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Patch3.3 Fall of the Lich King by NorseChowder Patch3.3 Fall of the Lich King by NorseChowder
I created this painting over 2 years ago for WoW's Patch 3.3 "Fall of the Lich King."
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Ivanthechaotic Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
Rest in peace Arthas Menethil....
KeplerNova Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
This is absolutely fantastic!
spitfire-panda Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
This is beautiful with tons of feels!  The story of Arthas is my favorite story in all of Warcraft lore.  Great job!
ejardkethot Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i have that sword's keychain  !!!Scootaloo Intensifies  
Clobberstone Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Student General Artist
Rest in Piece, Arthas...

You will be missed :(
captn-dude Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
Death of a Legend and a closing to an epic story, kind of depressing, but truly marvelous work though!
Joshimora Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
"No king rules forever, my son" totally didnt cry when he said that (sarcasm) (p.s. I know Arthas' full backstory [its really sad if you dont know it] and i really wanted to be on the side of the scourge in this expansion ;-;)
hypn0s-sama Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
One of the best Boss ever... *-*

Frostmourne... HUNGERS !!!
CapnNOMN Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013

Hi. You're amazing! If you could take a quick second to answer this, you would honestly change my life: What do I physically need to do during practice, each day, to eventually be able to create something like this?

Can you please break down exactly what one extremely motivated beginner student would need to do, each & every day when he or she sits down to practice, in order to create these incredible photorealistic 2d digital drawing/paintings from my imagination?

I've been trying some stuff, but I still suck!! 

Can you please make me, like, a list?!!!! So I can then go out and explore those topics? Or at least tell me what I need to physically be doing with my practice time? 

If there's any books/DVDs/tutorials, please share!

Thank you for trying to help!

SatirKs Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
no no NO NONONONONON Arthas is wrong with you?!))
Nico-GL Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Student Artist
Alejandro-Mirabal Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
lostlastexile Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Me encantó esta imágen, reflejando con Frostmourne rota y el Casco de la Dominación lejos de su amo. Genial!!!
Fabichan Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012   Traditional Artist
Beautiful Artwork, i missed the dungeon for play against the lich king when the expansion release.
this picture remember me the song of the background in WOLK.
it's stunning and amazing. i like a lot.
Must have been difficult to do.
Wolfgan Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you have the time good sir, would you mind tellin' a novice like myself and the rest of the world, just how long does it take for you to make something such as this ? : ) And i dont want to hear
"10 to 30 min's" hehe.
NorseChowder Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well, we have a rather inundating process we go through, in terms of feedback from various stake holders whenever we start a painting.

We go through a thumbnail phase which can be days to weeks long before an idea is decided upon. Then we go through the drawing stage, which usually takes a day or 2. Then we wait for feedback. After it's approved we do a color rough. Send that off and wait for approval. When we get it, then we commence painting, which usually takes 5-6 work days. When it's done, we send it off for approval, and hopefully it's done.

Now-a-days, we cascade projects so we get more done, but measuring how long something takes to complete is a fools errand because it's unpredictable and can at times be exhaustive, and at other times, super quick.

If I just worked through, without the feedback process, maybe a week and half of work time. But because it's never that simple, most projects are measured in weeks, as in around 3, by the time it's done. We deal with a lot of changes throughout the process which can make it so that even a simple piece can sometimes take a lot longer than it would seem.

This one had a lot of feedback, and I did it years ago, but I think it was 3 weeks of work time.
Wolfgan Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man I did not expect such an in depth and detailed answere :), and I'm just thrilled that you took the time to give it. I'm actually studying games and game grafics at the moment, so I will most surely take your wisdom to heart. And I know there's a lot of other people out there whom will do the same.

Thanks again good sir!
R-o-x-a-s Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
When this patch hit, I was a weepy, weepy player.

Loved WC3, LOOOVED playing as the scourge, and when it was finally time to defeat Arthas in WoW I was just like....".....;___; NUU. I don't WANNA!"
spark1919 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist
wow fell with the lichking
Mercenar Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
nice one !
SchattenLotus Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
" At long last... ... only Artworks rules forever, my Son... ... "

" I see... ... only Awesomeness... ... before... ... me... ... "

Jeayh, this Picture rules :D ~:heart:
SUNgoddessOKAMI Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work. I can't help but feel really sad though, with that empty helmet and the shattered Frostmourne. :(
Lunarand Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
You are very good! But looking at this one makes me very sad...
Freemindtheoracle Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Student General Artist
and thus the blade was broken...sad is the day when frostmourne falls.
AJDemonTech Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
Amazing work!
nasar-ullah-khan Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
excellent man! great indeed :)
nirriana Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
love this!
Skeware Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011   General Artist
I WANT THAT SWORD to carry around with me every day!
It's perfect!
plappyxsam Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
they did make it, it's just really expsnsive to buy
Malifos Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
Awesome work! Truly top notch :)
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