Warcraft, the movie is coming out this week to a theater near you, and while some critics have predicted the movie will be a flop, many a geek seems to have fallen for the trailers, thanks to the show orcs and humans in their full battling glory. Not to mention the highly cited “dubstep” music. (Incidentally, Director Duncan Jones has said the movie score won’t be dubstep, but Rawin Djawadi all the way.)
If the CGI and music weren’t enough to rouse some excitement in you, maybe these fan art pieces will. There is no lack of Warcraft enthusiasts who can put images to paper (or screen or what have you) – perhaps better than some official art even – so Pure Costumes love to share some of what we’ve found with you. Enjoy!
1. Sylvanas Windrunner
The nice blend of colors with a gloomy overcast makes this piece a beauty. While it is not 100% accurate, easily spotted by experts, of course, one still can’t help but be mesmerized. I am not sure if it’s the overall effect of the color combination, but there’s definitely something in there. What am I missing?
2. Pandaren Mistweaver
An awesome representation of mistweaving, this Warcraft fan art highlights the healer and his work by slightly blurring the background details.
3. Jaina Proudmoore
The eyes. The way her dress and hair flows around her. Did I mention the eyes? This is pure magic at its best.
4. The Last Scream From Hell
This may very well be the most emotion-evoking piece of Warcraft fan art so far. The title says it all, but the slightest glance at the art makes your blood quicken. If it doesn’t, then your heart is made of stone.
“Today's victory belongs to all who stood against the shadow, you are Azeroth's true guardians, and the future of this world is in your hands, for the dawning of the age of mortals has began." ―Alexstrasza
This image matches the quote perfectly, don’t you think?
6. WoW Worgen Prot Warrior Redo
This piece is several years old, but it still has got “it”. Chosen as a Daily Deviation piece back then, the art features a Protection warrior worgen – not one character in particular - but inspired by the game’s style. Actual character or not, this worgen is one you wouldn’t mind being on your side.
7. A variety of Warcraft characters
The following Warcraft fan art pieces follow a totally different style from all of the ones preceding them. However, they are, in no way, less brilliant.
There you have our select choices of Warcraft fan art. We’re pretty sure you have your own favorites, so why not share them with us and let us know what you think about our selection as well!
Will you be seeing Warcraft in cinemas?
If you're interested in the movie, you might also like to know that Blizzard has confirmed that they will be giving away a free copy of WoW, which includes expansion packs and a month’s worth of free game play. Caveat: offer available in select theaters only.