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    posted a message on Celebrating 11 Years of Wallpapers


    Two days ago I celebrated my 11th Anniversary making wallpaper artwork for Diablo. I thought I'd make this anniversary wall a little different. I tried to find a piece that defined each year either with a special wall or a personal favorite.

    Here's a list:

    2008: My Diablo 3 Desktop
    2009: Inner Sanctuary
    2010: White
    2011: The Inner Sanctuary
    2012: Locations II #1 : Softshack's Caldeum
    2013: Malthael: Angel of Death
    2014: Caldendar #2: July 2014
    2015: Kanai's Cube: A Tribute
    2016: HotS #11: Li-Ming the Rebellious Wizard
    2017: Season 12: For the Balance
    2018: Diablo Immortal #1: Diablo

    Thank you all for following & enjoying my wallpaper artwork over the past 11 years. This hobby has been a labor of love since it first started. It opened so many doors to meet many people in the community & blizzard. Enjoy all and I will see you in the next wallpaper!

    HK
    Posted in: Diablo Wallpaper and OS Art
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    posted a message on Diablofans: A Welcome Back Tribute


    With Magic Find buying up some of the closing fansites from Curse/Fandom we have the return of Diablofans!

    I figured I'd make a brighter more Diablo appropriate update to the tribute. Plus Brom's Diablo is like the best for this. It's like he's giving you a gift the skulls = Dfans hehe.

    Featuring the art from Brom, Blizzard & Jeon Tae Kang

    Welcome Back to the Community Diablofans, we missed you.

    HK

    Posted in: Diablo Wallpaper and OS Art
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    posted a message on Fiery Runes II: The Necromancer #2 - Welcome back Diablofans!

    Thanks! I really happy with how it turned out.


    HK

    Posted in: Diablo Wallpaper and OS Art
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    posted a message on Fiery Runes II: The Necromancer #2 - Welcome back Diablofans!


    Featuring Artwork by Chi Zhang on Artstation

    I've been working off and on with this trying to get the Necro-lady out of the artwork for this piece. Work's been keeping me extra busy these days.

    I also added some smoke effects to the runes this time to make em pop better and just loved the overall look of this piece.

    Hope you guys like and I'll see you next wallpaper!

    Necromancer Art by Chi Zhang
    Necromancer & Diablo (C) Blizzard
    Wallpaper Arranged by Me

    HK

    Wallpaper in honor of Diablofans returning to us!
    Posted in: Diablo Wallpaper and OS Art
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    posted a message on Diablofans is back! ? !!!

    AHhhh feels good to be back here again, I was always sad about the site closing. Now Im beaming with happiness lol

    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on The Final Farewell to Diablofans...

    Back in 2008 the week building up to the World Wide Invitational 2008 was a fun one. This website was originally Diablo3.com and then blizzard approached them for the name and then we got diablofans.com in the end. That helped people set the rumor mill on high alert. As the week progressed the new teasers each day adding a new clue as the ice slowly broke away revealed many things.



    MMO Champions post on the teasers: WWI Schedule and Live Stream


    Each day the community speculated over what they meant. I remember seeing a protoss glyph and then eventually a Diablo 2 rune. Then a circle with 3 rings. People then thought it was like a solar system with the then 3 blizzard universes. Then the near final image showed eyes glowing and and then a feint tusk. People thought at one point it was a hydralisk or something.



    Then the day finally came and then the new incarnation of Diablo came into view with the Reveal trailer the day the WW:08 started. It was practically a mini Blizzcon really. I still remember the live stream was on a link that popped up the stream. The streams lag was pretty bad and it wasn't even widescreen.


    Here's 2 videos of the reveal:


    https://youtu.be/-ogXqCNkyHE


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvAxEnNik8s


    When the lag finally subsided then I could see the trailer. That day I started making wallpapers for the game.



    I posted it here and on diabloii.net (then called diii.net when d3 came about.) From there I decided to break outta my then comfort zone and started painting the diablo 2 runes larger and trying to give them a fiery feeling. At first I added them to my early profile art.



    Then later I did the same to all 33 of them. Then used a fireworks 4 effect that allowed me to make a star with 33 points and made an evenly spaced rune circle that made the runes where they would be. Then I'd use the warp tool and made them lay at a nice angle then started putting the denizens of that world in the middle helping me make the Fiery Runes Series.



    Over the years I'd make many wallpaper series. Sometimes with concept art, line art to give an old feeling like the Book of Cain would eventually give us.



    Other times I'd remake D3 artwork that was in screenshots and like some of the Monks early runes and glyphs.



    As well as the wallpapers that would come from them:



    I was very proud of those. I tried to reproduce them so hard and then when the then computer I had; the hard drive would fail and I lost that artwork and would have to remake one of them again from scratch Hell here's the WIP i posted on diabloii.net.



    I would also make my own fan art for Diablo as well. It may not be as good as others but I'm still proud of it.



    Later I would make Calendars for each month that I could and also make them for that current year AND eventually for the EU. But at one point I started making uni-calendars that would have the month and the days but those days and months would neither have the years nor the weekdays on them so people could use them more than once. That way the wallpaper and calendar wouldn't become dated by the end of that month.



    Then eventually in march Reaper of Souls would come out but for me unfortunately my biological father would pass on from this world as I posted the final wallpapers of the first part of the Acts 5 series.



    That would also garner a change in the fiery runes into one of my favorite changes the runes would be called The Soulfyre runes, Still keeping the moniker of Fiery Runes. This time with a more "souly" look. That series became the largest one spanning 55 wallpapers.



    In this series I experimented on many ideas as well as unique and fun things.



    I also did tributes as well for people effected by bad events as well.



    I also made my first ultra-wide wallpaper during my 7th anniversary during this series.



    Later the Necromancer Pack would come out and Then I decided to end the Soulfyre series and start Essence based on the Necromancer's resource.



    Then During Blizzcon 2018 the much spirited reveal of Diablo: Immortal a mobile diablo game that has spurned so much vitrol in the community I still tried to make wallpapers for the game and will continue after Diablofans fades away...



    The latter days of Diablofans was a somber one as we say good bye to one of the few remaining pillars of the diablo community. We say goodbye and thank those who gave us a website to speak our minds and let us post fan art/fan fiction/ and Diablo Wallpaper/OS art. Thank you guys for this website and the community that was here. We'll find a new place eventually. Either in r/diablo or elsewhere. Thanks guys for a place I could post my wallpapers. Especially back when you guys had a small gallery at one point before that was removed.


    Forever Thank You.



    Aaron Williams (Holyknight3000 aka The Runeweaver)



    After this site goes you can find my works on:


    deviantART: https://www.deviantart.com/holyknight3000

    twitter: https://twitter.com/Holyknight3000

    diabloii.net: https://www.diabloii.net/gallery/showgallery.php/cat/510

    Posted in: Diablo Wallpaper and OS Art
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    posted a message on Fiery Runes II: Bestiary III: #1 Vidian - Lord of Envy


    It's been over a year since I've posted a good old Fiery Runes Wallpaper. I wanted to make one with Vidian and this was really one of the few I could use that was decent. The art/pose of Vidian is by Daniel Barras.

    Hope you guys like!

    HK

    Art (C) Blizzard
    Vidian Pose/Art by Daniel Barras
    Posted in: Diablo Wallpaper and OS Art
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    posted a message on Diablo Immortal #6: The Crusader

    Diablo Immortal #6: Crusader by Holyknight3000



    Here's the next wallpaper for Diablo: Immortal ft the Crusader

    Diablo (C) Blizzard

    Enjoy!

    No Logo: Diablo Immortal #6: Crusader No Logo
    Mobile: Diablo Immortal Mobile #6: Crusader

    HK

    Posted in: Diablo Wallpaper and OS Art
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    posted a message on Diablo Immortal #5 Barbarian (w/ and w/o logos and mobile)
    Quote from Emmo»

    I'm sorry to be rude but you're taking officially released images and putting a little facade on top and putting it up as your own artwork? What gives?

    I have actually been doing this style of fan art for 10 years, crediting original art sources where they are. Those pics above are from the presskit. The facade/bars I've made and used in diablo 3 wallpapers for more than 5 years. Tweaked and adjusted. The class icons are from the website anyone can see and use.


    I take credit for the wallpaper, not ALL of the artwork in the wallpapers.


    HK

    Posted in: Diablo Wallpaper and OS Art
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    posted a message on Diablofans A Farewell Tribute

    I remember when I first came to this website back in 08. Back when people were discussing and theory-crafting what each image and symbol was in the World Wide Invitational 2008 teasers that lead up to that weekend. I went between them and diabloii.net. I always considered them a great rival website to Diabloii.net and I personally feel sad that we lost a great news site and valuable asset to the diablo community.

    Sexen, Agnzt, OSW_Zenkiki, Neinball, LeviathanD3, and many many others from that website. Thank you for helping make this website what it became. And thank you for the memories over the past 10 + years. Thanks for letting me have another place to post up my old wallpapers when there use to be a gallery. Also thank you for making a separate fan creation folder for OS and Wallpaper art so I could post all my stuff w/o spamming the main fan art forum.

    Will miss this place. *raises his drink* Here's to diablofans.com and to whatever comes next.

    Holyknight3000 - The Runeweaver and Creator of the Fiery Runes Series (which started in 2008)

    If you want to see my wallpaper artwork after this post, check me out on deviantART and twitter!

    Much Love,

    HK

    Posted in: Diablo Wallpaper and OS Art
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    posted a message on Diablo Immortal #5 Barbarian (w/ and w/o logos and mobile)
    Diablo Immortal #5: Barbarian by Holyknight3000

    Diablo Immortal #5: Barbarian (NoLogo) by Holyknight3000

    Diablo Immortal Mobile #5: Barbarian by Holyknight3000

    This weekend was a busy wallpaper based one. I posted more D3 Switch Commercial Wallpapers (up to 10 now) and Also a new one for Diablo Immortal.


    Diablo Immortal #5: Barbarian: http://fav.me/dd01grd
    DI #5 Barbarian (No Logos): http://fav.me/dd01hjc
    DI #5 Barbarian Mobile: http://fav.me/dd01hp5

    Hope you guys like.

    I'll have the rest of the classes posted over the next few weeks.


    Still made with love for the world and everything in it.


    HK


    Diablo & Diablo Immortal (C) Blizzard & Netease

    Posted in: Diablo Wallpaper and OS Art
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    posted a message on D3 Switch Commercial II Series Part 1


    This will be the first of many and Ill be updating my deviantART Journal with more wallpaper links as I upload them in the coming weeks ahead.

    ---------------------------------

    Taken from the second live action Diablo 3 Switch Commercial.

    Enjoy!

    HK

    Diablo 3 (C) Blizzard
    Nintendo Switch (C) Nintendo

    Posted in: Diablo Wallpaper and OS Art
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    posted a message on Season 16: Season of Grandeur
    Quote from Purrfected»



    Hey man, I used this picture in a FB group to annonuce Season 16, hope that's ok?
    Gave you cred in the comments with a link to the deviantart page with this pic:)

    Thats great thank you for giving cred and enjoying the wallpaper.


    HK

    Posted in: Diablo Wallpaper and OS Art
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    posted a message on Season 16: Season of Grandeur


    The next season wallpaper is ready to go for the next season of Diablo 3.The Season of Grandeur: the season buff is the ring of royal grandeur this time around.

    Just glad that all of the artwork this time was large and clear. If you see anything blurry and jagged with the Skeleton King, its the original work not anything resized by me. This is one of my personal faves in recent months.

    Enjoy the new wallpaper and the new season!

    HK

    Diablo 3 (C) Blizzard
    Posted in: Diablo Wallpaper and OS Art
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    posted a message on HotS 19: Imperius - Archangel of Valor


    Here's the next wallpaper for the newest & most requested hero in HotS: Imperius!

    Enjoy and I'll see you next time in the nexus!

    HK

    Diablo & HotS (C) Blizzard
    Posted in: Diablo Wallpaper and OS Art
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