Skin: Firedancer Draven

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Exinoxics

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10-19-2012

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Originally Posted by Spookypatrol View Post
Alright, so I have this idea posted already on the Fanart Forums, but someone recommended I move over to the General Discussion forums for a better shot at more traffic. So, here we go, a skin idea I had for Draven

Splash Art:

Attachment 535861

Here is the full size image: http://imageshack.us/a/img823/8342/f...vencomplet.jpg

Concept Art: (Will be colored later)

Attachment 540963

360 Concept Sheet:


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Full size image: http://imageshack.us/a/img846/5070/f...venturnaro.jpg

Mugshot:


Attachment 538326

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Firedancer Animation Stillframes:


Abilities:

Spinning Axe [Q]: Attachment 539547 Stand Aside [E]: Attachment 539596 Whirling Death [R]: Attachment 538826

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Emotes:

Dance: Attachment 535791 Joke: Attachment 535789 Taunt: Attachment 538255 Laugh: Attachment 537023

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Recall:

Alternate: Attachment 539657 Standard: Attachment 535790

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Critical Hit:

Right: Attachment 537860 Left: Attachment 538002

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Auto Attack:

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Run:

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Qs and As: (Note, anyone can ask a question, and if I deem it an important, and appropriate, one, I will be more than happy to answer it and post it here!

So, what inspired you to make Firedancer?

Well, for starters, Draven is my favorite champion. Naturally, I have done my share of research on him, and in that I learned that his dance was based on the Fire Dance. It was a pretty easy leap from there to decide on a Polynesian skin.

How did you come up with the outfit design?

I wanted to stay true to Draven's classic skin design elements without, obviously, making it overly-similar. With that, I slapped on a headband, which was, conveniently enough, a popular design element for fire dancer outfits, and gave him elaborate back and front sashes. Additionally, I wanted to keep his rings and spikes theme, so I added spikes to his belt and rings to hold the sashes. I didn't want to change his hair or his signature facial hair much, so I kept the basic idea (long hair, spiked up. Fu Manchu.) and added to it. (I added a beard and I slicked the hair back and shortened it slightly, as well as let his hair down instead of putting it on his shoulder how he has it in his classic art.) Draven also seems to like his jewelry, so I kept his earrings (only gave him two, as opposed to his classic three, but made them thicker to compensate.) and added a necklace so his chest wouldn't look so bare.

What about the body paint designs?

This was an interesting process. I wanted to keep a vague similarity to his classic skin body paint, which is why the majority of the paint is only on one side of his body. However, the designs of the body paint itself isn't entirely significant. If you look, his left side of his body paint is vaguely wave-shaped and the right side of his body has flame-shapes. His torso, however, is pretty much random, with vague claw or paw shaped prints. I did, however, make sure that I gave him plenty of paint around his eyes. Draven has some pretty awesome eyes, and the contrast between the pale grey-blue natural color of his eyes and darker face paint is not only an element of his classic art, but in my opinion a very important element.

How did you decide on the design for his axes?

I knew that he would have to have something pole-like in order to keep it consistent with the fire dancing theme. The difficult part, then, would be to make sure he still has axes. Even more importantly, those axes had to rotate on a circular handle, which made the design job an absolute nightmare. I finally settled on a poleaxe design with a circular handle, but if you notice, the handle isn't completely circular. The break in the handle where his wrist would fall would potentially be a bit awkward in game, but it was my intent to give the impression that he *has* to spin it manually, so the blades only need enough of a track to be able to swing outward and lock in place. I imagine Draven was supposed to spin his axes manually, anyway, and the fact that the blades spin on their own in game is just a convenience for animation.

As for the mechanism behind setting the axes on fire, the cloth wrappings on the blades are based on a Samoan fire knife.


If you have any more questions, please post them up and I'll be happy to answer them.

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Finally, Special Thanks to the community for recommending an animation with him eating/breathing fire. I had at least three separate requests for it, and I integrated that into an alternative recall pose for the skin. So, once again, thanks!

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Here is the original topic if you are interested in taking the poll or seeing the current support numbers: http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=2572708

Enjoy!

~ Spookypatrol

RIOT HIRE THIS MAN nao


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Golf Chang

Senior Member

10-19-2012

Most professionally fan-made skin concept yet.


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Spookypatrol

Senior Member

10-19-2012

*bows* I'm glad I came off professionally. That's definitely a huge success to me. I feel that a cool idea and an idea that would work well in game aren't necessarily the same, so I wanted to make sure I got across that sense of believability and appropriateness as an in-game skin. It seems I did succeed


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Burn the Witches

Senior Member

10-19-2012

WHat the ****...

This is the first time I've seen this and man, that effort is suprising. Well done.


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8EqualsCapital D

Senior Member

10-19-2012

Needs more upvotes.


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Spookypatrol

Senior Member

10-19-2012

I'm really glad that the thread has picked up pretty well today It had a rough day yesterday where it got next to nothing in terms of comments or upvotes until way late at night where it only got a handful. So it's nice to see that there are still so many people out there who are checking out the skin~


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ThePlatypirate

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10-19-2012

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Originally Posted by Spookypatrol View Post
I'm really glad that the thread has picked up pretty well today It had a rough day yesterday where it got next to nothing in terms of comments or upvotes until way late at night where it only got a handful. So it's nice to see that there are still so many people out there who are checking out the skin~
I'm still checking *bump*


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TossHD

Senior Member

10-19-2012

Upvoted.
I play draven alot, DRAAAAVEN needs a new skin.


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SuperBubblesMan

Senior Member

10-19-2012

it looks great


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Breeistheboss

Junior Member

10-19-2012

Welcome to the League of Draven