Originally Posted by Isamichi
Were you the one that spearheaded the ISC Leona skin? how much of it did you actually work on? Are you playing Leona with nothing but that skin? and finally how many of those pics are around your life (i.e. desktop background, posters, pics hung in area, etc.)
Sorta.. I had jokingly proposed the idea to a few people a few months back and, to my surprise, a number of people, including Morello, got behind the idea. I skeptically asked our lead on the skins team if I could do a Leona skin concept, and he said that as long as I took the initiative to do the concept and mockup that it would be possible. This both delighted and humbled me.
Once I had done a concept, the first image you see on my blog, it was approved by the right people. After the green light, I produced the mockup of the skin, the front and back views of Leona that you see on that page. This then was taken to model, which I did not work on really, aside from doing a bit of texture polish on. While the rest of the team, animation, particles, etc, were working on her model, I worked on the splash art with a lot of help from Knockmaw and the other splash artists.
So, I was allowed a LOT of creative freedom on this project. I am both humbled and honored by the fact that Riot let me create something that I had a large emotional investment in. But in the end, they believed in the idea enough to let me try and make something that had mass appeal. I hope I achieved that for them.
As of the last few days, yes, I've been playing nothing but that particular skin =)
In terms of things in my desk area relating to Leona, I still have the "Disney" version of her that I did as my desktop!