And here we are again! We’ve listened to StarCraft music and laughed at some of the funniest videos coming from the community. We’ve even learned from some and admired their creators for the hard work they put into their productions.
For the last part of the community spotlight we chose those that contribute to the community using different types of skills and talent.
Those who bear their original and creative souls through art and engaging stories. Those who move, inspire and shape the boundaries of what is considered doable. Those who amaze us whenever they create something special — whatever it is.
Behold, the artists of StarCraft II:
Speed drawing, Diorama, Fan Art and... cake!
The Happy Ultralisk
An incredible story, named “The Happy Ultralisk”, moved us all. We’ve all been through the history of balancing and fine-tuning that unit and this comic gives it yet another perspective. We loved it back then and we still do.
The Blizzard Comic Contest
Check out this great gallery of our comic contest winners and honorable mentions. You’ll find a lot of fun in there!
The Portrait Art’s Speed Drawing of Liquid’TLO
Have you ever watched the TeamLiquid StarLeague? Ever wondered who was behind all those amazing player portraits? We have an answer for you—it’s Glider of The Portrait Art. Check out his amazing Liquid’TLO speed drawing he created for TSL3!
Zealot Speed Drawing video by Soe
Salome “Soe” Gschwind-Penski is an eSports presenter/commentator, who can also draw and sculpt! Check out her amazing zealot speed drawing!
Remember Alienware’s StarCraft II Diorama Contest? Whether you do or not, we feel that they need at least one look. Check out the winning entries, as well as the honorable mentions, here.
The Fan Art
We couldn't finish without highlighting the amazing fan art submitted to us by some of the most creative artists out there. We would need lots and lots of room to display them here and we couldn't possibly choose from such a number of amazing pieces, so check out the StarCraft Fan Art section of the community site instead and prepare to be truly amazed.
The cake is not a lie!
As an honorable mention we would like to feature a cake. Yes, you read it right—cake. We follow our forums very closely and we like cakes too. This is why we felt like sharing one of the coolest cakes, ever.
The Supply Depot cake, baked by Justyna for mlin from the PL community site.
The Yellow Zergling
”A short story about a small yellow zergling” as the author presents it is a great and touching story created in the StarCraft II Editor. Watch it closely—it is bound to move you!
Lego StarCraft: Brick Rush
Maybe not StarCraft II, but a great way to look back and honor its predecessor. An amazing creation, showing a game of StarCraft taking place in the world of... Lego! If you haven't seen it, you are missing out. Check out what can be done with some plastic bricks and a whole lot of imagination.
A great machinima displaying brave Terran defences holding their ground against the massive swarm of the attacking Zerg and the charging Protoss forces. Created by Jason Choi.
One of the first machinimas made with the StarCraft II Editor back when the game was still in beta. A truly magnificent video with great background music by Two Steps from Hell.
What is your favorite type of art? What other creative creations do you know? Whether they look amazing or tasty, we are really interested. We always crave more!
Missed the previous entries of the StarCraft II First Anniversary series? Check them all out here.