Diablo III Fan Art Contest Winners
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In the Diablo III Reaper of Souls Fan Art Contest, we asked you to join the crusade against death itself by portraying the Heroes of Sanctuary or Malthael preparing for their coming conflict. Christian Lichtner, Art Director of Diablo III, reviewed and considered each of the twenty-five semi-finalists and picked three winners who best prepared their Diablo characters.

Read Christian's comments on each winning artwork below, and check out the winning deviations for yourself! Each winner is taking home some amazing prizes, and the grand prize winner will get a two-night trip to Blizzard Headquarters in Irvine, California! Congratulations winners, and thank you to everyone who participated!

Kuzinskiy has won

  • A 2 night trip to Blizzard HQ in Irvine, CA to meet the artists and developers of Diablo III
  • A framed print of the 1st place entry signed to the artist by the Diablo III Creative Team
  • $5,000 USD
  • Signed boxed copy of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Collector's Edition
  • 8,000 deviantART Points
  • 1-year Premium Membership to deviantART.com

Judge's Comments

The composition of this piece powerfully illustrates the strength of the Barbarian, at the same time the execution of the lighting and mood really sets this piece apart! Every little detail cleverly tells a story, while focusing on the epic quest the Barbarian is about to embark upon!

TheRafa has won

  • A framed print of the 2nd place entry signed to the artist by the Diablo III Creative Team
  • $3,000 USD
  • Signed boxed copy of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Collector's Edition
  • 4,000 deviantART Points
  • 6-month Premium Membership to deviantART.com

Judge's Comments

This piece has such a strong overall visual impact and mood, and strikingly captures the cusp of an epic battle about to be waged between the forces of good versus evil! Both the composition and focal area give this piece such presence!

nixell has won

  • A framed print of the 3rd place entry signed to the artist by the Diablo III Creative Team
  • $1,000 USD
  • Signed boxed copy of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Collector's Edition
  • 4,000 deviantART Points
  • 6-month Premium Membership to deviantART.com

Judge's Comments

This painting really gives such a powerful sense of the Monk's history and character. The lighting is beautifully executed and reinforces the focal area to capture a moment in time, with so many great little design touches throughout!



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Arcvertigo's avatar
ArcvertigoStudent Digital Artist
where's ma witch doctor? :'
thurup's avatar
all three winners are stunning.....amazing art..Clap Clap Clap
just a little remark; second one (among the dead  by rafa)) for me is the best....but again, all three are simply amazing
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metzad99Hobbyist Digital Artist
Spechless. Congratulations to all the winners
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Bizarre-QuestHobbyist
These are all amazing
keelen6's avatar
Woo!  Great artwork all around!  The third place, I could imagine the pot replaced by a weak monster though.
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CatluckeyProfessional Traditional Artist
Amazing art! Congratulations to all the winners!!! :heart:
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CubeTron23Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mind=blown

1st place= $5000 USD

HOW MANY ALIENWARES CAN YOU BUY WITH THAT???
ArcticLeapordFrost's avatar
ArcticLeapordFrostHobbyist Digital Artist
Almost 3 of the Area 51 versions.
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RaynaHero200Student Digital Artist
These are all so beautiful :,D and very powerful pieces indeed :clap:

Congratulations you guys
you've definitely earned it x3
alexowolff's avatar
alexowolffHobbyist Digital Artist
ez money
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grahamskrticHobbyist Traditional Artist
*head explodes*
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NanditapHobbyist Digital Artist
Awesomeness overload
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CalculatorBombHobbyist Digital Artist
AWWWEESSOOOOMMMEE.
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WolfganHobbyist Digital Artist
Very Nice
Nazuda's avatar
Nazuda Traditional Artist
I was trying to enter this contest, but time slipped away from me.  Not only that, but I was trying to create a piece on the computer with my tablet which I just have not mastered yet.  I wanted to give this my all and I'm sad I fell short.  In the end, I would have not been able to compete with these winners.  These pieces are incredible!  Congrats everyone!
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AyosDesignzHobbyist General Artist
Those look amazing! Congrats to the winners. :D
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froxaltProfessional Digital Artist
Blizzard worshiping symmetry?
norbyscook's avatar
norbyscookProfessional Digital Artist
Yup
exactly 
000Fesbra000's avatar
000Fesbra000Professional Digital Artist
hahahaha lol
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paperninja62Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well, these people won and with right to, and if you didn't win its your fault, you may have spent more time on something, but its still not as good, you need to suck it up and realize that if you want to improve and win someday then you need to take responsibility and work to improve. And no, your art is far from as good as these.
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000Fesbra000Professional Digital Artist
oh my god this is too good... (eating pop corn)
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MustacheOfAwesomeHobbyist General Artist
Can I have some?
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