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Another Fan Art Piece

April 8, 2010

Recently, I wrapped up a long-term art project that I had been working on for months. Its completion is going to give me time to do a little of my own stuff, at least until the client decides to saddle me with another big commission anyway. I want to take this opportunity to get working on something featuring my Star Trek Online character T’Androma and maybe a few members of her crew. A proper pin-up piece this time, not just a few random sketches. I might not be able to write great fan-fiction like other bloggers, but I have other creative outlets!

Anyway, I do this after every project: go through my stuff and gather up anything that needs to be scanned so I can do it all in one big go. In doing so, I came across another MMO-related drawing that I had lying around (which needed a re-scan), and I thought I would share here.

This is my World of Warcraft druid Caylinn, and it was done in early fall of last year, right around the time I stopped playing the game. We had been raiding Ulduar and had just started doing a little of Trial of the Crusader. I posed her with Journey’s End, which I ascertained was the coolest looking staff in the game even though there were better ones out there stat-wise. Of course, armor in WoW is always about looking ridiculously huge and awesome, and not about being realistic or practical. The damn Tier 9 model for the spaulders in the druid armor set is no exception. This made it extremely difficult for me to make them work in this pose (at least this wasn’t the male version…if it had been, forget it). I did the best I could, but unfortunately it still makes her shoulders look a bit hunched.

I tried to keep the lines as clean as possible and refrained from any shading, because one day I hope to get around to coloring this piece.

Note: Caylinn is also in a drawing on my About page if anyone is interested in seeing more of her.

14 comments

  1. How often do people bug you to draw their avatars? I imagine it’s often, because that’s a pretty decent piece of art.


  2. I rather like your Warlock, because of her impressively raised eyebrows. Looking forward to your T’Androma pin-ups. I wonder if she will be as skinny as ingame. 🙂 Hunter already said it, but I just need to second him, you are an amazing illustrator. You have an eye for detail, I feel you prefer the black/white pencilwork much over the coloring. There is little you can do against WoW’s shoulder pad fetish. One solution might be to unequip them and make your own shoulders.


  3. This is awesome. Do you do commission pieces?

    If so I may be in touch when I get my Worgen 🙂


  4. This is really a beautiful piece of art! It puts my paltry stories to shame.

    Really beautiful.


  5. Very very nice. I’m completely jealous, I have to label all my “art” so people know what it’s supposed to be.


  6. Very nice! Lot of cool details in there. Now where is the STO themed fan art?


  7. @Hunter – Thanks! And yes, I do get asked to draw people’s MMO characters all the time LOL

    @Longasc – I do prefer doing the pencil work over coloring, just because coloring this will involve using the computer to do it and I’m more of a traditional artist at heart. Also, I’m not that great at photoshop yet 😦 I always prefer to draw my characters with the gear they have at the time, but removing the ridiculous shoulders would have been a great solution lol.

    @Pitrelli – Thanks for checking my site out, and yes I freelance and do commissions 🙂

    @Amuntoth and @Blue Kae – I’m jealous that others like you guys can write such descriptive/dramatic/humorous fiction or captain’s logs!

    @Yeebo – Thanks, and I’m working on it 😉


  8. Is it too late for me to second (or third or tenth) the motion? You are a very talented artist, and I love looking over the stuff you have published.


    • Thanks! I’m working on another drawing with T’Androma now, will post it here once it’s done and scanned 🙂


  9. This is a nice portrait, you or someone should color it.


    • Hopefully, I’ll get to it one day! 😀


  10. You ever think about doing an STO, or MMO, webcomic? A once a week type thing or something? Writers are a dime a dozen, but artists are special.


    • That’s a good idea, but I’ll never be able to pull it off alone…I can’t really write stories, not even if it’s just a webcomic 😛


      • Well let me know if you ever wanted to try it out, just for a single issue or something and see if you like it. Like I said, writers are easy to find if you wanted to, there are about 30 of us in the fleet :).



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