Wowhead's Artist's Corner and Giveaway - Runesael
Welcome to this month's Artist's Corner! Here at Wowhead we love art, every and all forms of it - drawing, painting, sculpting, woodworking, metalworking, jewelry making, papercrafting, badge making, everything under the sun.
In an effort to share with you all what we love what our wonderful community does we are trying out what we like to call "Wowhead's Artist's Corner"! About once a month we will feature an artist and their craft. This article will feature a small blurb about themselves so that you can get to know them just a bit, show off their art, and learn more about what they do. And of course, there will be a special giveaway for one of their items!
This month we will be featuring:
We spoke with Runesael and asked him to tell us a little about himself.
"Hi all, Runesael here! I'm a 29 year old illustrator who travels back and forth between the US and Sweden. My resto-shaman husband and I co-Gl a positivity-focused guild named Annorlunda along with our friend Ichor. Other than making art, I holy priest, stream and make terrible puns during raids. Even though I've always made art, I didn't get really serious about improving my work until (very!) recently.
I grew up in my dad's recording studio and traveled with his band. (If you're really unlucky you'll hear me singing on stream.) Even though I always had a sketchbook in my hand, I planned to be a performing musician. However, in my first semester of university, I lost feeling and mobility in both my hands and had to drop out. I spent the next nine years(!) figuring out what to do next. I grew up a lot while working in emergency dispatch / disaster response. Unsurprisingly, I main support in Overwatch. (80+ hours on Mercy. Send help.)
Initially, I started drawing portraits to compensate for having prosopagnosia (faceblindness.) Then, about a year ago, I did an art request thread on /r/WoW and after that, figured I'd give up art to become a translator. That didn't happen, ha. No one knew this then, but that first group of people I met there changed my life. The WoW art community is a tremendous force for awesome and I'm so glad to have met everyone in it.
How'd I get here? Honestly, I'm asking myself the same question. This is all a little surreal. I've had a LOT of help, first and foremost. I couldn't have done this on my own and the encouragement and support from everyone has been so valuable. <3
As an artist, one of my biggest inspirations is Bob Ross. Not only his work (though it's super cool), but him as a person. His kindness, his way of including people and making them feel safe while teaching is something the world really needs right now. Be it in raid groups, traffic or in offices. Kindness really is the most important thing in the world. Skills, expertise, knowledge - they come with time, don't stress. Just focus on being good to the people around you and you'll be surprised how much you can learn together.
Future art plans? ART! MORE ART. ALL THE ART. More seriously, I've gotten really passionate about 3D modeling and texturing! I'd like to find a cozy indie studio in Sweden where I can "fill." 2D illustration here, silly ukulele tunes there. Maybe some writing. Dream end game: Texturing and 3D environment / prop design for Blizzard. I'm perfectly content detailing armor for hours. I'd also *love* to give voice acting a shot. Teaching? Who knows what the future holds. I'll be busy soon enough!
Wherever I go, I'll be happy that I was here. :)
Be good to each other. "
Where you can find more about the artist
Twitter of Runesael
Runesael is known mostly for his Warcraft character portraits and distinctive style, colorizing and grayscaling!
This month's giveaway will be for a
Digital Headshot Drawing
of your World of Warcraft character.
comment with what you like about Runesael's work and what, if you win, would you request for your
Digital Headshot Drawing
This giveaway will run through Monday, August 21 at 11:59 PM Pacific time.
This giveaway has ended. The winner is
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This article was edited to correct the pronoun associated with Runesael. He is indeed a male, not female as previously indicated.
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