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Zyra - Lethal Nature by Naariel Zyra - Lethal Nature by Naariel
"Where are your friends? Mine are all around."


Been reading some of the League lore and frankly, Zyra's story is deeper than most of them. Being once a part of great forces of nature, her kin (flesh eating monster flowers!) slowly died out. As a last resort to survive, she chose to become a human.
I love this character in design, lore and gameplay. MY BABE.

Worked forever on this, probably things I could've worked on more, but my PS crashed with the unsaved file and I decided to leave it with this. It's my greatest and most challenging piece so far, with both size, model and especially lightning. But here she is. I probably got something wrong, but no time to change that anymore. Hope it's pleasant for your eyes!

If you'd like this as wallpaper, you need only request and you shall receive.

- Link to Progression Video here.
- on tumblr
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Firstly I'd like to say good job with what you have done here, regardless of the execution of your technique you were, in the end, still able to convey a message with the piece, so good job on that part. Other strengths would be the intensity of her eyes and your over all color control. The weaknesses in this piece however is your values and textures.

The values in your piece are not uniform with a light source, and are also portrayed in a unbelievable manner again in consideration of your light source/s. This is noticeable by the intense rim light on her chin, implying that the main light is coming from beneath, but then that same intensity is not shown on the hair, which is then shaded with the implication that its main light source is coming from the somewhere near the camera. Considering that there are two light sources (one ambient one near the camera and a key light from below) your face then is poorly lighted; the area on her forehead above where the eyebrows meet captures light, implying ambiance, but in relation to that the area of the cheeks closest to the camera should have the most ambient lighting within the cheeks, and they do not. the quick value shift from the chin to the face also gives the appearance that her face is very flat and unrealistic, and even more so that you used that same lighting on the nose, but allowed it to go over the bend of its furthermost point and travel up the bridge, which is impossible for light to do and would require that 2nd light source from in front of her.

TL;DR=your shading doesn't make sense and makes her look unbelievable and flat

Now as for your texture. Your texture in some areas is really good; specifically your representation of hair; but you've "cookie cut" it onto the piece; an example of this is the bang trailing from her forehead that ends about at nose level. Against the plant part on her head your hair line is a perfect solid, but the texture of her hair implies empty space within the hair itself; and thus looks silly and unbelievable when you have the two together; it's as if you took a sticker of her hair and applied it over your face. The part that's really lacking is the texture of her eyebrows. While it also has that sticker like appearance, your controls on the values give it a mushy appearance because you have no definition and all your values just blend into each other.

That about sum's it up. I'd give the piece a 3.2 out of 5 overall. Continue the good work, and I hope you continue to improve as well :D
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PhenixMightheart Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous
One of the best
awsmmm
loved it
Loved the colours
AMUSING WORK
WONDERFUL
BEAUTYFULL
Thanxx for sharing with us
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VVemeya Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is totally awesome! Her expression is so intensive. She looks like she is going to kill me. Right now. scared.... "the 2nd" HELP! Hold me... I'm scared.
I also like the hint of a smile in her face. Great artwork! =D
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Frozen-Tiger Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Zyra weteran here
She's my the most often pick when I'm mid lane. I can't play her support, however...it's beacouse her potential of being APC is so damn high!

Grat job done : 3 I really like it.
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Naariel Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, she can easily take someone on and come out of it alive because of all her cc abilties and flower power :)
I'm glad that you like it!
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KYHUart Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice rendering of zyra. absolutely LOVEE the lighting here. loving her glare too :3
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Naariel Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my god, I follow you on tumblr! THANK YOU SO MUCH. :heart::blush:
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KYHUart Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: no problem :D
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Drolemit Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student General Artist
hu blei jo bare drit kewl!! wow!!
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Naariel Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
TAKKERRR :D:D:D:D
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Drolemit Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student General Artist
yush 030
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ArcoIris-Gato Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How awesome =) She looks quite badass! ^w^
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Lmih Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely, it looks really great! The lighting and atmosphere it gives off is awesome!

However, theres something i don't like about her lips, they kind of kill the 3D-ness of the rest, well just the top part of the upper lip... But it's really great! :heart:
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Naariel Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanksuuu :heart: I agree there are multiple things about this picture that's off :P It was harder than I expected!
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Lmih Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha yeah close-ups are difficult 'cos you realise that theres so many details to add in!!
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Naariel Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I KNOW and I had no idea of how to do the lightning and just woaahh.
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Lmih Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, and then you start wondering how much detail you should add in, like the skin pores... what XD


But you did a great job =) I especially like the work and lighting around the eyebrows and thingies.
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Yoroon Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
These... EYES!! Wow))
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FroslassManiac Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
When I first read her lore she reminded me of an OC champion I made, because she also used a sort of tentacles/vines to attack, and also took over a human body for survival in the world. Except mine was originally a voidling. Riot couldn't have copied my work though, they've been working a whole year on Zyra ^.^
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Pendella Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
This looks awesome, Naariel! I especially love the lighting, and the eyes! Great work!
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Naariel Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you Pendiebunny!

Oh and I featured (again) Kenshin in my journal this week. I hope that's okay! :D You're just so darn good I feel like every deviation is worth a feature!
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Pendella Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
......Pendiebunny? :laughing:

You're welcome! And thank you again :hug: I always appreciate it!
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Naariel Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can never have enough of silly nicknames! :dummy:
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kuromeru-kitsune Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
he has a 'let get stuff done' look about her face :3
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Naariel Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Let the fun begin! :evillaugh:
But I'm glad you think so! :happybounce:
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danigal Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
the lighting <3 makes it very menacing
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Naariel Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why thank you. :)
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lyzae Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is great, and I'm so happy someone shares the same opinion about her story. She's one of my favs, definitely!
Great job (:
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Naariel Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!:heart: I don't know why she's not more loved. Great story, great design, awesome and OP in gameplay!
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Akernis Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
She looks absolutely exquisite :love:

You did are terrific job on her, well done :)

My favourite character by far in terms of both appearance and story. And also the one I am best at playing :D
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Naariel Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! It means a lot to hear that :tighthug: She's an awesome champion indeed and I've grown so incredibly fond of her. :D
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Akernis Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure, you really did an outstanding job :hug:

Same here, I even wrote a story about her :)
And thanks for the lhama
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