Wowhead's Artist's Corner and Giveaway - Straya Obscura
28/5/2017 em 18:57
Welcome to a new article series that we at Wowhead are trying out! 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 Straya and asked her to tell us a little about herself.
"Hello! For those who do not know me, my name is Straya Obscura! I'm known within the fandom as "The Paper Craft Lady" and anybody who describes me as such is not wrong! I am fairly new to the Warcraft Fandom, and only joined the party a couple of years ago (special thanks goes out to Dusk for introducing me to this community) but it has been nothing short of amazing! I never realized such a wonderful, welcoming, and friendly community existed the in the gaming world!
Background story? I suppose everyone has one, huh? I went to college, following my passion for illustration and shot for a degree in illustration, but I dabbled in both the graphic design and game design areas, just trying to get a little taste of everything I liked. I spent nearly 3 years of my 4-year degree trying to figure out what I even wanted to do with my art until a singular project in a traditional illustration class gave me the "pop up book illustration idea". I went totally of the rails with the project, but it was received so well by my instructors and peers that I was encouraged to focus my portfolio around them. I spent the last year of my college focusing on improving the idea, pushing my work as far as I could. I was rewarded with the best in show at my graduation, and walked away knowing I had a cool idea and a unique take on something that has been done a million times.
I spend the next few years juggling my life, 2 part-time jobs, my art and the conventions I go to to show my art. Early in 2016 me and Dusk met via one of our mutually favorite series. That brought me to Twitter and everything just exploded from there! During one of our often crazy and silly jam sessions through Discord she said "Hey you should make Warcraft paper crafts!" and once that train started rolling it didn't stop! The idea for the paper craft class crests was devised and that was the moment that I truly saw how welcoming this community can be! I almost couldn't keep up with all the love my paper crafts and myself received! I've since branched out into doing other games/movies/stories that I love, including Overwatch, and I am still continuing many Warcraft-related projects! Most recently I completed the Dragon Aspects, the illustrations for the Cloud Serpents, started the paper craft race crests, and have moved into wall-hanging (near life sized) Artifact weapons!"
Where you can find more about the artist
Twitter of Straya Obscura
Site & Shop
Straya is known mostly for her wonderful paper crafts, spanning across many known universes of games and mythical creatures. Some of her best known paper crafts are inspired by the Blizzard Universes. Below you will find some examples of some of her favorite works!
This giveaway has ended. The winner is
Thank you all for participating. We look forward to seeing you next month!
Now YOU have a chance to win one of the many amazing things that this fantastic artist has made! Simply comment your thoughts about this article as well as which one of her paper crafts is your favorite! The giveaway winner will be chosen at random and have their choice of either
Class Crest, Race Crest or Overwatch Crest
$70 gift card
to her shop
! This giveaway is for US only due to shipping restrictions. This giveaway will run until June 4th at 11:59 PM PT. The winner will be contacted via their registered email address and have 14-days to reply or forfeit the prize. Good luck!
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