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WARCRAFT packaging art

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Over a year ago I did some packaging art for World of Warcraft. The package was released last summer, but I never got around to posting this. I was flattered that I was asked to do the cover illustration for the packaging art. It was very much like a jacket illustration. I had to accommodate the type, do a front and back cover, and added an image that would show up on the spine.


I ended up seeing the final printing of the package but wasn't that crazy about it, the knight's colors seemed blown out. Maybe it was just my print. That's the thing about printing, unless we're there to supervise it, we never really know how it's going to show up in print. Still, it was fun.

The characters are not my designs, but rather I was given game resolution-images of their existing designs to use as reference and embellished them in this illustration.

16 comments :

Peter Oedekoven said...

Great piece Marcelo!
Looks like fun to do such a cover,even though I know its hard work.
Waiting for your next one!!!

A. Riabovitchev said...

First Hellboy Commission,now "WARCRAFT packaging art" ---very Cool!:o)

Hans said...
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Hans said...

WoW (pun intended) this is so awesome!! I've been playing World of Warcraft for years now and it's definitely a dream of mine to work for Blizzard. You nailed the designs and what a cool action scene. Is this done in Photoshop?

Have a great weekend:)

-Hans

craig said...

great scene Marcelo, love the flow of the piece

Kendra Melton said...
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Kendra Melton said...

I've never played WoW but you made it look epic. That knight in particular has so much movement and power spewing from that pose. And way to double up on complimentary colors, very brave, and it still works together cohesively. Bottom line, it's wonderful. I think since the invention of the printing press artists have been at odds with print reproduction. Your feelings are following in that legacy :P

PS - I took your advice and checked out the dog park, it was great.

Ty Carter said...

Ive never played Warcraft before but this has gotta make a gamer very happy, Awesome Marcelo!

Don said...

Fantastic job! I think my Death Knight actually has the sword. ;)

Patrick Ballesteros said...

Kickass Marcelo! Was wondering if you did lineart for this piece to work out the design of the illustration?

Also, great interview on Chiustream, really inspiring stuff and it kicked my butt back into shape.

-Patrick

Alina Chau said...

WOooo ... that's super awesone!! Love the dynamic action!! What a epic package design !

Sean Evans said...

Wow Mr.Vignali, really, really inspiring work. Definitly time to do more gesture studies after seeing your work! thanks A lot for posting!

Trevor Spencer said...

AWESOME MAN! ive never played the game but the packaging art is GREAT!

Marcos Mateu said...

Marcelo you rock!! Powerful stuff

Garrett Hanna said...

Hey,

Thanks for visiting my blog! I appreciate what you said. You're a big inspiration to me. This is awesome by the way!
PTL

Tyson Murphy said...

yeah i LOVE this.