Diablo III's Skeleton King is Ready to Pound You Into the Floor

His Majesty King Leoric of Khanduras was already a decently badass-looking boss in Diablo III, especially considering his lowly status as the game’s first unique boss. Well, here, he’s on a whole other level.

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This piece of 3D fan art was done using...

Zbrush for modeling, maya for retopology and rigging, substance painter for textures and final render in Marmoset Toolbag,

...by Gilberto Magno, a 3D character artist from Brazil. His work, which he shared on the Polycount forums on Sunday, is based on Blizzard’s art for the Diablo III incarnation of the Skeleton King.

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It might look like concept art, but it really is a 3D model. See?

What a beauty.

There’s more shots below, and work-in-progress pics (plus a breakdown) at the artist’s site.

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