This is the first piece of concept art created for Varus – the Arrow of Retribution, another super fun Ranged dps Champion in the League Of Legends. More Varus related concept art coming as soon as I dig it out!
Yeah before we lock down a design direction we mainly focus on monochrome passes of a concept, removing color as a distraction and proving out a design that doesn't depend on a color splash for readability. This saves a lot of time at the start and usually makes for a stronger character read in the end! (It's also my favorite part of development as I get to fek around with a bunch of ideas!)
This was me trying to capture a slight hint of an emo vibe for Varus! He's such a tortured soul!
That's very interesting. But it makes sense in order to look at the character for their features and not all the colors and other distractions. You certainly evoked a very emotional side of Varus, and in a very good way, I think. It adds depth to him instead of being such a killer fighter, you can also see into him as a character, and person, if you will. Nicely done. I look forward to seeing what you will do next!