• published the article Blizzard Posts New Diablo-Themed Fanart
    Blizzard has just uploaded four new pieces of Diablo fanart! The first artwork is by our very own member, Yngvar. Congratulations!

    Check them out!

    I think they are great! Who's up for submitting some more artwork to add to the collection? I know I am.

    Thanks Dauroth for noticing the update first.
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  • published the article Diablo III Website Animation Updates
    Tyrael's wings have been updated on the official Diablo III website, and the Diablo III logos now have a red smokey glow animation.

    They look awesome! He seems even more powerful than he did before. Before he was more calm and collected, yet held a powerful bearing presence, much like his appearance in Diablo II. Now he is just outright powerful.

    This is what they used to look like:

    Its good to see evidence of Blizzard working hard on Diablo III, even though we already trust that they are.

    Thanks to lordbone and Shisou for the heads up.
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  • published the article Blizzcast #6 - Diablo III Senior Artist & New Monster Art
    The next episode of Blizzcast has been released! Senior artist for Diablo III, Anthony Rivero, talks about creating monsters for the series including Mephisto and the Druid in Diablo II, and various monsters in Diablo III. The Diablo section of this Blizzcast starts at 33min for those who want to skip to the good bits.

    Anthony: Probably the most notable monster I worked on was Mephisto. Phil Shenk had concepted Mephisto, so I already had something to start with. I modeled and textured him and set up the initial rigging, and then handed that off to Cheeming Boey to animate. I actually helped a little bit with the effects as well, the effects that are at the base of Mephisto. He has like swirling smokey skulls that kind of swirl around the bottom of him as he’s moving around.

    For Diablo III, Rivero designed the heavy-armour set for the female Witch Doctor as well as many other monsters.

    Female Witch Doctor:

    Anthony:The Corpulent, the guy that blows himself up, I did some retexturing work on that. Let’s see, the tree that explodes, I helped with some effects work on that. I helped provide some modeling/texturing needs for the effects team. The shaman goatman I built and textured, the other goatmen I did some touch up on, their textures. The ghosts, I created and modeled and textured the ghosts.

    Additionally, the concept art for a wicked new monster, the Malformed, has been revealed, of which Rivero also worked on.


    Actually, the Malformed concept art was one of the many artworks viewable in the Artwork Trailer. The trailer, however, has since been taken down from the Diablo III website.
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