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Session Name: Developing the Fantasy of a Character through Illustrations
Speaker(s): Andrew Silver
Company Name(s): Riot Games
Track / Format: Visual Arts

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Overview: The League of Legends art team drastically improved their illustrations by adopting a new vision. Originally, the team viewed splash art as reflections of the in-game models. The team shifted to a new interpretation: illustrations create the fantasies that enhance the player's experience. This talk will discuss the success and failures of creating fantasy through illustrations, the multiple iterations of their vision, and the team's current findings on creating splash art that resonates with players.

GDC 2015

Andrew Silver

Riot Games

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Visual Arts

Visual Arts