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A proof of concept piece for a side project called "The Last Winter". It was done in 2012. Sorry for the delay my friends.
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CatharsiszenStudent Traditional Artist
Amazing I am a dummy! 
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heleas03Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow you are a great environment and character artist at the same time, that's cool :)
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WOW! amazing and great art work, he looks powerful and badass, congratulations!
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epic work there :D
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SamwiseDidierProfessional
Hail!
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Great pic ! :o
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Oh, this looks amazing! Especially like the fire guy on the right with his smooth black steel face, that just looks badass.
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notpuffenStudent Digital Artist
This is sick. Your art is amazing, I'm a huge fan, I mean you created illidan, undoubtedly the coolest character ever made, for any game ever. how much do you work on the skins for heroes? are there any you have made? Can't wait to see more of your work.
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SamwiseDidierProfessional
I did have help. Metz came up with the story ;) He is my creative partner and even though we are on separate teams now, there is very few that are his equal.
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I have no words to describe how I enjoy from your work, this incredibly beautiful piece included... Thank you, master, for all that pieces of soul of yours that you have shared (And will share) with us.
I allowed myself the freedom to share this work in a humble journal. I hope you don't mind. :)
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SamwiseDidierProfessional
Thank you for the kind words. I know people enjoy my Blizzard art but it is especially nice to hear when someone likes my personal work just as much. Much appreciated.
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Oh, I do enjoy a lot with your Blizzard art, no doubt, but your personal one has... don't know how to explain it, a different "magic". I'm not professional so I can't opine, but I love to doodle... and when there is no more limits and/or restrains to your imagination and creativity that the ones you put to yourself, then we can say those personal works contains an important part of your own being. They are YOU more than ever, if it makes sense. (I'm not a native speaker so I hope I'm not writing a total non-sense here. It's hard to explain in a foreign language. ;))
So yes, I love your personal work...
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SamwiseDidierProfessional
I understand you completely. Thank you again for the love.

Art wise, people sometimes think an Art Director gets to do whatever they want. Totally not the case. With Blizz work, there is a history, lore, fanbase, etc. that has to be considered with every piece of art I/we do. We want evolution but di bit want to deviate too much from what we have established. It would not be respectfull to the worlds we've created or to the fans of the lore and art. We had done pretty well with this I believe. Some will disagree.

With my own art, it is completely my own call and I create whatever makes me happy. Eventually if/when my stories and art get more of a fan base I will need to do the same thing. But then I will always be creating new properties so I will always have a pristine paper/screen to create on.
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danisjarofstarsHobbyist Traditional Artist
wow! :D
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TheFirstAngelProfessional Digital Artist
beautiful :)
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SamwiseDidierProfessional
Thanks! I dig your Astrid character. Really pretty girl.
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TheFirstAngelProfessional Digital Artist
thanks a lot mate :D she was heavily inspired by my beautiful norwegian gf, my fav RL viking shieldmaiden :D
also we've just started venturing into Draenor now :D thanks for all the beautiful work you did all these years :D
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SamwiseDidierProfessional
You are welcome. I hope you and your maiden many glorious adventures.
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TheFirstAngelProfessional Digital Artist
thanks and likewise :D
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TomWalkerstarkHobbyist Artist
This is mad. I freehand copied some of your work in lead pencil on my account haha for admiration/practice purposes. You art style is definitely an inspiration to me. 
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Very cool man! I see Kael'thas and the orc grunt. Cool!
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