I was definitely a latecomer, but I'm a big WoW fan and saw the new character skins that Blizzard is introducing with the new Warlords of Draenor Expansion this fall. It inspired me to draw this guy. A dark gray Tauren hunter was my first character that I fumbled along with. Playing WoW on a cintiq feels a little more hands-on and fun (doesn't work perfectly, though). Here's a little process shot too. I'm working on gear for him that I'll post soon.
I'm a big fan of Moby Franke's work. He did the Team Fortress char designs for Valve as well as some awesome stuff for DOTA, and inspired the style choice on this one.