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Lee Sin

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This is an illustration I did as a tryout assignment for Riot Games last year, of the League of Legends champion Lee Sin, to see if they wanted to commission more work from me. (Which means it's not the official splash illustration for Lee Sin, just in case you were wondering.) They did offer me more work, but unfortunately I had other commitments related to my studies at the time, which would have left me thoroughly overworked.

To be honest with you, I'm not very happy with how it looks. There are tons of things I would have done differently today, which means I've actually learned a bunch of new things the past year. Hurray!
It certainly isn't up to par with the awesome Riot artwork we see today, so I'm neither surprised or offended that they haven't made use of it.
They were nice and treated me fairly, so I definitely wouldn't mind doing work for them again in the future.

Despite its flaws, I hope you like it!
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ryyanedit's avatar
Well done! I also made a Lee Sin wallpaper. Check it out, if you want :heart:
cooro-2's avatar
Honestly much more aesthetically pleasing than the current splash art for Lee Sin if we're regarding Riot's pattern involving Ionian champion art. Touch up the background and apply those tweaks you referred to, it would certainly turn out better than the current one. 
Tyre4770's avatar
Hey, man, would it be okay to use this for a splash/icon replacement for Lee? I work with custom skins, and I've been doing a lot of splash replacements! I hope you wouldn;t mind!
xKei-Keix's avatar
This is by far better than the splash art they use now. What a shame this wasn't used...
CriticalPeyote's avatar
My amazing artwork radar exploded!
Absolutely gorgeous
IIMoonWalkerII's avatar
I actually love how you've done this, especially the color tones and the way you've stylized our beloved blind monk.
Keep up the good work, soldier!
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Estonius's avatar
Wicked cool scene and characters!
Alexgv-art's avatar
wow this is so awesome !!!!!!
colin6969's avatar
Great detail used in this piece !
October--Rust's avatar
You should give yourself more credit for the sheer excellence of this image.
Far, Far better than any existing Lee Sin splash.
soruisace's avatar
waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay cooler than the recent LS splash art update.
AngrodC's avatar
Really.. so much better
Can i download this and use this as a custom splashart ?
Dhako889's avatar
Hola dile a rito que pongan tu splashart :c que el que estara ahorita es una ofensa para el ciego, pelon T,T
Aphose's avatar
I suppose his left arm is a little derpy but it's still a fantastic use of color and motion;  maybe someday we will see your incredible artwork being used by Riot ^^
Mike-Tortuga's avatar
man... THIS IS FU***G AWESOME i love it.

give me envy me love the colors, the background, the pose, perspective, composition, if you say that some things are wrong I do not see, then I'm blind XP ,really good job, claps for you ;)
ArcticSirius's avatar
Woah, this would look great as Lee Sin splash art!
Hearts-Are-Cold's avatar
This needs to be the new splash art. Rito pls.
Khaothicc's avatar
Really awesome! You're a great artist, I really see no flaws here.
KittyConQueso's avatar
Llama Emoji-08 (Crying) [V1] why isn't it the splash art... why...?
byFirefly's avatar
needs to be the splash art :O
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