Art

Hearthstone artists discuss the game’s unique approach to art design This weekend, a host of Hearthstone art folks hosted an AMA on Reddit, talking about how they work on the game and answering a bunch of other questions. The people from the game who took part are Art Director Ben Thompson, Outsource Art Manager Jeremy Cranford, FX Artist Hadidjah Chamberlin, and Concept Artists Jomaro Kindred and...

You can ask Samwise Didier anything on Reddit right now Update 2: The AMA has ended, but there are plenty of interesting answers in the thread if you want to read through it. Update: The AMA is now live, so ask away! In case you don’t know who Samwise Didier is, he’s a Senior Art Director over at Blizzard who is currently working on Heroes of...




Overwatch art book, comics, and coloring book coming this fall Whether you look at the game, the comics, or the animated shorts, Overwatch has a great art style, and soon you’ll be able to own it all in book form — at least if you have cash to burn after buying all of those loot boxes. The Art of Overwatch features 368 pages of art (including...

Breakfast Topic: Draenor wasn’t all bad I think I’m the guy who defended Cataclysm during its life cycle. I’m not arguing it didn’t have problems, but there was a lot to like in that expansion. And honestly, there was a lot to like about Warlords of Draenor, problems aside. For one thing, I don’t think we’d be getting half of the...

Team Blizzard Watch tries and fails to design Overwatch heroes Let me start this out by saying we’re writers, not artists — but today, inspired by this super cool kid-created Overwatch hero, we decided to try making some heroes of our own. Needless to say, hers is way better. However, if you want to see our terrible — really, really terrible — artistic efforts, you...

Breakfast Topic: Legion is beautiful So far I’ve run Val’Sharah and Highmountain and man, they really hammer home what I hated about some zones like Deepholm or Netherstorm — the lack of variety. Val’Sharah has scenes of blight and desecration but also of rich natural beauty, while Highmountain has snow, high peaks, valleys, rivers, andislands. At no point do they...




Steve Hamaker gets to the heart of gaming in PLOX If you follow our weekly Webcomic Wrapup, you’re probably already familiar with PLOX, a comic about … well, I’ll just let its own introduction explain: Set against the Midwest paradigm of Columbus, Ohio, PLOX is the story of Chad, the raid leader with no patience, Roy, the rational one that would rather play with dice...

Smashzord’s captures Blizzard’s Heroes in spray art We first caught notice of Smashzord (otherwise known as Smashzord#1351 or Patrick) on Reddit, where he was posting spray art renditions of Heroes of the Storm characters, including (so far) Diablo, Tyrael, and Valla. Though we’ve seen plenty of spray art, this was the first Blizzard-themed spray art we’d run into, so we reached out to ask...



Cadistra brings Hellfire Citadel bosses to life in new icon set We caught up with artist Kelly "Cadistra" Aarons to ask about her comic WoW Eh?, her work with Ask Mr. Robot, future plans, and more.

Quel’Fabulous brings the fabulous to Warcraft and Heroes We take a look at the mind behind the art of Quel'Fabulous.

Breakfast Topic: What models would you like to see updated in WoW? As a game that has existed for over a decade, World of Warcraft has seen a number of graphical improvements to the original models of various monsters, NPCs and, as of Warlords of Draenor, even to character models that constitute the various races players can choose to play as. These improvements have ranged from higher...

Celebrate Heroes of the Storm’s launch with art Looking forward to today's Heroes of the Storm launch? So are we — and so are tons of fan artists. To celebrate the game's launch, we rounded up some of our favorite fan art for this week's BlizzCrafts.

Class specializations as brands Have you ever looked at your specialization and considered its personality or brand? Each specialization is supposed to have its own kind of flavor: Protection Paladins are the protectors of the Light, Subtlety rogues are the elusive assassins, and feral druids are … cats. In an Imgur gallery posted to Reddit, artist Matt Steveson shared his...

Brighten your day with KageSatsuki’s druid doodles If you're on Twitter, chances are you've seen a certain blue colored cat-from druid occasionally gracing your timeline: that's probably @KageSatsuki's Derpkitty.

Highres WoW Icons Courtesy of @Warcraft
Warcraft icons illustrate intricate artwork Most fans will simply glance over these Warcraft icons -- after all, the icons seem so very simple on the surface. However if you look closely, you'll see they're very intricate.

BlizzCrafts: Minimalist posters break down your WoW spec What single ability defines your specialization? On Reddit, Matt Stevenson took this question as a challenge... and went on to create minimalist poster art for each class and spec. Even though these are simplistic designs, they manage to catch the flair of every WoW playstyle.