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Malygos the Spell-Weaver Redesign by Ghostwalker2061 Malygos the Spell-Weaver Redesign by Ghostwalker2061
I wanted to just show of Malygos as he looks solo from that image.  There's a reason why I work in layers, is so I can separate objects and just show them off alone.

Malygos, the Spell-Weaver. 

I really wanted to redesign Malygos because my first try really sucked.

It looked awful.  So, I went back, did some changes.  I really wanted him to have his own sort of personality for the alternate universe and to show that this isn't the same Malygos as the actual canon lore.

This is a more remorseful Malygos due to well, finding out that he kinda did turn his back on his brother Neltharion, when Nel needed him the most.  And it literally took Malygos' own death to come to that realization.

I think the Pandaria story might help to expand on this a little more because well, I may have Malygos tag along with Neltharion.  He'll be a ghostly dragon, and mostly floating around as a will-o'-the wisp, but still, he's gonna be around.  Malygos is especially gonna say fuck you to Alexstrasza a few times because she doesn't want Mal to mess with Nel.  Because she wants Nel all to herself.

But there we go, Malygos' new design.  He's fluffier.  And he's got a better looking beard than before.  I based his look off of the comic book version.

And I may do Kalecgos later on too.  Also I might give Alex a redesign as well.
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nam77 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Professional General Artist
Awesome work!!
Dracornis Featured By Owner Edited Jul 6, 2014
Please redesign the Aspects one by one, not only Alex :)
Would appreciate that

May i use your pictures for my RPGs as Character-Pictures?
Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist the "characters" are the Aspects themselves.
Dracornis Featured By Owner Edited Jul 6, 2014
They would be the Aspects themselves.

Additionally i'm thinking about a FanFiction with Neltharion... and your Pics are just... epic for character profiles
Problem after seeing your FF... i had a similar idea.. wanted to heal Neltharion and make him a warden again... i think i won't abandon this idea.. but i need another idea for the "medicine" since i thought of titan magic myself too :( (didn't read it completely, just reading the first words till now)
Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Don't want you to do that. I'm sorry I got to the idea of saving Nel first.  I am already 4 stories done with the series.  And I am writing the fifth.…

But, those images mostly associate with the stories I have written.  People might get confused if you use them for your story.  They would be thinking your story is my story.

So, it would be better if you made your own design.
Dracornis Featured By Owner Edited Jul 7, 2014
I don't really think people could get confused, because my stories would be german, and i would give a copyright link to your profile of course.

On the other hand i could start translate your stuff instead of writing my own stories, giving you german audience :D
I would provide links to the original, and you would get a link to the german version, to read the comments on that story.

But in the end it's your decision.
Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Translate the stories into German...

The only other language I can do to translate my stories in is Spanish.  And I'm rusty at German, like a lot.  

I mean if you can.  You can give it a try, I do want to reach a broader audience.  It's just that I'm limited to one language and google translate for the rest.

Though I would like it to be in PDF form as well as a Word document, so that I could post it here.
Dracornis Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
I should be able to do it. I'm native german with more than good grades in english ;)

I work with Open Office, but Word should be able to open it.

Never created
a pdf before, but i think google can teach me :)

I would even trying to not translate to literally ;) literal translations are sometimes some big crap xD

And i could provide you some audience on 2 german FanFic Sites. Of course with links to your original ;)
Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Microsoft Word can create PDFs.  I use iWork Pages, which also can create PDFs.

You might want to use those programs.  The other that can create PDFs is Adobe Indesign, also Adobe Acrobat Pro, which I am also in possession of.  That is why the books I post here can have full colored covers and use wide variety of fonts.  
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renndor Featured By Owner May 26, 2014

The glow and lighting effects are beautiful here— so many shades of blue. And the use of texture is wonderfully distinctive— he's actually got a complex layering of different scale types, hair, horns, etc. They all convey very different feelings of touch, and it help make the image more immediate. The glowing crystals, lighting effects, his eyes also give him a very vibrant feel; it makes his model look flat and dead by comparison.

A/B-ing him against the model, the design differences that stand out the most are the lack of the downward-pointing horn, the fact that the beard rounds his face & joined his eyelashes, and the changes to his facial structure.

* The beard suits him well— it fits a mage perfectly. He wears it well, and it's much better than the model's interpretation. He's also the only dragon with eyelashes, and the look works there as well. The fact that the two join might make it a bit harder to use the eyelashes to convey emotion (important since he's mostly lacking pupils), but it's a minor thing.

* The changes to his facial structure are the most noticeable. The slimmer look fits really well— by comparison the model's head seemed way too wide and blocky. The lack of green overtones is also well-integrated; always seemed odd for a Blue Dragon to be greenish. The nostrils and bridge of his nose are surprisingly pronounced, and unlike the model the bridge of his nose doesn't form a triangle over/under his eyes. These last couple details are probably the thing that made him less instantly recognizable.

* The downward pointing horn always struck me as a subtle joke by Norgannon. If you think about it, that horn would effectively be a giant lawn-spike— If Malygos sets his head down, or it's driven down, he runs the risk of getting stuck to the terrain. Seemed uncomfortable— and embarrassing. So this definitely works out in his favor.

Letdragon Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
I have this feeling you like fluffy beards. X3
Godforoth Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
very cool
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