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Hyena Warwick for Riot Games by IzzyMedrano Hyena Warwick for Riot Games by IzzyMedrano
Here's my latest collaboration with the bad ass team over at Riot Games! This time I did the splash illo for a whole new skin! I hear people are digging this guy! YAY! Riot has been SUPREMELY awesome about working with me while I live, create, and explore on a boat. That's a lot of faith and respect from a client, and it means the world to me. So supreme gratitude to everyone there!

Now I just need to convince Riot to co-sponsor my sailing adventure! Can you imagine, giant sails with the Riot Games logos on them? Change the boat name to Sky Jinx? Paint her purple, blue, and pink!? Oooh weeee!

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:iconnoxv:
NoXV Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Digital Artist
i don't know anything about this character, but i can see he's really enjoying himself.
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catonice Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
Nice job for his upcoming rework! Dancin CAT 
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:iconizzymedrano:
IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Artist
Thanks!!  Break dancing cat is where it's at!
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BearHazard Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student General Artist
This splash is what made me want to buy the skin!! Excellent work!! :heart::heart:
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:iconizzymedrano:
IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Artist
Bad ass!
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DaveRapoza Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, this is really awesome! The speed and energy of this piece is great :D! Also, you're sailing around painting? That's incredible. 
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:iconizzymedrano:
IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Artist
Yeah, wandering about the seas, painting and writing.  It's a fun deal!  Thanks, man! 
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Suran329 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's what Dogmeat was supposed to be like :D
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GisAlmeida Featured By Owner Edited Jan 13, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
This is really good!

How do they hired you? I mean, I play league for 5 years now and made some fan splashes, but I have no idea how to get to work on official splashes. I've made some official works for Riot during the past 3 years, but would love to paint these beauties <3
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:iconizzymedrano:
IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017  Professional Artist
Thanks!  I used to work across the street from their office a few years ago when I was lead concept artist at Sony Santa Monica.  We met their art teams for lunch a couple of times and I got to know a few of them.  Years later when I went full freelance, they contacted me to find out if I was available for work, and I was! :)

I know competition is fierce in there, but their team is really nice and professional.  If you try their job portals maybe someone can give you a portfolio review or help get you in touch with the right people?
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GisAlmeida Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'll try it!
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ChaosRaptorEye Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017
WHAT A LOVELY DAY!!!!
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:iconfogdragon23:
Fogdragon23 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It's rad. :D
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:iconkindredghoul:
KindredGhoul Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  New Deviant Professional Digital Artist
omg this is beautiful, and warwick is in my top 3 fav champs :'D
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:iconcatgirldstr11:
Catgirldstr11 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017
The perspective on this is crazy awesome! You're so talented at conveying motion! :la:
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:icongiantepik:
Giantepik Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is the best splash art among the many many WW splash arts. I love it.
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Flood-land Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
May I ask, roughly how long did it take? Was it also challenging for you?

You've done an awesome job for the splashes you have made so far, I love them :D Can't wait to see this one in game
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:iconkaze26:
kaze26 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017
Awesome
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:icontechnokami:
TechnOkami Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Student General Artist
This. I like this.
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:iconwwolfneo:
wwolfneo Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017
dead Riot! you took my fave mode away from me! i'll NEVER forgive you! Rage 
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:iconizzymedrano:
IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Professional Artist
I have no idea what that means. hahaha
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:iconjuvartis:
Juvartis Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017
Aweome perspective
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:icondave-wilkins:
Dave-Wilkins Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
GAHDAMNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN BEAST!!!!!
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FieryBirdyThing Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I had to do some Googling to understand who this character was but regardless of that, that is an amazing piece! Love the guy's crazy expression.
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valiamusssoco Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Professional Artist
Marvelous art
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:iconvaliamusssoco:
valiamusssoco Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Professional Artist
Just amazing
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ripSheet Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Riot should hire you :o
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:iconizzymedrano:
IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Professional Artist
They did!  This was painted on their dime! :D
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:iconripsheet:
ripSheet Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow. If you were not an employee already, they would definitely hire you for this one! :)
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:iconizzymedrano:
IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Professional Artist
lol  thanks. :)
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017
Is there anywhere I can hear more about your boat adventure?
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:iconizzymedrano:
IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Professional Artist
Of course!  I have a Youtube channel and update my Patrons on Patreon.  Also just following on Facebook would show lots of boat fun!
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Svorec Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Student General Artist
Lovin it
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FlamingDildo Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heeeey, is that Vandal Brand in the back? LOL
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bronxbombay Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017
Badass!! Awesome job!
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:iconsimpleshiny:
SimpleShiny Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehe warwick will be a fun champion again but i just tink that this splash art has not the same idea as the old one but still a good job
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:iconizzymedrano:
IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Professional Artist
Sorry.  I'd let Riot know, there's nothing I can do about it.
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:iconsimpleshiny:
SimpleShiny Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its ok it was just a simple critic but still an awesome work
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:iconkookybat:
kookybat Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
wwwhhhhhoooooaaaaaaa this is instantly one of my favorite things you've ever painted. so impressive ahhhhhhh
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:iconizzymedrano:
IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Professional Artist
Hahah!  Awesome!  Thanks, Ang!  I can see why you like it, it's SO you! :P  

Big hugs from the tropics!!!
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kookybat Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
hugs back! also, how do you draw on a boat??
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:iconizzymedrano:
IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Professional Artist
Solar power, and a generator. :D
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Maxxerek Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017
The warwick rework is overall well received, but the hyena warwick is controversial. It doesnt have the same appeals like the old hyena warwick anymore, the wasteland theme is too strong and just random.
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:iconizzymedrano:
IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Professional Artist
*shrug*  I just paint the images, I have no idea what any of that means. :)
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:iconmaxxerek:
Maxxerek Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017
You painted the splash art very skillfully.
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:iconhorizonallure:
HorizonAllure Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Student Artist
i saw it! xD omg you're so lucky ! 

GG ;)
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:iconil-po:
Il-po Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Student General Artist
amazing piece o.o <3
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o00kyle00o Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017
Oh what a day, what a lovely day!
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:iconizzymedrano:
IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Professional Artist
WITNESS MEEEE!
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:iconiduna-haya:
Iduna-Haya Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Great foreshortening effect! :D
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