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Illiyana Moonblaze by RalphHorsley Illiyana Moonblaze by RalphHorsley
Illiyana Moonblaze

Acrylic, approx 10" x 11"

World of Warcraft trading card game illustration
©Blizzard Entertainment & Upper Deck.

Original artwork for sale; UK£350

Don't confuse relaxed with unprepared.

In portraying Illiyana I wanted to convey the sense of a powerful figure who knows their own strength, and because of that appears nonchalant and confident. To help with that impression I chose a view that is straight 'to camera' and without too much twist or foreshortening.

To help make the figure pop I opted for slightly desaturated colours in the background, with softer marks and edges to the forms, whilst Illiyana is picked out by the back rim lighting.

Full details of the card she appears on can be found here:
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:iconwenvertn:
Wenvertn Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
Seen her ingame, it does this rogue no justice.
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RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Ok
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:iconwenvertn:
Wenvertn Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
I meant her model
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Ok
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riotfury Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
she looks badass and I like the fact you drew her with very long ears and eyebrows, people sometimes forget that nighg elves are not just blood elves with purple skin
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:iconmarimuller:
MariMuller Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
Sweet night elf
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconcrawzar:
crawzar Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconcrawzar:
crawzar Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:love:
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