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Alexstrasza LifeBinder Redesign by Zephyri Alexstrasza LifeBinder Redesign by Zephyri
So I showed off the line work for this lady and here is her final design in all its glory. This took way longer than expected but I've really tried to push the quality of my finish. I've always found Alex's costume a little bland for one of the most powerful beings of Azeroth, so when the opportunity came up to do redesigns of our fav game characters on the Women in Fantasy Art group on FB, I jumped at making her much more fabulous and regal, as befits the queen of dragons. 

Done as part of the amazing character design mentorship with Anthony Jones, whose advice helped me push to that next level. Go to www.robotpencil.net to find out more. 

See the thumbnails and linework here: 

Alexstrazsa Redesign Linework and Thumbs by Zephyri
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:iconmarraphy:
Marraphy Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely incredible. Bonus points for it not being so revealing to the point of it being laughable like her official one.
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lowleveledclutter Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018
this outfit is so good, i have no words. 
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CrazyInWonderland Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2017
This is so much better than the bikini she normally wears!! :D If I ever were to cosplay her, it will be this version!! 
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Zephyri Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
That's super encouraging to hear! <3
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:iconarchanos:
Archanos Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2017
Super Tier Healer, HOTS skin right here! :D
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Honestly, I'd freakin' love to be a HotS concept artist, their skins are always such good fun. 
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Archanos Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2017
Indeed
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:iconinctastic:
INCtastic Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2016
Oh my god this is so beautiful I can't even agzghaz ;w;
OMG this is so awesome ;w;
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:iconxelianthought:
xelianthought Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016
Impressive! 
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:iconmrtaojin:
MrTaojin Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg plz plz plz do the rest of the aspects <3
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:iconthefantasynesoi:
TheFantasyNesoi Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Kind of reminds me of the Dwarven armor in Skyrim.
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:iconmaewie:
maewie Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016
Oh beautiful outfit. Much better than what she wears ingame, that is my honest opinion : )
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! That was my goal, she never felt too royal in the game to me either. 
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JinxKittieCosplay Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey Zephyri! :3 I am truly in love with your Alexstrasza redesign. I wanted to ask if it's okay if I make a cosplay of it?? I'd be super honoured!! <3
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Zephyri Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I would absolutely love it if you cosplayed her! 
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JinxKittieCosplay Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I will link back to you when I have some progress to show! :D
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Vanamiberry Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016
Hey I wrote you a pm on facebook but I figured you would read a comment on here sooner. First of all I adore your design and I fell in love with it the first time I saw it even more when I looked at it again and again and... I ended up doing a cosplay of it <3
its not completely finished yet, but I'd be HONOURED if you checked it out
no need to share it or anything I just wanted to show it to you :3

www.facebook.com/1442723756015…
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Omigosh, it looks amazing! Props on trying to get those shoulders to work ( I admittedly didn't think about how you might even begin to cosplay those!) Thank you SO much for taking what I can only imagine was a tonne of time to cosplay the design, I love it!
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Vanamiberry Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016
Haha thank you!! Actually trying to get that monstercleavage to stay where it's supposed to be was the hardest part ;)
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Sonofchaos1995 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like this, it's just so regal, befitting a true queen. As much as I love ALexstasza, her blizz design is a bit...skimpy
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Zephyri Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I love that most folks seem to agree on that point :) 
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MewMewFrostElf Featured By Owner Edited Apr 20, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
This is absolutely gorgeous! I've seen a lot of beautiful pictures of Alexstrasza, but this one...I don't have any words to describe how lovely this is.


You did a fantastic job! I love this! ^^  
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Zephyri Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! 
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MewMewFrostElf Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
You're welcome. :hug:
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ArchivalMars2 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is badass! Man you should do one of Neltharion, I think you could do a great design of him. Just saying you should give it try if you want to.
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Zephyri Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I have to admit, Neltharion would be pretty badass to redesign as the actual aspect he was rather than the Deathwing version. I have Nozdormu to tackle first but if I'm not sick of doing them by then, then I think Neltharion would probably be next on that list. 
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hrfarrington Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Professional General Artist
Fantastic details and lighting with this! :heart:
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AftonTrash Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, her design is amazing! Her outfit is just stunning and far superior to what she wears in game :D
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exione12 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016
good design
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kagemeddressing Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
is it an official concept art of her? :)
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I wish it were, but no, this is just my personal fanart as I always thought the queen of dragons deserved something a little grander in terms of outfits. 
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Jeste Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016   General Artist
I've been away from dA for so long. But when you come back and find stuff like this in your gallery its like christmas all over againWoohooooo! . This is amazing. Blizzard should hire you :D I love the armor - do you have any tutorials on how you came from the line art to this?
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LuxCosplay Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015   General Artist
WOW this is srsly one of the most amazing redesigns I've ever seen!! Really great work!
I would also totally love to cosplay this version next year :) (I just love red armors xD)
So is it somehow possible to get a back view of your design?
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Vongel Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015
WOW....

Much more badass 

Great job, nice redesign
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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starrk10coyote Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015
amazing artwork! Clap Clap La la la la La la la la 
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PinkStarCosplay Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015
wow I love this so much! I love Alexstrasza but felt the same way that her outfit was kinda boring. Would be so keen to cosplay this one day.
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PinkStarCosplay Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015
Question have you drawn any other views on this like a back view? I can kinda imagine it but if u had other views would be cool. I'm 100% looking at doing this next year will be a challenge. Ur so crazy talented btw.
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Would love to see a cosplay of her :) 
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grisador Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015
Amazing design
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Xytaaz Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015
This is Awesome, she should look like this in game, much more detail.
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Wonyumi Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, since I just read that you would love to see some cosplays of this...this is DEFINITELY on my wishlist to cosplay. Totally love this design. I always wanted to cosplay Alextrasza but she was always a little too...naked for me.

But this is a masterpiece. I just fell in love.
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Apologies for the late reply but nothing makes me happier than cosplayers using my stuff! Thank you for the kind words!
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hotartfan Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy fck on a f*cking sandwich with f*ck on top.This is incredible in every sense of the word.
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Count-Urbonov Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
wow.
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JoeDomani Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome
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keight Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
She is gorgeous, Sam. I think I've said that about her before. You've gotta remember I'm totally clueless as to WoW. I'm one of those gamers who had to give up computer RPGs back in the dark ages because the controllers triggered too much pain in my hands and back. So, I became the tactician and strategist, teaching my artist/gamer daughter how to think game smart and survive to the next level.
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, thats a shame, Kate, btu glad you can still get some enjoy out of them through your family!
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Mr--Jack Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Professional
These are really amazing!
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man, always a pleasure seeing the blizzard folks like this stuff. 
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