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(Warcraft: The Beginning fanart)
All the other Blizzard fanboys and -girls are busy drawing Overwatch fanart, so I feel a bit more original when painting fan-arts of the Warcraft movie ^^

After Garona, this is Khadgar! Before the movie, I knew that Khadgar was exceptionally gifted with magic, Medivh's former apprentice, a member of the Alliance expedition to Outland, A'dal's BFF, possibly the Guardian of Tirisfal (anyone who says the name "Med'an" will be lavabursted to death) and the only person behind our (relative) victory on the Burning Legion on AU Draenor. Even for a hero of Azeroth, he is overqualified :D

In the Warcraft film, Khadgar was exceptionally gifted with magic, and Medivh's clumsy former apprentice. That makes him even more badass! Well, in my biased opinion, anything could make him more badass. I like the fact that he doesn't have a perfect face or body, too (sorry, dear actor who plays Khadgar's role, but you're not the sexiest man on Earth ^^). Still, he's my favourite character!

And he has a mustache. Not really whiskers, but it still counts, right?

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Painted in Photoshop, around 5h. Like on my portrait of Garona, the reference pictures I used come from the trailers.

EDIT: the blurry book and parchment were starting to bother me, so I refined them a bit more ^^ Also, adding a big Kirin Tor symbol can never hurt.
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BaronDeConde Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2017
From all Warcraft characters, I like Khadgar the most. Powerful as hell but wise, intelligent and cool-headed.
Nice drawing!

Greetings to France from Germany, my neighbour :happybounce:
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Earlinwe Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
He's one of my favourite characters too, as you may have guessed from the description. Maybe not the one I love the most (Thrall, Vol'jin and... Nobundo ^^) make it to the top 4 as well... But he's amazing anyway, and I look forward to seeing more of him in the upcoming patch!

Have a great day, neighbour :)
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BaronDeConde Featured By Owner Edited Mar 29, 2017
There is a really interesting audio/radio-drama, shortly before the addon legion. I heard it in German with some of the best german voice actors. In English it's also pretty well. Maybe there's also an French version but I didn't found one :( Here's the english one: www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_xFZ7…

Greetings :)
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Earlinwe Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I listened to it too :) The French version is great!
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TheBlindAlchemist Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Awwwww Khadgar :heart:
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Earlinwe Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes! Cutest mage of Azeroth :D
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Kiro-Kurusu Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Epiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiic!!!
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Earlinwe Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank yoooouuuuu! :badteethhug: 
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Kiro-Kurusu Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are so welcome ^_^
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RavenDunbar Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Personally I think Ben Schnezter is really adorable (But perhaps it's his unconventional looks that make me feel that way... never found conventionally attractive people that attractive myself) and I think you've done a really beautiful job painting him as Khadgar here! He's my favourite character in the Movie as well! 
This really is lovely!! 
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Earlinwe Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for your kind words! When painting this, I had no idea that many people would agree with me about Khadgar's awesomeness ^^ But apparently, I'm far from being the only one who loved him.
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Kradchan Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Khadgar~ <3
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Earlinwe Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
the best Warcraft movie character! \o/
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Kradchan Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Indeed he is.  So beautiful :love:
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Aeodin Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I loved Khadgar in this film, he was so young and handsome <3 This is lovely~
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Earlinwe Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yes, he is ^^ If you too want to marry him, you'll have to wait, though: judging by the comments below, at least four of us are already trying to propose (with no success so far) :D
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Aeodin Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol no worries, I'm fine watching him and Lothar together, haw haw! XD
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Tyrannuss555 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
I think a lot of people can relate to him especially those who lack physical strength have great inner strength.
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Earlinwe Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
That's probably one of the reasons why I like that character so much. He's that "nerdy guy" who seems to be mandatory in recent movies, but he isn't a comic relief... or at least, his stronger companions respect him for his own qualities. Making fun of the nerd wouldn't have been a very good idea in a Warcraft movie anyway :D
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MARSCreations Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What is your opinion of the movie??
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Earlinwe Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I loved it :) But then, I'm a big fan of the Warcraft universe. In truth, I must admit that the character's reactions sometimes didn't make much sense, given what we knew about them. The scenarists would probably have done a better job in a slightly longer time frame.
But I enjoyed most of the changes they made to the original story: they fitted the format much better. And, wow, those special effects... the orcs were amazing! And the cities! And everything else! The characters were really likeable, and I had a big smile on my face the whole time (even cramps caused by all that smiling afterwards) ^^

Did you watch it too, or do you intend to?
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MARSCreations Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I did watch it! I was thoroughly impressed. Not only for the things you mentioned (very true) but they also managed to include a lot of people of color and women in leadership roles in a way that didn't seem... idk kissupy (if that makes sense). And my God the special affects... Kinda want to see it again.
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Earlinwe Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Do green orcs count as people of colour? :D
More seriously, I don't really notice the roles of women and people of colour in movies (even though I am an annoying feminist). I only notice it when it doesn't make sense in the story, as you mentionned ^^ In this case, I thought that their idea of putting an asian High Elf (we saw him for around a second, but I paid close attention because I reeeeally wanted to see how they rendered the other races of Azeroth) was a half good idea: it would have seemed more natural to me if all the elves had been asian (if that makes sense for a fantasy race!) I mean, there is no actual reason in the Warcraft universe for the high elves to have evolved into two diffrent ethnic groups. So, either caucasian or asian, but not both... and asian elves would have been a nice change.
...OK, contrary to what I wrote just above, I do notice the skin colour of actors in movies! :D

And I want to watch it again too! But I'll have to wait until they release the extended version :)
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MARSCreations Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh, extended version = extra information. Though technically there would've been no reason for them NOT to evolve into different ethnicities either right? Every modern species is compiled of different subspecies or breeds. Why would elves be no different? (Though either way, I agree the change would be refreshing.) I feel like fantasy characters can be ANY race personally. We just have a tendency to have them played by White actors. But there are plenty of actors (and viewers) of other races who are into fantasy too! ;) 
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Earlinwe Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Warcraft-über-nerd mode: activated! :D

The Kaldorei did evolve into different breeds, but it wasn't a natural evolution: it was caused by magic. As far as I remember (I don't claim to be accurate here!), the Kaldorei were divided into two different-looking ethnicities: those who used a lot of Arcane magic, and those who didn't. After the War of the Ancients, 10k years ago, the members of the first group evolved into either nagas, or Quel'dorei (High Elves), depending on their alliegances. Again, that evolution was dictated by magic: these people are almost immortal, from a human perspective (the Draeneï can still make fun of them). The first and last kings of the Quel'dorei both ruled over 2800 years, so it is rather safe to assume that High Elves couldn't have naturally evolved a lot in the past 10000 years...

But I'm not really sure of the other assumption I made here, which is that the original magic-using Kaldorei had specific facial features, compared to the druids/priests/treehuggers Night Elves... It makes more sense to me, but I might very well be mistaken.
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MARSCreations Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Huh.... That's a good point. Though they could maybe just be different types of elves but the same... just with different features? Like how people of the same race can have different hair and eye color etc. in our species? So race is just another trait for the elves, no different than hair color and eye color. That feature may be different but they're all still the same class of elf. (Haha idk, I'm just playing devil's advocate. May be a stretch.)
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xAlalax Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought the actor was adorable though XD amazing portrait
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Earlinwe Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, he was ^^ Thank you!
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OnyxFaustus Featured By Owner Edited Jun 15, 2016   Traditional Artist
Fantastic job on this! Love the lighting and the symbols on the book 
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Earlinwe Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the compliments! The eye symbol comes from the Warcraft games, though :)
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seralune Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh so cool!! You did an awesome job again :love:
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Earlinwe Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! :hug:
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moerfpwns Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Hobbyist
Woah, you really captured Khadgars essence here! Great job!
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Earlinwe Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I love that character, both in the movie and the games :) Thank you for the compliment!
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amouramarie Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016
Beautiful! Khadgar is such a sweet pudding in the movie omg.
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Earlinwe Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought so :D
He deserves a big hug. From Durotan.
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poppindollars Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Loving that mustache
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Earlinwe Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:fancy:  oh yes.
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NoxYukianesa Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job!! I really like Khadgar Meow :3

B-but... he's quite cute in the move ;_; r-right?
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Earlinwe Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes he is :D
I asked him to marry me, but all he ever said was "what can I do for you, chaman?"
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NoxYukianesa Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha :D (Big Grin)
Sadly I'm a priest, so no chance for me either ;_;
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Earlinwe Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, you think he only dates mages? I'll try with my mage alt, then!
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NoxYukianesa Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, that's true! I should make a mage alt Llama Emoji-10 (Shy) [V1] 
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cici-cupcake Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016  Student Photographer
I only am a mage guys. I will let you know if it works!
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DrSGrowth Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaah Khadgar, mage destiner a devenir un gros Troll quand il envois les héros aux charbon XD
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Earlinwe Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Il est pas gros, seulement un peu enrobé ! :D
Franchement, je le trouve très cool... Contrairement à Irion, je n'ai pas envie de lui péter sa gueule chaque fois que je lui rends une quête ! Juste une fois sur deux.
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DrSGrowth Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oui c'est sur qu'on s'attache plus a lui qu'a Irion.
Et pourtant c celui qui ce rend l plus conte qu'ils nous envoie a la mort et qui en rit x)
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Earlinwe Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Grave... Enfin, Irion s'en rendait compte aussi, mais il s'en foutait parce qu'on était des simples mortels. Mais au moins, Khadgar se fiche de notre faction, du moment qu'on l'aide à tabasser des démons. Irion voulait quand même génocider la Horde... ce petit fils de %<"£!#.
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DrSGrowth Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
C'est claire, en plus il  une les tronche, Yog-Saron a cotée c'est un beau gosse
enfin, c'est un beau dessin quoi qu'il en soit ^^
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