Art feature, Digital Painting

WCR Art Feature: Pretty Hate Machine

Nothing shuts the Human army down quite like the Undead Dark Ranger. After so little attention in the past months, Human got a huge dose in the last couple weeks, and to that I say IMBA. Indeed friends, I heard the requests of a death coiling Death Knight, but alas I was uninspired. So for you my Undead legions, I give the Dark Ranger. She is a nightmare that some would daydream about, and she has style to burn. I never met a Dark Ranger replay I didn’t like, except when it’s me on the receiving end of that unholy bow. You can never be sure what will happen in a game that includes this chaotic hero.

Subject: Soulless, empty she walks the plane of the living. The shadowed remains of a noble Quel’Thalas Ranger driven by passionless, unrestrained hatred. Fueled by unquenchable loathing the Dark Ranger ignites the corpse of fallen enemies, forcing their restless remains to march among the living, a fate much the same as her own. Jealously they strive to consume that which they are void of. So intense is her abominate she disrupts all other known forces, effectively silencing the powerful magics of her enemies. When weak the Ranger wrath feeds upon the battle lusting rage of opposing warriors, inharmoniously extending her un-life. Writhing in the pinnacle of her spiteful power she may even decimate the will of her enemy, purging the soul while twisting their mind into an odium filled slave. This, is the Dark Ranger.

Time devoted to Feature: about ~ 30 hours

Reason: Can you think of a reason to NOT draw the Dark Ranger?? That, and bunny made me do it. ^^ j/k, thanks for the suggestion!

Name: Yes, indeed, I stole the title from the NIN album Pretty Hate Machine. She is pretty, but she is a soulless killing machine powered only by hate. I feel I had no choice, it was too perfect. ‘Head like a hole’ was like a testimony to what it must be like to be Undead, ‘Down in it’ seems to describe how Trent was above the world of the living and then was charmed into returning. In hindsight he remorses, rhyming about the loss of his former self. Sanctified is a seamless description of being under the power of the Dark Ranger… I could go on, but you get the point.

Next time: I want to be as interactive with the community as possible, so I am going to try something new. For the next Raihn’s Art of War I would like to have some friggin’ sweet replay submissions. I’m looking to maybe do an Orc picture next since I haven’t done one. So, let me throw out the challenge guidlines. I want to see the coolest Orc replay that includes a Tauren Chieftain as well as a tavern hero. Tavern hero or Tauren Chieftain first hero perferably. I know it’s tough, but that’s the point. If I get enough replays and it all works out, I will post the top 5 and have a shout out to the submitters. The top replay will determine the Feature Art. If this doesn’t work, then we will try something else next time. Please send replay submissions to Raihn@WCReplays.com

Thank you all for the positive support. Thanks again to all the staff for helping me bring some replays into this weeks feature. I would especially like to thank bunny for her dedication and for always being there to help me out. Please check out the new extras! And let me know what you think guys!

-God bless, Raihn

© 2005 Joshua Keyes

Click here to link to original WCReplays.com Art Feature!

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