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I, Mengsk by KaanaMoonshadow I, Mengsk by KaanaMoonshadow
My first piece of Starcraft fan art... and of course it's a pretty boy! :D

This is Valerian Mengsk, crown prince of the Terran Dominion and one of the new characters you meet in Starcraft 2 - Wings of Liberty. I actually liked this arrogant, scheming princeling a lot, and I hope he'll keep playing a role in 'Heart of the Swarm' and 'Legacy of the Void'.

This is my first huge effort to combine painting and 3D techniques for an artwork, and I think it's not too bad for a first try. I used an a-ma-zing piece of conceptual art of Valerian as reference for his pose and outfit to paint him in Photoshop and added all the other characters using Carrara. I also decided to invent his own personal guard, wearing special armour and the Mengsk family crest so that they are easily recognisable.

There's no sign of them in the Starcraft lore so far, but come on - a guy who wears such an outfit would totally love to have his own troop of elite guards, so here we go! ;)

Final words:
Valerian, I absolutely adore your character - but your outfit completely ruined my arm! :faint:



Tools of the Trade:
Photoshop CS5 Ext, Carrara 8 Pro
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pwnsage Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
Yeah, he is going to be a far better emperor then Arcturus was.
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Wesker86 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Nicely done
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kdkazumi90 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
valerian
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KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Papa Mengsk is not happy with his son? ;)
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zitv88 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
beautiful work! :) I love his character. :D
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OberFuhrerG Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Gettin' some dicks over here.
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Lorcan0c Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your piece really does justice to the chararacter. Very nicely done!
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Galejro Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
With those two spectres around he reminds me more of a Helghast General.
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yefta03 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i hope valerian is better then his father

its gonna be a shame if he died in heart of the swarm
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AstroFox624 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
INB4 bullet to the face
Easily the best bad guy ever created
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