Before I remembered that I had printouts of my oldest screenshots that I could scan for Vidyala’s “Then and Now” challenge, I thought perhaps I would use these drawings instead.
This is one of my very first WoW-inspired doodles, from about fall 2007.
I was playing with some new Pentel V5 pens, trying to use every color in the set. I hadn’t yet played enough of the game, or paid enough attention, to remember that Trolls have long, pointed ears and had to correct the picture later.
This one is from mid to late 2008, I think.
I still hadn’t grasped quite how long Night Elf ears really are, and I didn’t have the right angle for Blood Elf ears internalized yet, either. I really like the profile Night Elf face, though.
My most recent (early 2012) iteration upon the theme.
I was again playing with some new pens and wanting to use every color in the set. I’ve finally managed to get the ears right, but I still need to study the profile & head shape of the various races more carefully.