Here's the process of making Zyra. These are early ideation sketches before she was finalized to be who she is now. I did many explorations and started doing some subtle variations here. Me and Morello(Ryan Scott) worked hard on picking the right direction for the character. We really thought about playing with the thick vine hair that could potentially show really cool attack moves and animations. We also played with the short vine hair that could glow when she casted magic. Ultimately what we wanted was a deadly and fierce Zyra that represented nature's wrath.
Here's a concept done for the cinematics trailer for League of Legends, A New Dawn. I was tasked to design Ahri for the high profile Blur trailer for the game. It was a daunting task at first because of how popular of character she is in League. She's also pretty iconic so I tried my best to echo most of the design of the previous version, at the same time, upgrading and giving a fresher look to her. It was a pleasure getting the chance to work on such a high quality cinematic trailer. Let me know what you guys think below.
This was my first quick assignment that was given inhouse at Riot Games. I'm a full time champion designer but this was kind of an emergency so I decided to help out with the teaser site for Lulu. Pretty fun assignment!
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The initial sketches are done by an amazing artist Helen Yoon! The site was put together by Evan Squire and Tonny Jimenez.
Vi is out! The final champ of this year. I was eager to show this champion to everyone and it's happening now! This is the splash art that I collaborated with Josh Smith. I did the character int he foreground while he worked on the background. Another splash artist named Bo Lu did the initial design of the background Piltover interior. I do Champion and Skin concept designs most of the time at Riot but this was a fun collaboration!
Check out the animated version of the splash on the login page! The motion animation team did an awesome job on it! Vi Splash Login Screen
Today, I found out from my colleague that this splash art has received a GOLD AWARD on Cghub. I wanna congratz my friend Josh Smith for getting this! you can check out the rest of the stuff on here. Josh Smith CGHUB
Awesome Cosplay featured on Kotaku! :thumb369173595: