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I began this sculpture two years ago, when I was working for a book publishing company. I had the good fortune to be the Art Director for Blizzard’s book, Diablo III: The Book of Cain.
Diablo is one of my favorite PC game series, so designing the book and helping Blizzard direct the illustrations of some of my favorite fantasy illustrators (Brom, Iain McCaig, James Gurney, Adrian Smith, John Howe) was a dream come true.
One of the bosses in Diablo III is the Lord of Sin, Azmodan, a Lesser Evil of the Burning Hells. True to his moniker, he’s a monstrosity in every regard. As soon as I saw the sketches, I just had to sculpt him. He ended up being more challenging than I even expected, as it took me an estimated cumulative 2-3 months to complete him. He has six insect legs, multiple texture types, and his hands and head glow with demonic energy. And if that wasn’t difficult enough, I had to light him up with LEDs.
I wanted this thing to be large, imposing, and he does not disappoint: the base is two feet across and he is 17″ tall.