I saw the Warbringers: Jaina Proudmoore video on Youtube a little while ago, and this weekend was inspired to draw her again. This was meant to be a casual colour sketch, but I went a little bit overboard. I wouldn’t consider this a polished illustration, it’s still pretty rough all over, but I’m happy to share it as it is.
I’ve been keeping up to date on World of Warcraft news, though I haven’t actually jumped into re-sub. I’m resigned to the fact that I am a WoW addict, and I can never go back to playing because I know myself too well; I’ll just end up getting sucked in, spend a lot of time raiding or grinding or hanging out at the auction house, or taking screenshots of the pretty environments. So instead, I draw fan art.
I’m in a good place lately when it comes to balancing work/life (for the most part). It’s easy to imagine how throwing World of Warcraft in there would tilt things severely. I’d start innocently enough, pretending I’m a casual gamer, and then I start farming for gear, grinding for honour, and then jumping into instances, and pick up raids. I’d inevitably get frustrated by the pickup raid experience and maybe join a raiding guild, and all of a sudden my nights are scheduled for raiding, and I need to grind mats for pots, gems, whatever, and all of a sudden it’s fall of 2019, my raiding guild has fallen apart because of internal drama, I’m a twitchy caffeine addict, complaining about filthy casuals and I don’t know where my life has gone…
So no, I see my life laid out quite clearly if I start playing WoW again, even “casually”, and it’s not looking good. But it hasn’t stopped me from checking out the cinematics on youtube, and catching up on lore.
Damn, I would re-sub just to play the Kul’Tiras story line.