Saturday, 28 November 2009

2012 WoW

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First of all I'd like to apologize to followers for this comic. Its an experiment of mine, I really wanted to increase my Photoshop 'skills' by making a one-off comic with Photoshop, but I didn't anticipate how much jumping into a new program can effect your drawing. So the quality is a bit mixed.

note aside, anybody been to see the movie 2012? I haven't yet but I definitely intend to. Partly for the story, partly for stuff blowing up (at least, that's the exact reason why I watched Day after Tomorrow, similar scenario). It was when my friend asked me if I wanted to go see 2012 sometime that this idea came to mind, for some reason. I thought of Yellowstone park exploding and for some reason that linked me to Fire Plume ridge, and it all went downhill from there.

Cataclysm:

In a way, Cataclysm will resemble the end of the world for some parts of Azeroth. Some places shall be encased in lava, others hit by earthquakes. In a way- even WoW has its own "2012", except in the form of a £25 expansion ;). Its safe to say nowhere is safe from the elements(including new life, nature, in places such as desolace, and the new water animation/graphics look lush!).


I am really looking forward to the new designed environments, but once there here I know I'll miss the memories associated with the old design. I love Wow.com's "Around Azeroth" project. They'll be so many pictures I can go through. So much memory. Nostalgia.


Overall:
I decided to keep it as a movie poster, rather then continue onwards with a bit of a comic strip. I Hope you see this as a movie poster comic, because that is what I intend for it to do, and finally, any comments on this kind of style is welcome, I do intend on continuing as normal for the next installments, but as a student I think its my duty to try different techniques once in a while :).

Most importantly, this blog is for myself and my expression, and I think I benefited a little from it.

15 comments:

  1. I like it. I want to see that movie too. Watching the end of the world is cathartic I think

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  2. It takes a true genius to create a world, but any fool with a $100 million CGI budget can destroy one. Its destruction porn.

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  3. Wow, your art is so amazing. Almost better than a 5 year old. Keep working on it and you'll be able to challenge grade 1 kids soon!

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  4. @mister K: thanks, and well I just find it fun in a way.

    @Chris:
    Thats a good point, Avatar out soon, I quite like the concept of that.

    @anon:
    Thanks!

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  5. Good stuff man, im getting more and more into ur comics:) and the fool who commented on ur drawing skills needs to stfu or presnet his own works for critism, thanks again keep up the good work

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  6. Thank you very much Litehanded, hope to improve within the upcoming weeks :)

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  7. It's good that you're experimenting and trying different things. It's really the only way to learn.

    Is this really the first time you've used Photoshop? If so, what do you normally use to draw in? Do you use a mouse? If so, get a tablet. Trust me, you'll never regret it.

    Also, I kind of liked the older look for velen (the one in the banner) rather than the approach you went with this week. I like seeing Velen look like a bit of a tard :P

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  8. Lmao, I too love Velens "stupid" look. Its a cross between innocence and general naivity.

    However, as I said, I wanna try different things, and will be going back to normal style after this week's comic. :D

    I have a tablet, and its the first time I've used photoshop for drawing, the only other time I've used it is for speical effects to images, much different field and use really.

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  9. Drawing my comics* only other time is for speical effects to images, and a few other experiements *such as the Larisa drawing you may or may not have seen- and one of my dragons, I might upload :)*.

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  10. These comics are really bad.

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  11. Anonymous comments, gotta love those who are too scared to reveal who they are and hide behind the anonymous tag. I will admit that I did laugh at the anonymous art drawing comment, and your response was great. Keep up the good work!

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  12. Thanks jay, I thought it was funny to lmao :D

    Its important to take everybodys criticsm seriosuly, even the negative. If they don't like it doesn't mean its not true.

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  13. by "it" i mean the anon comment.

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  14. World of warcraft game is an interesting game which I use to play often. when I was new to the game reaching the higher levels seems to be so tough so later I use review the top 3 Wow leveling guides to my levels in the world of warcraft game.

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