Bashiok posted a cool photo of the original piece of artwork by Gerald Brom, a painting that was used as the inspiration for the Diablo 2 box art. The art depicts a skeletal version of the Dark Wanderer; i.e. Diablo while still in human form. (A state of affairs that creates no end of confusion amongst fan site gallery operators, who must decide whether to file it under D2 character art, D2 monster art, or D2 misc art.)
The only previous image of this painting was a closeup of the face that we scanned from a French magazine feature back in 2000, so it’s great to see the whole thing.
Update: Bashiok went back with a real camera and took a much HQer picture. Accordingly, we’ve replaced the original LQ version, and placed the D2 box art pic above.