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The Birth of the Banshee Queen by krysdecker The Birth of the Banshee Queen by krysdecker
" ... At least ... give me a clean death .. "

"After all you put me through? ... The last thing i'll give you is the peace of death..."





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close ups, if you are interested
pepperwolf.deviantart.com/art/…

WIP and some explanations of how i did it:
pepperwolf.deviantart.com/art/…

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thanks for the suggestion and for the DD, and to the comments of those people who didn't know my work. It's nice that some more people get to see it along with the usual ~30 people who follow my work =D

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The Chrysalis by krysdecker Death Dealer by krysdecker Warsong by krysdecker Day of the Dragonqueen by krysdecker And the Heavens shall tremble by krysdecker The Light of Lights by krysdecker


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Given 2009-04-23
The Birth of the Banshee Queen by =PepperWolf. From the suggester: "Absolutely breathtaking scene, and even a naif like me is touched by this poignant moment. Beautiful use of hues, light and shadow; the villain exudes coldness as he broods over his victim's fate, her colours reminding us that here she is still alive." ( Suggested by Presteza and Featured by aunjuli )

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:iconsamsiproductions:
SamsiProductions Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015
Feel so bad for her.. It's sad to see how did she become.
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:iconnemhiria:
Nemhiria Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Absolutely awesome!!!
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:iconglad0sisaspy:
GLAD0Sisaspy Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Student Writer
This is really cool! Kinda wish this was in the game lol
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:iconlone-star-wolf:
Lone-Star-Wolf Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Okay I feel bad. Time to kill that guy.
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:iconmelmast:
MelMast Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor Sylvanas.
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:iconprcalo:
Prcalo Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015
Man... this hurt
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:iconanathema32:
Anathema32 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OH MY GOODNESS. I have been searching for the creator of this artwork for YEARS! D: For some reason I could never locate you. I just want to say that this has been one of my all-time favorite pieces... utterly stunning... SO HAPPY I FOUND YOU!
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:iconkrysdecker:
krysdecker Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
protip ... right click the image > Search this image on google. 

It will show every link the image is displayed ... if you dig a little through the findings, you'll find the original source =)
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Anathema32 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh! Cheers, muchly appreciated.
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:iconultimatede:
ultimatede Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
spectacular emotion in this piece, love it
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:iconartistbrandi:
ArtistBrandi Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This one always gets me every time I see it.  
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:iconkrysdecker:
krysdecker Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope to be able to do something similar in my next drawing of her =o
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:iconxwindrunner:
xwindrunner Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is.. just incredible.
I thank you a lot for drawing this. It's precious.
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:iconkrysdecker:
krysdecker Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
why thank you =) ... glad you liked it =o 
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:iconembersyre:
Embersyre Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow that is very very cool!  Great work!
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:iconlyhalan:
Lyhalan Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
Man, I just read through the lore behind this, and wow, Arthas was a DICK. Why is he still so awesome. And you are really amazing. Just wow.
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:iconadosxa:
adosxa Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Arthas is the most awesome men in wow.
Even he is evil.
He's story is really sad.
omg why blizzard y just kill him.
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:iconangelnl12:
Angelnl12 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Fucking. Awesome. The first time I saw this happen in WC3 it gave me chills.
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:iconnoneofurbussiness:
noneofurbussiness Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Creepy, what's the story behind this.
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:iconkrysdecker:
krysdecker Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
she basically made his life hell when he tried to invade her homeland. So instead of just killing her, he cursed her soul and all those fun things as punishment and to make an example out of her =)
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:iconnoneofurbussiness:
noneofurbussiness Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
That's dark, although he was asking for it.
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:iconmistersingh:
mistersingh Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Congrats for the DD.
Awesome work:clap:
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:iconbhiggo:
Bhiggo Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
... and then I'm gonna use you on one of the silvermoon builder units and make INFINITE MOUNTAIN KINGS! MUAHAHAHAHA!

... that actually worked last time I tried it.
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:iconaaawhyme:
aaawhyme Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
been looking for this picture for AGES
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:iconadonna24:
Adonna24 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
wow this is stunning
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:icondoctordid:
Doctordid Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
awesome
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:iconhellgrin:
Hellgrin Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Evening, i just wonder if i could use this art piece for my own Banshees background art?
Her story is almost the same as Sylvanas.

I'd post it in on [link] along with the description of my character and i'd gladly inform people that you are the one who create the art, And where people can find you.
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:iconkrysdecker:
krysdecker Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if it's about that, ok =)
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:iconhellgrin:
Hellgrin Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Thank you^^
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Juggernaut101488 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Amazing work
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:iconschnapsthegoblin:
SchnapstheGoblin Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Stunning. Great job, best piece of art I've seen so far! :)
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:iconrytzkasy1241:
Rytzkasy1241 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
By far, one of my favorite pieces of artwork on Deviantart.
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:iconkrysdecker:
krysdecker Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeh .. mine to lol
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:iconterrazeal:
TerraZeal Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Gorgeous. I hate Prince Arthas, and love Queen Sylvanas. This is an amazing depiction of her capture and (eventual) death. Arthas was so cruel. I almost cried during the Lament of the Highborne quest when Queen Sylvanas sings over her locket and lost life/sisters. Thanks for being a dick, Arthas. :(
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krysdecker Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
tbh I liked both characters. Arthas in particular, because villains can be very cliché in terms of how they handle the good guys when they get a chance. Many times they simply "let them go" and later on they end up screwing his plans.

While he could, Arthas literally broke and destroyed everything. Obviously, he lost control over her later on, but it was not like he let her go. It happened and he couldn't do anything about it.

This drawing in particular was quite hard to make, not because the drawing itself, but because of how to put in this scene, 2 veeeeery big characters and give each their own part in it, and not have one of them dominant over the other. But in the end I really liked the result. The fact that even shackled, she still have her head up facing up, for me, tells a lot about the character.
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bgwilly31 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Hi im ready to buy now if large print is available. Please contact me.
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:iconkrysdecker:
krysdecker Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeh .. about that. I can't really make it available for print because it's a fanart. I don't hold trade rights of the characters so i'm not allowed to make 1cent out of it.

Sorry, but any of those arts related to wow or other games can be purchased =o
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:iconpoortomato00:
poortomato00 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is spectacular!!!!!!
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:iconkrysdecker:
krysdecker Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeh, it's still one of my favourites lol ..
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:iconthanatosiaa:
Thanatosiaa Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
Just perfect!
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:iconnanune13:
Nanune13 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG! OMG! OMFG!!! Thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
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:iconkrysdecker:
krysdecker Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you are .. welcome? lol =p
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:iconpaleshriek:
Paleshriek Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really beautiful.
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:iconchaosbayne:
Chaosbayne Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
This makes me want to cry. :(

Beautiful
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:iconmandylion:
mandylion Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
PepperWolf, I love this. It is amazing. The lighting adds tremendous appeal and focus and was brilliant on your part.
Does Blizzard know about this? Why don't I see it on the fan art page? I would understand if you didn't want it to be there but I really think it should be just show the others how it's done. *wink*
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:iconkrysdecker:
krysdecker Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well ... it used to be there lol

at least when the fanart page was hosted on battle.net they were there =o
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:iconandein:
Andein Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is one of my favourite WarcraftArtworks EVER!
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:iconkrysdecker:
krysdecker Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well thank you =o
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:iconwowfreak17:
WoWFREAK17 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
The Lich Kings armor is really well done. I like the lighting on Sylvanas.... really nice piece.
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theTelekinesis Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
wft ? it's damn cool man.
eEverything is perfect as wolk cinematic but face ? it's like an old witch.
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