Sep.16.08 at 05:27 am
I know we have a few Blizzard readers that visit the site, so I thought that if I mention this here, it might get the the right person.

To: The artist who did the starting Death Knight armor.
Subject: Great work

I personally love texture work that fakes lighting and relief. I don't mean all that normal-map nonsense you see on current gen hardware. I mean texture work that is a single defuse pass that makes you think there's more to the model than just its silhouette.

With that, I just wanted to say that I really like the texturing done on the starting two sets of armor Death Knights posses during the opening quests. Not because they're 'grimdark' or whatever, but because I find your ability to convey such great detail and texture relief on the body suit like mesh that is the player characters wonderful, and the highlights on the shoulders are top notch. Great work all around.

I always feel obligated to be very accurate when it comes to representing art from these games in my comics. Not sure if it's obsession of details or just a personal study of the style.