BlizzCon 2008: The Art of World of Warcraft

Posted Thu, Oct 16, 2008 by Cody Bye

In an industry where art styles are key, the artists behind the World of Warcraft have made almost everyone else in the industry look like amateurs. With a theme that is almost ageless, it came as no surprise that the Art of World of Warcraft panel was one of the most popular at BlizzCon '08. Ten Ton Hammer's Garrett Fuller was in attendance, and his sheer enthusiasm at the presentation is clearly evident. Interested in learning more? Read the rest of his article!

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