A couple weeks ago, I received an email from an acquaintance asking if I could do a drawing for him of a female sylvari, as in the botanical humanoids encountered in Guild Wars Eye of the North and Guild Wars 2. Problem was, I know little about the Sylvari beyond a couple pieces of concept art I’ve stumbled across and from what I’ve read in the novel Ghosts of Ascalon which features a sylvari necromancer named Killeen. However, the guy told me not to worry; he wasn’t looking for anything extravagant or overly detailed. In his words, just a nice sketch of something “simple and elegant” will suffice. Anyway, I was munching on some seedless grapes the other day, and was suddenly inspired by a fleeting image in my head of a girl with hair adorned with grapevines and leaves. I grabbed a 0.5 black pigment pen and an art marker, and quickly sketched my idea of a sylvari. In a few hours, this was the result. The size of the paper was too big for the scanner so I … [Read more...] about My Stab At Guild Wars Fan Art: A Sylvari
Pour boiling tungsten on her car: According to Wikipedia, tungsten has a melting point of 6192 °F. That is very hot, and probably will be difficult to contain in any sort of container. Its boiling point is even hotter, at 10706 °F. Still, if you can pour a vat of boiling tungsten onto her car, aside from causing massive damage to the surrounding environment, she’ll be suitably impressed. Get a doctorate in alligators from the University of Pennsylvania: This was such a popular method in the 1960s that the slang term “gator girl” was created for women considered desirable enough to justify an eight-year course of study. Fit a tennis ball in your mouth and then successfully whistle a Broadway song: Tennis balls must be of regulation size, but the Broadway song may be of any show, including those still running. More advanced artists may prefer selections from the musical Hamilton, which has produced a small pamphlet offering guidance on whistling and … [Read more...] about WRUP: The four ways to impress a girl edition
This is another crosspost from Talk Tyria. If you want to add a comment, please add it there. Thank you. :) The sylvari, together with the asura, are the races we haven’t yet gotten to play either in the closed beta or during the first beta weekend event. They both were playable during some gaming conventions (like GamesCom 2011), so we know they exist in a playable state, at least! But of course, not having been able to play them myself, I am very curious about them. I know I will love asura. There’s just no doubt about that. But what about the sylvari? For me, they come close to what elves represent in other fantasy games. Think of your standard fantasy settings and now think of how many games include some kind of elves: Lord of the Rings Online, World of Warcraft, Everquest, Rift,… the list goes on. Elves are usually the fragile, elegant, gracious, wise and oooooold race. The sylvari are all of that with one exception; They are a very young race with the oldest … [Read more...] about Crosspost from TT: Sylvari – The Elves of Guild Wars 2!