I've been trying really hard to find WOW art from Justin Thavirat
and Chris Robinson
both, who are not Sons of the Storm.
I've always wondered if Justin Thavirat's WOW art was made to look exactly like the game graphics, or if his style was just really really influential on how the game graphics ended up looking. His Troll on the original vanilla 4 disc CD sleeve covers from 2004 is a particular favorite of mine.
But there is so little info on his art online it's been driving me crazy for years trying to find more. He's got a few pieces in the WOW art gallery on this site too. He used to be the art director I believe for the team before Chris Robinson.
Chris Robinson's art is barely anywhere to be seen but for a few pages in the Collector's Edition books. I saw him make a doodle in an interview for WOTLK that really caught my attention, I love his cartoony shapes and forms in what I've seen. He's now the current art director for WOW's art team I believe as well.
Probably a lost cause but if anyone has some links to either artist's lesser know pieces I'm kind of collecting it for reference in my own WOW art.
You can see some concept art if you click the 'credits' button on the login screen. Just hit the fast-foward arrow to make it go a little quicker. There's some nice earlier art for some of the Pandaria races and dungeons, as well as the tier gear.
I have no idea which ones, if any, Sam had anything to do with, but they are nice.
waoh neat. didnt know that, gonna check that out now...
I think you could do that with every expansion, BTW.