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Starcraft 2: Zerg Queen by PhillGonzo Starcraft 2: Zerg Queen by PhillGonzo
Starcraft 2: Zerg Queen
Model by Phill Gonzales & final textures by Ted Park!
Concept by Samwise: [link]
Animated by Allen Dilling and Jay Hathaway

The Zerg Queen went through many design and art adjustments before being finalized for Starcraft 2. The intention behind the visual design was suggesting that the more developed Zerg were beginning to mimic Kerrigan, thus the queen has a more feminine quality to her, as well as the dreadlocks and back-wings. Once designs were starting to hone in on the roles of the Zerg Queen, the final art pass was implemented. Interestingly, when the Starcraft 2 team designed the Queen, the Blizzard Cinematics department applied cosmetic improvements to the design which were then reflected back on the in-game model when it was finalized. Similar to the Zerg Hydralisk, the Zerg Queen was another example of the two departments collaborating and adapting to each otherís style.

One unforeseen revision needed for the Zerg Queen was in regards to the green sacks along her abdomen. Initially these bubbles were team-colored, but during playtesting the Queen was actually looking very similar to the Zerg Infestor from certain angles and the two were getting confused. Henceforth, the team color was removed and the green bubbles returned for the final version of the queen.

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:iconakbarbagus:
Akbarbagus Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016
if theres a Broodmother... isn't that mean that there Should be a Broodfather?...
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whitedragonguardian Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
great job. it kind of reminds me of the drones and there web feet.
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BronieToTheCore Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student General Artist
This is my favorite sc2 unit for several reasons: she's a medic, support unit that ca be devastating in open combat & can quickly traverse the entire map by way of creep spread. you guys did a great job making her. 5 outa 5
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PhillGonzo Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the feedback! I completely missed this comment somehow so i'm responding super-late!
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BluDrgn426 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
ha! I did notice that the Queen's back-wings were similar to Kerrigan's, even in the way they attacked. I loved that touch.
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Kolectiv Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
My personal rating (1-5)
Model:4
Abilities:4
Shooting animation:4
Portrait:4
Comment: It's a great and original addition to the zerg . The model I think is a bit overstuffed .
One skill that could be replaced is transfuse .
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najmulosmani Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
an unbelievable upgrade to the queen in starcraft1. Though what i dont understand is, the queen in starcraft 1 could fly!? isnt it a bit of a devolution for it to be a slow land creature now? Though ofcourse it makes more sense and practical :P
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PhillGonzo Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hooooooooooooo man, I can't talk about this until the next expansion comes out :-X
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Equiliari Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Just 9 more days until you can talk about this!!! ;)
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:iconphillgonzo:
PhillGonzo Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The screenshot is in a holding pattern waiting for release!
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Equiliari Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Ohboyohboyohboyohboy!
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BluDrgn426 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
huh huh, what?! This post intrigues me greatly!!!
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:iconnajmulosmani:
najmulosmani Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
NOOOOOOOOO PLEASE TELL ME! i can keep a secret!! :D ...omg it evolves and turns into a flying queen that is able to infest buildings again!! Or a merc version evolves into a flying leviathon!!!!! and spawns stuff!! :D
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CantStoptheRobot Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
lawl. RUMORS AHOY! Somebody contact SC2Blog.

I second the praise. This queen is just right.
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omnicancer Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010
No Queens in cinematic cutscenes sadly.
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PhillGonzo Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
True, it was only used in the Zerg reveal video: [link]

Heart of the Swarm though...
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FirstKeeper Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Big mama
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PhillGonzo Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Junk in the trunk.
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