Gorgeous piece of new artwork by Blizzard artist John Polidara. This piece, showing Azmodan and his demonic army advancing from the Arreat Crater, was shown repeatedly at the show, on the huge TV screens behind the panel speakers, and it’s great to get it in high quality digital form.
Credit to HolyKnight for spotting it on the artist’s Deviant Art page. I hadn’t heard John’s name before, but looking at his gallery of Blizzard works, I realize I’ve seen several of them from Warcraft and Starcraft.
There’s a second piece of Diablo artwork there, but it’s sadly incomplete; the photo shows John at work on it during one of the live art session at Blizzcon 2011. Child-bearing hips or not, there’s nothing feminine or delicate about this head. Let’s hope we see that finished piece in the immediate future.