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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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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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john00a Featured By Owner Edited Oct 23, 2015
thorns in my side i used to play the old
Diablo game back on xp and windows cool game and artwork
GameMatz Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015  Professional Artist
This is awesome! I would love to work with you.
Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
naviramdath Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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
leo729 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
Chaosbayne Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
Very cool and terrifying
murc1 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
This is the best art of Diablo I've ever seen
scarypet Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012   General Artist
oh what a nice thing to say.. hehe :D thanks so much :)
Adeath-13 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
outstanding piece of work. Can I have the clean version for my desktop? I assure no other use intended.
scarypet Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012   General Artist
now without the da watermark!
Adeath-13 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
i thank you... its rare to see kind artists like you
Piqu3 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
love it!!
Maxxxy-Cat Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
scarypet Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012   General Artist
LiLmEgZ97 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
I wish u could remove the watermarkings for wallpaper desktop use... this does make a bad ass wallpaper and the watermarkings just pretty much ruin it dude

I would highly appreciate it if you can at least PM me a link to one w/o watermarkings... I promise I wont do anything bad with the non-watermarked copy!
scarypet Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012   General Artist
now without the da watermark!
LiLmEgZ97 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
I could have sworn there was a larger size for desktop use... like near 1600x900 or so
tashag6 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
holy crap thats good and scary at the time love it
is he nice a guy or bad guy sometime scary guys can be nice too
scarypet Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012   General Artist
he's the final boss in the game diablo, and is one of the prime evils so yeah he's baaaad.... hahah
Russian56 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
COOOOL I miss that game freinds say 3 wont be good. ahh WHHHY
talonmacleod Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
This is excellent!
One of the best fan-made depictions of Diablo I have seen.
Nice work!
ChAoTh Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Huhu.... thats what i call freakin´cool!!!!^^
Niiiice job dude, really awesome!^^
Rabbiteen Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
this would make an AWESOME desktop :D
Akira-12 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssoooooooommmmmeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! :D :D :D :D :D :D
Aranuman8160 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
Me: I'm gonna enjoy spilling your blood on my halls of Eternal Blood!

Lord of Terror: Silence! You will die by my hands mortal!!

Me: Mortal? Not even fuckin' close demon. I am Aranuman, the God of Etenral Blood eternally bound to existence to oversee the flow of all that is blood, and i've gotten bored o your exploits to consider you... "Collateral Damage".

Lord of Terror: Then allow me to die in honor, Eternal One.

Me: The pleasure is all mine, Diablo.
Alstorius Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
SweetReaper Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
scarypet Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011   General Artist
crayauchtin Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
....this is, without a doubt, beyond stunning. Incredible.
scarypet Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011   General Artist
thank you! :)
May-chi Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very very cool.
(he looks like my little puppy ^^)
thundergrey Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
habile le 3!!! :D
Alexlinde Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nicely done!
phantom62 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
hmmm, i want to download it to set as my background... but I can't just because of that watermark
could you please send it to me in a note or something? :D
FlameOutlaw Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
Did you have to slap a big old Deviantart in the middle of the image?? I would have liked to have this as my desktop.. It's that well done.
Death-Ark Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
Scarypet, I'm Death-Ark, or my real name Mark, and I have to say Diablo looks frighteningly badass!! Awesome work!! You know your monsters and demons! I too have drawn some monsters, but am a little pissed with the eraser marks in a few areas. I have submitted two on my profile if you're interested. They are up for redrawing.
AlexanderPhotographi Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Student Photographer
MoonLiger Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
I love how malevolent and downright terrifying he looks! :fear: The spikes, the claws, those glowing red eyes...they all really add to the dark and evil atmosphere of this piece, as does the dark lighting. Definitely deserving of a DD! :clap:
Superceb Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
OK this is too awesome... phenomenal!!
chouette-e Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
oh my god oh my god ohmygod!!! the most amazing art i've ever seen *_______________*
Destro7000 Featured By Owner May 26, 2011   Digital Artist
I love this, 'cos it seems a lot more faithful to the style of Diablo in his Diablo1 incarnation, with the curly ram-horns.... which is the version I love :) (although the environment he's in looks colder - seems to allude more to D2!)
Tw1stedMetalPirate Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
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