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Random-Derp Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I keep looking over and over again at theese LoL skin concepts of yours and I still cannot believe they are drawn! (Much respect for the time and effort you've put to polish up your drawing skills and the time you will spend on it in future [I dislike using the word talent, drawing is a skill ] )


What interests me tho is do you always use a 3d model and draw on it? And also is your job to come up with ideas or just to portray them on characters?


Once again, big respect for all of your hard work, I can't wait to see more of it in future :)
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sunnykoda Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you you're too kind! I agree - anyone can draw if you put in the time, it's all about practice, learning and patience.

Often we'll use the base to design skins by drawing over the top for a couple of reasons.
- It's way faster than trying to eyeball it and make adjustments with the tricky in-game perspective. There's no shame in using the tools you have and 'tracing', just in wasting time you could be making something cool for players.
- It helps us keep in mind the base rig, which the skin will have to be weighted to unless it's a high tier skin. Only legendary's allow for a completely new rig
- It allows us to most accurately see very early on the end result and share it with gameplay team etc.

Of course sometimes if it's a legendary, for new champions, champion update and launch skins there is no model to reference so it's still important to be able to design without a model. (Although you could always create and pose your own proxy, a skill I'd highly recommend for all artists as it shortcuts a lot of tedious perspective work).

When it comes to ideas, that's a very collaborative process on our team. Great ideas can come from everywhere and I feel like my role is not necessarily to have the idea (although I've posited my fair share) but to quickly identify which ideas have potential and explain why to the team. 
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Random-Derp Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A really big thank you for this extensive and detailed answer, I really appreciate it :)

I understand it, I'm sure that using a model makes the process much easier and faster for you guys!


Last two more silly questions :

Do you have a favourite champion?

Do you play LoL from time to time? :D
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sunnykoda Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I'm greedy, so Fiddlesticks AND Rumble. Fiddle was the first champ I really got good at, love being 2spooky in the jungle and mid-lane. Rumble is just my spirit animal; scrappy underdog that never gives up! One day Tristana will notice him...

I play LoL all the time! I wouldn't be much of a Rioter if I didn't. SN: Kindlejack, if you want to add me post your SN here so I don't /ignore the request.
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Random-Derp Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, Fiddle and Rumble are both amazing, I especially like Rumble and his mech design, it's just so amazing, yet I never tried him out since I think I wouldn't be able to control the heat bar too well. My favorite champion has to be Blitzcrank - I loved him since I first saw him! When I was a begginer I even tried to turn him into an AD bruiser. Didn't work out too well!

I'd love to add you and play a few games, only problem is that the region I play in is EuNE, thus it's not really possible :/
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Anonymous-Goose Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I watch you now cuz' you're awesome!
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sunnykoda Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much!
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Anonymous-Goose Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For some reason it cancelled my watch. Fixed.
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Snysess Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

beautiful pictures ^ ^
I hope you show more!
have fun!
Stay creative!^^

CURSE YOU! CURSE YOU! CURSE YOU! CURSE YOU! CURSE YOU! 

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sunnykoda Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you I will! Your cos-play is great XD
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