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Ancient Wars by breathing2004 Ancient Wars by breathing2004
“Many months have passed since the cataclysmic Battle of Mount Hyjal, where the demonic Burning Legion was banished from Azeroth forever. But now, a mysterious energy rift within the mountains of Kalimdor propels three former warriors into the distant past -- a time long before orcs, humans or even high elves roamed the land. A time when the Dark Titan Sargeras, and his demon pawns persuaded Queen Azshara and her Highborne to cleanse Azeroth of its lesser races. A time when the Dragon Aspects were at the height of their power -- unaware that one of their own would soon usher in an age of darkness that would engulf the world of...War Craft”

after a long time, I finally finished the wow background story as a tapestries type ,it tell the story from up to down,advice to open it to see~~thanks.

add more texture and details today~~~

updated with full version and without border~~~
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Given 2011-04-30
Ancient Wars by ~breathing2004

The suggester said: "It's so detailed and intricate and tells such an amazing story on top of it. It's just beautiful."

=Inku-inku said: "Brilliant use of color and texture, amazing detail and composition. One of the best World of Warcraft related works I've ever seen!"

~Toboe said: "The artwork is so flowing and tells the story of the WarCraft Universe in such a unique and amazing style! There are so many great characters woven into this intricate tapestry of lore!" ( Suggested by SkitsoSquirrel and Featured by TommyGK )
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99Sebuko09 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
holy crap, this is the world of... WoW? damn, when you look at it piece by piece you really take in all the details you put into it! Never was good at pc games, but rather enjoy the stories behind the legends :)
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Jujurochi Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
Very nice picture ! But you forgot the troll's, they come before the elves ! But it's nice picture :)
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LaoSati Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
What a great storyboard! I'm amazed at the quality of it!
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xPunk-Dog6 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Muy bueno pero como que te faltaron los taurens, ellos ayudaron al bando de Malfurion en la guerra de los ancestros!
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kmathel94 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist
OMG this is epic...literally!
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MissClockwork Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
This is gorgeous. Love the style, bright colors. Amazing work!
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Jessealot Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
I was so happy to see Broxigar in this. My warrior is named after him :)

Truly amazing work, all of your work is.
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Jessealot Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
I was so happy to see Broxigar in this. My warrior is named after him :)

Truly amazing work, all of your work is.
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BaBaltis Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Shit, it even has the Old God reaching up while Sargeras's hand is crossing the portal. Not a detail missed. This is legendary. o:
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BeniLed Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
so wheres the biggest wow fan that appreciates art and gets this thing as a sleeve tattoo :)
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RenorCryso Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is simply spectacular. Your work is amazing.
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ppaxson Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
This is my favorite scene/storyboard ever. I don't think I've seen any art better than this since Picasso! Seriously, I think it is on par with the famous painters we've all been educated about.
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Ironwox Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
wow
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OrpheosEleutherios Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
I love this style. It sort of has a Mayan element to it. very cool
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droctogonapus24 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
Back when the Azeroth was new.
Azeroth was down on its luck
And everywhere gigantic brutes
called elementals ran amok

It was a nasty place
There was a mess
whereever you stepped
Where chaos reigned and
earthquakes and volcanoes never slept

And then along came Aman'Thul
He hurled his thunderbolt
He zapped
Locked those suckers in a vault
They're trapped
And on his own stopped
chaos in its tracks
And that's the gospel truth
The guy was too type A to just relax

And that's the world's first dish
Aman'Thul tamed the globe
while still in his youth
Though, honey, it may seem imposs'ble
That's the gospel truth

On Heaven life was neat and
Smooth as sweet vermough
Though, honey, it may seem imposs'ble
That's the gospel truth
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Saphira001 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i love this art style! it so detailed and so intricate and very beautiful! amazing work!
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PtahaTheBigWing Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
You have very unique graphic language. Unique and beautiful!
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thewarlock66 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
cool but i didnt think there were humans back then and were did the orc come from
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Armakus Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
It's from one of the books they released. Rhonin (a human) and Broxigar (an orc) go back in time to fight the battle in an alternate fashion. That's about as simply as I can put it...
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K0kkuri Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
I simply love it 0.0. It's...awesome, I'm speechless
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WrestlingOtaku Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
Whenever I see these murals of yours, I hear an epic orchestra playing with some Ominous Latin Chanting in the background. Love these and the ideas behind them so much! Gonna go through your gallery and favorite them all. ;D
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HeySerdna Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
Wow. This is Awesome.
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fxx85 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
One of the coolest thing I've ever seen!
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contradictions Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is very beautiful. I am considering buy this as a print. :O I wish it could come on a fabric or glass, haha!
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gyrfalcon65 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is pretty phenomenal...
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JainaOkamii Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
Wonderful and amazing...I love it
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Dawnchaser Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This. is. awesome....
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katiescarlet Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't even begin to say how brilliant this is!
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jarshwar Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
Cant express enough how awesome your work is.
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masonday Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
Cool!!!
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liutotherescue Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
kinda reminds me of the painting on the silk robe from Mawangdui as well. Great concept!
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Vaffulz124 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
MOAR
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livroeternia Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Of all of your works, that is may favorite. Because is the more beatiful and that history is my favorite. All drawnings are awesome, but that is outstanding.
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WestinDowie Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
I just love this style of artwork, you really portray stories in a deep and poetic manner. It really reminds me of the opening scene from The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker! Kudos!
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slipordie Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
this would make a sick sleave (tattoo)
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Rysicup Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This is incredible. You did an amazing job tying everything in together.
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ZGM-ZGM Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
That's digital? Looked really difficult. :XD: Thanks for sharing!
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Pirs4x Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
°0°
It's amazing...really!!! great syntesis, and composition!
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HangNTT Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Student Interface Designer
great work :D
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AdriusFrostglare Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
Gaaaaaawwwwww... *drool* Must... have... more murals! If you could make one of the rise and fall of the Lich King or of the Horde, from the time before the opening of the Dark Portal... man...
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Yourou Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
The War of the Ancients is one of my favorite stories, I love how everything is included and it is so detailed and lovely.
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Purplealloy01 Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist
omg, epic! i can see Ragnaros, Malorne, Elune(?), Sargeras, Azshara, Blood Elf/High Elf, Illidan (?), Malfurion and Tyrande! idk if i'm right...
anyways, it's awesome
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iluvobiwan91 Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is very epic. Well done!
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KaBooOmMaKy Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
very nice :X :X:X:X
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bamsemisbruker Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
woooooooooooooooooooooooooooow! sick man!
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Poochyena123 Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the most amazing lore heavy stain-glass EVER
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Jaxx101 Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So cool! Well done!
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nanook83 Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
Wow, just...... Wow!
This, as well as the other ones in the same style, is marvelous. Though my favorite of these are the Crash of Empires one with Hakkar & the Trolls, i think this one is breathtaking.
It just, it gives you that feel of timelessness that'll never get dull.
Kudos to you, my gifted friend, kudos.
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schmatz716 Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
I ordered the print of this since I loved it so much! Just a warning though, if you buy just the print and plan on framing it yourself, it ends up being a about 10.5" x 25.75" on paper. I made the mistake of ordering a custom frame without measuring the final print and had to cut part of it!
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