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Growing up on Azeroth by weremagnus Growing up on Azeroth by weremagnus
So I got home tonight and somehow this happened? I experienced a crazy wave of nostalgia for my favorite game and felt utterly compelled to illustrate the importance Warcraft has had on my life.

Short version: I became enTHRALLed (hohoho) with the Warcraft universe around the age of 10 and have been totally absorbed in its story every since.
Long version:
A lot of pop culture obviously influences all of us as kids. My obvious top contenders are The Lion King and Star Wars, and right there along side them is Warcraft.

I moved from a large, rural area with a lot of space to play, to a city/suburb when I was 10. I think finding Warcraft and the stories within helped replace the wide open space I used my imagination in prior to, so I latched onto it and went crazy.

My love for the game carried on past the Warcraft 2 phase, I've been an avid fan of every title released since.
It is a big factor in why I became an artist, in the type of subject manner I create, and my interest in storytelling to name a few!

a few fun commentary notes:
* I used to pretend I was the Dragon Roost when I was being Alextraza
* We had a trunk in our basement that I perched ontop of to reenact this illustration, despite it being a gryphon and not Deathwing.
The orc banners/symbols I was so obsessed with: 1 2
* I really really really loved Deathwing
* My persona, Magnus, came about in large part due to Warcraft. My first drawing of Magnus has her titled as a dragon from Draenor!
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ArtDrudge Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student General Artist
This is beautiful, and awesome! I love it!
kozispoon Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student General Artist
This. Is. Adorable. I cannot get over how wonderful and fluid your poses are, like 10yr old you bouncing on the sofa. I especially dig the birds eye view of you doodling in your sketchbooks. What a great little peek into the 'good old days'. I sure hope you get a twinge of nostalgia again!
Sake906 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Professional Filmographer
That's a very cute story, I too was fascinated by the franchise back in the Warcraft III days (though that was a bit later)
DingoTK Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is so cute and awesome.
SteinWill Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awwww oh god this story is just so adorable, :aww: I must say I see myself alot in this story sicne I loved the orcs as well from the start, and I only watched brother play the game, never playing it myself
fakebny123 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
zug zug!
starchart Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Darn, right in the feels.;; And super cute too! Its really cool to see humble beginnings and how its influenced you as an artist.
Also MS-DOS haha, can't forget that! :thumbsup:
nyemi Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
I think I can understand there. Also, when it comes to the Warcraft, it was the first time when i realized how good does mane look on dragons. I remember studying that tiny pixelated icon of dragon unit. Oh, memories.
Furrama Featured By Owner May 31, 2013   Digital Artist
Well... this is adorable. Not much to add, just... dawwwww.

So, Magnus was originally a black dragon/possible netherdrake?
HBmuttcicle Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student General Artist

I wish I was this cool as a tot haha
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