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World of Warcraft - Undead Mage by MartaNael World of Warcraft - Undead Mage by MartaNael

This is a commission by DeviantArt for Blizzard I have been painting over the last weeks. :) I was asked to paint an Undead Mage from World of Warcraft in their order Hall. 

When I got this commission I felt really excited. It had always been my dream to paint for Blizzard, so having the honor to portray one of the WOW classes was truly amazing. It was a challenge having to paint all the magic glow colors mixed with the undead cold skin tones and put it all together, but I love painting light and color :P

I got really nervous at some stages, especially at the beginning. When starting a painting, I spend a lot of time deciding the composition, pose and color scheme, since this will define the overall mood. I eventually went with a low-angle shot and I tried to push the twisting of the body to increase motion of the whole painting. It was a great journey all the way and I'm quite happy with how it turned out, so I hope you guys like it! :)

The commission was done for this: deviantart.com/WoWlegion
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More paintings:
Calamity Queen by MartaNael Emotional by MartaNael Lux 2 by MartaNael

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 Instagram: instagram.com/martanael

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Given 2017-09-12
:iconstickcraft:
stickcraft Featured By Owner May 2, 2018
Such a good job <3
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:iconstavri-symeonidou:
Stavri-Symeonidou Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I really love your use of colors! Great artwork! :)
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:iconalicethegamerghoul:
AlicetheGamerGhoul Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HOLY SHIT! I LOVE IT o.o Do you have patreon and tutorials? Your art is so inspiring!
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:iconmartanael:
MartaNael Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
So far I only have youtube with some videos :) Thanks!
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:iconhector-monegro:
Hector-Monegro Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018   Digital Artist
Tu técnica y el manejo de la composición estan geniales, me encanta la forma en que usas los colores te da un estilo unico.
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:iconvaerot:
Vaerot Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2017   General Artist
Your style is unique. I love your pallete and brush choice
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:iconopofolof:
Opofolof Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the vibrant colour palettes you use. Reminds me of neon lighting, definitely captures the essence of an arcane or frost mage.
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:iconkoil-13:
koil-13 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017   Traditional Artist
This is so badass!
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:iconmyribelle:
Myribelle Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Grats on the DD! Still love this pic :happybounce: Love Clap 
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:iconururuty:
Ururuty Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017
awesome
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:iconbeyworld101:
Beyworld101 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
SHINY SINNY EYES - ICON SHINY SINNY EYES - ICON SHINY SINNY EYES - ICON SHINY SINNY EYES - ICON SHINY SINNY EYES - ICON SHINY SINNY EYES - ICON 
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:iconvlad2ar:
Vlad2ar Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My Face Intensifies 
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:icontheplumscrub:
ThePlumScrub Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope it's fine if i study the pose and such by the way :3
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:icontheplumscrub:
ThePlumScrub Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The colors! Oh my oh my! Everything even down to the kind of tough looking stroke is perfect! Definetly a favourite!
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:iconmartanael:
MartaNael Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Aw thanks! :)
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:iconjenyxoxxo:
jenyxoxxo Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome
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:icontelepurte:
Telepurte Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Student Digital Artist
The vivid colours while maintaining correct values is a wonderful display of skill and prowess.
It makes me feel deeply peaceful with a welling yolk of excitement.
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:iconmartanael:
MartaNael Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Aw thanks! :)
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:iconsherlock59:
Sherlock59 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
The colours are awesome!
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:iconorchidkitty:
orchidkitty Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Congrats on your DD!
The colors looks really cool, I can't even really understand your painting process looking at it :D
It's so vivid and glowing :)
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:iconmartanael:
MartaNael Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconwolfguard22:
Wolfguard22 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017
Beautiful work, congrats on the DD.
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:iconericvonschweetz:
EricVonSchweetz Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on the DD!
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:iconstickcraft:
stickcraft Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2017
Hell yes i love wizards!XDLove 
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:iconcyfrolit:
Cyfrolit Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing, wonderful colors and dynamic! Wow!
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:iconbrucesr:
brucesr Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2017
Love it 
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:iconigor-esaulov:
Igor-Esaulov Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic work! Color are shining creating mood!
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:iconorabich:
orabich Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist

Great work!

 
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 If you like my work please give me points! I need them!. Thank you!


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:iconsofiettag:
SofiettaG Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Why is this so awesome!? Did you play around with color inversion or some filters or something?
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:iconmartanael:
MartaNael Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :) No, it's just painted from scratch :)
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:iconarivendi:
arivendi Featured By Owner Edited Sep 9, 2016  Professional Photographer
THANK YOU FOR DOING AN ARCANE MAGE!! I have an undead arcane mage! Fire gets all the love! I think I am going to ask for a print for my birthday!! :D
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:iconmartanael:
MartaNael Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
<3
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:iconarivendi:
arivendi Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2017  Professional Photographer
Side note: How do I get a print?? lol
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:iconnx3fox:
Nx3Fox Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dafuq, I removed the pic from my notifications weeks ago.
It just keeps popping up, as I go through my watchlist, and I keep removing it daily.
I feel really trolled right now. Feels like either devart is seriously bugging or somebody paid for it to pop up all the time - kinda.

And if I havnt commented on the pic itself yet: I faved it cuz  like it ... colors, execution, perspective... all of it!
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:iconmartanael:
MartaNael Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Um? I don't know why it keeps appearing in your notifications box :( sorry. 

Thanks for the nice words though!
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:iconbjnorberg:
bjnorberg Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing :)
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:icontzub:
tZuB Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
So beautiful!!!!
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:iconsmeekiee:
Smeekiee Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg, this might be my favorite piece ever..
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:iconhyde-jinx:
Hyde-Jinx Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My only critique is that I didn't know she was undead until I saw the title of the piece. Aside from her arms, fingers and the bony knee under the robe there was nothing to indicate to me that she was undead otherwise. This may be due to the use of the lively and vibrant color and style of the picture which I like, but maybe more decay in the face and hair would have better gotten her state of decay across.
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:iconmartanael:
MartaNael Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Undead from WoW are pretty much like humans except for the bones visible on knees and elbows, larger hands, and the pale skin :) Thanks! :)
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:iconzazoreal:
Zazoreal Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Very unique style Great artwork. ^.^
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:iconsandara:
sandara Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016
I love your style. :) This is probably my fav one so far!
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:iconzalonio:
Zalonio Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Sexy
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:iconalexgv-art:
Alexgv-art Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Student Digital Artist
WOW THIS IS SO AWESOME!!!!!!
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:iconvindurza:
vindurza Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
beautifully psychedelic
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:iconskonenblades:
skonenblades Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't even handle your use of colour. Just mind blowing every time.
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:iconwingeddivinity:
WingedDivinity Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016
Very nice! The pose certainly works out,this view from below contributes to a feeling of power.This style feels a bit surreal,almost like she's from a dream actually.
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:iconsergane:
Sergane Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
This is really lovely ! 
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:iconinjakartist:
InjakArtist Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016
Me encanta como usas los colores, las mezclas de colores cálidos y fríos que haces son geniales
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