A few months ago, Blizzard Entertainment, the game publisher that had developed World of Warcraft, Starcraft, and Diablo, commissioned me to do some pencil drawings for their book called “Diablo III: Book of Cain.” The book has just been released.
(Video link.) I drew the floating city of Pandemonium, the center of creation in the Diablo universe. While I worked, I shot some video. My parakeet, Mr. Kooks, hung out on my shoulder and supervised.
The book was conceived as an in-world artifact, representing the lore about the heaven and hell, as recorded by the character Deckard Cain.
I felt honored to be included on the team of artists who worked on this book. The other contributors include Jean-Baptiste Monge, Iain McCaig, Adrian Smith, Mark Gibbons, Brom, Alan Lee, John Howe, Joseph Lacroix, Victor Lee, Christian Lichtner, and Petar Meseldžija.
Diablo III: Book of Cain
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Previously on GurneyJourney:
Portrait of Ben Thompson (Blizzard senior artist)
A Visit to Blizzard Entertainment (2010)