I meant to post this back in December but I was caught with the festive madness. The illustration above is my personal favourite fanart of the many I did for Warhammer Online a few years ago. It depicts the Skaven Factions, as if illustrated on a long forgotten journal. The drawing is ball-point pen as usual, scanned and illustrated digitally.
Back in 2009, a few months after the release of Warhammer Online (a.k.a. WAR), I was motivated by the incredibly supportive blogging community from WAR to start a blog myself. I created then Portraits of War. A place where I could share with like-minded people my drawings and illustrations inspired on Warhammer’s grim universe.
I went to Warhammer Online attracted by two things: It was developed by Mythic so I thought it was going to be the spiritual successor of Dark Age of Camelot; and I so wanted to play a MMO based on Warhammer Fantasy.
WAR did many things right. Until this day I haven’t played more entertaining classes in any MMO, and believe me, I have played many of them. I favoured the dwarfs and I even was a member of a dawi-only clan, I was particularly fond of the Engineer and the Ironbreaker. I kept playing for many months but two things were critical and killed the game for me: 1- it was extremely laggy (a no, no for massive battles); and 2- it only matched 2 factions against each other rather than 3 like on Dark Age of Camelot.
The last December, on the 18th, the Warhammer Online servers were shutdown.
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