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Locations II #1 : Softshack's Caldeum

Greetings all I have a special start to the sequel to the fiery runes series today. With permission and help from a fellow fan artist; Softshack. We have the final version of the first locations wallpaper. This is the original file as it is intended. It;s not blown up.

With diablo coming exactly two weeks from today I thought it was a great time to reboot the wallpaper series as a whole. I hope you like the outcome as we trudge on into the future.

Just to add that the runes are all new and all built from scratch. I used artwork from the book of cain pages: 8, 39, and 69. As well as the now over D3 Beta, and blizzard's final incarnation of the runes (Which incidentally are fiery in the game).

I hope you all enjoy this wallpaper, and thanks so much to Softshack for helping make this starting wallpaper a reality. I couldn't have done it without him.

Now that I am done here's some comments from Softshack himself:


"It's been a long wait since the announcement of DIII back in 2008. I still remember where I was and what I was doing when I first read that announcement. Since that time, it has inspired me to create many fan creations -many more than I would have expected!

One of my very first fan creations actually led me to become a part of diablo.incgamers [link] Since that time, it's been great to follow this site and enjoy the pretty much daily updates on Diablo-related subjects. Thanks everyone, for making this site what it is. I look forward to the 15th!"

- Softshack


See you all soon for the next wallpaper!


Fiery Runes II by Holyknight3000
Caldeum Fan art by Softshack
(used with permission)

Tools used:
Adobe Photoshop CS3

Diablo III, Caldeum & the original Source art for the runes (C) Blizzard

Here's the original artwork uploaded by softshack give it a fave! [link]

(so much for thumbnails on posts for me)

: L I N K S :

diablo.incgamers [link] - diablofans [link] - d3armory [link] - diablosource [link] - diablo3forums [link]
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Hakkyou-no-Yami's avatar
such a mystical site
incredible !
Holyknight3000's avatar
thanks, credit goes to softshack for the epic fan concept art here.
Softshack's avatar
Looks awesome!
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Thank you for working with me on this one Shack!
Xoshen's avatar
jaw-dropping ! :D
Holyknight3000's avatar
Thanks, here's your jaw back btw lol
Xoshen's avatar
haha thanks m8 =P I will use it wisely
nitegrafix's avatar
I'm totally in awe with the perspective and all... great work!
Holyknight3000's avatar
Thanks! Softshack did a phenomenal job on his fan art piece. I'm just honored to have it become a part of the sequel fiery runes series.
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thanks Ion. Hope all is well!
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