Artisan Showcase: "Leah the Diablo" by Sheh, Demonize Your Digital Closet, Curse Weekly Roundup

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    Artisan Showcase: "Leah the Diablo" by Sheh (Spoiler Alert)

    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    Beloved for her bravery and endless search for the truth, Leah will never be forgotten by the heroes of Sanctuary. And although she may have been lost to the sinister forces of the Burning Hells, her spirit lives on through the remarkable creations of this community.

    For this Artisan Showcase, we take a closer look at one such piece with Taiwanese community manager Broodlisk, who recently sat down with fan artist Ming-yi Sheh ("Sheh") to talk about his Diablo III-themed digital painting, "Leah the Diablo." Here's the translated interview:

    Q. We've very happy to see such a high quality piece of Diablo artwork featuring a female Diablo. Before we continue, could introduce yourself to community?
    My name's Sheh and I dropped out of Life Sciences at National Taiwan Normal University. I am now studying Multimedia and Animation at National Taiwan University of Arts. I am super honored to be introduced by Blizzard! My hobbies are, naturally, drawing and fantasy literature.

    Q. How much art experience do you have?
    About 3 years. I used to go online to check out tutorials and the drawings by top artists. I ended up neglecting my studies, so I had no choice but to study animation instead (laugh). It's mainly out of personal interest. The university doesn't really expect much and, as an arts university, you have a lot of freedom. You can choose whatever path you like as long as you take responsibility for your own future.


    Q. What was your inspiration for this drawing of a female Diablo?
    I played Diablo II as a child, so I've always looked forward to Diablo III. As Leah was the main character in all of the official videos released, and she was such a looker, I couldn't wait to see what role she played in the game. When Diablo III finally came out, a group of us graduate students bought it and played it all through the night. When Leah became Diablo, I nearly broke down. Going from babe one second to monster the next? That was just too much. I eventually decided to try and set things right. She should at least keep her beautiful face.

    Q: What did you feel was the trickiest part of this drawing?
    I think it was the hands. The hands are always the most difficult part to draw. It might be different for other people, but I think I have trouble with hands because, when I look in the mirror, I don't usually look at my hands. Your hands are also reversed from your own point of view. As well, I am a guy, so the hands in this drawing… feel a bit masculine. I could only use my hands for reference, after all. The face, as well as the horns and spines on the back, was a lot easier by comparison.

    Q. You have experience with drawing settings, characters and monsters. Are you planning to go into game art in the future?
    If I get the chance, definitely. I hope to work overseas in the future and I've always loved to draw. My technique is not good enough yet so I will probably look for jobs in 3D, which is my specialty. I will continue to hone my drawing skills, however. I've been a fan of Blizzard since childhood. There is not much chance of me finding a job in the US at the moment, but I will try my luck and send in my resume eventually.


    Q. Thank you for agreeing to this interview. Finally, is there anything that you would like to say to Diablo III players or people learning how to draw?
    I still have plenty of room for improvement but I hope people will like my drawing. I appreciate this opportunity from Blizzard as well as Broodlisk for taking the time to give me an interview. Thanks.

    To see more of Peter Sheh's atwork, make sure to check out his CGHub portfolio and personal website.

    Are you working on any Blizzard fan creations? Make sure to tell us all about them over in our Community Creations forum!




    Demonize Your Digital Closet
    Blizzard have released shirts for your PlayStation Home avatars! Check them out below.

    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    Heroes of Sanctuary, represent your Nephalem Valor with three new Diablo III T-shirts for your Xbox® Live and the PlayStation® Home avatars!

    To accompany the launch of Diablo III on console, we've released a slew of DLC goodies for your favorite platform. Show the world your fashionable side with one of three different T-shirt designs, available for both the men and women of Sanctuary:


    Shirt designs can be purchased via PlayStation Home and PlayStation Store (for PS3 users) or the Xbox Avatar Store (for Xbox 360 users) for USD $1.00 each. So, gear up and get ready to take down the Lord of Terror in style!




    Curse Weekly Roundup
    The Curse Weekly Roundup is upon us with interesting news about the game industry including GTA V's sales and the closure of the Warhammer Online servers, plus much more! Check out the video below.

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    Can't believe that there have to be spoiler alerts 1 ½ year after the release of Diablo 3...
    Make your peace...Quickly!
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    Quote from Elendiro

    Can't believe that there have to be spoiler alerts 1 ½ year after the release of Diablo 3...
    I have a friend that still hasn't finished Diablo 3 normal (he plans to do so the next holydays) that gets VERY angry with all kinds of spoilers. So, yes that spoiler alert is helpful.
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    When Leah became Diablo, I nearly broke down. Going from babe one second to monster the next? That was just too much.

    What the actual F? You've got to be BSing us.
  • #5
    That's one of my favorite fanarts.
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    Quote from DarkSzero

    Quote from Elendiro

    Can't believe that there have to be spoiler alerts 1 ½ year after the release of Diablo 3...
    I have a friend that still hasn't finished Diablo 3 normal (he plans to do so the next holydays) that gets VERY angry with all kinds of spoilers. So, yes that spoiler alert is helpful.


    Sorry, but your friend is an asshole. Getting outraged at other people because of his own decisions is pretty silly. Spoiler warnings I can understand for the first few days, anything after that is not warranted, though of course there's nothing wrong with having them if they want to.
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    Quote from Zeriel


    Sorry, but your friend is an asshole. Getting outraged at other people because of his own decisions is pretty silly. Spoiler warnings I can understand for the first few days, anything after that is not warranted, though of course there's nothing wrong with having them if they want to.


    His friend is not an asshole - You think he is an asshole. Two different things.

    Also, i can relate. If i get spoiled, i get sad or mad - even if it's my "own" decision. Sometimes you can't tell what's gonna pop up - and some things don't hit you with anything but spoilers. or even worse, some random person just pops up and spoils stuffs for you.

    Anyway, my point was just that i can see why you would want to put spoiler tags and what not. Might as well.
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    Quote from Zeriel

    Quote from DarkSzero

    Quote from Elendiro

    Can't believe that there have to be spoiler alerts 1 ½ year after the release of Diablo 3...
    I have a friend that still hasn't finished Diablo 3 normal (he plans to do so the next holydays) that gets VERY angry with all kinds of spoilers. So, yes that spoiler alert is helpful.


    Sorry, but your friend is an asshole. Getting outraged at other people because of his own decisions is pretty silly. Spoiler warnings I can understand for the first few days, anything after that is not warranted, though of course there's nothing wrong with having them if they want to.


    Pot calling Kettle black........................................
    I see the line in the sand.
    Time to find out who I am.
    Looking back to see where I stand.
    Evolution.

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    Quote from Zeriel

    Quote from DarkSzero

    Quote from Elendiro

    Can't believe that there have to be spoiler alerts 1 ½ year after the release of Diablo 3...
    I have a friend that still hasn't finished Diablo 3 normal (he plans to do so the next holydays) that gets VERY angry with all kinds of spoilers. So, yes that spoiler alert is helpful.


    Sorry, but your friend is an asshole. Getting outraged at other people because of his own decisions is pretty silly. Spoiler warnings I can understand for the first few days, anything after that is not warranted, though of course there's nothing wrong with having them if they want to.


    The Game of Thrones books have been around since 1996. I haven't read them, I've been watching the series. I certainly don't want anything spoiled for me but in your eyes, because I chose not to read the books I shouldn't have the right to not have the story spoiled for me? That's a pretty douchy stance to take bro.

    The same concept applies to Diablo 3 or anything else for that matter. Just because someone chose not to experience it until much later doesn't mean they don't want to enjoy that experience spoiler free.
    Oh pitiful shadow lost in the darkness,
    Bringing torment and pain to others.
    Your damned soul wallowing in your sin.
    Perhaps...

    it is time to die.
  • #10
    You don't hear people bitch when people say "Darth Vader is Luke Skywalker's father." or "Soylent Green is people." for example. At some point something is too old where spoilers shouldn't matter. Your friend lives in under a rock if he hasn't already heard that Leah becomes Diablo (and really does it matter? the story is fucking horrible). The statute of limitations is long gone.

    If I had a friend who wanted to play or watch something that was already old, and didn't want (and somehow didn't already know) spoilers, I wouldn't say anything. But to be on the internet reading articles about said media when it's long since released, you shouldn't expect spoiler tags for ancient content. And I would tell my friend he's a moron if he goes on to read sites about the content he's watching/playing/reading before finishing it.
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    I can't imagine someone is browsing DiabloFans but hasn't finished at least one playthrough of Diablo 3 yet... besides, the very title of the news already gives the spoiler away.

    At a certain point, in order to not get any spoilers you just need to turn off the Internet. It's like browsing Imgur before watching a recent episode of Game of Thrones... good luck.
  • #12
    "Thanks for calling the Movie Spoiler Hotline... Kevin Spacey is Kaiser Sose and he's the killer in Seven!"
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