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Martial Competition
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Published: November 13, 2011
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This is my latest work. A task from Blizzard China's distributor NetEase. I tried to use some of the traditional Chinese art style which is known as ink wash panting when sketched and colored it:

Chen Stormstout, the legendary pandaren brewmaster who just returned to his ancestors' homeland of Valley of the Four Winds in Pandaria, was enjoying his leisure afternoon at the brook bank. There's no bliss better than having a cup of fresh and cool beverage while crossing feet on the stone which served as cushion.

But then, the breeze shifted and the delicate fragrance of bamboo leaves was replaced by the odor of ancient wood. As Chen glimpsed the incoming visitor, he immediately realized who the man clad in monk robe with a string of spirit beads on his neck was.

A challenger.

Chen understood the traditions. The people of Pandaria were indomitable, competitive, and peaceful. This was an honorable duel. A fight to know each other's force and technique in martial art. It's how pandarens learned their progress and lessons.

Needless for another word. He rose up and cupped his hands with a courteous bow. The monk returned with the same manner as both of their faces smiled at each other. Then, swift as an hawk, Chen took a leap and crashed down with his staff as the monk parried the blow unhurriedly with his crescent shovel.

Thus, the game had begun.
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MichaelHojenski|Professional Digital Artist
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ItinerantDjuradhan|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
VERY nice. From the interest-piquing description, to the eye-popping art itself, to the meticulous and skillful background detail. I am not just impressed, I am amazed. Well done!Emoticon: Bow 
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Brilliant! I love it!
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nioGara|Student Traditional Artist
OMG! This just blows my mind away! LOVE EVERYTHING!! GREAT JOB!
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Bloobirdy|Hobbyist General Artist
Could I ask how long it took you to get to this point??
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holy shit, dude, how much do you charge for masterpieces like this? oO
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pokediginut|Student Writer
This is beautiful, magnificent. Truly captures the essence of the Mists of Panderia.
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vuurpanda|Student General Artist
我很喜歡這幅畫 =)
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Chen will win. Chen is a badass.
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StealthNerd|Hobbyist Digital Artist
^ This.
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Ulben's avatar
A truly amazing work, hope you don't mind me using this as my desktop background :)
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Oh my god. I can actually tell which way the wind is blowing. This is amazing!
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MonaWolt|Hobbyist Digital Artist
i will take you my soul, but you must give me back only the 10% of your tallent *-* this is incredible!
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This is an amazing piece, and the attention to detail is breathtaking. I love the movement conveyed in the combatants, the waterfall, and the river. I also love the way the buildings rise up out of the rocks and the forest. The use of color to make them seem to be a part of the natural landscape is masterful.
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AvianPain|Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome as heaven!?
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gokhanproject|Professional Interface Designer
very nice work good characters.
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LaCabezaDelCastor's avatar
The monks weapon is so unique! All of it is just stunning! Great job...
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Wow! :eyepopping:
That's awesome! :)
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FREAKKATT|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dear Jesus. This needs a DD. There is so much detail and apparent effort put into this, it's breath-taking.
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