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Diablo VS Imperius by AlexHorley Diablo VS Imperius by AlexHorley
Painting for Blizzard's art gallery
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Critique by theLotteryParty Jul 22, 2012, 6:46:24 PM
The first thing that caught my eye was the basic "X" layout of the image, which is very striking. The foundation itself seems unsure though. Are they on rocky plains, or edging over a cliff? Floating up high? The design of the characters is brilliant, with the elements of the light and the dark going above and beyond traditional horror fantasy tropes. This could just as easily be Saint Michael paying a visit to his old drinking buddy Lucifer. The reptilian, even insect-like structure of the demon is very nightmarishly original especially. The colours chosen certainly create a distinct mood for the scene. I imagine this is early in their combat, but a little more grime/grunge might add to the realism. The flaming wings and floating halo do add to the surrealism of the image, of course. It's a hard balance, what you're going for here, but I'd say you pulled it off well. The dimensions of the physical image are also impressive. I'd love to see this up close. The brightness of the (presumed) hero and the faint light in the distance are the most suggestive in terms of mood, creating a great balance between the darkened violence and the lighter salvation. You totally sold that.
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Having been a long time follower of the stories crafted in the Blizzard Universe, the 'Diablo VS Imperius' piece by Alex Horley immediately resonated beautifully with my own imagination of how the characters from the Diablo franchise battle it out in the Eternal Conflict.

Alex's choice of colours compliment the two characters brilliantly. Imperius' golden glow of Heavenly proportions and Diablo's fiery and twisted shape brimming with fire, gives the viewer that tangible quality...this is a battle between good and evil in the simplest form.

Though it may be as simple as good versus evil, the painting portrays it as an epic battle where both characters exert ferocity and determination to end each other.

It's the stuff legends are made of and knowing where this painting is hanging and for whom it was commissioned, I'd say it is fitting that a legendary painter, painted an image of legendary characters for a legendary video game publisher such as Blizzard.

Beautiful and inspiring work, Alex!
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GothicJellyBean Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
freakin epic
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:iconalexhorley:
AlexHorley Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
Thank you!!!
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:iconzireael07:
Zireael07 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing!
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:iconalexhorley:
AlexHorley Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
Thank you!!
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:iconou8mycat:
Ou8mycat Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Student Photographer
AmazingLa la la la 
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:iconalexhorley:
AlexHorley Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
Thanks!!
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:iconsplaty:
splaty Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, this is pretty much perfect! :D
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:iconalexhorley:
AlexHorley Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Thanks man!!
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:iconsplaty:
splaty Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :)
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:icone-ddo:
e-ddo Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A-M-A-Z-I-N-G......From A to G, complitely outstanding :)
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:iconalexhorley:
AlexHorley Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Thank you! And thanks for the fave too!...;)
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:iconnicokbt:
NicokBT Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
diablo looks a lot like the alien queen
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:iconarkangelofreedom:
arkangelofreedom Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
epic i love this game
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:iconmoonmansartworks:
MoonmansArtworks Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Nice!
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:iconalexhorley:
AlexHorley Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Cheers, man!
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:iconholderoftruth:
HolderofTruth Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa that's awesome!
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:iconalexhorley:
AlexHorley Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Thank you!! And thanks for the fave as well!
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:iconblackdeath5s5:
Blackdeath5s5 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
An epic display of the dichotomy of good and evil.
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:iconalexhorley:
AlexHorley Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Thanks, man!This was my attempt to do that, just with Diablo and Imperius in stead of Satan vs. St. Michael...
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:iconc-johnson462:
C-Johnson462 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
What ever do you do with the originals?
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:iconalexhorley:
AlexHorley Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Some I sell at conventions or through my website, some I keep. This one was commissioned to be part of the Blizzard's original art collection
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:iconc-johnson462:
C-Johnson462 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I see I see, sweet deal.
Well good for them
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:iconalexhorley:
AlexHorley Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Thanks man, I appreciate it! I'd love to work on Diablo or Imperius again!...
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:icongianstar7:
gianstar7 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
this is epic. ima fave this one for sure
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Oukami-SuGo Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, epic picture! *_*
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:iconalexhorley:
AlexHorley Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Thank you VERY much!!!
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:iconoukami-sugo:
Oukami-SuGo Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome =)
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AesirMaster Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is perfect!
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:iconalexhorley:
AlexHorley Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Thanks, man! And also for the Fave!
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:iconaesirmaster:
AesirMaster Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem
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Shraznar Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student General Artist
a painting for blizzards art gallery? then its already good! I love Imperius' arrogance and his smokey attack in the cinematic and Diablo from macho to sexy is no problem for me.
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:iconalexhorley:
AlexHorley Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Thanks man! Yeah, the cinematic is amazing and they really did a great job with the new Diablo design.
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:iconvadrag:
vadrag Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Very cool!
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:iconalexhorley:
AlexHorley Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Cheers! and thanks for the Fave!
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:iconloqtek:
LoqTek Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really REALLY nice Artwork dude!! the lights the shades... simply amazing!
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:iconalexhorley:
AlexHorley Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Thanks, man, and thanks for fave!
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:iconvillasol:
villasol Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
I will become the most powerfull wizard and i going to vengeance the death of leah
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clownfish95 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student Photographer
Dude, this is.. just.. wow. (No pun intended.)

Simply absolutely incredibly amazing. I have a sudden need to play D3.

100% eyegasm.
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:iconalexhorley:
AlexHorley Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Man, thanks a lot!! Very, very appreciated!
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:iconclownfish95:
clownfish95 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Student Photographer
Any time!

Your art style is incredible. To say the least.
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:iconkimyri:
Kimyri Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
why this fucking amazig art have ONLY 43 FUCKING FAVS.
man i love you with all my black n greedy soul. be mine friend?
mi-mi-mi
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:iconalexhorley:
AlexHorley Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Wow, thank you SO much, Irina!!
I'm really flattered...You just got a new friend!;)
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:iconkimyri:
Kimyri Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
OH MY GOOOOD
ITS HONOR FOR ME THAT YOU ANSWER ON MY REPLIC
/hug-kiss-love
you are awesome, really!!!!!!!!!!!!
did you have skype\msn\battle.net?
I want to know about you moooooore
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AlexHorley Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
thank you, my pleasure!
I'll have skype soon, but everybody can reach me to my good ol'fashioned email address:alex.horley@gmail.com
So far, that's all I can keep after...
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Kimyri Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
sorry a lot that didnt answer fast as i can - have a lot of problems with health of my pet.
I will wait you when you install skype - belive me - thats very easy n nice messeger+voice chat %)
How are you? What are you draw now?)
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:iconalexhorley:
AlexHorley Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
Really sorry to hear about your pet...Right now I'm trying to meet another deadline for a painting for Blizzard.
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:iconkimyri:
Kimyri Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh my Goood) What will you draw?))) Which theme???
When you install skype?)))
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fmulder37 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
It's beautiful, can you post in higher resolution?
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:iconalexhorley:
AlexHorley Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Thanks! I'm checking with Blizzard about it, but should be able to do that soon...
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michalivan Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
awsome! I'd love to see the original
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