The lights are on
It may be coming from fans, but you wouldn't know to look at it. Blizzard has always had an extremely active fan community that supports their games in multiple ways. One of the coolest elements of that community is the remarkable group of fan artists that contribute art to the website. A new update of 15 new pieces posted to the WoW website yesterday, several of which stand toe to toe with the stuff Blizzard produces internally. Check out the a few samples below, or the full set over at the game's official website.
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... what is going on with Illidan's face?
Is it me or does Illidan's face/head/neck seem off?
Those are VERY good.
Those are really good.
It astounds me that, when SO MANY gamers appreciate art like this, nearly every mainstream game made in the west is shooting for some moronic, "gritty", "realistic" visual style. There's, like, a war against using color going on right now. Frankly its baffling, and offensive - Call of Duty is no great work of art, yet its the biggest game out there?
I wish far more games had HALF the artistry of the Blizzard teams/community. And I wish games with genuine style and excellent personality, like Darksiders (looks like a perfect comic book in 3D), did a little better. I mean, its' not like Darksiders did bad or anything, but seriously. Why the eff are all the biggest sellers horrendous looking titles filled with desaturated colors and creatively-bankrupt environments and characters?
Stupid mainstream. And stupid CEO's for targeting their games at the "easy-to-take-advantage-of" mainstream. *cough* Bobby Kotick *cough*
1st and 3rd pic i knew came from fans.
WOW they ARE amazing.
This isn't by Daarken is it?
can't wait for cataclysm!
Illidan= Govenor Arnold Swartz!@&%* in the WoW movie!!! Great work
It does look pretty.
VERY NICE WORK
Some pretty amazing artwork there. Crazy what fans can come up with.
it always amazes me with what the fanbase draws up
wayyyy better than what i can do
I want this calender!
Always some amazing stuff pouring in there. I don't even play WoW anymore, but still check out the fanart every few weeks and run them in my screensaver slideshow