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orc shaman by markmolchan orc shaman by markmolchan
For the D&D art test, an orc shaman and clan.
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orc shaman by ~markmolchan ( Suggested by saiyan-frost and Featured by mamiffer )
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Jstiller30 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I know this is a bit old, but I'm curious about the "art test".  could you give some insight into it.   how long were you given. were you just given a subject matter.   I assume you did not do this in the comfort of your own home?
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markmolchan Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Professional
The Art director gives you a short written description of a character, and several images of (in this case orcs) similar things that were created in-house (at WoTC) for reference.  You make your piece in the time frame allotted, mine was open ended.  Yes, did this on the computer at home, in my pj's ;-)
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Jstiller30 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the great reply.
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Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent! :D
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:iconmarkmolchan:
markmolchan Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Professional
Thank you!
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Vazgen11 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
An amazing piece! Awesome work!
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:iconmarkmolchan:
markmolchan Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Professional
Thank you!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Great work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconmarkmolchan:
markmolchan Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Professional
Thanx!!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
It's my pleasure! :)
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bakarov Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great! =)
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:iconmarkmolchan:
markmolchan Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Professional
Thank you!
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K-HUD Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is glorious.
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:iconmarkmolchan:
markmolchan Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Professional
Thanks!!
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Mongrel714 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Now that is a cool concept!! Great painting!
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:iconmarkmolchan:
markmolchan Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional
Thank you!
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markmolchan Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional
oh yes!
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Maru-Fox Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
omg <3
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:iconmarkmolchan:
markmolchan Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional
xoxo! ;)
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darkeneddagger Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Student Writer
I also wondered why Orc's are displayed having Shamanistic beliefs.
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markmolchan Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional
It was in the art order, and I believe they always have in D&D. I can't remember the name of their god, but it makes sense for a simplistic, warrior culture. \m/!
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ashimbabbar Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
it's Gruumsh I believe… a nice orc name…
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theSILVERpotato Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
dreads = magic, just the way it is, awesome work
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:iconmarkmolchan:
markmolchan Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional
Thanx!
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devilscion Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Student
bad ass ness
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markmolchan Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional
Thank you!
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tomgarcia Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Damn I love this one >.<
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markmolchan Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional
Thanks!
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JAFNOVA Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Very well done here.
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:iconmarkmolchan:
markmolchan Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional
Thank you!
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sledgeviper Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
You've captured motion superbly between the Shamans hair in the air, arms, and his beads.

I also like how the Shaman is blocked into the scene and having the Clearest detail focused on him. Everyone else has a slightly darker tone, and their details aren't immensely dark. All lighting and detail extremities are given to the Shaman, while at the same time, these extremities are so incredibly minute (ie. Pure white only exists on the smoke being created.)

We also see Orcs in a rare state. Neither crazed or mad, or looking evil, we see them in a tranquil state.
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markmolchan Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional
Thank you so much!
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aracknoid3 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Amazing work!
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markmolchan Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional
Thanx!
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SoriasTail Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol that is so awesome!
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markmolchan Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional
Thank you!
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joymusiclover Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
wow! nice!
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markmolchan Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional
Thanks!
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz: :iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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markmolchan Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional
Thank you!
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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VanderSilvio Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Than everybody laughs at him because he is not a true warrior.
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markmolchan Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional
lol!
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MyMasks Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
you sir, made me chuckle. here, have a cookie
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
:heart: Congrats on the DD! :clap:
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markmolchan Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional
Thank you!
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reverend00 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Fantastic
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