I occasionally post Diablo 2 fan art during slow weekends, but since 1) I keep doing RL things on weekends and forgetting, and 2) we’re smack in the middle of the slowest week on the Internet all year since everyone’s on vacation, I bet you guys would enjoy something new to look at, even on a Tuesday night.
So here they are, two new awesome pieces of Diablo 2 fan art, both by UnidColor. These show off just monsters, without any of those annoying, distracting humans that are always blundering through the jungles and dungeons and causing problems for their rightful inhabitants. The Act Two piece is a great look at the Maggot Queen in her lair, with smaller maggots, the “what are they doing with a treasure chest?”, and even a Desert Beetle coming through that green gloopy door blocking slime. The Act Three piece is a jungle scene featuring a Fetish Shaman, a Giant Mosquito, and a literally giant Thorned Hulk.
I really enjoy both of these, especially since Blizzard North released very little of their high quality art from the Diablo 2 days. You can see some cool concept art of monsters and characters in the gallery, but almost none of environments, and there were no stand-alone paintings of the style the Diablo 3 artists turn out these days.
I hope the artist does some more, as they make up for the lack of original D2 artworks? Which areas, though? What levels of the game/monsters found there would you most want to see? Personally, I’d vote for Act Four. Flesh Spawners were very creepy, the glowing skeletal Finger Mages would look great in artwork, and some of the surface area artwork in Hell was great. Like that roofless ruined church with the huge stained glass windows, in the City of the Damned…