Fan Artist Feature - MonoriRogue
Hey Summoners! Next we’re speaking with MonoriRogue, an active community artist from Taiwan who streams regularly, and has a gallery full of awesome champion genderbends.
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How did you get started creating League of Legends fan art?
I actually started drawing League stuff before I played the game. Two years ago Garena was holding an art contest for League and I entered, not knowing the characters at the time I didn't even get past the first round! Later on I started receiving more and more commissions for League fan art, that's also the time when I picked up the game, and was drawn in by the diverse and interesting cast of characters. I've been playing and drawing League ever since!
What's been your favorite piece to create, and why?
That's a hard one, I like and learn different things from each piece so it's difficult to pick just one! Project: Riven is one that's quite special to me though, it got quite a reaction when it came out and exposed me to a much broader audience! Other than that, I love drawing genderbent champions! Mainly because of the challenge of maintaining the characteristics of a champion even as the opposite sex. The other reason is that I like to draw boobs, and abs. :D
Do you have a dream project you’d like to work on?
The dream of genderbending the entire cast of League champs! :D
On a more serious note, I'd love to work on creating an original Picture Book/Comic. Before I can achieve that I need to work on my storytelling though, it sucks right now! Other projects I'd love to work on is creating more fan-made Champions/Skins for League, it's a really big challenge to shoot for the quality of the official art, but that's a huge part of the fun!
Who’s your inspiration? Do you have any favorite League fan artists?
There's just way too many to fully list! I get inspiration from a wide range of styles; Masamune Shirow, Evan Lee, Rockin Jelly Bean, Zeronis (PK), Krenz, Ryan Church, AMATIZ, Rei Hiroe, toi8, Reiq, Ganassa, Redjuice, Kilart...just to name a few, the list could go on forever!
Regarding League of Legends fan artists, I love the work of ptcrow and Nestkeeper , their characters are so vibrant! Loiza for his awesome original skin concepts! And dutomaster for the sexyness! These are just a few off the top of my head, the list could go on and on just like my inspirations!
Is there anything else you’d like to share with the community?
I'd like to thank the League community for all the support I've received over the years I've been doing League art! I wouldn't be here without you guys! Your support pushes me to strive to become a better artist! Please don't hesitate to ask me anything, I love discussing art stuff with others and it's a good way to give back something to the community that gave me so much!
Finally, let me end with a bit of shameless promotion! I stream most of my League stuff live on Twitch three days a week (Mon/Wed/Fri starting at around 1pm GMT+8), if you're interested in my painting process please feel free to tune in and please don't hesitate to say hi! :)
MonoriRogue’s work was also featured on All Chat recently! Check out the discussion in the episode below.