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:
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:
EDIT: changed a few minor things... especially the lenght of her legs.
READ THIS (!): I want to draw/paint another D3-Char... but I don't know, which. I you have a good Idea for a D3-Char-Artwork, tell me... maybe I will do that. The Idea should be a little more specific then: "draw a naked chick, dude... duh"
"A rebellious woman who has wrested the secrets of magic use from the male dominated Mage-Clans of the East, the Sorceress is an expert in mystical creation ex nihilo. Though somewhat lacking in the skills of hand-to-hand combat, she compensates for this weakness with fierce combative magic for both offense and defense. Solitary and reclusive, the Sorceress acts based on motives and ethics inscrutable to most, and sometimes seems capricious and even spiteful. In reality, she understands the struggle between Order and Chaos all too clearly, as well as her role as a warrior in this battle" - Blizzard Entertainment (Diablo 2 manual)
A photocomposition using 23 stock images by these stock artists:
Based on the ingame look of the sorceress in light armor + gnarled staff, as well as this official image.