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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
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