Mark Grealish

Cats and wizardry.


2013

February


Caira, January 2013

“Killer”

A mouse ran right across the kitchen not three feet away from us, and the idiot was more interested in being a whore in my lap than in the discharge of her feline duty.

Caira with tortoise

Reins of the Blue Proto-Drake

Self-hatred II

Mark would never nefariously steal another person’s photograph. Never ever. I am completely consumed with the blackest of hatred for Mariah. I can’t say it has destroyed me; I already am. Every thought is about how I want her to die, how I want to die, and want to see the look on her face […]

Shit…shit!

-_-

THANKS OBAMA

Dalaran, Crystalsong Forest

67 screenshots captured at 1366 x 768 on ultra settings, and stitched together in Hugin. Coloured, levelled and sharpened in Photoshop. I would recommend viewing the image at full size, owing to detail.

Stormwind, Elwynn Forest

93 screenshots captured at 1366 x 768 on ultra settings, and stitched together in Hugin. Coloured, levelled and sharpened in Photoshop.

The ruins of Lordaeron

Never forgive, never forget: The Kingdom will be retaken. 68 screenshots captured at 1366 x 768 on ultra settings, and stitched together in Hugin. Coloured, levelled and sharpened in Photoshop.

The Shado-pan Temple, Kun-Lai Summit

Since people keep harping on about the skies in Kun-Lai Summit. This was an exceptional pain in the arse as because I gave special attention to the sky. 97 screenshots captured at 1366 x 768 on ultra settings, and stitched together in Hugin. Coloured, levelled and sharpened in Photoshop. http://www.engadget.com/2013/02/22/seeing-azeroth-from-a-birds-eye-view/

Orgrimmar, Durotar

Red on red on red; Orgrimmar is another scene people keep harping on about. Orgrimmar is tricky to shoot because the city just plain doesn’t look good from above. It is turned in, turned down on the canyons it inhabits, and overwhelms the foot-level visitor while underwhelming the aerial one. I ran an alt around […]

Shattrath City, Terokkar Forest

87 screenshots captured at 1366 x 768 on ultra settings, and stitched together in Hugin. Coloured, levelled and sharpened in Photoshop.

Halaa, Nagrand

Alliance on a Horde server? Want the stylish Dark War Talbuk? No problem bro. Just farm 100 dust, spend forty minutes taking over the town, farm another 100 dust, spend another forty minutes taking over the town, farm seventy five dust, and spend another forty minutes taking over the town. From hell’s heart I stab […]

The Barrens, Kalimdor

Requested by southofsanity06 on Reddit. 69 screenshots captured at 1366 x 768 on ultra settings, and stitched together in Hugin. Coloured, levelled and sharpened in Photoshop.

The Twin Monoliths, Valley of the Eternal Blossoms

95 screenshots captured at 1366 x 768 on ultra settings, and stitched together in Hugin. Coloured, levelled and sharpened in Photoshop.

I was noticed!

WoW Insider ran a short article on my panoramas last night.

The Dark Portal, Hellfire Peninsula

The ground portion of this scene is precisely what I want it to be, but the blasted sky just crushes it. I used two stitches: One for the whole scene, and one less distorted scene for the Dark Portal itself (I did the same here) that I blended in. But the sky, the sky! I […]

The Thandol Span, Arathi Highlands

Something something best of intentions something thing Irish light. This is going to look washed out unless I take the sliders to plaid. 76 screenshots captured at 1366 x 768 on ultra settings, and stitched together in Hugin. Coloured, levelled and sharpened in Photoshop.

Stranglethorn Vale, Eastern Kingdoms

59 screenshots captured at 1366 x 768 on ultra settings, and stitched together in Hugin. Coloured, levelled and sharpened in Photoshop.

The Cauldron, Searing Gorge

Took three tries before I settled on the stair as the focus. 73 screenshots captured at 1366 x 768 on ultra settings, and stitched together in Hugin. Coloured, levelled and sharpened in Photoshop.

Who doesn’t like layers?

Netherstorm, Outland

~Six hours of cloning and blending to merge three stitches: One each for the eco-domes, and the third for Manaforge Ultris. The two bridges linking the three took the bulk of my time.

Sentinel Hill, Westfall

I’m done. I completed the fifteenth only because I wanted a pretty grid on Dropbox.

Fizzle and Pozzik’s Speedbarge, Thousand Needles

The Great Wall, Valley of the Four Winds

I hate artists statements, mostly because I believe it is possible to convey what your work is about without coming across as a pretentious ass. With that made clear, I have noticed an evolution in the fisheye panoramas – I’ve moved away from simply cramming as much acreage as possible into the scene, and a […]

The Battle for Gilneas

I had some downtime toward the end of a game. :D The lighting and palette is the same kind of drab as the Thandol Span, although I had a better time fixing it.

The Gate of the Setting Sun, Pandaria

Five, six hours on this? There are three compositions of the same scene: The first for the gate itself, to eliminate distortion. The second for the world as a whole The third for the sha-corrupted Kypari tree at the bottom, to provide balance to the scene. Finding the correct lines to blend along was a […]