This is my last illustration, a diablo 3 fan art done for "Diablo 3 art contest, portrait of a champion", you can check my artwork here : [link] there is great artworks and amazing artists there, check it out ! [link]
You can find some wallpaper of this fanart in my blog here : [link]
Finally! After sooo long, here are some fresh stuff!
I actually started these for a small contest by Blizzard Entertainment for Diablo 3 but I wasn't able to finish them and only entered two. Then I realized the potential in doing high quality D3 fanart for publicity. Not only was it for good press but would also serve as a good practice for me. Then, eventually, it turned into this 3 month beast of a personal project. I actually started mid-April and finished just two days ago working on these on and off after my day-job.
My art direction was like this because I wanted a glamour/fashion/action type of full body portraits. I wanted to stay close to the original designs while giving it a little twist. Also, since Diablo 3 is a top-down type of game, seeing action and skills up close would be very interesting for the target audience. Although it was very fun to do, I actually got burnt out just because it took soo long to finish. (blame my busy day-job haha) Still, I got what I wanted and learned a ton about composition, posing, anatomy, lighting, armor designs, and most importantly, about being PATIENT and STICKING to your plan to the end.
ALSO, I have video processes of these here! [link] ################################## Other illustrations of the set are here:
It has been quite some time since i made anything this elaborate, and it's also been a while since i made any Blizzard fanart... I used to draw orcs all the time, and I do have an old pencilled Diablo in my gallery, but i figured it was time.
I kinda felt the need to do something Starcraft related when SC2 came out this summer and managed to actually stand up to the insane hype that had been building for a long time. So uhm...i started this BEFORE Sc2 came out (the actual pen sketch that is) and have been kinda working on it on and off since then.
The image however shows Zeratul facing a beast that is unrelated to Starcraft; Diablo, with his new appearance. (that weŽll be seeing in Diablo 3)
Now I just want to state that i might not have gotten all the details right, but in my defence there's not a single image that shows exactly how the new Diablo looks... so i winged it.