Now that Zed is out I can share with you some of the concept art that went into his creation.
This image is a turn around of the character, which is created towards the end of a Champion design to inform production on key details of the character. A lot of iteration is involved in getting to this stage which is what I will post next!
Tbh I really prefer this one. I LOVE red, and the red-black combination of the current Zed rocks, but this concept is more... Shadowy and edgy. Green and purple remind me more of shadows than pure red. His lightning skin is a work of art, though <3
One of my favorite champs and the one I got the best with, but I haven't been using him since I started to try getting decent/good at a lot of different champions. I love Zed's theme, he was an instabuy for me.