Can someone please explain how splash arts are created?

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DarkTortoise

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10-28-2013

I mean, what tools are used? Do you use a drawing pad? What are the steps? What should you know how to do before attempting something like this? Any useful tips? I would like to try and design something similar to a champion splash art.

If possible, could you please also answer the previous questions for designing the 3D model of the character in-game?

Thanks


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VampGhoul

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10-28-2013

Well I can tell you first of all I am a graphic designer. It is hard work, takes time and a lot of patience to do things like this. I am not as talented as they are, but I am a graphic design graduate and have my own business so I can give you some tips.

As far as Riot goes, I have no idea the exact products, programs etc they use. However, when I design I use a drawing tablet. Mine is a Intous4 large, Riot games would have something far more expensive, and precise. For me, I use Photoshop (newest versions) for my program, but they probably use some different programs as well as photoshop for the splash. I know they DO use Photoshop though.

Your best friend in photoshop is using layers. Google, deviantart etc tutorials. It helps and it is amazing. You will slowly learn more and more over time. Tablets and photoshop are not cheap, so make sure you can afford it because it adds up lol. Make sure you use tutorials on your tablet for pen pressure etc.

You sketch out the character on one layer, then do layer after layer after layer to just make colourings, shading, highlighting etc. It it time consuming but well worth it. That way if you make a mistake, that layer can be erased without ruining everything else.

Riot used to do Art Spotlights, I highly recommend watching those. Here is a few I will post below:

-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axzmUN90i7M
-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZo25fFBJsA
-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoZ5TsN4gcA
-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peG5HJs7U8Q
-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYwGBmX7gZw
-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAAT68detiU
-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OkjjBWrG50
-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMwqUXs5UlM

Or just go to here and there is a list of them here
-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIhIC9KFyFo&list=PL54C3F4DC2F0E8CE7


Good luck, add me on LoL if you need any help