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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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:iconralphhorsley:
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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:iconriotfury:
riotfury Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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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:iconbackops:
backOPS 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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:iconbackops:
backOPS Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:love:
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:iconili137:
ili137 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Professional Writer
ahaha Illiyana is my real name in life lol XD <3 <3 luvz it ..WoW 4ever :headbang: ... and pure awesomeness :D :D !..
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Great - thanks :)
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:iconili137:
ili137 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Professional Writer
hah yeah ^^ and np :p ..
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:icon13chaos:
13chaos Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
I love the colors used.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks :)
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:iconprocessofwinter:
processofwinter Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I definitely think you succeeded in conveying the type of personality you had envisioned. Great job!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad to hear it - thanks :)
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:iconwatertownronin:
WatertownRonin Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Student General Artist
Ninja Mountain is Go!! Really nice work Mr. Horsley.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks a lot :)
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:iconluffsas:
Luffsas Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! it looks amazing!!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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AlexandraRena Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Oooh, sharp!! For the desaturated colors in the background, did you mix each color to be desaturated, or did you go over with a transparent "cool-colored" wash when complete?
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I do each colour seperately. Adding a glaze/wash at the end is more diffiluclt on such a large area. i like to paint back to front and control my values as i go.
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:iconalexandrarena:
AlexandraRena Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah, okay. I haven't had much experience with acrylics beyond basic color theory so wasn't sure how it worked for such detailed scenes.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
np :)
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:iconadamo83:
adamo83 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
well done , grat
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:icononomaya:
Onomaya Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Finally! Another traditional artist. :)

Great pic. I love about everything in this.
Color, composition, facial expression.

It's close to perfect! :D
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :)
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:iconthiaminatenn:
ThiaminaTenn Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010   Digital Artist
wonderful! you gave all details much love, thats great
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :)
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julieloveart Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
I'm impressed with the night elf but more impressed with the treatment of the background... I love how it is not as important as the figure because of the lightness of it, but it's very much there. She's grounded and you did a great job of showing the WoW world.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much. I have been working hard at getting the backgrounds to drop back and let the figure steal the limelight ;)
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:iconjulieloveart:
julieloveart Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Professional General Artist
Well you were very successful here :D
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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:iconschwartzy95:
ScHwaRtZy95 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
great painting...
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :)
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:iconschwartzy95:
ScHwaRtZy95 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
you're welcome :D
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:iconmaddmorgana:
MaddMorgana Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
OMG!! amazing drawing!!! *__*
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconmaddmorgana:
MaddMorgana Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
:D
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:iconlillyanna-windmane:
Lillyanna-Windmane Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010
Beautiful artwork. :)
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :)
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:iconoldbeho:
Oldbeho Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Professional Photographer
aboslutely charming.
Wish to know a girl like her in the real word :D:P
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Aahh, but she only appears charming ;)
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:iconrarayn:
Rarayn Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
Bah, Night Elves. :XD:

Still, despite my general dislike for Night Elves, this is quite damn good...Great work!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :)
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:iconkrysella:
Krysella Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
There are very few things able to move me out of my writer's block, but this picture seems to be having the effect. Thank you! :)
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad to hear that - thanks :)
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Drall112 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
Very cat-like :)

And, as someone said, the hair does look like it was placed there on purpose. Perhaps if it only covered a portion of the eye?

Regardless, a very nice piece, indeed.
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