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.
Another Fanart! In a small tribute to Diablo 3, I decided to paint the Cain's Niece, Leah. I really liked her character and the game as a whole so I decided to do another approach of my vision of another feminine game character.
Of course I also took the time to study in Painter and a bit of realistic lighting as well. I'm starting to get used to the software even though he is quite heavy on my CPU. The good thing is that I work in very few layers so my pc performance doesn't suffer as much as it could. In this case I worked practically in just a single layer, it's a good exercise because I don't have to worry about where's what. Makes the entire process much more smooth and fluid.
Painting done in Corel Painter 12 with a Wacom Cintiq 21UX.
Diablo 3, and Leah Cain belongs to Blizzard Entertainment.
This particular painting won the first place on a Corel contest of Brazilian Artists at July 16, 2012! ([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: