Friday, 5 April 2013

Hearthstone Launch Art

Earlier this year I had the opportunity to paint an image that would be the announcement piece for Blizzard's new digital card game, Hearthstone.

Blizzard Hearthstone - Launch Art
Orc wins!


I figure you blog readers might like to know, beyond its blizzard-y content, I based the composition loosely around one of my very favourite paintings -- The Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks by Ilya Repin.

http://www.museumsyndicate.com/images/1/1235.jpg

 There are few works of art that I think get across such a great sense of story.  Repin was a master of this.  I learned a lot about story with this piece -- makes you wish the man were still alive so we could all go ask him :)

10 comments:

  1. I noticed that when I saw your picture :)
    Actually, I'm myself from Zaporozhye, it's in Ukraine

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  2. An excellent point of inspiration to create a great work of art! I love the design! It has become my favorite wallpaper!

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  3. Incredible, any chance of showing any progress work?

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  4. Amazing drawings, congratulations.
    Greetings

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  5. Awesome choice of reference and awesome painting! I truly love your work.

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  6. you are super talented! Happy to find your blog. Thanks for posting.

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  7. i always in Awe mode when look at your works!and this is also one of my favorite paintings.

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  8. Magnificent artwork! Your art is now the Desktop on my home pc. Well done, and many thanks for posting it.

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  9. Will you ever be able to sell prints of this piece ? I love it!

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