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>>>>>>>EDIT<<<<<<<

thanks to all your critiques I managed to fix the picture a bit (: I really apreciate them. :hug:

zomg wtf 50k views???! dafuq

old version: [link]

my friend's version: [link] lol

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I actually cant believe I "finished" this without giving up, thats sometimes a problem when u try to do something crossing your knowledge line lol.
Anyways, I learned a lot from this <: face shading and stuff, tho the composition doesnt look dat good, Im still learning xD so critiques are always welcome


Talon - Fiora(c) RIOT
Art (c) me
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:iconchakrahn:
I really quite like this piece, as it does a superb job in presenting a 'snapshot' of a duel in progress.

Vision: I gave this work 4 stars because while not perfect, it beautifully captures the two personalities one thinks of when they know the characters involved, Talon and Fiora. Both express the poise one would expect from an assassin and a duelist, yet in subtly different ways.

Talon, for instance, has a demure, almost amused hint in his features that belies his confidence in his skills and where he has set himself up for the final strike. Fiora, on the other hand, has a calm yet almost arrogant expression, as if it was all expected; hence her counter of Talon's blade. Because both characters are able to outsmart and outplay their opponents, their faces portray their respective skill-sets.

Justified bravado defines a duelist who can see her opponent's moves and counter at the proper time; amusement comes from a skilled assassin who can move unseen, and trick his opponents into their demise.

Originality: The most unique League pieces are those that capture the combat or characters in motion instead of statically posed, and this does so marvelously.

Technique: As noted earlier, the expressions are suitable and believable. The lighting and shadow do wonders to set the moment up, with Fiora in the light fighting Talon halfway in the darkness of his own cloak.

The lighting effects on the metal breastplate and metal weapons are also particularly well done. They do not have the facade of sparking, polished weaponry that has seemingly never been used until that moment.

Impact: One of the best ways a work of art literally catches the eye is through how the viewers gaze can 'travel' through the frame. Starting in the upper left, the view follows Talon's cloak to the edge of his cloak-blades in the bottom left, then travels up the dueling foil to his final right forearm short-sword.

The lighting helps as well, with deeper shadows drawing the gaze to the right, then watching the metal brightening as the focus moves towards the final blade.

The only things that seems to detract from these effects is the actual positioning of the final forearm blade itself. It was not until I utilized the motion of my gaze that I realized the blade was his larger weapon, not a cloak dagger. Once realized, the different in color and lighting became apparent, but that highlighted another rather odd impression that his right arm was too long, and would have to be at an awkward angle to achieve that degree of strike.

From the way Talon is positioned and how well the cloak and blades flowed throughout the piece, the final blade was almost expected to be angled upward, especially considering Fiora appears to be blocking the horizonal motion of his strike that moved towards her throat, not blocking a downward blade thrust. A slash from behind would likely be aimed at her throat from a horizontal position relative to her own stance, which is tilted slightly sideways.

Overall, the motion cements the immediacy of the attack depicted, and gives a sense of speed and dexterity to both combatants in the image. It successfully defines the tense, quick, yet calm and confident duel between the two in the midst of a pitched fight or battle.
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:iconallouchsukeshi:
AllouchSukeshi Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Holy sht both are so damn sexy. 

*died*
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:iconblack--moth:
Black--Moth Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I can't tell you how amazing this is. The angle. The expressions. Everything makes you want to see what's next in so many ways.

Today in my journal. You. Have. Been. Featured. The journal is a collection or art which showcases personality in League champs. You are awesome.
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:iconartsed:
Artsed Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
Wow, thank you so much!
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:iconteebs13:
Teebs13 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
What's funny is Fiona murders talon 1 v 1. True story
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:iconteebs13:
Teebs13 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Fiora*
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:iconxwinterwolfx:
xWinterWolfx Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
This is .... sexy!
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:iconkyokoharu-chan:
KyokoHaru-Chan Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
QQ i love this!!! als;kdjfsdfkj fiora's so pretty QQQQQ
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:iconfoxxcreed:
Foxxcreed Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Yes! This is amazing!! :D
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:iconpathfoksi:
PathFoksi Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student
Hello, I love your work so much!

I decided to edit it (Ahri instead of Fiora) etc.
You can check it here: [link]
Hope that you are not mad and you like it anyway.
If you don't, I can remove this art.
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:iconimadelephant:
iMadElephant Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Hey Artsed! Somebody made a similar Talon [link]
I know, I browse elohell and I shoud die in hell, but just wanted to share it with you~
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:iconartsed:
Artsed Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
Oh god D:
Its okay, I keep an eye on elohell as well (for the gifs mostly) ): < but hell, this is horrible, why do people keep stealing and editing my art ;___;
Thanks for the info man.
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:iconmajka112:
Majka112 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
I ship them so hard...
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:iconnoshikiari:
Noshikiari Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
awesome *__*
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:iconthebladesshadow:
TheBladesShadow Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
One step ahead?

Oh, she forgot about the three blades coming from the front.
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:icondemmonnik:
demmonnik Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
sexy :D
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:iconbalistik-intsik:
Balistik-Intsik Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Good RIPOSTE!

[link]
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:iconmamanmatt12:
mamanmatt12 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
this is good
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:iconsonyasim55:
sonyasim55 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student General Artist
This is so sexy. *A*
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:iconars189zre:
ars189zre Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Not Bad
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:iconkamcio4444:
kamcio4444 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Oh my god! This is perfect! :la:
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:icon23rdangel:
23rdAngel Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Someday sir, I will have this scene cosplayed to life =)
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:iconartsed:
Artsed Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
O: omg that would be epic
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:icon23rdangel:
23rdAngel Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
My mistake, mam XD
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:iconkaila-rips:
Kaila-Rips Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student General Artist
XS le va ha hacer algo malo.... XD ralentizarla!
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:iconmoodyfirefly:
MoodyFirefly Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Taloon :'O
One time i was Talon solo against Fiora.

Defeat.
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:iconmetalharpey:
MetalHarpey Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Those looks on their faces... It looks like I WANT CHUUUU~ Instead of I'll KILL YUUUU~
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:iconmetalharpey:
MetalHarpey Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Now that's creepy xD
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:iconartsed:
Artsed Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
I want youuuu then Ill kill youuu xD
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:iconfujimotonaoki:
FujimotoNaoki Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student General Artist
I like that!! Would you mind I imitate this picture then update to my space =D ? I will mark up the original source. Thank you~
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:iconartsed:
Artsed Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
its okay, you can do it, thanks for asking first c:
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:iconimadelephant:
iMadElephant Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I was looking at LoL fan art when I came across this.
I loved it so much that I want to buy Fiora and started sketching her :P
next time, draw her curvaceous body :3
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:iconartsed:
Artsed Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
xD okay c:
Im glad you like it
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:iconimadelephant:
iMadElephant Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
thanks, actually I remember how I found you, I was searching for Nautilus pics, my latest purchase :D
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:iconimadelephant:
iMadElephant Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I got a little inspired and made my own art, but with an unorthodox medium [link]
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:iconarnahin:
Arnahin Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Beautiful. I can't even... OMG. *___*
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:iconswan-swan:
swan-swan Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Gorgeoussssssssssss.

I love these two...they'd make such a charming couple.
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:iconyfronus:
Yfronus Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They should kiss now.
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:iconaskvarus:
askvarus Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student Artist
I was blown away by this piece!!! then I started to notice something...

Fiora:Le' go!

Talon: Not 'til you tell me what shampoo you used......
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:iconartsed:
Artsed Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
lolol
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:iconplexdot:
Plexdot Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
"Fiora NP" Talon few minutes later Fiora running in SR Talon appears behind her "Didn't I said do not cross me" Talon "then fight like a man"

I really damn like this photo 5 stars from me and like too ^^
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:iconartsed:
Artsed Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
thank you (:
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:iconplexdot:
Plexdot Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
You are welcome
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:icontdyn0:
tdyn0 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Pretty amazing..
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:iconartsed:
Artsed Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
ty
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:iconaskvladimir:
askvladimir Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student Writer
damn!!! now my head started to think that TalonxFiora is a possibility......

Well, Talon does look good with almost all the female champs of LoL...
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:iconrinime-kafu:
rinime-kafu Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now I think about it...HE DOES! XDD
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:iconaskvladimir:
askvladimir Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student Writer
and now that I've seen Vlad in-game skins(all of them), he also kinda fits with all the female champs(Depends on his skin though)
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:iconrinime-kafu:
rinime-kafu Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm I see. I can kind of imagine it.
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:iconsaloguardione:
SaloGuardione Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Student General Artist
OH MAI GODNESS...
I SEE THE HEAVEN ;___;
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:iconjerppa95:
Jerppa95 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!
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