BlizzConline 2021 - Artists at Work: Diablo Hive Mother Part 1


Join artists from the Diablo team to see the beginning sketch phase of bringing a boss monster to life in Sanctuary.


  • 민민민
    민민민14 dni temu

    Blizzard's game art has always been fantastic. But this Diablo 4 was the most fantastic and wonderful. I want to be a great artist like you. It was really nice to know your work process. I would be very happy to upload such great videos from Blizzard, where fantastic artists are working.

  • Chris
    ChrisMiesiąc temu

    I’m excited for this game it has genuine love backing it

  • bigsmall246
    bigsmall246Miesiąc temu

    Pls fix the ugly colours that you copied from D3. Dark and gritty doesn't mean the game needs ugly colours. Dark and gritty means underground areas should have NO LIGHT. I want to be surprised by unseen enemies round the corner. No weird ambient glows lighting up all enemies from 1km away. This is not a baby cartoon trying to highlight what an animal looks like. Edit: also, the game should not be able to run on integrated graphics. Give us real graphics that run only on 30x cards and above.

  • Bordnan
    BordnanMiesiąc temu

    Please, give keyboard and mouse support on consoles!

  • Nairneh
    NairnehMiesiąc temu

    An ability idea for you. With the burrowing you could make it a challenge for the player to not know if its the spider or its spiderlings that come up from the ground. As in the Hive Mother has laid eggs underground, because she is constantly producing them. Maybe the longer the first phase, the one where the hive mother has the egg sac attached, lasts she lays more eggs and then she could spawn more monsters from burrows later or more burrows simultaneously, making the difficulty harder.

  • JuGGerNauTT32
    JuGGerNauTT32Miesiąc temu

    Ideas are so important! Everybody seems to skip this step and go directly to the drawing board out of fear of not making a deadline or filling in the hours... I cherish the moment when I read a small quote from a family member of Frank Frazetta, in one of the introductions to his work... Said that whenever Frank was having a commission to do, even if it was due in a day, he would spent most of that day away from his canvas, just thinking and gathering information. Frank's genius was that he could make a mental image inside his head of what he wanted to achieve and then had the skill to execute it... So his actual work of finishing a complete oil painting, only took him a few hours, most of the time for a couple of hours during night time. So be wise and spend your time perfecting your skills and tools beforehand, so that the only thing bothering you, when doing the actual work, is the idea, the anatomy and the story behind your drawing ;) . Great demo and great tips! Thanks guys, you rock!

  • Ruslan Kadiev
    Ruslan KadievMiesiąc temu

    You know .... Ammm you know.. you know.....

  • deepstrasz
    deepstraszMiesiąc temu

    Darkly enlightening.

  • ape Napa
    ape NapaMiesiąc temu

    Looks awsome

  • elukok
    elukokMiesiąc temu

    Please, just keep it DARK. No more warcraft like cartoonish look. Dark, scary and depressing atmosfere. That should be the focus.

  • Nine Dragons
    Nine DragonsMiesiąc temu

    i love this kind of work, and i appreciate you showing it, but it's such a letdown to see that you guys just recycle old ideas from movies so much. the games really feel like it, we've seen it all before somewhere - and to hear you guys talk about it, you're just bringing up aliens, tremors, starship troopers, etc. you aren't saying it, but all your ideas are hashed. i really think you guys need to go farther. i know it's just a job, but if we've seen it on tv, it CAN NOT surprise us truly. video games as an art form isn't going to develop until the artists really push the envelope. And yes the engineers will complain, but it's their problem to make it work, it's your job to design crazy ideas in the clear blue sky. if you can't dream it, the technical people are most likely not going to make it better than what you saw in your imagination

  • Xzoviac
    XzoviacMiesiąc temu

    I wish i hadnt noticed how much they both say you know, you know?

  • tylerbee
    tylerbeeMiesiąc temu

    'you know'

  • Hansen ono
    Hansen onoMiesiąc temu

    This session is awesome. I did not expect such a cool deep dive from the Blizzconline.

  • eyeofthasky
    eyeofthaskyMiesiąc temu

    how can someone come up with the idea of using the Venus of Willendorf from *30,000 YEARS* ago for shape inspiration of a spider thing :D thats not centuries ago, my friend John, thats millenia! :p

  • Rasmus E.
    Rasmus E.Miesiąc temu

    So far what has been shown of the game is not in the spirit of Diablo. Do not preorder! I have 0 faith but hope to be proven wrong

  • Wilfred Ong
    Wilfred OngMiesiąc temu

    Title: Diablo Hive Mother I read: DIABLO HAVE MOTHER

  • biggusy25
    biggusy25Miesiąc temu

    The new Rogue character is one bad b***h.

  • K Karall
    K KarallMiesiąc temu

    So funny how people whine about there being no old blizz vets left at blizzard, and yet we have multiple people who have worked at blizzard for 15-20 years and worked on d2 who are working on all the new diablo projects.

  • Faust1169


    Miesiąc temu

    One or two is nothing. Stop making excuses. These people are like they have been sucked up in Close Encounters of the Third Kind and replaced with husks. That's how cringe this company is. They are non-living animated dead.

  • Nine Dragons

    Nine Dragons

    Miesiąc temu

    15 or 20 years seems like a lot if you're 20 or 30, but not when youre 50-60 the age of the original blizzard people

  • therealBearminator
    therealBearminatorMiesiąc temu

    Maybe including Rob Sevilla and John Muellers names in the discription would have been a nice way to show respect for the artists I love this kind of content, please give us more

  • wizzed
    wizzedMiesiąc temu

    I somehow read it as Diablo have mother...

  • Lord Krythic
    Lord KrythicMiesiąc temu

    "So, uh. So...uh. Uh, so. So, uh. So, uh. Uh, so." I get it dude, it's a little hard to get in front of a camera, but come on. It's not like you're on stage.

  • Lars Vaahlmar

    Lars Vaahlmar

    Miesiąc temu

    Uh, Yeah ... Y'know ? But ... Like ... y'know ... sentences are ... uh ... hard ... y'know ? I'm really appreciating what they do and I'm fascinated by the process but talking is not their strong suit obviously.

    ABDULLAH HAMADMiesiąc temu

    Kewl, my image from Renaissance Musings was used in the inspiration photos.

  • tate on
    tate onMiesiąc temu

    The dirty answer naively fix because drink allegedly use vice a snotty collar. scared, thin truck

  • Holy Nacho
    Holy NachoMiesiąc temu

    GREAT video, incredibly well illustrated, keep up the good work!!!

  • Solar Soul
    Solar SoulMiesiąc temu

    well, well, let us bring in a little mmo formfactor into the game, so we have a reason to charge monthly fee, yeah, we are some smart guys, are we not?

  • Alexander Bärnklau
    Alexander BärnklauMiesiąc temu

    I would love to see more concept Art of creatures (about the past Diablo 1, Diablo 2, Diablo 3 and Diablo 4). Does blizzard entertainment published some of this arts to Public?

  • araknidlich


    Miesiąc temu

    "The Art of Diablo" book (and the ones that come from Collectors editions etc all have tons of concept art and stuff.

  • ChemicaaLz
    ChemicaaLzMiesiąc temu

    Wondering if any arachnophobe have ever played Diablo, must've been a nightmare if they did.

  • Ignacio Varas
    Ignacio VarasMiesiąc temu

    "you know..." - Diablo developers. No I don't know! that's why im watching this lol

  • Soldagg
    SoldaggMiesiąc temu

    I liked this

  • H.T. Witcher
    H.T. WitcherMiesiąc temu

    For god sake how many times have they say "you know"

  • Hugo Ferreira de Carvalho
    Hugo Ferreira de CarvalhoMiesiąc temu

    Loved to see this!!!

  • EmberLung
    EmberLung2 miesięcy temu

    I'm an "artist" and world builder without a home. Seeing this guys process and techniques is like listening to an old friend. When he popped up the fertility fetish for inspiration on shape language: "This is de way". I'd like nothing more than to find some of those concept/ideation discord servers with such rich ideas and strong participants. Lovely vid.

  • Deathspeaker Jurdann
    Deathspeaker Jurdann2 miesięcy temu

    2:41 I perfectly recognize some places, because I was there! 🤣 for example, top left is the church of st. Mary & st. Nicholas of Wilton, England top right, the basilica of saint Isidoro in León, Spain Bottom right, Santa Maria del Naranco in Oviedo, Spain I also recognize the Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul of Perrecy-les-Forges in France The Gargoyles from Diablo 1 have to return in D4 ...

  • Radurulf
    Radurulf2 miesięcy temu

    E665! E665! E665!

  • Willian monteiro pires
    Willian monteiro pires2 miesięcy temu

    the concept of "family" monster i think grounds the creatures in the world and is a chance to specific design carry itself a little more

  • tsumui
    tsumui2 miesięcy temu

    Thanks for sharing this process! Using an ancient fertility goddess as inspiration is a really nice touch.

  • Enkeria
    Enkeria2 miesięcy temu

    Exocet font? :D

  • Enkeria
    Enkeria2 miesięcy temu

    Use B. When outer shell is broken. let her crawl out of it for 2nd phase. EZ.

  • hitoZ
    hitoZ2 miesięcy temu

    Great format. I'd watch such master classes daily.

  • MurderMondays
    MurderMondays2 miesięcy temu

    'B' looks awesome. Love that profile and I can imagine the movement being heavy with lots of impact.

  • Pathfiner19AD KCtos
    Pathfiner19AD KCtos2 miesięcy temu

    see you in next 5 years for this game

  • 5chr4pn3ll
    5chr4pn3ll2 miesięcy temu

    John is really pushing for that "Aliens" movie copy isn't he.

  • Slick Perspective
    Slick Perspective2 miesięcy temu

    It's an Eldritch monster! So far, most of monster designs in D4 look so much an eldritch monster.

  • wine cheese
    wine cheese2 miesięcy temu

    some of the monsters are straight out of D3 which doesn't fit the theme of the D4 it sucks

  • Mortie
    Mortie2 miesięcy temu

    "Like" word count: 346

  • Sunlit Ghost

    Sunlit Ghost

    Miesiąc temu

    Thats what happens when things aren't scripted lol

  • benz ho
    benz ho2 miesięcy temu

    And i curious will Lillith resurrect the 3 Prime Evils or not and the Imperius?

  • benz ho
    benz ho2 miesięcy temu

    I wonder how they will design Lillith body.. So curious

  • Havoc
    Havoc2 miesięcy temu

    I'm willing to pay $200 for D4.

  • Bob Motster
    Bob Motster2 miesięcy temu

    Thank god for Victor Lee. I can't imagine what the franchise's atmosphere would be today without this man's work.

  • PepsToCool
    PepsToCool2 miesięcy temu

    so john mueller is just a over paid babysitter wtf?

  • Sobik 243
    Sobik 2432 miesięcy temu

    Diablo 2 Resurrected and Diablo IV are definitely good direction for Diablo series! I can't wait to get into them and fight with monsters like Hive mother :) Team DIV: don't rush, we can wait but give us a true Diablo's terror! :D THX

  • RiseToProminence
    RiseToProminence2 miesięcy temu

    Stage 1 of boss fight can be Picture A, and Stage 2 of boss fight she can rip herself out of that thing and be Picture B.

  • dave p
    dave p2 miesięcy temu

    Make diablo immortal look like this

  • Triborn
    Triborn2 miesięcy temu

    I hope to not get disappointed like D3.. I like the idea, and with runes coming back I think this will be great!

  • Jordan Allen

    Jordan Allen

    2 miesięcy temu

    Do you honestly think they could fail as hard as they did with D3 on D4? I doubt it very much. 😆

  • Mark S
    Mark S2 miesięcy temu

    Hurry up were getting old!

  • Slick Perspective

    Slick Perspective

    2 miesięcy temu

    I'm expecting a 2nd child. Hopefully I'll get this before that!

  • magic sponge

    magic sponge

    2 miesięcy temu

    Better patience, I do not want to see with Diablo what happened to Cyberpunk.

  • Mark S

    Mark S

    2 miesięcy temu

    @Jordan Allen yep I’m 45. 60 is coming so fast

  • Jordan Allen

    Jordan Allen

    2 miesięcy temu

    Too late! You're old already.

  • Felipe Moiteiro
    Felipe Moiteiro2 miesięcy temu

    OMG, thanks for bring this up, i never saw the blizzcon up close, but as making that "behind the scene/documentary thing" make me fell on it, thanks for showing us that great job! btw Awesome job Rob keep rocking and making that amazing monsters and john bring more demons bro! o/

  • Benjie Joe Cabañog
    Benjie Joe Cabañog2 miesięcy temu

    Please make D3 not canon... That part is a disappointment to the diablo series

  • Gustav Granath

    Gustav Granath

    Miesiąc temu

    Lets not make D3 at all

  • Kester Bennett
    Kester Bennett2 miesięcy temu

    Its great to see and learn from this as an artist.

  • Paldubex
    Paldubex2 miesięcy temu

    Why everyone is being scared of spiders? Like, come on! They are just little creatures and there's plenty of room in outer space to move out.

  • Paldubex


    2 miesięcy temu

    But still, you gotta appreciate the details of this world boss monster, right?

  • Jordan Allen

    Jordan Allen

    2 miesięcy temu

    @Fasebing terfe Oh yea, I got that we both said the same thing. Which is what made me curious about your comment in the first place. ✌

  • Fasebing terfe

    Fasebing terfe

    2 miesięcy temu

    @Jordan Allen i said " anyway " because since the both of us said the same thing it made no need to keep on commenting

  • Jordan Allen

    Jordan Allen

    2 miesięcy temu

    @Fasebing terfe Anyway? Elaborate.

  • Fasebing terfe

    Fasebing terfe

    2 miesięcy temu

    @Jordan Allen anyway

  • Dustin Schneider
    Dustin Schneider2 miesięcy temu

    They couldn't show it in the game ? This video was whack af!

  • Jordan Allen

    Jordan Allen

    2 miesięcy temu

    This series is for people that are interested in the process of creating a game from the perspective of the artists, which is actually very fascinating to many fans of the franchise. It's also a genius level PR move, giving fans a deeper look into the universe they love enough to dump hundreds of hours of their lives into.

  • yamaha893
    yamaha8932 miesięcy temu


  • Dimas Bentim
    Dimas Bentim2 miesięcy temu

    Foda demais esses talentos

  • Jordan Allen

    Jordan Allen

    2 miesięcy temu

    How dare you 😱

  • Zenith Quasar
    Zenith Quasar2 miesięcy temu

    The D3 cartoony horror spirit still seems to be present in a lot of monsters, flipping colour palettes and making some pointier does not mean it is darker. (the Hive Mother art was nice though)

  • dave p

    dave p

    2 miesięcy temu

    I agree

  • Medigo Verus
    Medigo Verus2 miesięcy temu

    Was disappointed to hear them talk about making colors "pop" ...we don't really want that, that's probably the biggest issue people had with Diablo 3 besides reduced gore...everything was bright and saturated and different colors.

  • Jordan Allen

    Jordan Allen

    2 miesięcy temu

    @TheMauiWaui℠ I would never EVER play any diablo game, not even Diablo 3: hello kitty adventure, on shrooms. Woah! I can not imagine that being a good trip, especially since I always pay close attention to the gruesome stories these games are telling constantly. 😝

  • Jordan Allen

    Jordan Allen

    2 miesięcy temu

    Contrasting various elements to make certain styles "pop" doesn't always mean bright shiny colors.

  • TheMauiWaui℠


    2 miesięcy temu

    I played a good chunk of Diablo III RoS while on mushrooms with a friend, and one of the few things I still remember from those sessions is... "purple" 🤣🤣🤣 so you're probably right

  • Zenith Quasar

    Zenith Quasar

    2 miesięcy temu

    I don't even think it was just the colours (in fact them popping wasn't an issue, it was more like which tone of specific colour they have chosen), it was also the chunkiness and cartoony aspect of the monsters. Not actually scary, but leaning into more Halloween cartooniness.

  • Mike Jendrzejczyk
    Mike Jendrzejczyk2 miesięcy temu

    This was awesome to watch and Part 2 just arrived!

  • Gary Weeks
    Gary Weeks2 miesięcy temu

    The atmosphere in Diablo games make the grind bearable. Make the game dark, unholy, and gruesome.

  • Elgar T.W.

    Elgar T.W.

    2 miesięcy temu

    When I see people say stuff like this, I get sad. Dude, if the game for you is only bearable, then please do something else that you will enjoy. Stop wasting your time.

  • Jordan Allen

    Jordan Allen

    2 miesięcy temu

    I wish Activision would go in the opposite direction actually. I want more Rainbows, moon beams and sunshine in my Diablo universe. Pretty please. 🙏

  • Taunt Titan
    Taunt Titan2 miesięcy temu

    This is really cool in all honesty

  • Rsjabber


    Miesiąc temu

    kinda like you know

  • Anthony F
    Anthony F2 miesięcy temu

    Show us the UI Design too!

  • experiment


    2 miesięcy temu


  • Rafael Cabrera
    Rafael Cabrera2 miesięcy temu

    love the grimdark, this is way !

  • Nikola Markovic
    Nikola Markovic2 miesięcy temu

    All this is good...but, d2 remake art style and visuals are the best thing i ever seen. I think d2 remake will be 10/10 on metascore, games looks and feels what diablo games should look like. Such amaizing art. Srry d4 but i prefer d2 😊 respect to blizzard.

    SLEDGE HAMMER2 miesięcy temu

    Long the road you should build a class as rebel demon with own skills,badass skill=calling massive hoards of demons under his control or one big demon summon for 1 min and destroy everything on its path or control the boss it self for 10 sec,almost as necromancer but totally own skill tree and gear:)Can't wait for the game to come out and allrdy bought D2 remaster as a long Diablo player since 1996 until today:)

  • Gerardo Olaya
    Gerardo Olaya2 miesięcy temu

    El mejor juego que pronto jugaremos. I love to see the good news DIABLO.

  • potatomato :p
    potatomato :p2 miesięcy temu

    I wish they bring back the corpse spitter. It's so unique that when there's a dead monster, it eats the body and spits it on you hahahaha or hephasto the armorer.

  • potatomato :p

    potatomato :p

    2 miesięcy temu

    @Triborn they did in d3

  • Triborn


    2 miesięcy temu

    I hope instead they bring back corpse explosion

  • lol
    lol2 miesięcy temu

    the art looks amazing 2 minutes in so far thank you guys for working hard on diablo 4 (DC not sarcasm if it comes off that way)

  • Jordan Allen

    Jordan Allen

    2 miesięcy temu

    @lol what's your problem man?

  • lol


    2 miesięcy temu

    @Jayyy667 what's your issue man?

  • Jayyy667


    2 miesięcy temu


  • grimknight
    grimknight2 miesięcy temu