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The Legion draws near by Iriadescent The Legion draws near by Iriadescent
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 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dude, this is incredible. I remember when I first saw this on Twitter <3
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xelianthought Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016
Amazing. 
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RulerofLegion Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016
I like it.
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ashpah Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016  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 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
O A O freaking awesome!!!
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Snowflower--Chan00 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015   Writer
So gorgeous! 
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Syrazel-NightRose Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015  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 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thank you! and good luck to you too! and that's perfectly fine :D
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Syrazel-NightRose Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay~~ such pretty background~ :D -can't wait to go to this city-
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Iriadescent Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
me too! I'm so excited :D
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Syrazel-NightRose Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Juuust submitted mine, if you're interested :3 I can't wait to see all the other entries when they post them!
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Zackaran Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is gorgeous!
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Iriadescent Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thank you dear :D <3
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Anastasiy Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing work! I love the atmopshere
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Iriadescent Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thank you! I had a lot of fun with it :)
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AranyaVerSarn Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks like it could go straight into the next Warcraft comic! :la:
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Iriadescent Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
oh wow, thank you <3 that means so much :)
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Lost-Isle Featured By Owner Edited Sep 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very nice! so exited about this new elves! Squee! 
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Iriadescent Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  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 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional 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 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  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 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  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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