The Rogue Assassin
My splash illustration for Akali's VGU - she is a sleek, stealthy assassin who uses her martial arts prowess to punish those who would harm her people. She is disillusioned by the invasion of her homeland, believing she is the only one who can see the injustice and the correct path to righting it. It was fun to find connections and contrasts between her and Irelia as two very different Ionian heroes.
The thumbnail sketches were one of my better attempts, I think, and we had a small tattoo-design-odyssey together trying to find the right dragon and styling. XD A million thank yous to my team for support, feedback, and help getting all of her new splashes out to players.
I've gotten quite a bit more into the whole Warcraft universe since taking on a rather deep Hearthstone addiction, and I found the cinematics from the Batthe For Azeroth announcement super inspiring! I ended up doodling up a couple characters, including Jaina Proudmore cool new design. Lots of fun to paint, and I'm hoping to get to a companion piece for her soon.
She is also my April Patreon reward! High res, PSD and proccess files if you'd like to see how the sausage is made XD
Photoshop CC 2015 + Wacom Intuos Pro
About 15 Hours
This is the second of two paintings I re-attempted from 2007 as an exercise to use updated skills within the constraints of an old concept and design. Morrigan Le Fay, loosely based on the sorceress in the Arthurian legend.
The Original Morrigan is here: jessibeans.deviantart.com/art/…
Her friend Guinevere is here:
Original Guinevere: jessibeans.deviantart.com/art/…
New Guinevere: jessibeans.deviantart.com/art/…
This piece is also the second ever reward for my Patrons over on Patreon:www.patreon.com/JessiBean Come check it out, I'm going to try out a poll in the next week to see what the next reward will be. Wish me luck
Guinevere is one of two paintings I did in 2007 that were loosely inspired by the Arthurian legend. She had been one of my most popular pieces online and I still liked the theme and color palette, but I wanted to take another crack at her with my current skill set. (You can see the original on DA here: jessibeans.deviantart.com/art/… )
I documented this process pretty thoroughly, and high res and process for this painting will be my first PATREON rewards! Hop on over before 2.29.2018 to get step by step, a HUGE process gif, my PSDs and other things.
Her companion piece, Morgan Le Fay will be the next month's (April) reward.