since I got a lot of positive feedback on my dA account, I thought I'd try sharing these here! These are the first two of my skin ideas for Lux. More will be incoming once I get the time to draw them (already have at least 2 more in mind)!
edit: added Snowdown 2011 Skin sketches
edit: added sketches for Battlemage Lux and Blackthorn Zyra
edit: added design for Avatar Lux's baton
edit: added mockup of the animation for Avatar Lux's Finales Funkeln
With the help of the lolking model viewer and some tracing I was able to make a mockup animation of the ultimate for Avatar Lux! Since I'm not very experienced with 2d animation, I'll try to describe what it's supposed to show: When Lux ults, her wings "detach" from her, and start growing and flaring out. The two separate pieces of each wing drift slightly further apart, with the lower one nearing the ground. As Lux approaches completion of her cast, the wings start to glow brightly, reaching full brightness at the same time the beam fires. They then quickly animate back to the normal position and brightness over a few frames, while leaving behind a glowing afterimage of the position they were in at peak brightness that dissipates after a short time.
edit: added ability study for Avatar Lux's Light Binding
I like all of Lux's animations very much and wouldn't want a lot changed on them as they really fit her character well! The wings would move a little on spellcasts to reinforce the dynamic motion, moreso on Q than W and E probably, since she's casting those standing upright. The rainbow theme on particles should probably stay as well (different particles would fit other Lux skins better, I think), with a possible slight shift to blue as a more dominant colour to fit the wings. If possible, the glowing part of her baton could leave a light trail on some animations to make them look a bit more powerful.
edit: added mockup for in-game Avatar Lux
Since I'm a novice at 3d modeling, I painted these over screenshots. I don't know if the back of the skin needs more designs or if that would produce visual clutter clashing with the wings, an actual 3d model would be needed to tell, I guess!
edit: added mock Splash Art for Avatar Lux (completed now)
edit: added Splash Art for Battlecast Prime Lulu (not really a serious skin suggestion)
If you're interested, you can see more of my art including lots of LoL fanart at http://cubehero.deviantart.com/