This is my entry for the Diablo 3 fanart contest by Blizzard. ...well, not exactly this. I sent in what I had right before the deadline and finished it later. It's a bit sad that I cannot sent in this (definetely better) piece, but I worked on this to improve my own artistic skills, not to win a contest.
Does the picture even need an explanation? Diablo 3, the monk. If I had the game, I would propably play one. (or a barbarian) I think the spell is called "Inner Sanctuary".
You might also be interested in my other works, like the Warcraft Ogre Monk:
My 3rd wallpaper using only CS3 and the second of three wallpapers showing pieces from a deleted scenes piece captured before being edited off of Blizzard's Diablo 15th Anniversary Extended Retrospective. Some countries saw this unedited version for a few hrs.
Enjoy all and hope that the new wallpapers aren't too bad using the program more than before.
Update: Fixed the text for Tyrael's name is and his title. Thanks to the Book of Cain!
The archangel Tyrael from the Diablo series. I've spent countless hours on this, trying to make it right.. finally finishing it with a good 10 hour-ish stream marathon broken into two parts over on Sketchpad.tv. Tyrael has always been a huge art inspiration for me, ever since I first saw him while playing Diablo 2 years and years ago. Seeing the D3 cinematic trailer with all the archangels kicking ass everywhere really motivated me to finally give him a shot.
A special thanks to for helping me fix the perspective / anatomy!