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So, when I was originally drawing the Starcraft to Scale chart xiaorobear.deviantart.com/art/…, the main purpose was to document the different sizes of different units. After having a Dark Templar in there, there was no need to draw Zeratul. But, of course, drawing classic heroes like Fenix does give me an excuse to shoehorn in some of those classic SC1 designs. So, here are sketches of all of the hero characters from SC1/Brood War, minus the Cerebrates and the Overmind (because they're too big, I won't be drawing them at this resolution), and Artanis (because I'm waiting for his full Legacy of the Void design to be released).

Notes:
-In SC1, Protoss were described as 3 meters tall. In Starcraft 2, Zeratul (and Lasarra) is considerably shorter. I imagine it's just a subtle retcon so that the Protoss characters can interact more naturally on screen with everyone else, so I fully expect Selendis and Artanis to show up in the next expansion at something like 2.2m, but for now I'm trying to bridge the gap between 3m tall zealots and hunched-over dark templar.
-"Classic" Kerrigan is based on Chris Metzen's old concept art for her, and a bit of Samwise Didear's ghost concept.
-The UED captain is the unseen character you play as in the Brood War terran campaign
-The Colonial Magistrate is the unseen character you play as in the SC1 terran campaign
-Aside from her head, Raszagal is basically a non-canon design. There exists a piece of SC2 concept art where she just looks like a 3/4ths scale version of Zeratul that I might follow instead.
-Selendis is in there because, supposedly, she is the unseen player character in the Brood War protoss campaign, as Artanis was for SC1.
-Tassadar's design is strongly influenced by his upcoming Heroes of the Storm appearance, but with shoulder bands and his original head. (edit: soon after I posted this, they retextured his Heroes of the Storm head to resemble the old one more, good for them!)
-Fenix's dragoon is based on the SC1 design, but the main chart still has the larger SCGhost/SC2-immortal-looking one, don't worry.
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ZanarNaryon Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
En taru Tassadar
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Concepto99 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015
Some people said that the magistrate is Matt Horner. Well that is wrong the Magistrate know later the Commander left the Raynor's Raider 6 weeks after the destruction of the ion cannon (Terran mission 10 Hammer Falls).
In that moment Matt was one of the crew members of the Hyperion (Raynor's Battlecruiser) later him turn Jimmy's second in command in SC2.

Coming back to this pictures I like the design of the UED hero specially the Captain.
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ScarletMarine Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Student General Artist
HOLY ****! Gerard DuGalle is like that guy! I LOVE HIM! And please make a separate pic for Admiral Gerard DuGalle, please?
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patrick5525i Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
maybe one day you can give us protoss hero special edition with legacy of void XD
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InsertCreativeNameHe Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
Tassadar cheating there by floating xD Sneaky bastard.
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AcidicCook Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Prefer Classic Kerrigan better
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vevans0009 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
Did not know Selendis was taller than Zeratul!
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avenger09 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Can you do one of these for the infantry units, so that we can get a better look at the  Marines, Ghosts ext.
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xiaorobear Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
I don't think I will, just because once I realized how tiny the infantry units would be on the chart I started churning out drawings where the detail just isn't there. So, even if I might have the scans at high enough resolution, only about half of them are worth seeing (the Probe, for example, looks a lot better smaller, trust me). There are some that are decent enough, like the Vulture, but the overall quality would be too inconsistent for an image like this. Sorry!
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GothWidri13 Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!!!!! Clap Clap Love Love 
I love how you did the Protoss Heroes, especially Aldaris :D (Big Grin) :) (Smile) :D (Big Grin) :) (Smile) 
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ZarxielZerg Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
Good job, but the SC1 magistrate is obviusly Matt Horner, we have a lot of proof about it in games, Duke I think use a uniform, not a marine suit in SC1, in the portrait you can see some star-badges and look different from a marine suit, and miss some heroes:
*Artanis
*Infested Stukov
*Zasz
*Daggoth
*Overmind
*Second Overmind

I suggest to add to Raszagal a scarf like Zeratul/dark templars and to remove the non-canon Kerrigan (because officially she with there suit and hair is not canon in recent works)
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xiaorobear Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
Hey, thanks for the comment!

I think Horner can't have been the SC1 magistrate because his official history on the SC2 site contradicts it. It says Horner was initially recruited into the Sons of Korhal by a trader, and was the first officer on a smuggling ship that helped in the evacuation of Mar Sara— the magistrate, on the other hand, didn't desert the confederacy until after Mar Sara.

I will be including Artanis and Infested Stukov along with the next update to the main chart (I want to wait to see Artanis' appearance in LotV), as well as a generic cerebrate (don't really feel like drawing more than one, heh), and the first overmind.

(As for Raszagal, her face is meant to be covered, just with the cloth tightly wrapped around her chin, but I guess that wasn't clear in my drawing!)
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ZarxielZerg Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
I think for helped the evacuation the story means about the mission "Desperate Alliance" and he can be officier of a ship even in SC1, in the book Flashpoint in the Raynor's flashback Horner gave orders in the missions like the magistrate in SC1, and the fact about Raynor don't know is name can be explain because before join to SoK he ever celled him "Magistrate" and for this he never know is true name. But I will happy to see the upadated version :) do you think do put the SC2 characters too in future? Like Horner, Swann, Abathur, Izsha, Zagara ec...?
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xiaorobear Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Ah, I hadn't actually read Flashpoint! Very interesting. Also fits with them not really mentioning the Magistrate character in Liberty's Crusade.
I'm on the fence about how many SC2 characters to put in. I definitely want to include ones like Abathur, but I don't really care about characters like Hill or Stettman, and I don't want to draw Zurvan. We'll see, I'll probably focus on the main LotV chart before going in and drawing Swann and Narud, just as I did these heroes after the HotS chart.
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Spydrouge Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Professional Writer
Kerrigan appears to be Zeratul's size in the cinematic and appears to stand as tall as Jim in full armor; I always thought they were very careful about how they shot both of them in HoTS so that it was never explicit that she was significantly larger than him XD"
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xiaorobear Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
Hah, I would say there was a height difference between  her and Raynor in his armor, but, yeah, Zeratul was just tiny. I think another thing that made it weird is that Raynor's proportions are kind of leaning toward the Warcraft end of things, with a small head and massive arms, so they look a little weird together.
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Spydrouge Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Professional Writer
When she's human of course there's a huge gap! She's tiny!

I was always under the assumption that the infested version was actually slightly larger; that it had grown whilst just about everything else about it was changing at the same time. So I went back and checked the cinematics. She is never shown standing at her full height such that they're easily comparable in the same shot. However as zerg queen when she lays next to Narud-in-her-human-form, if you measure her torso or leg length, she's a little taller than. Also she was tiny compared to Jim when he was lifting up the door for her at the beginning; by the ending cinematic they look a little closer. And then she was kicking at Zeratul's face in one cinematic from the original game; so I guess I just figured she was bigger XD

But the infested version's in 'heels' in this, and yet you didn't put her head any higher XD. She's even smaller then!
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avenger09 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought of a name for the UED Captain. Eleanor Weiss. That way we've got a German to go along with the Frenchman and Russian. 
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Psyckosama Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
Heh. Maybe she is a former Valkyree pilot?
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47ness Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Looks great!! I approve of a woman UED proxy. :D (Pretty solid theory about having played as Artanis and Selendis too...! I always just assumed the Protoss heroes of II were simply returning from deep space to bolster their withering forces back home.)
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OmalleyFlowers Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Student General Artist
I love these, especially the Protoss, and in particular Fenix's Dragoon form, it looks wicked. Are marines really that small though? I've always thought they'd be pretty big.
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xiaorobear Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
Thanks, glad you like them!

Classic marine size is a little bit tricky. The only place in SC/BW where we actually see a normal human and a marine in armor together is in the Battle on the Amerigo cinematic, where, honestly, the marines don't look much taller than him at all. Of course, he could have been particularly tall, the marines could be crouching a bit, and it's not a great camera angle for height comparison anyway. But they're still clearly smaller than the later tank-like designs. Another thing to note is that Duke's armor is missing the helmet, which would certainly add another few inches to a normal marine.

Fun fact, for Duke's original portrait, I'm fairly sure they just stuck a head on top of a scaled-down, helmetless version of the marine— it's clearly the same model for the armored collar and shoulders as the normal marine, with the same headlights and shape, but his head is so big that it would be impossible for the normal helmet visor to ever cover his face. I opted to just try to give him normal-sized armor, rather than coming up with my own, smaller/lightly armored officer design.
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OmalleyFlowers Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Student General Artist
Haha, I forgot he was in the SC1 armor, I guess the SC2 marine armor is the standard in my mind. 
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kleash Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
Blizzard should hire you, your work is stunning and informative!
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PhillGonzo Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I love how imposing Fenix is!!!

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xiaorobear Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
As imposing as a guy can be in a banana-colored suit. :P

But, really, you can give all that credit straight to Brian Sousa (or was it Duane Stinnett? Not 100% sure who made the original model, but it was a thing of beauty).
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PhillGonzo Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not sure who made the Zealot either, but Brian is still sitting just around the corner, so I'll bug him about it after holiday.
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B451l15k Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Aldaris is INTIMIDATING. Good work, but yikes.
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avenger09 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The first word was meant to be "I'd" 
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avenger09 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I's love a front look at the Human characters, you could devide them into indivtual groups based on Faction, I.e Terran, Zerg, Protoss.

This size chart is great but I'm just so blown away by your designs It just leaves me needing more. Especially the Magistrate and UED Captain. 
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xiaorobear Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Thanks! I just might do a full picture of the Magistrate, I'm a big fan of his outfit as well.
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avenger09 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That would be great. 
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