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Irelia by JessiBeans Irelia by JessiBeans
The Defiant Blade


I imagined her as a beautiful, proud Ionian who has to defend and inspire her people in the face of Noxians who want to burn her homeland to ashes.  I especially wanted to show off the graceful dancer she truly is.

Its been quite a few splashes and splash polishings over the last couple years -this was one of the first times I think things really came together for me.  I definitely stressed myself out at the end when we were trying to edit, polish and ship all six of her splashes (whew!) but it was worth it.  Trying out a new process for how I move from sketch to color to render was really helpful.  And I got to do some in depth retrospectives of my last few splashes to try and push myself on this one - especially how much balancing, detail and finish I could achieve myself.  I also realized I've worked on a ton of Ionian champions (the Karma update, Varus, and now her...). I love when I get to work in this style and shape language.

A million thank yous to the illustration team for support, feedback and paint overs.
Fierce pretty ladies, long hair, clouds and flowing fabric are my happy places. <3

Intuos Pro/Cintiq + Photoshop CC 2016 
Irelia (c) Riot Games 2018
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:iconsamwise2018:
samwise2018 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2018
Hi i love your artwork and was wondering if you could create something for my youtube? kind regards Sam
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M-A-H-D-I Featured By Owner 1 hour ago  Hobbyist General Artist
u can commission her or make a request if they're open ... it doesn't work like this .-.
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Shiyatsu Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous, I love your work!! I loved seeing your artwork on the launcher each time!
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AndreeaLupsaNL Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Looks really good
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KevtheGamer Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018
So unique and outstanding. :D (Big Grin) 
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Gemini7673 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
That is epic. The depth of perspective is superbly done and makes her so dynamic. She just jumps out of the page! Brilliant, brilliant work. 
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Nthraoe Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018  Student Digital Artist
oh- amazing work !
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DarkestShadow666 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why are her hands bigger than her face?
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:iconlokukun:
LokuKun Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018  Student General Artist
Is the angle
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:iconmartsuia:
Martsuia Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if hands cover your face it is the correct size. also they are in a perspective so maybe thats why you are confused 
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PsychoBoom102 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow....Just.....Wow o-o

The style is amazing and the colors go together harmoniously and the rest shows grace... Good job <3
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:iconcrimsonforgegames:
crimsonforgegames Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2018
Wow. This actually took me a minute to really be able to fully appreciate how epic it truly is. Great job!
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:iconauramaru:
Auramaru Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2018
Great work, I feel like you really captured her beauty, grace and power all in one piece. Excellent!
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fancyatrist Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Astonishing
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:iconannieminity:
annieminity Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Wow! I love the colours you used, they fit perfectly in this piece! ~♥
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:iconcybertronianmaddness:
My drawing always end up looking like a deformed wristwatch or smthn
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:icondoodlechan753:
doodlechan753 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning! The lighting is so well done! 
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:iconlyncom:
Lyncom Featured By Owner Edited Mar 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are you working for Riot? For me the things you draw are looking like they are official art (Zoe, Varus...)
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:iconpatriciaschmidt:
patriciaschmidt Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018
Awesome!
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:iconevergiow:
EvergIow Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018
Your art is so gorgeous. When I saw this on League for the first time I got blown away. Amazing work!!
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:iconestonius:
Estonius Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018
Awesome pose! Beautiful colours and style!
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MaximeChiasson Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful!!!
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Samker29 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 22, 2018
I...I seriously started to cry as I saw this because it's so Amazing. My beautiful Main blooms. Thank you very much!!! Awesome work! It's really, Really nice to see that such an talented artist exists... It's certainly an honor for Riot that you draw their splasharts. Keep your work up! <3
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Moltenlair Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2018
Looks great, just prefered less aggresive eyebrows.
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:iconhook83:
Hook83 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2018
Very nice.
Congrats
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frlmng Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing job with this splash.  You captured those feelings of pride and inspiration beautifully. :')  Irelia was the first champ I ever played and seeing her get all this love warms my heart.

Thank you so much!
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DJMadameNoir Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
This is incredible! Keep up the great work!
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BananaGod1 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING! Heart Heart Heart 
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Sankaarli Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Can't wait to play her Cxxx
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NaivelyWritten Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Godly edge control... this could've gotten messy so fast. Well executed!
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Cold-Jupiter Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2018
oh the colors are so nice :0 :heart: :heart:
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artofMilica Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2018  Professional General Artist
Love it! The gorgeous color scheme, lighting, movement... ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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Thunder-B Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Very good design and render, someday I'll be able to do something like that *-*
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Fur-What-Loo Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2018  Student Digital Artist
I need to buy her now x,) And beautiful splashart Squee! by AddMedia
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:iconmpc46:
Mpc46 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Do you ever get frustrated that you need to wait until the official release to put your work on you DA?
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AzureMarineChan Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2018  Student Digital Artist
This is so amazing! I like it!
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JustQueenz Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2018
This looks Ammazing, Can I use it as a background for my laptop?
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ThePanguinator Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Feel free to use the download button. The private use of intellectual property is 100% legal. Just don't re-publish it ot sell it as your own ;)
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JustQueenz Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018
Fair enough and Thx
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lonely-hetaro Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, you're not exactly stealing it. So I guess you can?
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:iconjustsantiago:
justsantiago Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2018  Professional Filmographer
Amzing! very inspiring!
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KetchupHoney Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like the new design. Great job!
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KawaiiRuby235 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2018  Student General Artist
So much detail!
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henukim Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2018
love it how its 4000X2232! love to admire all the details amazing
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henukim Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2018
ps could you do the same for artstation? 1920 and 4000 is lot of difference
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Sassycatt23 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 21, 2018  Student Digital Artist
your art is so breathtaking i love the new irelia rework,,,i can't believe i stopped playing league so long ago ;;;;((also you work for riot that seem so fun!drawing really fun champion design for a good company and game :0 ))
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askalaral Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2018
I confess when I saw this I thought Stanley Lau had drawn it, mainly because it gives me strong Pepper vibes.
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lancercross Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I love your splash arts! The colors and lighting are always amazing :heart:
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