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[WIP] Merlin's Robe

Posted: 14 Oct 2010, 05:33
by MerlinX420
Since I decided I better get my next set at least started....

Couldn't leave out the M.A.G.E.

lolz. anyways.

I figured I better get approval before moving ahead. Inspired by my own Mage's robe:

"Merlin's Robe"

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Re: [WIP] Merlin's Robe

Posted: 14 Oct 2010, 05:58
by enchilado
It is very similar to the one it's based on:
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The art isn't all that bad (though it seems to be just decorations drawn over the silk robe), but is it too similar to what you were inspired by?

Re: [WIP] Merlin's Robe

Posted: 14 Oct 2010, 07:36
by Crush
I think it looks pretty well, and the similarity is not close enough that you could claim it's plagiarism.

Re: [WIP] Merlin's Robe

Posted: 14 Oct 2010, 09:03
by enchilado
Thumbs up from me then.

Re: [WIP] Merlin's Robe

Posted: 14 Oct 2010, 11:27
by i
Crush wrote:I think it looks pretty well, and the similarity is not close enough that you could claim it's plagiarism.
Indeed. I would even say Copyright Violation :)

Re: [WIP] Merlin's Robe

Posted: 14 Oct 2010, 13:16
by yourmistakes
just rename it then, and it's all good.

Re: [WIP] Merlin's Robe

Posted: 14 Oct 2010, 13:32
by Arphetic
Thats not merlins robe... His robe was blue with yellow stars.... (without the stars and more a darkish blue/purplish hooded robe in older books)

Re: [WIP] Merlin's Robe

Posted: 14 Oct 2010, 16:22
by MerlinX420
i wrote:
Crush wrote:I think it looks pretty well, and the similarity is not close enough that you could claim it's plagiarism.
Indeed. I would even say Copyright Violation :)
A Copyright violation of Blizzard's use of a public domain figure?
I highly doubt they can claim copyright on the name "Merlin" if so then maybe I need sue them since I've been using the handle since I was a kid and is in sense a legal alias.

I know iru is just busting my chops thou. XD

Re: [WIP] Merlin's Robe

Posted: 14 Oct 2010, 16:27
by MerlinX420
poison_ivy wrote:It is very similar to the one it's based on:
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The art isn't all that bad (though it seems to be just decorations drawn over the silk robe), but is it too similar to what you were inspired by?
It's a ROUGH outline of the robe. I did it in a few minutes last night before I headed to bed.
I actually plan on flaring out the sleeves a bit and changing the robe just a bit more and then continue with pixeling it right.

Re: [WIP] Merlin's Robe

Posted: 14 Oct 2010, 16:39
by MerlinX420
Crush wrote:I think it looks pretty well, and the similarity is not close enough that you could claim it's plagiarism.
ty crush. Yes It's slightly different. Actually in this case it also includes the shoulders.
Stiffened Corpse shoulder pads.
http://www.wow-heroes.com/index.php?zon ... %C3%A9rlin

Re: [WIP] Merlin's Robe

Posted: 14 Oct 2010, 16:45
by MerlinX420
Arphetic wrote:Thats not merlins robe... His robe was blue with yellow stars.... (without the stars and more a darkish blue/purplish hooded robe in older books)
I was going to do the "chicle" Merlin's robe, but I prefer something a little more contemporary.

Imagine the trade chat when I was advertising to get that made. XD


Merlin: LF Tailor to craft Merlin's Robe. PST
noob: Why does Merlin need someone to make his robe?
noob2: Just because he's Merlin doesn't mean he's a talior!
Merlin:I'm actully herb/alch like any real mage would be. I told blizz that I should have all professions being Merlin and all and they don't think so thou.

Then a buddy in another guild got on his main to make it for me. :)

Re: [WIP] Merlin's Robe

Posted: 14 Oct 2010, 22:13
by Matt
Just base it upon that and we won't have any problems:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c ... ges%29.jpg

Its better anyways.

Re: [WIP] Merlin's Robe

Posted: 15 Oct 2010, 00:22
by MerlinX420
awfully plain imo.

After digging about the "copyright" issues I've found something that I should have already known. Blizz is actually very supporting of any fan art. BUT Considering the use of the name:
http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/community/ ... rules.html
but it still doesn't qualify as fan art because technically merlin is not a character "in" The World of warcraft lore.
Unless you count me running around arcane blasting stuff. :)

From the forums concerning the straight out reference to an actual name:

"Oddly, it's named verbatim after a figure from an outside story. Usually, Blizzard will slightly bend the name - C'thun, Romulo and Julianne, Linken's Boomerang..."

"I think the difference is that Blizzard wouldn't get sued for using the Merlin name, seeing as it's more the name of a mythological figure than a copyrighted intellectual property."

"merlin is every where.
I'm pretty sure hes gandalfs dad or something >_>"

I will no longer say this is a robe.

it's "Merlin's Mage Armor" if useing the actual term is an issue. I might have had an artistic inspiration from it. They drew a whole dark overlord concept right from jrr tolkien. like they were unispired. I could actully probably find a robe that even looked like that that was prior art. I mean the have people that make movies and privite servers with there own software. I will still like to see if I can call it Merlin's Robe. Should I email blizz with it. I woulder what they would say if i submited it with a gpl stamp. jk.



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Re: [WIP] Merlin's Robe

Posted: 15 Oct 2010, 00:26
by enchilado
The art may be fine, but Merlin is Earth mythology. Are you sure "Merlin's" anything is suited to TMW?

Re: [WIP] Merlin's Robe

Posted: 15 Oct 2010, 04:14
by stava
It reminds me more of this one.. Couldn't find good enough male version picture sorry.
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