Fan Artist Feature - Lighane

Hey Summoners! Next we’re speaking with Lighane, a traditional community artist from Germany whose passion for League has inspired a beautiful collection of colorful chibi designs and clay sculptures. These awesome pieces are created with pencils and markers, and she’s even made her own coloring book!

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How did you get started creating League of Legends fan art?

“It was a cold, cold winter six years ago... well, okay, maybe not that cold, but it was six years ago when I first heard the sounds of League of Legends. Yes, heard! My boyfriend Skeld was playing this game with some of his pals and I just listened to the awesome soundtrack and the glorious announcer of Summoner’s Rift. I was thrilled to also give it a try – and got hooked! Shortly after, I started creating custom in-game models (a frost version of Janna and many more) and then stopped due to a time-consuming new job. Until roughly one and a half years ago when an artist called Dragons and Beasties caught my attention. Her lovely polymer clay dragons inspired me to also make some League related clay figurines and put them on some social media channels. Thus “Lighane's Artblog” was born! Soon after, however, I stopped sculpting and started doing what I've always done – drawing!”

What’s been your favorite piece to create, and why?

Right now I think I pick Aviator Ahri. I love drawing custom skins and I finally had a chance to make good use of my beloved Copic airbrush system. It was so much fun working on this piece! Also, what’s not to love about Ahri, right?

Do you have a dream project you’d like to work on?

Oh, there are several. I have some ideas for web-comics in my head featuring the backstory and/or additional stories for some of the League’s champions and more! Also, I would love to create tons of concepts for champion skins as this has become a real passion for me. Oh – and if there’s some time in between I would also love to create a game of my own. But well, who knows!

Who’s your inspiration? Do you have any favorite League content creators?

Sources of inspiration are traditional artists like Kellee Riley. I am also in love with (Riot)Zeronis’ concept art. And then there’s Michelle Hoefener, I am a huge fan of her Heartseeker Ashe splash art... and pretty much all other splash arts she’s created, haha! Of course there are tons of awesome and talented League content creators I like. For example MizoreAme, Kyomon, and Skeld, haha!

Is there anything else you’d like to share with the community?

I’d like to thank everyone for supporting me. Your kindness and your encouragement are the reason I keep drawing day after day! I have met so many lovely people and found great new friends – I know this is just the beginning of my journey. And I hope you all will be part of it! <3

Want to learn about drawing chibis? Check out some of Lighane's videos too!

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