Behold Leshrac, the Malicious.
I've been working on this little sucker for several weeks now and haven't gotten a chance to take photos of it until now. For those of you who don't know, Leshrac is one of the heroes in Valve's upcoming release, Dota 2, and, if you don't know what that is, do yourself a favor and check it out now (Valve's official blog, joinDOTA).
I used to play Dota back as a mod for Warcraft III. I never got past version 3.7—I was always intimidated by the much broader hero pool in Dota Allstars. I'm glad Valve saw the potential in making this mod a full blown game. I loved to play it back in the day, and Leshrac was probably my favorite character. I don't have a computer capable of running Dota 2 yet (fingers-crossed, sometime soon), but when I do, I'm going to play the crap out of that game. Currently I get my kicks following live games during work (I have some big monitors that allow for a small window playing in the background without disrupting my workflow… I feel like I have to justify that I do, in fact, do my work haha). Actually, haha I JUST realized I'm streaming someone's game right now as I write this post! It's become an obsession! I think I'd probably give my right nut to work at Valve. Not 100% about that… but… probably…
But enough of that, MORE PICS!
Oh yeah, did I mention that he glows in the dark? I got two colors of water-based glow in the dark paint to highlight his tattoos/runes (blue) and his eyes and hands (green). Leshrac is a spell caster, and as such, bits of him glow, so using glow in the dark paint seemed like a no brainer. I apologize for the low quality 'glow' photos though. I had to photoshop the hell out of them to show the glow. My iphone clearly wasn't meant to take night shots : ) The actual glow is far more visible in real life.
Much like the stone tower munny, this one was also designed for a munny exchange at work. It was originally slated to be this past week for Halloween, but we've been so busy of late that a lot of the participants didn't get enough time to work on their munny. It's since been pushed back until the end of November. At this point, we might was well make it another Christmas munny exchange. I'll be a little sad to give him away, but, I think my wife will be even sadder. Oh yeah! I got married since my last real post! Check out her style blog!
Man, time flies, and lots of things have gone down. I'm sorry I haven't been able to work on as many personal projects of late. I need to carve out more time to do that!
Let me know what you guys think! Oh, I should be doing another munny pretty soon here since it has to be done by Christmas, and I'm slow as dirt working on these things especially since they're only 4" tall. Got to have me some detail!