Journey to Un'Goro's tar elementals have become a staple of the set. Even if Tar Creeper is the only one seeing play at the moment, they're great examples of the art direction we've gotten out of this set. The one behind this art style is none other than Jim Nelson, a freelance illustrator and concept artist out of Chicago who Blizzard has utilized since back in the Goblins vs. Gnomes days. Today, we're highlighting his Un'Goro efforts, but we've also rounded up all of the Hearthstone art he's worked on. In the past, he's also done art for Wizards of the Coast, Beachhead Studio, and EA Mythic.
Most of the Hearthstone community is familiar with the artwork that goes into creating the game because each and every card has its own high-quality art. What isn't as common, however, are behind the scenes looks at how that art comes to be. Each week we highlight some Hearthstone concept art from Blizzard's various artists.
All of today's art is from Jim's ArtStation page.
In this post you'll find art for:
Mean Streets of Gadgetzan: Wind-up Burglebot
The Grand Tournament: Recruiter
Blackrock Mountain: Son of the Flame
Journey to Un'Goro
Mean Streets of Gadgetzan
One Night In Karazhan
Whispers of the Old Gods
League of Explorers
The Grand Tournament
Goblins vs Gnomes
Interested in more concept art? Check out last week's post where we highlighted Rudy Siswanto who created the art for Stone Sentinel, Volcanic Might, and more!