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Sketch dump - Trolling by merrypaws Sketch dump - Trolling by merrypaws
Trolls! Me loves them! Even if they are damn hard to draw. Especially those tusks. 'Forcing a square peg in a round hole' I believe another artist described her efforts at learning to draw troll faces, and I agree.

But they're still awesome.

Djembo is loosely based on my current hunter and Bengemoot (Lil' Ben, like I like calling him) on my first troll character, a shaman. Yeddica I just came up with, cause I wanted to practise female trolls. I'm not even sure what class she would be if she were a real game character.

Djembo and Ben are brothers, and Yeddica is their childhood friend. I don't know yet if her relationship with either of two males will develop into a more romantic direction, but anything's possible, I suppose.

Okay, with the introductions out of the way, on to the picture: First we have a basic set of headshots. Nothing fancy, just trying to get the feel of the characters.

Next, the young shaman seeking comfort from his brother's hunting pet. Djembo is very protective of his brother because they lost their parents at an early age, and often leaves his tiger, Bayou with him if they have to be apart for more than few moments. She's used to it, and obeys Ben without hesitation when her real master is out of sight.

And finally... Some brudda'-ta-brudda' bonding. Call me silly, but I think that gently tapping your tusks together would be a friendly gesture among trolls. Something equal to a noogie or a hearty slap on the shoulder. One of those things guys do when they haven't got the words to express the level of happiness and affection they're feeling, but hugs are still too mushy.
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katarthis Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Very neat, and I was thinking I had the right troll with the tiger - glad I read the whole descrip before I asked to make sure. I'd say that's a pretty good sign of your talent level - you can take the new characters and make them look the same at different angles, so that viewers can go "oh, that's him".

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DreamChronicler Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Student General Artist
Oh you draw them just fine! (Better than me anyways) And the tusks are just right. Little ones stare is just............. ugh wish to hug him...
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TenshiKoneko Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
ooo my favorite of the WoW races! I love trolls so much! ^^ I need to try drawing a troll myself, I need to make a troll character for my story. And pictures of my character's mother would be a good thing too. Love the sketches they are so adorable!
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silverfirelove Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
Yay, trolls! I agree, awesome guys, but hard to draw... Then again, I can't draw anything with a humanoid face...

I adore the tiger. And the tusk banging! Keep drawing! And keep telling us more about your characters!
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Quachir Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
If I might make a suggestion, I think Yeddica looks like she might be a Warrior or a Rogue. It would be very interesting to see more pictures and or hear more about these characters as they develop.

These make me want to play more WoW when I know I should be working on my final papers and studying for my finals, all of which are due next week. :(
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