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The Light of Lights by krysdecker The Light of Lights by krysdecker
"There is a way....
.. there is a way...
... you will become more than you ever were...
... more than you ever were...

... we can help...

... . we can help...

You will be more than you have ever been...

... and when the time comes, for what we grant you...


... you will serve us well..."

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over 70h of REALLY HARD work .. i can say i learned with this drawing more than i've learned so far ..

sorry about the time gap between submissions .. but i can give myself a masterpiece once in a while, cant i ? =p

every stone crack .. every tiny highlight was handmade .. i've never done waterfalls, tapestry, pillows, caves or anything like .. so .. i consider this picture a step of what i've done so far .. and what i'll do from now on .. i really hope you guys can enjoy it as much as i spent days doing it ..

on a side note, yes, its Queen Azshara in Nazjatar (World of Warcraft)

.. there's no visual reference of the city, except they rebuilded it in the image of the glory of the former capital Zin-Azshari, so i came up with some elvish style, but following a cave landscape ... this is how i see the city (of course this is just a view, not the entire city), inside a "gap" bellow the maelstrom, not some "little mermaid city" on the ocean floor with nagas swimming around ..

.. about her, there's 2 interpretations, one: the statues in the game, where she's just like a random naga .. two: her bottom part as some sort of octopus ..

since i see her as the top of "attractive female' in wow lore (despite her hideous form), i decided for a more naga, slim shape, with only 2 arms ... and tried my best in making her a "hot ass (tail, whatever =p) woman" ..

my sincere thanks to my couple of "fans" who often comment my work, and for not comming here with torches and pitchforks due to my delay in posting something new =p ... and ofcourse, to whoever give her a look, and fav/comment/watch/save it ..

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i think its somewhat dumb to say "thank you thank you thank you" several times .. so i'll just reply here, and if you guys happen to read again, great =p ...

i really appreciate the comments and favs, and im glad that some people really liked .. may take a while for me to do a drawing, but i dont like the idea of releasing several pieces that don't match my personal standart of quality (yes, i still find mistakes in all my pictures for a very long time after making them) ..

anyway, even if its a "great job" i like it, because if someone took the time to write that, means that people really liked ..
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Lets start with the background. I like the idea of using the cave. Most would think that there isn't any water, but I think I see waterfalls towards the upper right corner, which suggest proximity to a water source. In addition, the entire cave has a texture that suggests moisture. Next, the structures. They do indeed resemble those built by the elves. In fact, one could draw the conclusion that this was once a station where elves have studied, abandoned, and later inhabited by nagas. Finally, we move on to the center piece, Queen Azshara herself. And what a sight to behold. The incredible detail of the snake scales and her crown; The amazing shading; Not to forget the alluring way she is positioned on what, in the terms of the naga, would be her throne. And the near-lack of clothing makes the viewers wonder what would happen if she didn't kill every intruder to her realm. Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.
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minisephirot Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
(I went from Yrel to here :)
Despite the creepy ass looks she gave, the naga "tail", i'm still wondering how do they reproduce. That's how you know your work is done perfectly lol
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krysdecker Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol thanks =)
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ultimatede Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
woah, amazing work!
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KurtLogan Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
Amazing work man, incredible!
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LadyLewind Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very beautiful. I looked through the 'making of' for it, as well. Very impressive.
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xhagast Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
The fatal allure of power.

Beauty you can buy in the corner, or will throw itself at your feet if you are great and powerful.

Wealth comes so easily with power...

Power is truly the greatest temptation.

And she isn't even a Demon!
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Vovina-de-Micaloz Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Power is only bad if one has no control over themselves.
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bladerunner242 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
so tempting and dangerous, wow
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gaarasonlylovergotit Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
................. o_O Holy shit... ME GUSTA! *claps* I LOVE IT!!!! >3< I want to draw that good!
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heeroyuywingzero Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
wow a amazing pic i love it she looks like see is a fighter
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gothold Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
excellent job! the coloring and the shading are spot on!
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krysdecker Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well thank you =p
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:iconpaleshriek:
Paleshriek Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Azshara's one of my favorite characters in WoW, actually, and this is a beautiful representation of her.
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:iconkrysdecker:
krysdecker Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
tried my best to make my version of her =) .. glad you liked the result
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:iconpaleshriek:
Paleshriek Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the results. Azshara is one of my favorites.
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HeyArnoldfan7734 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing! How can you draw THIS good. One of the greatest drawings I've seen! :D
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:iconkrysdecker:
krysdecker Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well thank you =)
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HeyArnoldfan7734 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome. :)
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WoWFREAK17 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Just...... AMAZING!!! This artwork is absolutely INSPIRING!!! I just can't get over BEAUTIFUL this is!! You are obviously an EXTREMELY talented artist!!!! :iconcheerplz:
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J4B Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did I ever tell you how sexy this drawing is? Probably not, but I can tell you anyway.
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BloodElf300 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Fantastic !
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OrionsHavoc Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011   Digital Artist
Dude, Awesome job, sorry I can't Critique this.... I gotta be able to put my work on par before I can give anyone of your caliber any insight.... Beautiful work. Can't wait to see what you do next. Good luck with the Perfectionist in you, I hope you win your battles with them.
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AuthorT Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You should try a similar style with Sarah Kerrigan. This pic looks awesome, and the tail is sexy! :)
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:iconkrysdecker:
krysdecker Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
already did my version of kerrigan =p ... i might be doing another starcraft related in the near future =o
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AuthorT Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'll look forward to that. :D
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Viewer-17 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
This is amazing! If I would have to give somecritique, I would simply not be able to. This is my new wallpaper. :)
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Nightwitch69 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
Amazing love the look and you can feel her eyes watching you.
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Lanowarelf Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
You wrote: yes, i still find mistakes in all my pictures for a very long time after making them...

Although there might be some mistakes (which i'm not able to find even after half an hour watching it), it's a real masterpeace, real perfekt, real professionell-like. I think, i fall in love with this picture^^

She is very powerful, mighty, very bored, very expressive and at least, she seams very real. You see the picture and... you know it is just Queen Aszara.

But, actually... you're not in the mod to draw a male counterpart, are you?
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Lanowarelf Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
You wrote: yes, i still find mistakes in all my pictures for a very long time after making them...

Although there might be some mistakes (which i'm not able to find even after half an hour watching it), it's a real masterpeace, real perfekt, very professionell-like. I think, i fall in love with this picture^^

She is very powerful, mighty, very bored, very expressive and at least, she seams very real. You see the picture and... you know it is just Queen Aszara.

But, actually... you're not in the mod to draw a male counterpart, are you?
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ShowV Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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laughingvulcan Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks EVERY minute of those 70 hours! When I first saw it, PepperWolf, I thought it was based off a 3D base (Like starting with Poser and reworking the render in Photoshop).

It's even MORE impressive when I read that you did this start to finish, with ALL the detail! :wow:

I'm NOWHERE NEAR this level...or this patience level... so I can't critique.

I can only say, 'GORGEOUS!!!"

*Standing Ovation*

Be well.
Greg

P.S.: Great art is WORTH waiting for...so take your time! :+fav:
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Balgeron Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
This is best fan made picture out of WoW ever. I am utter lore freek and seen almost everything , and i can tell you most of the Peter Lee or Samwise works can`t ever come even close to this.

Her expression is absolutely gorgeous - the bored, all powerful, ever planning.

I love Azshara, she is the most over hippied character in books, and ill rather see her in Warcraft 4, then in WoW as some crappy end game boss for just another expansion.
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krysdecker Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this one was rather hard to make (and looking back to it now, i see there are plenty of areas i could have done better) ... her expression in particular was the 1st thing i did on her, because i knew it was the ground zero and everything from her pose to other traits would come from that .. even her tail kinda flipping =p
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karasusan Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010   Interface Designer
best Azshara so far !
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TalliHoo Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fullsize - awesome! everything!
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ShadowDragon00000 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
It'll be interesting to see if Blizz decides to stick with Azshara's octopus-like form, as seen in the WarCraft RPG manual, or this perceived naga form.
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zakuq Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
Wallpapered :D
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Kazetora Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
My one complaint, my absolutely ONE complaint lies in how Queen Azshara in her "naga" form is NOT a naga like the sirens, yet from the waist down actually has a more cepholapod appearance with tentacles.. That is my absolutely ONE complaint. Other than that, I love the color pallete you used to present her, keeping with the more typical night elf purples complimenting with the red pillows and almost carpet on the rather sofa-like thing she's stretched out upon, as well as how the bright colors contrast rather exquisitely with the almost achromatic background, with of course the exception of a few blues and reds interspersed here and there.
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SorceressSeren Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
(Read the discription for once)
Though you're right, Nazjatar isn't some Little Mermaid city, I WOULD think they would be underwater most of the time, at least. *shrug*

Anyway, it looks amazing. Blizzard should go off this when they put Azshara in (Eventually -.-)
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e7daniel Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
amazing
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Teqerra Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
That's beautiful!
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Idrialssteel Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010
Great work the level of detail in this is amazing :O

Cant wait to fight her at some point in the game if not in Cataclysm then some other point along the game. Great old god quotes as Zin azshari goes down down...down............down and Poof NAGA
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SorceressSeren Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Maybe they'll surprise us and throw her in Cata somewhere. I want to see what she ACTUALLY looks like instead of just fan art and what she MIGHT look like. And they better use a unique model for her... >.> if they give her the Vashj look i'm going to be pissed, they should give her a look like this, it would be perfect.
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Idrialssteel Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
was looking on your account and saw your WoW screen shots for one FOR THE ALLIANCE and two what addon do you have for the animated character frames for your party members?
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SorceressSeren Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
x-pearl ^^ I love my Freezy Face.
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Idrialssteel Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
ty
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Idrialssteel Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
I know right granted i never got got killing vashj in BC but just another naga with more snakes for hair would just be dumb
I saw on several sights that she had a Octopus bottom instead of the classic naga snake tail but that would be just weird be kinda like killing a disney character lol.

Somthing i was thinking on maybe making her a boss in the raid for Neptualon the water elemental lord and im betting if and when we get to fighting her there will be a Mind control component to the fight considering the lore behind her
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SorceressSeren Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, she would be the ultimate raid boss. Another that should be with her are demons since she's technically a Highborne and she was obsessed with Sargeras and wanted to mate with him and all, and she actually brought the Legion into the world, it seems like they would owe her. You know, a Dreadlord here, Shivarra there, a group of fifty or so non-elite imps running around, the works ^^
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Idrialssteel Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
dont forget the satyrs all the highborne who didn't go down with zin azshari became demons with xavius azsharas counselor they gotta be there
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SorceressSeren Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes! And some regular Night Elf Highborne that are still loyal to her. They should resurrect Vashj just for her to die again and be there.
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