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Burdens of the Emperor by linxz2010 Burdens of the Emperor by linxz2010
Another piece for the fan art book. June 2012

The story of the last Emperor, Shaohao, who defeated all the Sha of his Doubt, Despair, Anger, Fear, Hatred, and Violence with the help of the Monkey King and the August Celestials and finally purified his spirit.
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sauravs911 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
I love it!
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Anevara Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
the monkey king is a bit ugly but other than that its AWESOME! :D
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Ek1mu5 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent!
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Murasaki99 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is wonderfully done! And the monkey king is one of my favorite legendary heroes! :love:

The Sha looks incredibly dangerous, I really love how you painted him.
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RoniBro Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
i can see it now, future patch featuring the monkey king
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Gunnousai Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
nice
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lowly-owly Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
so beautiful *0*
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linxz2010 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Thanks :)
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Zanderax1127 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
monkies? panderia? elementals. sick kudos dude, but still, LONG LIVE.......................... the scourge.
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LeftHandTwin Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Possibly the most amazing thing I have ever seen come out of WoW lore. You do Pandaren so much justice! :D
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ultimatede Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
great image!
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joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
I do feel the tense of combat about to happen. Meticulously detailed element and background. You deserve the DD!
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FeliWhite Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Love your "epic animal characters" works ^^ Specialy the panda bear ones
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Microblonde Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Faved so hard I broke my mouse. This is incredible. I'm going to need to start investing in mouses, because I get the feeling I'll be favoriting a lot more of your art. <3
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Henzus Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
This is sweet !!
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Kuwathen Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
absolutely brilliant illustration of the monkey king and Shaohao fighting a Sha. Plus Shaohao's armor is awesome :D
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acnew Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Interface Designer
amazing
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Fortress2660 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
nice!
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TerraZeal Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
I think Pandaria's storyline is far darker than any other expansion pack/vanilla WoW. The factions are murdering each other, the Sha are LOVING IT and feeding on all the negative emotions (something not even Deathwing did), the Mantid are using us to kill their empress so they can continue to swarm and continue their culture based on murder....

Yeah, I love Pandaria, based on the storyline alone. Excellent depiction of Shaohao and the Monkey King defeating one of the Sha. I'd love to see Emperor Shaohao as an extremely powerful "celestial" NPC or even as an ultimate Sha-corrupted raid boss. Sure, he purified SIX of the negative emotions Y'shaarj released into Pandaria, but what about the seventh? Gorgeous art work.
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linxz2010 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
I've heard one saying is that the seventh is not dragged out and that explained why the Pandarens are sort of "lazy", lol
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StealthNerd Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been perusing a lot of your work, and I feel inadequate in my ability to convey how much I love it. But, I'd just like to say that I've sat looking at this particular piece for about 10 minutes now, taking in all the lovely details. Shaohao's armor is just beautiful... I vote for you to design all future tier sets! :P
Kidding aside, I never thought I'd see a badass-looking Hozen, and now, bam! there he is. Something about his pose is quite fantastic, and I love the determined, focused expression on his face. And that Sha! It's highly recognizable, yet you've given it a wispy, smoky quality that's not quite there in-game - and I really love it.

So, I just wanted you to know that this piece brightened my day. Mists, for me, is one of the best (if not THE best) expansions to date, and it's just great to see an artist of your caliber bringing it even further to life through these beautiful artworks.

/gush <3
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linxz2010 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Wow, had to say I'm really moved by your comment here. As a fan of Blizzard's art and game and an amateur painter(digital of course), I feel so proud that someone can fully understand my work. I'm so happy that you like the Monkey King and Shaohao, and yeah, I made the Sha smoky, for in the story they are something from the emotions of the Emperor, so I don't want them to be so solid as their models.

Your words inspire me. I will bring more drawings and hope you will like them : )
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StealthNerd Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry for the late reply - I'm not on dA much these days - but I wanted to thank you for taking the time to respond to my comment, even though you must be very busy.
I thought of your work the other day when I finally got to see the Monkey King in-game. He looks pretty great, but still not as great as your depiction of him. =P

Anyway, I look forward to enjoying more of your beautiful art; please keep up the great work!
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Shanky-Killy Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful. I love the detail o_o
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linxz2010 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Thank you~
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Shanky-Killy Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
most welcome!!
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hclark Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wonderful wonderful
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linxz2010 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Thanks~
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Wintertatze Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa, this is amazing. I love the detail of the clothing especially. I have no more words. o.o
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linxz2010 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Thank you, and the clothing is my own idea, for when I was working on this picture, there was only the story and no picture of Shaohao or the Monkey King was released, so I just made up their appearance and it's been fun :)
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qfzpjm159 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
悟空?!o.O
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linxz2010 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
画的时候是5月份 那时候只有剧情梗概 没有任何设定参考。少昊对抗煞的时候,是美猴王协助的。这个猴子的模型最近才在MMO上放出。。。所以我只是按照自己的想象来画少昊和猴子啦~
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qfzpjm159 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
恩恩,我是12月才回來玩WOW才瞭解到了劇情……
【這段時間多忙於學習、畫畫、陪兄弟玩坦克世界 QAQ……】
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Parasky Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad to see that somebody else actually likes Mists of Pandaria. I don't know why so many people hate the very idea of it, or why they think that the idea of an anthropomorphic panda doing martial arts is unique to Kung Fu Panda (the pandarens existed first either way, so if anything Kung Fu Panda is copying Warcraft). In fact I haven't seen a single thing taken from Kung Fu Panda, though I've seen a lot of stuff from Jackie Chan movies. Blizzard put a lot of work into researching Asian mythologies and folktales to draw inspiration from, I think it's sad that so many people just instantly equate all that with a CGI movie starring Jack Black. The story of Liu Lang is one of the most well thought out stories I've ever seen in an RPG, warcraft or otherwise. In fact the pandaren are one of, if not the favorite race of mine now.

Keep up the good work, my friend. And glory to the Horde.
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Zanderax1127 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
finally, someone agrees with me, all my friends say wow copied of kung fu panda, but ive been seeing panderians in wc3 since....... 2003,
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Parasky Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Admittedly they did take a little inspiration from Kung-Fu Panda, but the dwarves and blood elves are almost straight rip offs of Tolkien, and the night elves were practically stolen from Dungeons and Dragons. The orcs are made of bits and pieces taken from both. I'd say out of all the (main) races of WoW that the taurens are the most original, and they were originally just minotaurs.

I simply fail to see how copying Lord of the Rings or Dungeons and Dragons is just fine, but taking some inspiration from a moive is "uncreative." Besides, the makers of Kung-Fu Panda have stated that they got the idea from Chen Stormstout, which would imply that Kung-Fu Panda is in fact a copy of Warcraft 3, rather than the other way around.
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Zanderax1127 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, i always thought the night elves were orignal, but the other races were very obvious, but wat about the dranai?
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Parasky Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As far as I know they're pretty original.
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Zanderax1127 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool, but when u think about it, Dranai are from another world, imagine if they didnt have horns or hoves, they'd just look like the cleche blue space aliens, right?
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linxz2010 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Can't agree more. Blizzard has always been trying their best to make WOW a better game, and they actually did it in MOP. I have to say that this is the best expansion, at least much better than CTM, and even better than WLK if you ask me.
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The-Cerzz Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Utterly gorgeous, beautiful feel and atmosphere, stunning work!
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linxz2010 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Thank you, glad you like it!
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Skhasia Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
really reallu awesome!! very nice work, on the composition *<*
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linxz2010 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Thank you~
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Henderzon Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Excellent work! very good your art!
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linxz2010 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Thanks!
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aeroscythel Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
ooooh ooohp look's like another daily deviation coming right up! xD
This looks AMAZING! - no. EPIC!
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linxz2010 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Thank you, and I'm very happy you like it.
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