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STARCRAFT - a collection by GrimGoblin STARCRAFT - a collection by GrimGoblin

Okay… okay. Big file. Be warned. Also, big explanation and listing of all the drawings here.

This here, is a collection of fanart doodles and half finished projects for the classic Blizzard sci-fi game, “Starcraft”. Pretty much ever since I heard about Starcraft II, I couldn’t stop myself from drawing fanart because I was so frickin pumped and excited beyond all human recognition. Yup. Lots of crap there, mainly of the protoss. Actually, almost entirely of the protoss. I figured, seeing as I would probably never finish those started, that I may as well just roll them all into one thing. Besides, it means that I can actually update my gallery. ^^

So, for those of you ignorant to the ways of SC, I shall now list everything shown! Yay! And just because (if you haven’t noticed yet) I’m one of the few people who actually write a novel in the artists comments section. ;) Also, be warned - there’ll probably be A LOT OF SPOILERS IN HERE! Read at your own risk! Just to be nice, I WILL add a “spoiler” sign to some of the sections.

1 - I fondly call Artanis a noob whenever I get the chance. He just strikes me as a real idiot, and I love to laugh at him, even if he is fairly cool. And for some reason, I had this image once of Artanis doing some kind of rap dance thing. Seeing as he’s so young and mouldable and naïve by protoss standards, I think that it would be fairly easy for “redneck” Raynor to teach him the ways of the Terrans - including hip hop. Zeratul, of course, being the old prelate of six hundred years that he is, would never understand these new fandangled fads picked up from the humans. Yup. I apologise for the ass-worthy anatomy - I had to redraw this - no thanks to the fact that I accidentally closed the whole file down without saving it - so it was a rather half-hearted attempt to redraw. ><; Homey Z indeed. BTW, he’s wearing his new SCII outfit. c: Spunky. The only thing I like about this drawing is the shoulder plates, which are shiny. <3
I was going to add Raynor somewhere in the corner dressed up as a pimp with lots of bling, and Aldaris in the other corner screeching “OMFG RAP IT HERESY!!!1~1!” but I couldn’t be bothered in the end.
…. (noticed how I completely ditched the concept of the Toss “double thumb”;)
Artanis reminds me of a carrot.

2 - Grey Toss with blue eyes = just some doodlez of Tassadar. Yes, I know that protoss have no mouths, and yes, I know that therefore cookies are redundant. I just found that amusing at the time.

3 (SPOILER) - Grey Toss with orange eyes + lots of nerve cords = Raszagal, the Dark Templar Matriarch. Lawlz, just my image of her (that I drew way before Selendis was released on the official site). I would’ve put her veil on, but I liked it just like this. Yeah, I’m kinda fond of Rasz - she’s a pain in the ass on Shakuras, but I was almost crying when she dies by Zeratul’s hand. That was the sweetest dialogue in the whole game, and it was then that I almost collapsed in worship to Rasz. I still firmly hold the belief of a pairing between her and Zeratul. c: Admit it, their frickin cute together. *snugs them both*

4 - I love to draw stick figures, I’ll admit that. And one of my favourite subjects to draw is Zeratul. I think this was the first Stickfigure!Zeratul I drew. I don’t know why he’s saying “fo realz”. Maybe that’s his exclamation upon hearing that SCII is coming. ^^ And he’s pointing to himself, not giving Raszagal the finger. :D

5 - Toss dude with red scarf thing = a drawing sketch of my own Dark Templar character, Araji. I just felt like doing something like that.

6 - Toss with green eyes, looking like he’s doing some weird kind of dance move = Zeratul again, in a more Starcraft vanilla style outfit. I just noticed he was missing his smock thing. :< As you can tell, I love to draw him, just because I adore him so *glomps*. The story behind that gem thing around his neck? ‘Tis an Argus Talisman. Ho ho ho.

7 - Sketch of grey Toss + blue eyes = Old crappy one of Tassadar. I needed something to fill that space.

8 - Human guy with brown hair = Jimmy Jim Jim Raynor. OMFGWTFBBQIMBA HE HAS HAIR!!!~

9 - Toss flipping the bird = an really old drawing of Zeratul giving the finger to Kerrigan XD I’m just the best at hand drawing. *sarcasm*

10 - Toss with smock looking thing on = Zeratul…. Again. Another older picture of him, and the first one in which I actually attempted to do a decent colouring job. I scraped it in the end because I lost interest. :c Poor Zeratul, he gets scraped a lot of times.

11 - I think you can guess by now that this is another Zeratul. Yes, I adore Zeratul. With a crummy outfit I just made up on the spot. Yeah, I just felt like drawing him….

12 - Purple-y Toss sitting (with really crummy anatomy - hey, have you ever TRIED to draw digitigrade legs in a sitting position? Its nigh impossible) = another doodle of my DT character, Araji. He likes his scarf. :3 And no, he doesn’t wear a veil thing, customary of the Dark Templar - he neglects wearing it, as it partially symbolizes the gap between the Khalai and the Dark Templar - a gap that Araji seeks to help fill. He’s part of a group of Dark Templar and Khalai alike that are trying to repair the millennium old seething hated between the two halves of the protoss race. He’s also wearing an Argus Talisman.

13 - I think we all know what this is: an unfinished Archon. I love Archons, one of my favourite Toss units to spam. Mass archons FTW!

14 - Another Stickfigure!Zeratul. XD So out of character, but oh well.

15 - An old series of headshots, again of Araji. You can see that I really sucked at profiles of Protoss then. Ignore the inconsistency with the nerve cords. And yes, the middle one is my favourite - for obvious reasons. It’s, like, the only front-on of a protoss that looked good that I’ve ever drawn.

16 - One of my oldest doodles of Zeratul. So dynamic! [/end sarcasm] I… I don’t know why he has fairly long nerve cords. Lets just say he’s, uhhh… been growing them. Yeah. Really. You know, more hairstyles to enjoy. Oops, just realized that he has TWO warp blades there… and if I remember correctly he’s right handed. Although with his unit in the actual game (100 damage and permanent invisiblity for the frickin WIN) I think it switches depending on which way he’s facing, most at the time.

17 (SPOILERS KINDA) - A more recent one of Zer. Did this when my (old) tablet pressure conked out on me, so it was really hard to do, and ended up looking crapzors in the way of lineart. Was still fun. I couldn’t decide whether to ignore that “two thumb” thing, but I ended up putting it on anyway. So that is one reason why his hand looks weird. The other is laziness and crappy hand drawing skillz. Don’t ask me what the Void energy is. But really, I mean, the only things we’ve seen Zeratul do in terms of psionics is his cloaking and assassinating of all the Celebrates and the Overmind. And maybe that whole “turning off the lights” thing in the Hyperion. So he’s got to have SOME extra Void powerz - being so old and knowledgeable and jazz.

19 - A cartoon/chibi of Zeratul, which you can see in my scraps. Yeah. I just needed something to fill the empty space. c: Probably the first decent (cough) Zer fanart that I did (excluding all the times I drew random protoss in primary school ><;). Looks way better on paper.

18 (MAJOR SPOILERS! WARNING) - More stick figures of Zeratul and Artanis that I was drawing for a parody comic. This takes place during “The Insurgent”. Zeratul is yelling at Aldaris, because Aldaris is being racist (like that’s anything new) and Zeratul is rambling on about how Aldaris hurt his feelings (I‘m sure that Zeratul can feel my empathy just radiating off of me). Artanis tries to consolidate Zeratul and curb Aldaris tongue - that of course, doesn’t work, because nobody listens to Artanis because he‘s a frickin noob. So then Kerrigan drops in on her Overlords with her Lurkers and pwns the living daylights out of Aldaris. She turns to the two shocked protoss, and evilly says, “Buwhahaha! I just killed your former leader! Are you angry as hell?!”
And Zeratul and Artanis just stand there, blinking for a moment or two… Then Zeratul grumbles - looking all irritated and “:|“ - to ‘Tanis and says, “….You wanna get some pizza?” And Artanis looks at him, and says, “….Yeah, sure….”
XD I mean, you can so see them doing that. Sure, Zeratul is hella pissed when Aldaris kicks the bucket, but I can’t imagine him thinking much about it, seeing as Aldaris DID try to have Zeratul executed and he‘s just a general all around asshole. And I’m sure that by now ‘Tanis in getting really sick of Aldaris too. Besides, as Kerrigan herself states, “I just cleaned up your mess, Protoss. Don’t be so squeamish.”
Once again, I KNOW that pizza is redundant.

20 - As I’ve already said, I love drawing stick figure cartoons of various characters, and Raynor is also one I enjoy drawing. However, with all that “Jimmy is drinking heavily” crap being drilled in, I just had this insane urge to draw Raynor drunk.
I’m quite proud. I’ve only drawn - if memory serves me right (ala Iron Chef) - one Stickfigure!Raynor that ISN’T drunk. XD

21 (SPOILERS KINDA) - Man, I really suck at drawing anything mechanical. My dragoon design is so totally different to the actual thing it’s painful. Ah well. I tried.
Anyway, we all know that Jimmy Jim Jimbo Raynor - captain of the Hyperion and leader of “Raynor’s Raiders” (such an imaginative name) - and Praetor Fenix are great ol’ buddies (no slash/yaoi implied), and we all know how “resourceful” Jimmy and Fen-Fen are - according to Zeratul and Kerrigan, anyway. So what’s stopping them from stealing all those valuable Disabled parking spaces? XD Nothing I tell you! Nothing! …Except what little dignity Fenix has left. Which would probably be non-existent come this happening.
Noticed that Fen-Fen’s Dragoon is teal? XD Lawlz. And yes, Jimmy is wearing a different outfit - I drew this before pictures of him were released and way before BlizzCon, so nobody had seen his new clothes.
*snugs Fenix* I’m sorry Fen-Fen, you know I love(d) you - this was just begging to happen, though.

22 (SPOILERS) - An earlier version of this can be found in my scraps. This, of course, *cough* is Tassadar again. Otherwise known as the “Twilight Messiah”. The blue psi is from the psionic, Khala matrix, whist the green is the Dark Templar energy known as the Void, which is in other words, space (in a way - its more complicated than that). I figured, seeing as Zeratul has a green Warp Blade and gems, and the Dark Templar has a green Warp Scythe, and the old Soul Hunters had a green attack, that therefore the Void is green. Kekeke. Hopefully I will finish this some day, because although I love Zeratul and Fenix to pieces - mute evidence is linked to how many images of Zeratul you can see on this page and the fact that I could probably recite half his lines with my eyes closed and Starcraft not playing (and considering that in Broodwar he has LOTS of lines) - I frequently want to hug Tassadar too. Well… I’d rather hug him BEFORE he kasploded the Overmind. Sticky protoss limbs wouldn’t be to cuddly.

Holy Xel’Naga temples, Artanis! This artists comment section is OVER!
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ZanarNaryon Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
And people say Joel has a mean case of old-man strength. Zeratul has an even worse case
ZergProtossTerran Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
LOL on the dragoon fenix and raynor part. Man, we need more dragoon fenix comics
on this website, there aren't enough.
Charons-keeper Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
That looks amazing.
DZkribblerLuiz Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Fenix and Raynor the best :D
Grimseff Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The Rasz/Zeratul pairing you expressed made my day. "Cute", huh? Yeah, they're cute alright... xD

It's like describing ANYTHING in the universe of Warhammer 40,000 being cute. Actually-cute things don't count; if they're any, that is.
Rajmzz Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
I love that protoss!
romantistcaveman Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
Yeah, Artanis always struck me as kinda a Bumblebee/Hot Shot/Hot Rod character too. He was young (for a toss), cut his "hair" short, wore next-to-nothing and was sort of high-ranking-yet-cocky figure, but still likable. I kinda wish we got to see more of his personality in both games. Hell, I hope we get to see a lot more of individual toss personalities in LotV. I generally don't have problems with races that are better than humans at everything (like Tolkien elves, Transformers and whatnot) as long as they're individually relatable.

Also, I would've been nice to see more of Jimmy and Fenix's relationship. I laughed so hard at the handicapped parking.

Also also, I really like how you draw toss. They're realistic, yet cartoony and iconic enough for expressive-ness.
Akago Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
The chibi Zeratul is so cute. CAN I HUGZ HIM?

As far as the hands, I tend to think that the second thumb is actually a double jointed finger which can act as either depending on what is being done.

Any particular hints on how to get decent anatomy for protoss? Been trying and failing for a while.
tosseatzerg Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
How'd you do that lighting effect?
GrimGoblin Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Lots of build ups of fractal and dodge brushes, some Glow layer effects (inside glows as well as outside glows), and shading on the actual skin surface!
BlindNameless Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
one thing!
the protoss have 2 fingers and 2 thumbs
GrimGoblin Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
ahah yeah, it was just really incredibly confusing to draw so I left it out in some of these :P
ridley100 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A Starcraft fanart meme. I've seen them with Harry Potter, but not with this one.

I like it.
xenofilico Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
Oh shit that was funny, nice style btw
LordExDeath Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I kept on laughing when I saw the "disabled parking only" thats just mean lol
Arthas972 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
0MG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fenix looks hillarious there :D!!
Dre-Bot Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
this is awesome.
you are a fangirl.
the two mix perfectly.

geez, and i thought i was a huge fan of starcraft.. :3
Sakana-sticks Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
>w< Disabled Parking, dear Fenix?
Dre-Bot Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
holysheet... these are awesome..
noeshift Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
hahahaha lol "disabeld parking"
metaira Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Student
theheeh good stuff ^^
MDPrty Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
hahahahaha, Fenix in the disabled parking! oh my god lol, I just laughed out loud after dorm quiet hours. Totally fav'd
yahtzeefan Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
Poor Fenix. He looks soo pissed.
Tayanacon Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mass Archons FTW! Yay! XD

Okay, chibi-ish Zeratul is officially the awesomest thing since sliced bread. And sliced bread is pretty awesome.

And the Archon! Even though it's not finished, it's friggin' awesome.

Very win. Very win indeed.
mlfaeta Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
<3 protoss, <3 your drawings. Your 'Toss drawings are my favourate, I really look forward to seeing more of them
HyrAyl Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
AWESOME! Just everything of it!

Just one little thing... don't you think Zeratul looks a bit like Raziel from Soul Reaver?
sock-demon Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
Dragoon parking space is amazing.
Tarik94 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
that rap thing was freaking funny :XD:
5hadowTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*cracks up*

EVERYTHING in this piece would SO happen. And probably already has.

*points at Artanis being a little punk*

Poor kid. He's too young for all this war stuff :P
Forge43 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
He's only like 262 years old!
Arthas972 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Fenix is 400 years old...or was, anyway.
5hadowTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*cracks up*

It's true!!! he's just a little baby!

Artanis: --; Not....quite.
lauraorganasolo Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
Congratulations, I never thought I'd find the protoss adorable but somehow you managed to make them so. I love it. XD
Midget-of-Jimmy Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009  Student Digital Artist
nice XD
FDSR388 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
.....I love you so much right now.... Such well drawn Protoss... And excellant color schemes. I'm in awe..............
DarthKorrin Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008
srry about that there was a piece of this i took to make my new avatar but i didnt realize i forgot to credit you for the original pic i apologize for that.
GenoDragon Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008
OMGOMG AAAHHH!!! So frikin' hilarious!!! :XD:
Haematinon Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
My compliments.
KakashiHatake22 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awsome! great drawings!
Theophenes Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008



All I got to say, really. Honestly, I like the zerg and the Protoss, but the Toss are more fun to play. The Terrans looked too klunky most of the time. Cool art, a fun read.

En Taro Blizzard for finally making a sequel.

Continually Yours,
oOWhiplashOo Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDD8 *envies your Protoss drawing skills* this really got a few or more giggles out of me because half of it is true XDDDD amazing work on this @_@ arrrgh i wish i could draw Protoss as well as you! XD :+favlove:
ExecutorCid Featured By Owner May 12, 2008


En Taro Adun
Alex1508 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
Hahaha the whole strip is way too funny ( disabled parking only? oh well Fenix is completely disabled so at least it's legal)
Raja-Ulat Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008
Love the parking bit. ;p
Shy-Guyome Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
it's... friking... A... AWESOME!!!

and funny! :D
ALol Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007
I liked the Artanis rap thing.
dreamerofwords21 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2007  Professional General Artist
awesomeness!! :D
ArrinKirr Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
*poke* I have a question. Can I request something?
GrimGoblin Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Uhhhhhh, I guess... I'm not really the most reliable person to comission or request or anything... I'm really slack. ><;

But go ahead, I'll see what I can do.
ArrinKirr Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Can you draw Xarral? >.>
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