YEAH. GOT PEN. BACK TO WORK!
l AM NEVER GOlNG TO WlN, BUT lT lS K.
Just so you know what the hell is going on in the sketch, Leona is using Zenith Blade on to Diana, while Talon is ulting (he does a really cool flip in-game when he ults). Diana is using Moonfall on Talon, while Varus is auto-attacking Leona (Talon is being the badass he is and flipping over the autoattack). The S3 items are the discarded Runic Bulwark somewhere to the right, the Banner of Command behind Varus and maybe some discarded. broken Crystalline Flasks littering the ground.
I'll update when I get stuff done here. If you're interested in champion design (both visual and actual abilities), you can follow me at: loldaemon.tumblr.com
I am aware everything I am posting is grainy or low-quality. The actual picture is 6000x3000 and I am too lazy to open it up in Photoshop to resize it there without artifacts. I use PaintTool SAI for the entire picture in grayscale, then I use Photoshop for effects, colors, masking, etc.
Step One: Sloppy Sketch!
Step Two: Values and shading.
> Working on Talon's face: xxx
> The hair didn't translate well when zoomed out, so no hair. About 1/2 done with Talon. This is gonna take forever! xxx
> General idea of the background. Now I can see that Leona is TOO BIG! xxx
>Leona! Sorry, I can't draw boobs or thin girls. She looks kinda like Lux. Leona doesn't need too much detail because she's in the background. Looks like that left eye needs to be fixed! xxx
>Thumbnail, again. Now you can see Talon is ulting. I got bored of Leona so I went to Varus. xxx
Step Three: DO MANY THINGS AT ONCE.
> Adding in some color, working on the BG, getting everyone positioned right, adding in some preliminary effects to understand light sources and color of said light sources. Leona's Zenith Blade effect is not final. It looks like a lightsaber! Leona and Talon are done (I need to do something fancy with his cape. It's too boring and blocky at the moment), Varus is half-way, Diana is obviously not done. I really hate the Banner of Command, I wish that there didn't have to be an S3 item, but oh well. xxx