These little Kirby/Big-Boo-esque icons came about one night as I was working on something completely different. I love representing each class using different art styles- in stained glass, as variations on the iconic Twitter bird icon– and they are, as ever, free for your non-profit, credited use as avatars or blog illustrations. There were even a few variations, but those were posted exclusively on Twitter.
I stumbled across an absolutely beautiful series of Warcraft race icons, and immediately had to start playing with them. The original images for these icons were created by the wonderfully talented ropa-to, who created them as a series of tattoos- check out all of his awesome work while you’re there!
I thought it would be fun to run his original black and white designs through Illustrator to create some variations on ropa-to’s theme, taking inspiration from Vector Mill’s crate packages (creator Ryan Putnam also runs the indispensible free vector tutorial site vectips.com).
The first series is a ballpoint pen style, and the second is a carved wood style.
As ever, enjoy the icons and backgrounds for your personal, non-profit use.
For a bit of fun, I thought I’d turn a standard, very well-known Twitter bird icon into a series of WoW Class Icons. I wish I knew who made the original image to credit them, but unfortunately I wasn’t able to find out. The colors for each bird follow the color conventions of the in-game map dots.
The Druids get a little something extra, despite being node-stealers; they have an additional tank bird that struck me as amusing as I was working on their final class icon. You’ll find the Bonus Tank Druidbird below the main bird section.
At any rate, feel free to use these for any non-profit icon or avatar use you’d like; credited use is, as ever, much appreciated. Enjoy!