Since the first spark of creation, angels had waged the eternal conflict to defeat the forces of darkness and corruption. And Tyrael, Archangel of Justice, was among the bravest vanguard against the tide.
This is an art dedicated to Blizzard's biggest official authorized fansite in China - Cain's Corner [link]
This is a fanart featuring 2 main characters in Diablo 3: Deckard Cain and his niece, Leah.
They had journeyed together to search for truth. It's said that the prophecy of the end of the world speaks the only way to avert the end of all things. They came across an ancient library that buried under a ruin - once a glorious city but destroyed by the evils. Although Leah wasn't fond of the so-called "necessary action" to save the world. She just couldn't leave her uncle behind since he's only family she had. So instead, she helped him on his quest, searching scrolls after scrolls, books after books.
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: