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The Arrow of Retribution

When one of the teams at Riot was proposing the (recently released) Varus music video and lore update, I was approached about an updated splash to match. It was a little bit of a bumpy road - I actually started this splash shortly after Tundra Hunter Warwick, put it aside, and picked it back up after Zoe. I would probably do some things differently if I started over now, but I'm not sure I've ever learned more in the course of an illustration. A huge thank you to the illustration team for all the support, paintovers, and pushing me when I needed it. <3

Photoshop CC 2016 + Intuos 4/Cintiq
Varus and League of Legends © Riot Games (2017)
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Unknow0059 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2018
what's the purpose of this new splash art? i don't think Varus really needed a new splash art, it looked fine.

This just shows that he's coming out of the new lore hole, but it doesn't show the two other characters involved in the new lore, so there's no real reason to make a new one
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chunde Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
you're amazing OAO
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Kayyrahh Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2018  Student Digital Artist
OMG I just found the artist for LOL...YAY! I love your work!!
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Earnster Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most of them can be found on Artstation.com :)
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Jizzabel Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2018  New Deviant
So cool!
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:iconhellsheep:
hellsheep Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the new Varus lore and video als splashart!
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aMysticalArtist Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018
if varus is going to have a new VGU then the rework is coming....
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Lalilulelo2003 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018
INCROIABLE
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JessiBeans Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
o HAI, there :D
Thank you kindly, sir... So nice to see you
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Lalilulelo2003 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018
hope you're doing well <3
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Kaedegirl Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He looks so sexy and unnfff I love him :heart:
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Thunder-B Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Your rendering is so amazing! I hope to reach your level someday
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MadamYuki Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
art as art looks really great; shading, colors, etc..
but Varus as Varus.. looks weird.. Like it's not exactly him
he looks much different in comperison with game model or what appearance was given in last music video
Why u decided to make him look like that? ;-; (maily hair, too plain "armor" parts)
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Minenik Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2017
I think they wanted him too look more like in the comic if you read this you might find some references 
universe.leagueoflegends.com/e…
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MadamYuki Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmm, If you say so..
Tbh, I still don't see it ;x
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fuchalicious Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2017
I love him
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Airs-21 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Like the colors and this light is awesome! Textures are cool! Great job!
Nevertheless i feel something is so wrong with the lower half of his face.
Too ... sleek or sexy maybe. It reminds me of Taric somehow.)
Face is the only weak part if you ask me.  
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Solatoral Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2017
Oh so you're who made it! It's a good splash, but I did have some questions if you don't mind me asking.

1. When you were approached about the new splash, were given any instructions on where to go with it? For example a lot of his Darkin armour/features are a lot more solid and armour-looking than the weird corruption of the original splash. Is that a personal choice or just something they had in mind that you were told to follow?

2. Did Kai and Valmar have no mention for the splash art? I do find it odd considering the new lore (and how they're now 2/3 of the bodies inhabitants). Even though they have no place in the game like Kayn and Rhaast being gameplay-specific forms, I'd have thought they'd have said to put a reference or nod to them in there somewhere. On Reddit I've seen people say they can see faces in the smoke that are/may be Kai and Val. Is that true or did it just "turn out that way" in how you created the smoke/shadows?

3. Were you told anything about the splash art location? It's not where/when he was 'reborn' from the Pit of Pallas (and if it is then whoopsie continuity errors) then I'm purely just curious where it is.
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Gunmetalblack Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2017
Awesome work!
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TwoTailskunoichi Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is perfect, I love it
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child-of-aros Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
this guy was always my fav XD
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UdyrekWasTaken Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All of your work is so beautiful. You never fail to amaze me.
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Kiki-xoxo Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You did an amazing job!He looks stunning!
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Aleriy Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2017  Student Digital Artist
This is my new wallpaper desktop~! <3 I LOVE IT 
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I5Spiders Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2017
This is very good. I can see the effort you put into it.
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