Anaria, one of the five Knights of the One Land, in the book One Land, One King, by Y.S. Hassan.
Boy, how time flies. Is it really Christmas already? Wow.
I am late in sending out a gift to a friend, but I wanted to scan in the front of the card that I made, featuring Marogg, the Infantry Chef you find in the city of Orgrimmar, heradling the arrival of the Christmas gift. I broke out the grey scale markers for this one, and after finishing this, I will need to practice with them some more. It was fun, and gives the picture a more finished look, unlike 90% of my other pictures. 🙂
Look for updates to the sketchbook over the next few days. Nothing earth shattering (or azeroth shattering as the case may be) but I’ll have a bit of time to draw this weekend. Even though I haven’t written back to Azaroth over at the IPY Shard yet (hey man!) I hope to fully realize some Ultima Online type picture for him, too, so some of those may be gracing these pages, too.
Merry Christmas, everyone!
Above is anuncompleted sketch of a friend’s character on World of Warcraft, Saltgrass. Great name. Speaking of World of Warcraft, the Cataclysm is just around the bend. With a whole new world (er, the old world torn asunder by Deathwing, that is) already in place, it will be fun finally be able to fly around the place, seeing the world of Azeroth from a different perspective. It should be fun. 🙂
If anyone who plays WoW does not already listen to The Instance with Scott Johnson and RandyDeluxe, then you are missing out. It’s not just a good World of Warcraft podcast, its a great “radio” show in general. The two hosts bring recent news and happenings in and around the world of Azeroth every week in a funny yet informative manner. Man, that is a terrible review of the show. Go check it out anyway. You won’t be disappointed. Heck, check out their 200th episode with special guests Veronica Belmont, Felicia Day and Russel Brower (the composer for a lot of the Blizzard music, including the last two WoW expansions.)
One more thing — Guy Gavriel Kay. He is, in a word, a master. He continues to be my favorite author, bar none. He is an author of a number of fantasy/fantasy-historical works, the lastest of which is Under Heaven, which is set in an ancient Chineses Dynasty. I am about 2/3 of the way through the book and for the first time in a long while, it is a book I have trouble putting down. It even want to (gasp) read it instead of putzing around in WoW. 🙂 If you have never read any of his stuff, then this is as good a place as any to begin. Of course, there is always Tigana. . . . 🙂