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FIVE World of Warcraft Artist Proof Cards

Winning Bid: $127.00

Up for auction are five World of Warcraft artist proof (white-backed) cards signed and numbered in black. I’m not 100% certain how many WoW illustrations I painted (that were printed) in total, but this auction features the only World of Warcraft artist proof cards I was given.

Cards in this collection of five are: Woodsie Leafsong, Penelope’s Rose, Scent Of Nature, Marnie Moonlight, Crown Of The Earth

For those of you that enjoy perusing snippets of the process, I’ve clipped the art descriptions I was given below.

Product Information

Description

Woodsie Leafsong

Card Title: Rejuvenation (Working Title)
Card Type: Ability
Action: A gentle shower of green leaves falls on a night elf druid. she looks up into it and smiles, like a welcome rain.
Setting: Blasted Lands
Notes: See reference for anatomy and wardrobe, can be any pose the artist desires
Flavor: A welcome spot of green in a dead place

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Penelope’s Rose had a unique backstory. I was told the V.P. at Blizzard wanted to have painting of his young daughter painted into a scene for the WOW tcg. They had another artist do it initially but didn’t end up being what they were looking for. The art director said “I thought you’d be perfect. Are you up for 1 more WoW card painting?”

I said yes, because I enjoy the rare opportunity to paint children and have had very few opportunities to illustrate them for “jobs”. I used a combination of reference I was provided and uploaded the piece for review. The response came back saying “The painting looks great and the father LOVES it. >approved<“

Penelope’s Rose 

Item Action: Show a beautiful girl child gently gripping a red rose in her hands. Maybe sitting on the stone steps of some ruins in Azshara or the “Terokkar Forest” setting could also work. Artist choice.

Notes: The mood of this piece should be “serene, wondorous”.  The goal is to make the kid look like the picture, while still making this look like Warcraft.

When working on WoW cards there were frequently adjustments and changes which were required. On this one the original description wanted flowers sprouting etc but then they decided they really just wanted swirls of energy with leaves.

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Cards Title: Gift of the Earthmother Spell (working title)
Type: Ability
Action: Show a Tauren Druid’s hands above a large plant as flowers begins to sprout out of the corrupted earth beneath him using the power of nature (green).
Setting: Zul’Drak
Notes: See style guide for Tauren Druid
Flavor: Life springing up in the most unlikely of places

I do still have the original art for this card. If interested, you’re welcome to PM with serious offers.

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Marnie Moonlight 

Card Type: Ally – Alliance
Action: The subject is pictured in Nagrand with clouds in the background. The subject should have a golden aura about her that implies a healing nature, and presents the subject as a caretaker.
Setting: Nagrand
Flavor: Care-taking, gentle
Notes: See style guide for Human Priest and reference of Nagrand

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Crown Of The Earth 

Card Type:  Quest – Night Elf
Action: A low-level night elf druid stands in front of a moonwell with a small vial of moonwell water in one hand. Setting: a moonwell in Teldrassil
Notes: See reference for anatomy and wardrobe, can be any pose artist desires
Flavor: End of a spiritual pilgrimage.

Additional information

Weight .4 lbs
Dimensions 11 × 8.5 × .03 in

Total Bids Placed:

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Highest bidder was: h*****f

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
h*****f March 19, 2023 6:20 PM $127.00
m***********s March 19, 2023 6:20 PM $125.00 Auto
m***********s March 16, 2023 3:30 AM $107.00 Auto
s*****e March 16, 2023 3:30 AM $105.00
m***********s March 15, 2023 3:54 PM $102.00
h*****f March 15, 2023 3:54 PM $100.00 Auto
h*****f March 15, 2023 3:34 PM $77.00 Auto
m***********s March 15, 2023 3:34 PM $75.00
h*****f March 15, 2023 3:01 PM $39.00
Auction started March 15, 2023 8:00 AM

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