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Character Design: Varian Wrynn by jpm1023 Character Design: Varian Wrynn by jpm1023
So here's an interesting one. While working on the World of WarCraft comic, I had the chance to put my stamp on the game itself!

Yep, I got to design the fresh look of Varian Wrynn, King of Stormwind for Blizzard Entertainment's multi-million player game: World of WarCraft. Pretty cool to think that about 12 million people have probably seen this guy in-game, as I'm proud of the design and think it reflects the might of the Alliance.

Buuuuuut I play Horde, so he's still a target for me and yes...I HAVE killed him in game HAHAHAHAHA...I should post the screenshot of my nailing the crap out of him on my paladin...
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irmantagart Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
great job bro!
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munizjohn Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Really great work, and thats really awesome that a gagillion people get to meet your character.
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GiuliaPellegrini Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
Very beautiful! The foot in the second is too short, but for the rest perfect!
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dwz177 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
what server you play on?
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dwz177 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
what server you play on?
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Felt-Cosplay Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You are the coolest dude ever. Wrynn's my favorite character, I'm just starting work on a costume of him. Props!
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Wulfgnar Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Student Digital Artist
OH! so your the artist for the comic! Wow your so lucky, i would die if i could be an artist for blizzard...especially being the artist for Varian! I adore varian. FOR THE ALLIANCE! XD
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Thomasdemanez Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010  Student
I wish i drew for wow.

btw, FOR THE HORDE!
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drake666x Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
Strength and Honor!
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Tonic-King Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
RE5PECT
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Niddles Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009
Huge shoullders, every detail of it are very good. great concept art :D
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Kepo666 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
LOVED IT
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HarbingerLoki Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the armor on him, but as many people have already stated, love/hate relationship. Hate his personality, the belf hair, and sort of how they changed the character design you have. I like his armor more than anything. Though, what is with warcraft and big incomprehensible shoulders? D: I was asked that once by a non-wowplayer and I still have no answer. :l Anyway, love it! :D
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RadidaR Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
I LOVE this design. Hate blizzard for changing it(I mean in-game and in the comics he's different, the shoulders,boots,no bird claws on his gloves and the thing hanging from his belt is different too)! Your design is a million times better. great job bro
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sobercollegekid23 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009
Very cool design.

But needs moar chin :P
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Letheyann-Elethendyl Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
wow,i just say thank you!! :love: i'm really a fan and especially a reader of the comic :heart: i just love the job you done on him.mostly beacause,first,with the uniform,(when he was divided) he looked so..idiot :lol: but now with this uniform i almost love it more than i love broll :XD: awesome job!! :love:
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Darantha Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009   Digital Artist
Woha, cool, never thought I'd actually run across the designer of Varian here on dA. :D
It's a seriously awesome design, I just wish that all the other faction leaders would get unique looks as well, not just Varian and Sylvanas.
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Inquisitor-Fenrir Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
God dammit, so you are the responsable of giving us King Varian Chin new model
WEll, then i got to say Thanks over 5984 times
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Drazlol Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009
How much freedom did they allow to give you for making this? I mean i am surprised that you got honored to do the design. Not saying i distrust or anything but i'd imagen someone like Samwise Didier would love to do the design since he seems to be a big Conan the barbarian fan. (And we all know Varian has tha conan vibe on him ;) )

But yeah how much freedom were you given and s forth? :) Really interesting in knowing.
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Manamorimoto Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome! I love this design. :D Fantastic job and I have to agree that it really shows the might of the Alliance. I'd like to see that screen shot. ;)
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TheZeiGal Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
I'll have to agree with having a love/hate relationship with Varian. The one reason I love him is because of your design. Oh yes, his armor is gorgeous and I have hopped onto my Alliance toons just to run to the Keep and stare at his armor. He's pretty good looking too. ^_~ Oh the other hand, I've been wanting to kick his sorry but from here to kingdom come.

And that's why being Horde is so awesome. I can kill him over and over, and still get to stare like a noob at his awesome model. Fantastic work!
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Toboe Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
I love his design, even though I have a love/hate relationship for this character. I love him in the beginning of the comics, but he is slowly becoming a single sighted arse. I can almost see it in his charcter design..he was very simple Armour at first.. now his Armour is more complex..and conceals him more...kinda like his personality..he's closing himself off ...He's gonna get us all killed.

And yeah..I've killed him to. He;s one tough bastard :)

Aranela of Durotan
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DragonsLover1 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
Dude I've needed something like this. :D Thanks. ;)

Your work is appreciated you scum-sucking King-killer. :|

ALLIANCE FOREVAAAAAAARRRRR! :shakefish:
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ZawYeMyint1 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
nice concept :thumbsup:
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pulyx Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Totally cool man. Varian is badass because of you.
The only thing i didn't like about the design, was the talons on the handguard.
Other than that, i've drawn him incessantly after i saw your design. top notch stuff

Wish i could've had the opportunity =D
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Havoc-16 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Student Interface Designer
Kjewl stuff...you gonna smack some colors on that??
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