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The Legion draws near
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Published: September 20, 2015
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Wowhead is doing a contest for the new expansion. They wanted a wallpaper sort of image, so in that I was torn on whether to do a demon hunter, Illidan or what. I figure everyone is going to do demon hunters or Illidan. I also thought that if it's a wallpaper, that not everyone would like one or the other, so instead I went with Suramar, one of the main cities and raids in the expansion. Since it's part of the broken isle and will be facing off with the Legion there, I thought it'd be cool to show the city with the Legion on the horizon.

This was also well out of my comfort zone. I don't usually do backgrounds of this nature or detail. A good 13- 15 hours was put into this. I wanted it to be as magical as the original concept images we've seen, but also a bit foreboding with a demon lurking ominously in the clouds. The fade from the ethereal blues, to the fel green was a good transition, I thought. I'm ridiculously proud of this and hope you all enjoy it too :)    

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CozmicWolf's avatar
CozmicWolf|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dude, this is incredible. I remember when I first saw this on Twitter <3
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ashpah|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Somehow I never saw this...I love it!! And I love that you did something completely unique. Beautiful! 
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ToshirotheKnightWolf|Hobbyist General Artist
O A O freaking awesome!!!
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Snowflower--Chan00's avatar
So gorgeous! 
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Syrazel-NightRose|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I absolutely love this! I considered doing Suramar as part of mine somehow, but mine went the demon hunter direction xP  Best of luck! Hope you don't mind if I might already use this as a wallpaper for my PC? ^^; It's just so lovely...
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Iriadescent|Professional Digital Artist
thank you! and good luck to you too! and that's perfectly fine :D
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Syrazel-NightRose|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay~~ such pretty background~ :D -can't wait to go to this city-
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Iriadescent|Professional Digital Artist
me too! I'm so excited :D
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Zackaran|Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is gorgeous!
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Iriadescent|Professional Digital Artist
thank you dear :D <3
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Anastasiy|Professional Digital Artist
Amazing work! I love the atmopshere
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Iriadescent|Professional Digital Artist
thank you! I had a lot of fun with it :)
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AranyaVerSarn|Hobbyist General Artist
This looks like it could go straight into the next Warcraft comic! :la:
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Iriadescent|Professional Digital Artist
oh wow, thank you <3 that means so much :)
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Lost-IsleEdited |Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice! so exited about this new elves! Squee! 
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Iriadescent|Professional Digital Artist
thank you! and me toooooooooo! I'm super excited about the harpies and originally wanted to draw them, but that's so obscure haha I can see the folks who got it being all "wtf is this even?" XD
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Lost-Isle|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeeeaah me to hehe! And i hope soooo much that they will retouch the "new" model because they need also a lot of work!! :) I look forward for legion! Sry for bad english have a nice day!! o/
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Darisper|Professional Digital Artist
This is amazing! You've really captured the magic from the concept art and made it your own. I'd love to see more scenery from you.
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Iriadescent|Professional Digital Artist
;-; thank you so very much! I feel like i'm so bad at it (coloring it anyway. sketches tend to be better than full on stuff XD) but this gave me a bit of confidence to do more :)
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