Defenders 003: Drow Ranger

November 6, 2011

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This one was a bit tricky.  She’s hooded, so my first couple attempts just kind of looked like blobs.  It took a few passes to really pick out the important details and get something that was actually recognizable.

Not only was I struggling to keep her from turning into an amorphous mass, but I needed to find a way to distinguish her from similar heroes.  As one of the more human-looking heroes,  Drow doesn’t really have any really distinguishing features (like Furion’s horns or Sven’s helmet).  I tried to pick a colour palette (which I’m calling evil-blue) that would set her apart from similar heroes like Windrunner.

Mission accomplished?  Sound off in the comments and let me know how she looks, and which hero I should do next.

Some people were asking for wallpapers, so here she is at 1920 x 1080.  Feel free to mock it up for other sizes.

Comments

  1. November 21, 2011 at 12:43 am
    Sesimie says:

    As a fan of everything Drow….I love this one!!

  2. November 21, 2011 at 10:39 am
    RyNNo says:

    I love Trax, this pic isn’t as nice as she is but, looks fine, good job :)

  3. January 19, 2012 at 8:11 pm
    Vee says:

    Completely encompasses the feel of Trax, however in light of your recent arrivals in the defender series I must ask something, why were her facial tattoos/makeup discarded from the image? While you’ve perfectly encompassed the feel of Trax, she feels somewhat different, her featureless face leaves much to the imagination, but at the same time, this may have been an intentional design decision. Overall fantastic job.

  4. January 19, 2012 at 8:30 pm
    Adam says:

    Back when I started, I was trying to be much more sparing with the detail… over time I’ve been slowly adding more and more detail to each picture.

    Compare Trax with Sven or Furion (which came out about the same time). Now compare Trax with QoP (which is much more recent.

    I’m not really sure why this has been happening though… just has.

  5. September 17, 2012 at 1:24 am
    Agil says:

    i love traxex.. i love this pict :)

  6. February 10, 2013 at 7:38 am
    choon says:

    The wallpaper link is broken :( any chance you could post it up again?

  7. May 25, 2013 at 2:45 am
    Matt says:

    Wallpaper link is broken..

    Can you fix please?

  8. September 3, 2013 at 10:06 am
    HeR0 says:

    No ! Why ?! There is no wallpaper ! T_T

    P.-S. : That’s a good art ^^

  9. September 5, 2013 at 8:59 am
    aPtx says:

    I love this style ,can you fix the link for the 1920×1080 image ,thanks :)

  10. November 4, 2013 at 7:16 am
    Chevy says:

    I love your work man!

    Would you mind re-uploading drow ranger’s wallpaper?

    Thanx man :)

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