"Malthael" by KookaburaCategory: Diablo BlogJune-6-2014 10:00 AM PDT (7 years ago) Go to Blizzard blog

In this edition of Artisan Showcase, we explore an exquisite sculpture crafted by Kookabura in the likeness of Malthael, the Angel of Death.

Kookabura (also known as Sikipeune on deviantART) first dabbled in animation before finding her calling in sculpture. The young artist has been creating her own figurines for more than 15 years now, using materials like modeling clay, resin, and silicone. 


She has attended workshops to improve her pottery and modeling techniques, and often reproduces her sketches and sculptures several times to achieve perfection. After all, the devil is in the details.

A big fan of Blizzard games, Kookabura felt compelled to create a figurine depicting one of Diablo III's charismatic villains for our recent Reaper of Souls™ Fan Art Contest. Her subject? Death itself. 

The sculpture, which measures the length of her forearm, took less than a month of hard work to complete. Malthael's body was crafted using Sculpey over a wire armature, with the wings constructed from resin. Being a perfectionist, there are still a few details the artist would like to refine, but we think Kookabura's rendition of the Angel of Death is absolutely stunning as-is.

If you'd like to see more creations by Kookabura, be sure to visit her Facebook page and her deviantART page.

Are you working on any Blizzard fan creations? Make sure to tell us all about them over in our Community Creations forum!

Feedback for Diablo Somepage