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Warcraft: Faction & Race Icons and Backgrounds

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.

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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.

Available for any non-profit, credited use.

(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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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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Stained Class Series: The Rogue

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 the elusive Rogue, master of poisons and source of PvP nightmares. It took a while to think of a way to represent this complicated class, but I hope you rogues enjoy it. Now please stop sapping me.

Two items of general note:

(1) I’ve set up an FAQ for the Stained Class series; just click on the main ‘Stained Class’ link to the left to get back there. 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. When the Warlock was posted, I checked and counted over 2,500 stained glass spam comments in my filter. Who knew?(And now I’ve said the ‘SG’ word three times in this post, so things are about to get ugly.)

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

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Stained Class Series: The Warlock

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 black-hearted Warlock, master of death and decay (not to mention adorable demons). Representing all three specializations- plus a few key universal talents- was a particular challenge. I hope I’ve done the ‘lock population proud and prevented at least one Life Tap on my healing watch.

Once again, you guys get to choose which one I’ll knock out next. I have tons of ideas for each of the remaining four, and I’m looking forward to tackling the next class.

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

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Stained Class Series: The Shaman

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 that master of elements, the Shaman, as selected by an overwhelming majority of Shaman fans (and, no doubt, their spirit wolves).

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

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Stained Class Series: The Druid

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 this piece turned out that I’ve decided to execute all of the Warcraft classes in the same style in a series called ‘Stained Class’.

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

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

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Stained Class Series: The Mage

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 power-packed Mage, as chosen by mages, their water elementals, and innumerable copies of themselves.

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

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

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

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