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Stained Class Series: The Priest (Take 2)

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Death Knight . Druid . Hunter . Mage . Paladin . Priest . Rogue . Shaman . Warlock . Warrior

Stained Class clothing, prints, and gifts are available for purchase on the Disciplinary Action store. Personalized commissions available upon request.

After wrapping up all the Stained Class classes, I knew I wanted to go back and re-work the first three (plus the hunter) to fit into the theme that developed a bit later in the process.

Today’s installment is the Priest- near and dear to my heart as it is- in all his or her glory.

I tried to represent the Disc, Holy, and Shadow facets of the finest profession (no slight intended) in the game equally, and am pretty pleased with the results: The ubiquitous Disc bubble, the Holy halos and wide-ranging group heals, the Orbs and darkness of Shadow Priests– plus, of course, our beloved, misguided, and thoroughly unreliable Shadowfiend clinging to his master. I couldn’t resist using my own Disco, Liala, as the model. All in all, it feels thoroughly right (though I understand completely that a BLOOD ELF representation is deepest blasphemy!).

The original Priest Stained Class can be found here, if you feel nostalgic for last month.

Next up are the reboot versions of the earlier Paladin and Mage classes, and then I’ll have to redo the Hunter (the original of which no one liked, including me). So enjoy these, enjoy those, and enjoy what’s coming next.

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(c) Disciplinary Action - Stained Class: The Priest, stained glass

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(c) Disciplinary Action - Stained Class: The Priest, stained glass

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Stained Class Series: The Death Knight

All Classes: Gallery

Death Knight . Druid . Hunter . Mage . Paladin . Priest . Rogue . Shaman . Warlock . Warrior

Stained Class clothing, prints, and gifts are available for purchase on the Disciplinary Action store. Personalized commissions available upon request.

Today’s installation of the Stained Class series is the final class to get a window, the Death Knight. Those raised undead warriors of Arthas’ evil plans feature in nearly every account. Who among us doesn’t have a DK hiding in a back pocket, or boldly serving as our main, or jumping in to fill a gap in a raid? Those Veterans of the Third War rise above the rotten fruit and catcalls to prove themselves again and again. To my staunch Death Knight friends, and my own beloved Hardly, /salute.

Now that all the classes are complete, I’ll go back and re-execute the Priest, the Paladin, the Mage and the Hunter to match the style of the later stained glasses.

It’s been a huge amount of fun to create the Stained Class series, but the feedback you’ve all been kind enough to give has been the best part of it for me. Thank you all so much for your continued support, eyeballs, and words of encouragement!

Available, as ever, for any non-profitcredited use.

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(c) Disciplinary Action - Stained Class: The Death Knight, stained glass

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(c) Disciplinary Action - Stained Class: The Death Knight, stained glass

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Stained Class Series: The Warrior

All Classes: Gallery

Death Knight . Druid . Hunter . Mage . Paladin . Priest . Rogue . Shaman . Warlock . Warrior

Stained Class clothing, prints, and gifts are available for purchase on the Disciplinary Action store. Personalized commissions available upon request.

I’ve been messing around lately with a few new artistic styles, and have gotten a great deal of inspiration from Medieval manuscripts and period stained glass pieces. I was so pleased with the way the original Priest piece turned out that I decided to execute all of the Warcraft classes in the same style in a series called ‘Stained Class’.

Today’s installation of the Stained Class series is the long-suffering Warrior. Whether graciously defending our sorry butts from mobs, whipping themselves into a froth of anger on our behalf, or wielding two swords for the price of one, no group would be complete without them. May your Stained Class be as badass as you are, my friends.

The final Stained Class will be the long-overlooked Death Knights, those undead abominations unto Azeroth (how we love them!). After that final class is complete, I’ll go back and re-execute the Priest, the Paladin, the Mage and the Hunter to match the style of the later stained glasses.

Available, as ever, for any non-profitcredited use.

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(c) Disciplinary Action - Stained Class: The Warrior, stained glass

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(c) Disciplinary Action - Stained Class: The Warrior, stained glass

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Summertime

Summer Samba
with apologies to Astrud Gilberto

Someone to with epic flight,
That would be very nice.
Someone who likes to fight,
That would be very nice.
Someone to understand
The Emerald Dream with me
Someone who isn’t banned
And can be a team with me.

So nice, life would be so nice,
If one day I’d find
Someone with Dark Command
Who’s imba in PvP.

Someone who mines with me,
Quests with me fast or long.
Someone to sting with me,
Some little noobie (pwn).
Someone to take BoEs
And give BoEs to me;
Someone who’s ready to
Give raiding a start with me.

Oh yeah, that would be so nice
I could see you and me, that would be… nice.

Someone with Call of Flame
That would be very nice.
Someone with pets to tame
That would be very nice.
Someone to share with me
Drinks from Mr. Rumsey.
Someone to tank my deeps,
To be a team with me.
So nice, life would be so nice,
If one day I’d find
Someone who’d take my hand
And heal through pugs with me.

So nice, life would be so nice,
If one day I’d find
Someone with Dark Command
Who’s imba in PvP.

Oh yes, that would be so nice
Shouldn’t we visit ?
I can see it will be… nice.

Disciplinary Action is on vacation this week. We will return June 7th.

Stained Class Gris Gris: Warrior-Theme Wallpaper

Not a real post, just throwing out a little wallpaper action. I was working on the Stained Class Warrior and needed to create a repeating pattern, and ended up with a nifty little repeating sword display. It’ll work for the very largest monitors down to iPods, etc (such is the beauty of the repeating pattern), so enjoy!

PS – No, this doesn’t mean the Warrior is next; I just happened to be messing with it. Go vote in the post below this!

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Stained Class Commission: Paladin

Just dropping this in here to keep my own records in order, but also because I liked the way it turned out.

The commissioner, the delightful Asros, requested a Blood Elf Paladin with an Argent Dawn or Argent Crusade theme; after some discussion, we settled on an Icecrown Citadel setting to represent the character’s involvement with the Lich King quests. As the subject was a Holy Pally, I wanted to evoke Beacon of Light with the layout of the bakground, which seemed to work well with the coloring and overall scheme of the piece.

Please note this piece is not available for distribution. For more information on commissions, please visit our Deviant Art journal.

Stained Class Commission: Paladin

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Stained Class Series: The Hunter

All Classes: Gallery

Death Knight . Druid . Hunter . Mage . Paladin . Priest . Rogue . Shaman . Warlock . Warrior

Stained Class clothing, prints, and gifts are available for purchase on the Disciplinary Action store. Personalized commissions available upon request.

Welcome back to the Stained Class series!

I’ve been messing around lately with a few new artistic styles, and have gotten a great deal of inspiration from Medieval manuscripts and period stained glass pieces. I was so pleased with the way the original Priest piece turned out that I decided to execute all of the Warcraft classes in the same style in a series called ‘Stained Class’.

Today’s installation of the Stained Class series is that master of the ranged attack, the Hunter. With their traps, and arrows, tracking and pets, Hunters are as formidable at PvP as they are in raids and solo questing. I agonized for a long time over which pets to represent- how do you choose one or two out of all the available companions?- and finally came to the conclusion that the very breadth of choice is what makes pet ownership such fun. This Hunter has plenty of available slots.

I struggled, too over whether to create a Troll or Dwarf Hunter. In the end, classicism won out and Ironforge’s finest was called into service. I hope my many Hunter friends enjoy it!

Two items of general note:

(1) I’ve set up an FAQ for the Stained Class series. And yes, it includes the answer to what seems to be everyone’s most burning question: “What set is that character wearing?!”

(2) Several people have emailed me that their comments haven’t been showing up. I promise I’m not deleting them! Please note: If you use the words ‘stained glass’ anywhere in your comment, it gets eaten by a spam filter I set up for the absolutely insane number of stained glass spam comments I was getting.

Available, as ever, for any non-profitcredited use.

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(c) Disciplinary Action - Stained Class: The Hunter, stained glass

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(c) Disciplinary Action - Stained Class: The Hunter, stained glass

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