World of Warcraft Concept Art 1
Warcraft is the most successful 3D fantasy MMORPG and has taken the fantasy art style as it’s own and used it to great effect in creating a successful persistent world. It’s artists have recreated in excellent detail the landscapes, venues, objects and characters of fantasy literature and has met such success that it is now the most successful fantasy online game with millions of people across the world playing it every month. It’s art style is taken from the classic fantasty literature and art, but has been taken to the next level as a fully 3D explorable world. Blizzard has recently opened up a relatively large archive of concept art at it’s official website with warcraft concept art, starcraft concept art and diablo concept art all being shown. The selected items in this post show some of the most iconic characters that have gone on to front the websites, boxes and marketing of World of Warcraft as well as specially selected items which demonstrate the artists’ work and method all the way back to sketchings which show important notes in the margins on how the characters or objects will be deployed. This kind of detail and depth to the art work is just one of the reasons why this world of warcraft concept art has gone on to become the leading video game of the last few years. In many ways, art of this quality is enjoyable in itself and framing and hanging some of the pieces wouldn’t look out of place.
See the full collection of World of Warcraft concept art by visiting the official Blizzard website.