troll's skin tone, hair, and the feathers of the parrot are very close to each other both in Hue and in Saturation. In-game in WoW that's pretty common but for a polished illustration it doesn't quite work as well.

In a strong composition, the eyes should naturally be drawn to the focal point, and then steadily move out from there. My eyes aren't drawn to anywhere in particular within this, and it just becomes very visually busy and confusing. I'd advise reading up on some lighting theory (Color and Light by James Gurney is a great book to read up on for this kind of thing). As well as just some general color theory rules to pick colors that work well together.

Otherwise, some great work here, can see a lot of potential. Keep it up!

(I dislike the 5 Star ratings system for critique so i just left them all at 3.5, pay no mind to them.)
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:iconxelianthought:
xelianthought Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2018
She is so awesome, I love the detail on her muscles, great work! 
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:iconramz-y:
Ramz-y Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Why is her skin colour pink? Is she Zandalari?
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:iconazhdaya:
Azhdaya Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Always saw it as purple but to be honest never picked which tribe she belongs to. :)
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PaintingWhichKills Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017
Very colorful. I like! I draw trolls too.
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:iconlilbluecupcake:
LilBlueCupcake Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow.... i just got to seeing this and its amazing ;0;
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ScribbledInCrayon Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry you can't submit this, as I think it's an excellent piece, and they're missing out by not having it. 

I know it's not finished yet, but I hope the submission thing hasn't brought you down. I'd love to see what all you wanted to add to it to make it perfect. ^_^
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:iconazhdaya:
Azhdaya Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you dear :hug: I was pretty bummed about it initially but I'm okay about it now, I'm just going to focus on my other projects for now, but I do still intend to detail it further. :)
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Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous! <3
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:iconazhdaya:
Azhdaya Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you dear :)
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ZPupG1rl19 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Honestly, I think this piece should be eligible just because its so awesome...but that's just my personal opinion...
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:iconazhdaya:
Azhdaya Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for your opinion you're very kind dear :) :hug:
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:iconomusasteelhorn:
OmusaSteelhorn Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
D:  I hope you still get a chance to finish it.
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:iconazhdaya:
Azhdaya Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I intend to finish her but it's taking the back seat for now so I can finish my free art requests :)
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Sapphire-Roz Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so amazing!!! I love it, it's so detailed!
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:iconazhdaya:
Azhdaya Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
No, no you are right on there are plenty of rough patches which need to be addressed.  I appreciate your input! I aim to have her and her bird done first for sure as they are the main focus.  I will endeavor to make the rest as detailed as her hair and chest.  It gets difficult after a time to see these things when I have been staring at it for so long, which is why a fresh pair of eyes is very helpful for me!
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lceshadow Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Alright! (just.. the river. there are little scribbles of light blue, taking them out might help XD) You are very welcome, this looks so incredible I think you are sure to place. :3
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Azhdaya Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yes the river needs help, thank you for pointing that out, I will remove those scribbles of light blue, I've written it down, they do stand out.  Thank you dear it'll be achievement enough to have this monster finished and detailed. :giggle:  If you notice any other things which you feel I should be addressing please don't hesitate to drop more comments, it helps me out a lot! :hug:
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lceshadow Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Alright! I will look back everyday to see if my eyes will catch anymore stand-out things :3 You are very welcome :) 
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CHANGCHUNG Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016  Student Digital Artist
*O*
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yenvalmar Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016
Also, I dont know the criteria of this contest you are entering, but for my money i like to see a little bit of the human hand in an illustration- if it's supposed to be perfect, might as well just go 3d. (I think my own work reflects this opinion but of course it's a matter of taste. I draw loose and do 3d tight ;) )
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yenvalmar Featured By Owner Edited Jun 22, 2016
your rendering and color palette is impeccable, however I would suggest attempting a more dynamic composition in the future. Obviously at this point it's probably far too late to turn back on that now.. but next time try to lay out something with abstract shapes that has a dynamic quality, then fill in your details around that. Anyways, that's how I was taught to come up with good compositions. Diagonals and foreshortening in the foreground could make it seem much less static. The pose and the way it's cropped is sort of.. stiff. Nothing unbeleivable about it but if we are going for an iconic image I think that the chararcter could use a more aggressive pose with maybe the free arm coming towards the viewer with foreshortening. 
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:iconazhdaya:
Azhdaya Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey thank you for taking the time to critique my work! What you've said is very interesting and I will take it it under consideration. I like your idea about the free arm coming towards the viewer - thanks! :D
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LifeKILLED Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exellent!
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Daramoon Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016
:squee: I love it ♥
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:iconazhdaya:
Azhdaya Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you do :D :hug:
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Daramoon Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016
:)
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:iconnarikoix:
NarikoIX Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice ,many details great job i like it :D
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:iconazhdaya:
Azhdaya Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you dear I'm glad you like it :)
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:iconnarikoix:
NarikoIX Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Realy , You can enclose it so majestically : i like your style :D
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otakuartistLF Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I love the rainbow-y colors :3
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:iconazhdaya:
Azhdaya Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you like them, thanks :) :hug:
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HyperFlame951 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016
Makes me think of a (100% more awesome than) female version of Dio...
XD I LOVE IT!! XD
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:iconazhdaya:
Azhdaya Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you like it dear thanks :)
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:iconfluoroid:
fluoroid Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016
Oooh, it's looking really good! If I had pro suggestions, I'd give em. Haha... You're soo skilled. I hope you can find someone who can give you helpful suggestions!
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:iconazhdaya:
Azhdaya Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for your comment in any case dear :) :hug: I'm still learning, the struggle is real aha especially with this piece.
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fluoroid Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016
It looks really good! I think your list of to-do's are a good place to start. ^^
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WoofleQueen Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG!! THIS IS AMAZING!! IM SO JELLY OF YO ART SKILLZ Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-02 (Kawaii) [V1] Chiyo Fangirling Icon .:*Emoticon*:. Fangirling Marinette Miku Squee- Free icon Fangirl 1 
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:iconazhdaya:
Azhdaya Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you dear :) but please don't be, I'm ten years older than you, imagine how kickass your art will look and how much you will have improved in ten years! :D :hug:
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WoofleQueen Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww thank you!! Judy - (Crying) Icon Heart Love 
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Sapphire-Roz Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so amazing!!!
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:iconazhdaya:
Azhdaya Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you dear I appreciate you saying that :) :hug:
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:iconsapphire-roz:
Sapphire-Roz Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:hug: :D of course!
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Minilog Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is totally up to their quality standard. This looks like something Blizzard themselves would produce. Good luck with the Blizzcon contest!
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:iconazhdaya:
Azhdaya Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you dear that is seriously awesome to hear! :hug: I will do my best, thank you! :D
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captainkayla56 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my goodness The amounts of detail in this is crazy, it's so beautiful. The shading in lighting is amazing,I dream of beening able to be as good as this one day
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Azhdaya Featured By Owner Edited Jun 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for your comment dear :hug: I have just put a lot of time into it, like a lot >.< I'm certain you will be better than me, keep working at your craft :D :hug:
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captainkayla56 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah i can tell it looks amazingHug Hug , i will try to be better......one day :D (Big Grin)  
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LordCarmi Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016
The subject is original; nice colours and tones, really beautiful 
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:iconazhdaya:
Azhdaya Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you dear :) :hug:
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