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Imperius - Gray Scale Preview by Noxile Imperius - Gray Scale Preview by Noxile
Imperius is the Archangel of Valor, and one of the angels of the Angiris Council in Diablo 3.

I've been asked by a lot of Diablo fans to draw him, and I have finally got a preview. Obviously it is not colored, and this is about 12.5% of the full size of the image (so it will definitely be printable in the size of a movie poster when it's finished).

Since many people have wanted to see it, I decided to release the image before it is colored.

The inspiration was from Brom's work for his Tyrael concept art. It's a fairly powerful image, so I wanted this piece to be complementary. I was originally going to add his weapon into the picture, but couldn't decide on an orientation that worked well. Perhaps it'll make its way into the final version of the art.

The final image will be submitted to my other, new deviantart account by the username Nyzaris.

EDITS: Lots of edits. I've readjusted proportions, smoothed shadows, and added detail. I'll be making more as I assess how the base is before beginning the paint over.
EDIT 2: More updating.
EDIT 3: More fixes! Arm is now correct, etc.
EDIT 4: Revisited this piece for Reddit - better shadows, some cleanup. Probably a few more small updates along the way (Also removed Imperius text)

MAJOR Update: I created a new deviation but decided to just update this one. Enjoy! Painting to come next.

This is my submission for the Reddit contest on /r/Diablo under /u/Nizaris
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:icongianstar7:
i made an account just for this! this is really bad ass man!
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Noxile Apr 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Giant - thanks for the kind words! I appreciate it. :)
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:icongianstar7:
when are you making a new one?
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Noxile Apr 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
What do you mean? Like, when I plan on coloring it? Or if I'm planning to make another drawing of a different angel?

I'll perhaps color this weekend if I have some spare time. :)
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:icongianstar7:
color can but this one seems epic enough. the only misperfection is the wings. looks small and not-so majestic like the wings of imperius. if you plan on making a new one please make another Imperius again ! haha
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Noxile Apr 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The colored version is well on it's way, and the wings as they are now aren't even in the picture. Hopefully I'll have it up sometime this weekend!
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:icongianstar7:
whoa ill be expecting that my friend!
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Noxile Apr 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It's available - check my newest art. :)
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Holyknight3000 May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it man, i'll add it to the Diablo Fan Art Watch when you are all done!

HK
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Noxile May 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks everybody for your kind comments! :)
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