Inspiration

Video Game Inspired Fan Art that are so Imba!

by . August 3rd, 2011

In our generation, everyone has his/her favorite video game. From classics such as Mario and Mega Man to all time-favorite rpg and strategy game series like Starcraft, Warcraft, Diablo and Final Fantasy, fans have embraced the story, characters and the unique worlds where these games take place. Through the years, graphic artists have been borrowing elements from these video games and using them as inspiration for their art. With the help of their imagination, fans are able to transcend their favorite characters, placing them in pictures so wicked cool that even the creators of the game are impressed. These derivative but nonetheless brilliant works are called Fan Art.

Similar to Fan Fiction, Fan Art is a form of fan labor primarily made for fellow fans and not for monetary compensation. The video games that artists use as inspiration are copy-right protected which limits the publishing chances for their derivative works. Still, video game inspired Fan Art continues to rise in popularity among fans all over the world. By designing and sharing their game-inspired works, fans are able contribute to the legacy of older games as well as help out in hyping those that are yet to be released.

We’ve gathered some of the best computer game inspired Fan Art from various sites and forums. Some of the works included here have won awards in yearly contests held by Blizzard Entertainment, the company responsible for a few of the most successful video games of this era. If you’re an avid gamer, you should definitely check this stuff out.

 

STARCRAFT SERIES

Smile to Death

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breathing2004
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Zealot

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Yi Yoon Gi
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All-in

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TheChaoticKnight
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Nova Versus Thor

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Shiramune
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Nova Versus Ultralisk

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Shiramune
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ZvP

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Chen Yuhan
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Thor

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Yung-Gi-Huang
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StarCraft

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Christopher Pigden
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RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE

 

The Executioner

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Ipeters
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The Executioner

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PearlPhoenix
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RE The Executioner

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Blu3MysticL30
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Executioner

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pacman23
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Resident Evil: Executioner

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TheChaoticKnight
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Executioner vs G-Type CM

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Davesrightmind
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Executioner

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Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D

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daveisblue
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DIABLO SERIES

Bloody Battle

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madbrush
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World of Warcraft Fanart

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ZsoltKosa
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Dungeon Party

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Kunkka
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And The Heavens Shall Tremble

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UnidColor
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Diablo 3 fanart sketch

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3dsquid
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Gladiator

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Han Junxiang
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Diablo 3

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Kang Shuai
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Final Showdown

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Anton Gustilo
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Distant Place

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Zhang Difficult
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And the Heavens Shall Tremble

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Krystopher Decker
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Three Heroes

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Shiramune
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Demon Hunter—Diablo 3

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EvilFlesh
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WARCRAFT SERIES

Untitled

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Paladin


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The One Who Keeps Secrets

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breathing2004
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Blood Elf

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Ziv Qual
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Dota Epic 3v3

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kunkka
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Untitled

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Alexandru Sabo
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Blizzcon FanArt Contest Winner

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Shiramune
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Fernando Jose Nitorreda is a playwright, fictionist, musician and graphic design enthusiast. He holds a degree in Fine Arts Creative Writing and dreams of writing a kick-ass book someday. He credits visual arts as a major inspiration for his literature.

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