Storm Snowclaw

Charr elementalist, second-in-command of Snow Warband
Charr PecsArt meme
3D render featuring two shirtless and very muscular male charr looking down at the viewer with big grins. Their massive chests occupy most of the frame. The charr on the left has brown fur, yellow eyes, and a red eye patch, the one on the right has white fur with black tiger stripes, blue eyes, and barbell nipple piercings.

I’m a bit late with that meme, but…

3D Art — March 14, 2024

Firestorm3D scene
3D render of a male charr elementalist with tiger stripes and white fur, wearing only a jockstrap. He is standing in a dark rocky environment and channeling fire magic, eyes and hand paws glowing glowing white-blue, rising flames around him, and the tiger stripes all over his body glowing like lava.

While playing with a glowing fur pattern for my current avatar project, I wondered: What if charr elementalists could make their stripes glow? Because that’s totally something Storm would do.

3D Art — July 5, 2023

WarpbladePrompt 79: FORTITUDE
3D render of the Weaver’s Warp Blade from Guild Wars 2, hovering above a charr’s hand paw, against an abstract black cloth background.

A Warpblade, for the prompt FORTITUDE from my patron Lyca! Fortitude because for some reason, holding a sword makes elementalists suddenly feel a lot more… alive. At least for a short while. 😼 Thank you, Lyca, for your support! 💖

3D Art — May 28, 2022

Pool PartyPrompt 70: PARTY

Birthday pool party for Lacsap! A belated happy birthday to you, and thank you for your support! 💕 I hope you’ll all enjoy your weekend as much as these three!

3D Art — March 25, 2022

It’s been a while since I made a new model for my own charr - here is Storm Snowclaw, my elementalist! He’s uh, a bit eccentric.

3D Art — March 16, 2022

My friend EvilPol drew these cute sketches of my entire charr warband!

By EvilPol — July 13, 2020

Sometimes love comes from unexpected places. Just a quick scene today - a request from EvilPol on Tumblr: “Draw your OC getting kissed” for Ark.

3D Art — February 24, 2020

I did a draw/ask meme thing on Tumblr, and Warrick Ashblood asked: “Draw your OC with their sexual orientation pride” for Kianga or Storm. Here’s both of them. Nothing groundbreaking in terms of art, just two proud charr - each in their own way.

3D Art — February 20, 2020

baomooshka asked via Tumblr: “What is storms favorite element? What is his favorite mix of elements? Does he have any favorite practices to hone his elemental powers?” Storm: “I’m a weaver, and that means I can’t play favorites with the elements—I have to keep them all in balance to be effective. Requires lots of practice and meditation. At least that’s the theory. But you know what? Efficiency isn’t everything. There’s a reason why both FIRE and FUN start with an F.

3D Art — January 24, 2020

Kianga just learned the hard way that you don’t start a water fight with an elementalist. They cheat. I just opened Blender and started playing with the fluid simulation features, and it somehow turned into this silly scene. No serious backstory behind it, just two charr having fun. Well, one of them more than the other…

3D Art — January 23, 2020

Kianga: “Storm, we need some fire.” Storm: “How much? Want an inferno, or maybe a cozy wildf—” Kianga: “It has to be green.” Storm: “… what?” Kianga: “It’s for Fenrar. It’s his favorite color.” Storm: “My fire isn’t green. I’d look like a necromancer!” Skarr: “Oi, what’s wrong with necromancers?” Storm: sigh… Just a little thank you for a guildmate because he’s awesome.

3D Art — November 13, 2019

A cute sketch of my charr elementalist Storm Snowclaw, drawn by my friend EvilPol!

By EvilPol — November 12, 2019

An anonymous person on Tumblr asked: “What are some of your character’s bad habits/negative attributes?” We all have our weird habits. Storm likes to set things on fire. Like himself. Apparently this is fun. For an elementalist.

3D Art — November 11, 2019

3D render of two charr in a fight: an elementalist with white fur and black tiger stripes, punching a warrior in full steel armor with his right fist. Blue lightning jumps from the elementalist's arm to the warrior's chest, who looks rather shocked - no pun intended.

“You damn coward! If you don’t have the guts to stand up to your centurion, at least stand up to your own warband.”

3D Art, Writing — October 25, 2019

Another quick scene for a nice person on Tumblr (there sure are a lot of them!)

3D Art — October 25, 2019

3D render of a shirtless male charr with white fur and black tiger stripes. He's balancing upside down on a steel bar, holding on to it only with his right hand. His other hand, both of his feet, and his tail are raised in the air in an acrobatic pose. The background is a neutral gray fog, with a red rim light illuminating his left side, and a blue light illuminating his right.

“It’s a common misconception that magic users are weak and frail. If your body is not in balance, how can you hope to balance the energy of the elements?” But really, Storm, you don’t need to make such a show of it…

3D Art — October 4, 2019

The warband’s been enjoying their summer holidays, but things are about to get a little heated… This scene went through so many iterations. Originally I planned to have it resemble the Labyrinthine Cliffs, but I wasn’t happy with the color scheme and the mood it set - so in the end I decided to go with a more neutral tropical beach look. Kianga’s awesome Blood Legion beach chair in this scene was generously contributed by my partner Keeya.

3D Art — August 9, 2019

What do you do when the weather is too hot and you’re all covered in fur? You take it like a charr… and find a box to nap on. Side story: Had a talk with a friend a while ago, and they told me that I wasn’t making progress with my art, that I should try some new things. They were right in some way, but this little comment made me feel so bad about my work that I could no longer get anything done.

3D Art — July 25, 2019

I posted one of these art memes on Tumblr and Haruka Emberfall asked: “Draw your OC as a deity, in godlike clothing”. Of course that had to be Storm! I’m always super reluctant to use cloth simulation in Blender because it seems so unpredictable and I usually spend hours tweaking it - but this isn’t too bad, I guess?

3D Art — July 4, 2019

Ahh, fiery rain falling from the sky. A soft breeze of smoke, the gentle crackling of burning wood all around you… is there a better place to relax? Not for Storm, apparently.

3D Art — June 15, 2019

Gorgeous portrait of my charr elementalist Storm Snowclaw by Thalbachin—gift from my friend Loki!

By Thalbachin — June 13, 2019

… with a new model! He’s pretty and he knows it. I may have gone a little overboard with those stripes, but of all my warband members Storm is probably the most extroverted and eccentric, and I’ve tried to do him justice.

3D Art — June 6, 2019

A whole icon set of my charr warband, drawn by Ilona!

By Ilona — April 11, 2019

“Storm? Wake up…” The faint glow from the Mists energy that had softened their fall faded away. Ark had tried to protect both of them, but he had been so drained already… He touched Storm’s paw, but there was no reaction. It was utterly quiet here, no sounds from the jungle above them, yet it took Ark a long terrifying moment until he could make out his friend’s breathing, faint and shallow.

3D Art, Writing — April 8, 2019

The first rule of the Book Club is: We do not talk about the Book Club. Credits to ProperDave for the New Krytan typeface I’ve used here:

3D Art — March 27, 2019

They’re all pretty big charr, but Kianga is the tallest (maximum height in game) and Chui is the shortest (around 30% in game). As for my 3D models, Kianga is about 2.47 m (8 ft 1 in) tall at the shoulder and almost 3 m (9 ft) at the upper tip of his horns, while Chui is about 2.25 m (7 ft 5 in) and 2.6 m (8 ft 5 in).

3D Art — March 20, 2019

The original request for this from Sidewinder30k was a scene with Storm practicing elemental magic, setting something on fire by accident, and then frantically trying to put it out. I’ve thought about this for a while and here’s the problem: that wouldn’t be Storm. He’s not that sloppy, and his reaction would probably be: “Come on, it’s just fire!” So instead, here’s Storm practicing his magic by setting a Flame Legion camp on fire, quite deliberately, and without looking.

3D Art — March 16, 2019

To the Guild Wars 2 team: Thank you for the past seven years - for putting your hearts into this game, for bringing new friends together, and for inspiring so many to create and to make this world a more friendly and colorful place.

3D Art — February 26, 2019

“I’m Storm Snowclaw, and this is my favorite spot on the Citadel!” Voice: Brandon Keener as Garrus Vakarian (Mass Effect) Garrus was my favorite character in the Mass Effect series, and he’s got the kind of attitude that I’d imagine for Storm: They’re both independent and professional, perhaps even arrogant sometimes, but also loyal friends and always ready to cheer you up with a joke. I think this is the first scene that really shows Storm’s nose piercing - he’s probably the only member of Snow Warband who would get a piercing, but I think it fits him.

3D Art — February 25, 2019

A little birthday present for my most awesome (and only) Branded friend, Sam. The spooky glowing present in the background was contributed by Keeya Snowtail, and I cannot vouch for its contents. Open at your own risk.

3D Art — December 23, 2018

This may not quite qualify as silent night, but it’s as close as you can get with a Blood Legion warband. I wish you all pleasant holidays, with lots of fun and food and most importantly the chance to spend time with the ones you love. Happy Wintersday!

3D Art — December 23, 2018

Snow Warband presents the latest advance in Pact technology: The Platform for Armed Wintersday Celebration (short: P.A.W.C.) Developed in cooperation with the best Legion engineers, it’s got guns, bayonets, flamethrowers, mortars, deadly spikes, and plenty of space for festive decorations. Celebrating Wintersday in charr style! Keeya Snowtail was busy doing, er, mesmer things and couldn’t attend the photoshoot, but also sends her greetings (artwork by our guild leader, Minarr Howlfury). A wonderful Wintersday to all of you!

3D Art — December 16, 2018

“Um, boss? Are you sure you’ve ordered a Wintersday tree and not a tank?” Continuing from last week, they’ve started assembling… something. With various degrees of efficiency. Looking at you, Storm. Speaking of fun, all the Wintersday cookies in this scene were lovingly baked, modeled, and textured by my partner, Keeya Snowtail.

3D Art — December 9, 2018

“Guys, get up! Our Wintersday supplies have arrived, it’s time to decorate!” Not everyone in the warband shares Kianga’s excitement for Wintersday. Especially not at five in the morning. First full scene with the whole warband! This one is inspired by the sleeping area in Hero’s Canton. I’ve always found it a little strange that charr have their beds right next to the showers, but I guess it’s efficient…? Happy holidays to you all!

3D Art — December 4, 2018

“Need a fire?” Storm Snowclaw, fourth member of the warband. If you haven’t guessed, he’s the elementalist and he loves setting things on fire.

3D Art — November 28, 2018