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Diablo, Lord of Terror by scarypet Diablo, Lord of Terror by scarypet
Here's to ending the year with a bang - Diablo Himself!

12 Hours - Photoshop.

thanks for the tweet, blizzard!
and hk3k for this!
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Given 2010-01-29
Diablo, Lord of Terror by *scarypet From the suggester "One of the best things I've ever seen here, unbelievable" I have to agree! This fan artwork is simply jawdropping! ( Suggested by pain-designs and Featured by rydi1689 )
Dark and terrifying as ever, Diablo lives up fully to his namesake as Lord of Terror in this massively impacting fan art piece by *scarypet.

Huge and imposing, the Prime Evil crouches menacingly in the moonlight, ready to wreak havoc on the entirety of Sanctuary, home to the human race. The pose is a tad generic, but the slight positionings of the hands, the claws, and the torso give it less of a cowardly feel or an animalistic aura, but more of a malignant, evil quality as is apropos of one of the Three Brothers of the Burning Hells.

The atmosphere is charred, smoky, and right from the depths of the depths of the earth, with rough spikes, spires, and craters of freshly cooling magmite, and Diablo's coloring clearly indicates that he came right from the deep splits in the world, symbolically and literally indicating his Hellish origins. The little fissures in the charred stone and the flecks of fiery stone fluttering in the air do wonders to show fiery it really is.

The lighting is a tad typical, but is used fairly well. It's used in moderation, and comes off fairly realistic, so it's pretty believable that a demon is standing in the moonlight in a crack in the crust of the world, smouldering and burning.

The overall form of Diablo may seem unfaithful to some of the fans of Diablo II, but you guys would be wrong. This is the rendering of the first incarnation of Diablo in the original game. The only differing factors are the facts that he's currently covered in ash and that he didn't have a tail, but these are minor details as far as I'm concerned.

The technique is as good as quite a few cutting-edge digital artists we've seen on this site and off it, so it's nothing extremely groundbreaking, but it's still very damn good and I'd like to see if anyone can even TRY to prove me wrong on this.

Overall, this pice gets 4.5 out of 5(just shy of legendary), and is a definite piece to mount on any Diablo fan's wall...
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
naviramdath Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
very gooodddd
Metaloreo Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
This is an amazing work of art! My eyes thank you. :headbang:
Rawglor Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice, it's really cool. Great work on this, it looks great. The smoke and embers are a really nice touch.
RichiFX Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Better as the original. This looks more male as the Blizzard Diablo. Very good work. +fav
SephiraAngel Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
O_O amazing work - he should look like this in Diablo 3
thesteveslayer95011 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
want it for wall paper
Darkwoth Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
ZombieLordGE316 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is soooo cool! Fav
LordRahl8 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Fantastic you truly got the spinet of Diablo
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