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Respite by glitchritual Respite by glitchritual
I've been playing Diablo for the past 17 years – since the original's launch! – and it wouldn't be a stretch to say that it is a vital cornerstone of not only my identity, but that of my community of friends. Together, we've logged literally thousands of hours diligently exorcising all manner of Sanctuary's bad eggs. Diablo has over the years influenced everything from our creative endeavours to our slang, and it has always been a way for us to stay in touch, wherever we may be in our lives.

It's this sense of community which the Diablo franchise engenders that I wanted to reflect in this piece. With Reaper of Souls barely a week away, how else would you properly prepare for the conflict but by logging onto the forum or checking up on the wikis to plan your attack? Together, we're stronger.

Then again, maybe they're just checking their Facetomes. Whatever.

I also included several references and in-jokes waiting to be found by long-time fans of the franchise. Full view, and see if you can spot them all!

Good luck to everyone who entered the contest, and I'll see you in Westmarch!
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txgator Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Definitely drawn by a fan. The auction house closing parchment was a nice touch. Great job!
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NaruHinaSasuSaku4evr Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
YES THERE IS A COW LEVEL! well, actually.... in diablo 2 there was. now its a fantasy rainbow unicorn level. but oh well
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xXKingOo Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
Beautiful
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RaquelBC Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
It's cool. I had never imagined the Diablo characters in the present!! I like it, It's very original and creative. :D
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Zouberi Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014   Photographer
The Cain tattoo. :rofl:
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echo615 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
so fun :)
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tawiz Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist
this is amazing! detail are stunning! i love it! 
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lukkar Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014   Digital Artist
You should win :) From semi-finalists your concept is most "fresh"
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glitchritual Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I figured there were enough scowling, axe-wielding barbarians and badass-posing demon hunters already, so decided to do something different! Glad you dig it!
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Bliood-Kira Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so happy that you decided to draw something different then everybody else, most of the art is about the same, nothing special about it, yours truly stands out, i wish you luck, you deserve to win 1st ;)
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