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@Riot art team, are splash arts required to be action posed?

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Was always curious about the splash arts for the champions. As it currently stands, they seem to come in 2 different types.

1) Character portrait
2) Action posed

Examples of #1 would be splash arts such as Nidalee, Karma, and Nasus
Examples of #2 would be nearly everything else

Is there a reason why there can't be a splash art of a champion looking contemplative, mournful, or relaxed?

For example, you have a new champion such as someone from Demacia who might have joined the league after his friend was killed by someone from Zaun. His splash art might be him kneeling in front of a gravestone.

I am quite curious to know if this has been discussed before or if things like these might be in the works for the future.