by Petar Meseldzija
A few months ago I was having my well-deserved vacation and enjoying the warm and relaxing South Europe summer, when I got an email from Blizzard Entertainment. They asked me whether I was available and willing to participate within a book project named Diablo III : Book of Cain. The group of artists who were already working on this project included such notables as Alan Lee, John Howe, James Gurney, Iain McCaig, Brom, Jean-Baptiste Monge, among others. My job was to do 5 detailed drawings. Great commission, no doubt, the only problem was a tight deadline. After I came back from vacation, I had only 7 days left to do these 5 drawings. It was an impossible task, especially because the subject matter was new to me. However, after a few emails we came to the conclusion that I should do 3 instead of 5 drawings.
After a week of hard work I completed the assignment and I hit the deadline. The client was pleased with the results (well, after a few corrections) and I was pleased because they were pleased and because the work was done on time. Yet another commission with a happy end, although the end of it would be even happier if I had enough time to do all of 5 drawings. Well, perhaps next time I will be more lucky with the deadlines.
Diablo III : Book of Cain is published by Insight Editions and will be available in November 2011.
If you want to learn more about this book or to preorder it, please go HERE.
And the drawings…? Unfortunately I am not allowed to show them yet. As soon as the book is available for purchase I will post the drawings.