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Night Elf and Hippogryph by evion Night Elf and Hippogryph by evion
This piece started out as a simply practice sketch to help me work on my profiles since I'm terrible at drawing humanoid heads from the side, and somehow it became a full picture. So I colored it and added the background and submitted it to my 2D Design class >.>

I'm REALLY happy with how the Night Elf turned out. I was trying to develop a good sense of muscle structure which I can't normally do with my anthro characters. I'm also really pleased with the shading of her face and hair.

Backgrounds are evil. Don't mind if this one isn't all that great. At least I tried!

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Estonius Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Wicked pretty!
SoxWoman Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
AAAWW~ this is so cute :heart:
Nuffelita Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Student General Artist
Shiiiiny.... coooolours...

I luff the mix of colours here! Very pleasant to look at.
Syphirx Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome... just awesome.
moonscream Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww, this is really beautiful, the hippogryphs looks especially cute :D
slsison Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008   Writer
perfect! you did a great job
danceingox Featured By Owner May 29, 2007
SHEESH!. now i knew where did I saw her ^^'
UnicornPoki Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007
I adore Night Elves!!! They're great warriors.
Tigra-kitty Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007  Student General Artist
oh yeah hippogryphs are the nicest ^^
i love the colouring on this one!^^
Sylvanas2 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2006
Nice Job, I love night elves :).
Cassandra28 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2006
I hope you don't mind, but I featured this in my latest journal, here: [link]

evion Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not at all, I love seeing WoW art and I'm honored I was included. Wonderful collection there! X3
Fargaliel Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Hippogryhs have taken me to many places such as Felwood or Winterspring. It is nice to remember about them anyway. :+fav:
temarinyo Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2006
how did you make the river? :O
ShadowGuardian Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2006
Pfsh. The background is on a level of awesomeness all its own. I especially like the area of glow behind the mountain where the sun is setting. But yes- the Night Elf is by far the most kickass part of the entire piece. And the way you did her eye, it's glowy while at the same time not entirely blotted out like some others have drawn Night Elf eyes. And the eyebrow. That's just wicked. :p

What else can I say about this? Well- I know. The style and coloring of the hair is phenomenal. And I say that because I found myself staring at this picture solely because of that and her face. For supposedly being terrible at drawing faces from the side, you turned this out nigh perfectly. Very feminine, too, without being entirely so. And I'm not quite sure why, but I love her lips.

And I can't forget about the Hippogryph. You really got the coloring down on that one, and even managed a great feather effect. Very soft looking. Though I think what I like best are its antlers and the eye.

Blagh. Too much prattling on my part. Overall this is just one hell of an awesome work, and thusly demands a place in my favorites.

ps: Kudos for not overdoing her breasts like I've also seen a lot of other artists do with the Night Elves.
temarinyo Featured By Owner May 25, 2006
you captured this image perfectly! :D the background looks really cool too! :clap:
twistedmirror Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2006
What program do you use?
evion Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Photohop 7 ;3 It's what I use for all my coloring.
twistedmirror Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2006
It looks amazing, lol a lot like my character. I wnat to start getting into this typw of art and I am pretty clueless.
trg88 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2005
I like it. Very nice backgroung :clap:
alterecho Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, very good. and for the background its awsome, espesially around the sun. hell, i'm so bad at backs I dont even bother. color for the ne and hippo are dead on. good job.
kirei-hime Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2005
Omg that friggin birdy looooks sOOOO goooooood :) Do you play woW? kinda stupid question to ask but ye
aivarin Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2004
the colours on this are just- wow O.O

A really beautiful piece which I just love, you certainly don't seem to have any trouble with side profiles :)
mashsmelo Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like her face alot!
She looks really great!
paperdemon Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2004
Ow! You are good! (Lurves warcraft-art)
alyss Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2004   Digital Artist
yay for warcraft arts.
zerry Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2004
The Goddess would be most pleased =D

Seriously, beautiful shading and colors, and the way you handled that sunrise is just godly :worship: Beautiful work
Anna-nah-nah Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2004   Traditional Artist
Oh wow...that's beautiful. I love the hippogryph, it looks so majestic. @_@
sycle Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2004  Professional Artist
Beautiful as always, Evion ^_^

I love your use of saturation and dark tones, it really drags the depth out in the characters. The feathers around the eye of the hippogryph look particularly nice, with the way they have that really glossy sheen to them

lol are you a bit of a legend in your design class yet? :)
neo-shakti Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2004
Night elves are cool... XD This pic is just awesome. I love the coloring.
Kajm Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2004  Hobbyist Writer
Curious. Most people I know have a hard time Getting from a side view to a full facial view. Figuring the face from differing angles is one of the hardest things outside of muscle groups.

Book cover! Great work, Evion.
SilverWolfboyWinters Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2004
Well, I know that backgrounds SUCK, most def :p
Yer's looks like one 'f those fantasy novel cover pics :D Makes me wanna go read...
LOL When WAS th' last time I ever sat down an' read a good novel..? :o
xdradicaledward Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2004
the colouring is amazing!!! It really does give the effect of sunlight coming from behind...yah, it looks great!
bladewing Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice, it's cool when you end up doing a picture that just flows from start to finish. Sides simple is good sometimes, and this picture is good ;)

I think the background helps with setting the mood and bringing out the characters too.
l33tg4m3r Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2004   Writer
!WOW! Looksreally nice! The colors are quitewell done, and the shading effects look outstanding! Nice job! >^_^<
PrettyKitty Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow, that's really nice, great job!^^
dynamicsketch Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
That is jaw-droppingly beautiful. I love her eye color.

Oh yeah! Nice job showing the muscle tone there. Keep at it. :+fav:
feanarth Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2004
Holy cow Evion! o.O The choice of colours is dream-like, all soft and smooth. And regarding the background i think you did a very good job with that river and mountain landscape. That elven profiled-view also looks flawless, i wouldn't understand when you say you have problems with that.

Damn i adore your Warcraft-Art, this definately deserves a :+fav: from me. :3
katarthis Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2004  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, once again you have shown that you are a master at art. I think this picture rocks evi.

Sweet!... the color scheme is fabulously perfect. The forms are perfect. If you're not happy with the aspects of this one, you're too hard on yourself.

dracodarkarma Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2004
The coloring is totally awesome. So is the background and the pic in general.

Why do you think it sucks? @_X
kiki-doodle Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Wow! HTe coloring is just awesome. I love the feathery texture on that griffinish character.
I5Spiders Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2004
Awesome coloring. You beat me, so don't worry about it.
ColdBlade000 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2004  Hobbyist Writer
Wow! this is really awsome! Great job! Man your good. lol, i love all the color and night elfs totally kick ass ^_^. You do ok with side of the head pics, i wouldent worry all too much about it.
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