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World of WarCrafts: Sculpting an interest in art

World of WarCrafts spotlights art and creativity by WoW players, including fan art, cooking, comics, cosplay, music and fan fiction. Show us how you express yourself; contact our tips line (attention: World of WarCrafts) with your not-for-profit, WoW-inspired creations.

It's all about making time for what you love to do -- so says Jason Babler, a former WoW player who's nurturing a love for sculpting fantasy and gaming characters, with eye-popping results. It took four months of patient, part-time work to create this troll hunter, based on artwork from Upper Deck. Jason's managed to combine a passion for gaming with a lifelong interest in fantasy, carving out a hobby that he describes as his way to get away from the computer and develop the art skills he's always wanted.

Read more about Jason's sculpture, after the gallery and break.

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Filed under: Interviews, World of WarCrafts, Arts and Crafts

Amateur sculptor molding Illidan into shape

This is awesome -- Jason Babler (who apparently works as a Creative Director at a videogame company during the day and sculpts for Mantle Studios at night) is putting together a sculpture of everyone's second favorite baddie, Illidan (Arthas is number one, right?), and as you can see above, it's coming along nicely. He started using a material called ProClay, but found it wasn't hard enough, so he's now using a wax called FUSE. It sounds like it's been quite a journey -- he says that he's resculpted every part of the figure at least twice. That's a lot of work.

But it does look good. As professional as his site looks, this is just a hobby for him, so unfortunately we probably won't get a chance to someday get a copy of this. But then again, you can really tell that Jason is doing this just because he loves it so much. The finished product will probably turn out great, but you can tell he's more interested in doing it the way he wants to rather than getting it done fast.

Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Fan stuff, Virtual selves, Odds and ends, Blizzard, NPCs, Fan art

World of WarCrafts: Giant yeti

Every Thursday, Shelbi Roach of The Bronze Kettle guides you in creating WoW-inspired crafts using real world mats with World of WarCrafts.

Ever get lonely sitting at your computer doing all those wonderfully redundant dailies? Need someone cute and cuddly to pass the time with? Use this easy to learn, but hard to master method to bring your favorite in-game companion or NPC into the real world.

Here is what you will need:
  • Sculpey Clay (blue, white, brown, black)
  • Clay tools (or a toothpick)
  • Oven
Optional supplies:
  • High gloss acrylic spray
Click on the images below to view a gallery of step-by-step instructions.

Filed under: How-tos, World of WarCrafts

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