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The Maelstrom Cataclysm

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By UnidColor   |   Watch
Published: October 15, 2010
© 2010 - 2019 UnidColor
This was suppose to be a concept illustration of the maelstrom , its a place within Warcraft, its something I started early this year but it never finished it and I was doing for the fun.

Than I also saw the real footage of it on Youtube when the Cataclysm beta started, and I kinda got abit sad, as it now already exist.

But yeh tried to push it to a finish, cuz I got so mutch sketches and unfinished stuff in my folders.
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OblivexxStudent Traditional Artist
I wish that's how you got into the elemental plain.
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Blizzard needs to hire you. 
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Please tell me that boat heading straight for the center is called the S.S. Leeroy Jenkins xD
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OblivexxStudent Traditional Artist
I had a same feeling of what the maelstrom was. Though I wish the way to go down it was by ship. Kinda of the sensation of the maelstrom from the 3rd Pirates of the Caribbean film.
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I had that same experience. I was working on a mock dungeon concept to submit, and then saw the Cataclysm footage and just scrapped all of my Maelstrom concepts, haha. But that's alright. Plenty of lore left for us to draw concepts and fanart from.
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koga-sanHobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! Are there any bigger sizes?
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JRettbergProfessional Digital Artist
Should definitely be the loading screen... so sick
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TimeShifterXProfessional Interface Designer
This needs to be one of the loading screens for Deepholme! The colors are just so perfect and the tiny boat really gives you a sense of the size of the Maelstrom.
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ChewyOrphanHobbyist Digital Artist
Sexy :O I would much rather have this for the illustration pic xD
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The fact I hate about cata is that 1k needles gets flooded and darkshore too D:
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Looks like Netherstorm. I wouldn't want to be on that boat lol.

It's really beautiful.
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incredible colours. painting water is so incredibly difficult but you pull it off with ease. keep it up man, i love your work!
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pulyxProfessional Digital Artist
I admire your skill to paint water.
It's no easy task, and you pulled it off epically.
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Thanks alot! yeh had to get alot of reference to pull it off, also looked at some painters like Ivan Aivazovsky, to give me some clues of how he did it, but I tried to not make it look too mutch like his stuff ofcourse.
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EddieHollyProfessional General Artist
You're insanely good :D
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heh, glad u liked it:D Thanks
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BhrynProfessional General Artist
A small part of me longs for this to be a loading screen in wow? /holds out hope?! :D
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Thanks, im sure they have something cool for loading screens anyway!
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BhrynProfessional General Artist
Perhaps but after this, I feel like it won't be as stirring or evocative - sigh! :)
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VeliasinHobbyist General Artist
I love the colors! They're just so vivid and the waves are amazing. Wonderful job. ^^
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