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Just a little monk by krysdecker Just a little monk by krysdecker
So .. a couple of weeks ago blizz announced a small "draw our facebook covers" contest .. basically they would pick 12 images to be the facebook cover of their page, during the countdown for the next expansion of world of warcraft.

And in the night before the final day to submit, I finally managed to squeeze some time and made this in 5-6h or so, give or take a few.


It's not the usual complexity I put in my drawings but I thought it would be a fun exercise. And ~2 weeks ago I got an email from blizz saying my drawing was picked and I got the last day cover: www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbi… ... and this is the original art (without the logo and stuff) ..

basically the idea was quite simple: a female pandaren monk - which is my future character lol .. yeh, it's exactly like the one I made on the beta, I took a lot of screenshots of her faces, to get a good idea of the details and etc.

anyway, the idea is that she was "meditating" on top of one of those logs in that "karate kid pose" and a bunch of birds started to land on her and she's like "wtf?" .. It would be a lot less dumb in a full picture but hey .. only got the "banner" area to work with lol

Well, I liked the result, it was a fun drawing to make, and it's nice that mine was chosen to be the cover for one day =)


PS. Comments like "mimimimi pandas ruined the game" and all that crap people QQ about will be deleted, this is not the place for this kind of discussion.


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you can support my work at my patreon and get some nice rewards! www.patreon.com/krysdecker 
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:iconjohayna474:
Johayna474 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks incredible! All of the details are fantastic, the lighting, textures, and her expression are amazingly done! Definitely some of my favorite Pandaren artwork out there!
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Bering Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Best female Pandaren I've seen in a long time. Looks wonderful! 
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:iconkrysdecker:
krysdecker Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
3 other pandaren disliked this =o

Way of the Monks by krysdecker
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:iconmandavar666:
Mandavar666 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
Very nice.
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:iconfoxfeatherz:
Foxfeatherz Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
dAMN.
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:icongecko767:
Gecko767 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
I am Guessing you also do requests and freelance work?
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:iconac-m:
AC-M Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You can feel the tension. Beautiful!
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:iconjackster006:
jackster006 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
She looks awesome!
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:iconrixks:
Rixks Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Best portrayal of a pandaren female yet. Keep up the good work!
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:iconjohnagold:
johnagold Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Damn. I still don't know how you did this in 5 hours. It still takes me 20 hours or more just for lineart...
Your so talented. I love your art.
:D (Big Grin)
 
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:iconremusogarius:
remusogarius Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this! :D
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:iconliving-beautifully:
living-beautifully Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
;w; I miss playing wow...
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:iconjustmejel:
justmejel Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
don't know or care about the game... dig your art
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:iconclide72:
Clide72 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
You are one of the best Wow artist by far, I Think! ^^
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:iconshrinkingintodiapers:
shafel really looks like this monk no kidding which is xeriscape's sister on horde side
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:iconsombraluz-images:
Sombraluz-Images Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Love her facial expression!
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:iconspiceycaramel:
spiceycaramel Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Great feel of the little bird pecking on her arm bandage thingy there. :popcorn:
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:iconscarletdragon619:
scarletdragon619 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so beautiful, I can really feel her irritation :)
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:iconemperorkarino:
EmperorKarino Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome job.
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:iconkitsunehime21:
KitsuneHime21 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
This is absolutely beautiful and my monk looks extremely similar :D
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:iconjukainofthenorth:
JukainOfTheNorth Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Ohooooh. Somebody's just straaaaining really hard not to flick those birdies off of her arms--

"Hey NO! Not the wraps, you devil rat on wings!"
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:iconjukainofthenorth:
JukainOfTheNorth Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Ohooooh. Somebody's just straaaaining really hard not to flick those birdies off of her arms--

"Hey NO! Not the wraps, you devil rat on wings!"
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:iconkarmasreaper:
KarmasReaper Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing. Just, simply well done.
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:iconshrinkingintodiapers:
this is cool
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:iconsylvanaas:
sylvanaas Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
...GAAWD.This is just AWESOME !
..I started to think about to make a FC for you ;-;
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:iconremaxer:
Remaxer Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
OMG this looks exactly like my Monk- Same hairstyle, same fur color :D
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:iconkrysdecker:
krysdecker Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well .. it IS my monk lol [link] .. just using a different hair color atm =o
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:iconboltizar:
Boltizar Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Love it. I just love it. The details are amazing!
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:iconthe-lady-of-kuo:
The-Lady-of-Kuo Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Very cute and detailed, I've admired your work for so very long. Hope to see more soon!
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:iconxanthiran:
Xanthiran Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012   Writer
this is beautful stuff about to go get my copy of MoP and can not wait to play if I will make a panda monk is wait andsee but story I heard is way better than naysayers thought when it was Panderian going to be in it
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:iconkrysdecker:
krysdecker Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's really awesome. There was a lot of haters going on the whole "kungfu panda" crap .. but the story is really well done. At least I had a blast lvling up those past few days
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:iconxanthiran:
Xanthiran Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012   Writer
as have I leveling my death knight through new content wounderfuly well written some funny moments too. haters gonna hate enjoy the game
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:iconelinasvensson:
ElinaSvensson Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh~ didnt recognize your art straight away. But what instantly struck me when I saw this image was "this is a badass chick you dont wanna mess with". Its lovely. There needs to more of these female profiles in games!
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:iconosthareane:
Osthareane Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute yet fierce! Just like Pandas people. They aren't teddy bears.
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:iconmariuslol:
mariuslol Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Awesome :)
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:iconlost247365:
Lost247365 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome.

I really like how you used a little atmospheric perspective on the other arm to enhance the look of depth!
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:iconcarloskrill:
carloskrill Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
saw that on their facebook and was wondering who did it... Great work man.
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:iconcrazybunni:
CrazyBunni Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional Filmographer
i saw it on facebook :D congratz! :D
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:iconmagnusdune:
MagnusDune Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student Filmographer
very cool! its on there today!!
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:iconj4b:
J4B Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it looks very nice.

I like the birds.
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:iconkapuchu1:
Kapuchu1 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Reminds me, very much in fact, of Lee Sin (Her pose) from League of Legends.
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:iconkrysdecker:
krysdecker Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I didn't have him in mind when I did it lol .. I was thinking more about the monks standing on top of those logs in the initial pandaren area on wow =o
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:iconkapuchu1:
Kapuchu1 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
I never said you copied his stance :P I just said it reminded me of his ;)
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:iconkrysdecker:
krysdecker Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
and I didn't said you implied I copied anything either =p .. just explaining where I got my inspiration from =D
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:iconkapuchu1:
Kapuchu1 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Ok :P
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scurty Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
*pets and gives bamboo* nice panda :3, no kidding, but MoP will be intresting too explore
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