Thanks guys!!! i agree that Diablo III should be a little more gothic, noire, etc...but this is a game for the masses. they buy the game, so, it's good to be more appealing to everybody, not just group of hardcore players. and, i think that a game with much more contrast can be very tiresome for the eyes. but, i agree, it's more WOW than Diablo
it's simple. take a pen drawing, black and white, desaturate-it, make it grayscale, set it to multiply in photoshop. put a layer under it with some color. between those layers put some other layers with highlights and shadows and different base color for different areas,. use different transparency settings, use dodge layers for highlight, etc.
try to get this tutorial:
Am I the only one who got that 'paint-over' meant that he took the original Blizzard-created image and did some painting work on it in Photoshop (painting over it, so to speak). He didn't create it from scratch.
Still, it is a very nice concept (and a cool wallpaper).
I wish you'd put it in the right section though... MOVED!