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Xin Zhao, 'Jarvan IV's Departure' by Penator Xin Zhao, 'Jarvan IV's Departure' by Penator
Okay, so this painting proved a bigger challenge because I'm portraying a scene in the lore of League of Legends. The total painting time is 9 hours. The description of the scene is written below so I would be really honored if you guys would take the time to read it:). aside from champion posters/ wallpapers, I will be creating more scenes in the future based on the various champion's background stories so i really hope you guys will enjoy.


This scene is set 2 years before the formation of the league, when the prince of Demacia, Jarvan IV, was badly wounded in his self esteem due to his crushing defeat at the hands of noxus commander Jericho Swain, and subsequent torture by Urgot the butcher. After his rescue, Jarvan, bitterly sought to attain greater power so that he no longer has to be a hindrance to his countrymen. He left the castle at in the dark of night. The steadfast and ever vigilant Xin Zhao, was the first to discover Jarvan's disappearance and rode after him. At dawn, Xin Zhao solemnly stood guard at the city gates as Jarvan, now clad in full commoner's robes, appeared before him.
Xin Zhao knelt before his future liege, and begged for Jarvan to take him along. The prince helped the warrior to his feet and wrapped the flag upon his spear around his right hand. "I envy you, Xin." "Few men ever live up to people's expectations, you are one of them because you have the power to protect everyone you cherish." "As for me, I need to find my own strength, by myself". And with that, the Prince left.
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OmegaZzyzx Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
I can never tell how old any character is in League of Legends, did Jarvan leave two years prior to the League's formation?
mykeeCaparas Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great work :nod:
Mesocyclone Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Awesome art and lore! Xin's my main!
Mekano-san Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Hey, me and my boyfriend really like this you offer it as a print?
Mekano-san Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
That's so cool! Do you roleplay this?
abaq Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
BriStar52 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The look on Xin's face makes me want to cry. :3 Very few pieces have made me want to do that. This is one of the most exceptional pieces I've laid eyes on. Well done.
Unicorns-Care Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
I love playing Xin. hes an awesome tanky jungler
Lillyfrost Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Awww! I loved this piece so much and the story behind it :heart:
Yesterday I requested to submit it to Digital-artists club and well, here you have. You are very talented and you deserve more views at your art.

Hope you didn't mind and it would help you.
Penator Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thank you for yr kind words
AgathaKeyguard Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist
Great picture! :)
MtlChronick Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
dude your ver good keep up :P

xin zhao ownd as fuck :P
Vlasec Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
I think this one is best so far :) The emotions make it something more than just a redraw fanart, even though your other fanarts are pretty much awesome as well. Anyway, this one is still a bit better :)
xxItahzuxx Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
whoa this is a nice one.....congrats being on summoner showcase
darkkari Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
Gratz on Summoner Showcase!
darkkari Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
The emotion in this piece is amazeing. You can tell Xin is quite sad but he knows that Jarvan needs to do this alone, so he stays behind to wait.

Love it.
Desert-tiger47 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
Wow great lore, and amazing art. I love it.
LeoxisBurset Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Very nice ; keep doing these lore arts :D
squadallah Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
From now on I'm reading lore
tee888 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Lol. I thought LeBlanc is still disguised as Jarvan.
Doragon12 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Oh my God, finally a beautiful lore-based art! Sorry for my poor eng, i just dont know how to say that its totally awesome piece of awesomeness! Thank you for your work.
KaraNan Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is excellent! The colors really fit the mood of your scene. I love your vision of Jarvan's departure (it's a bit clouded in mystery in official lore). I really like these two characters, and though they might not interact much with each other on a personal level in the official lore, it's interesting to think about how they relate to each other. Maybe they're like battle-brothers or maybe it's more of an uncle/nephew thing or something. I guess it's up to us artists to interpret that, huh?

Well done!
WhysAllTheNamesTaken Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
This is way better than i expected! :D the details in his armor and the background is amazing! you really deserve more attention on DA! But you'll get it for sure! keep on keeping on! :D
Penator Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks alot man, I will keep drawing u have my word :)
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