Prefiguration of Champions: Fini’s drawings

FeraLpony art

Pre-oficial images of champion

When Riot Games release new champion, or updating the old one, they try to save his character at the picture, and images of champions is not an exception.

Until this art:

Oficial Ivern

Was this:

Feralpony ivern

History of superoficial arts

Senior game designer Brian Feeney, also known as FeralPony, creates these artworks, while Roit’s artists work on the official pictures. This tradition was started many years ago, in the year 2012 when they accidentally released an incomplete picture. several times. FeralPony admits: “I wanted to create something so nasty that my work will never published recklessly. So no one will be confused with the finished product.

It’s a tradition now. Thanks to the undeniable talent of FeralPony, we have a temporary replacement to official pictures that Riot use during testing. Feralpony says, “I’m trying to give time to each picture so that it’s funny and consistent with the spirit of the character.” Goodbye, boring grey squares – long live the new beautiful faces in the Summoner’s Rift!

In the first years Feralpony painted temporary pictures far from always, and many champions never felt the wizard’s brush.

Everything changed one fatal day when FeralPony tried to draw in his brand new champion League of Legends, Talia. He recalls, “I had no way of getting her spirit, I didn’t have inspiration.”

Talia’s little problem

Feralpony Talia

The Champions Dev team has been experiencing the difficulty of implementing Talia in the game: the witch was too much reminiscent of other champions. The Fini’s failure only underlined this and became a sort of “loyalty test” for developers. To make Talia more unique, they made several changes to her model. When FeralPony regained a digital brush, he easily painted this witch. This attempt to prevent the release of unfinished pictures has become a test of champions to the uniqueness of the appearance and nature of which the persona can be easily portrayed.

Today’s creativity Feralpony became an integral part of the champions dev part of the team.

King is dead, Long live the king

Recently FeralPony said that he think to end with these picturies, and his place can be taken with some dude. To the Dude’s role he choose senior analitic – Kory Dirborn, also known as Ququroon, which have a master’s permission to draw these masterpieces.

Ququroon said that he will continue this awesome tradition with a great pleasure.

And now just take a look at this SUPEROFICIAL image collection:

Feralpony's Artbook

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