MANGA ART

Take on League of Leg­ends feisty favourite Jinx in Alvin Lee’s com­pelling work­shop

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See how Alvin Lee cap­tures the essence of the feisty char­ac­ter from the pop­u­lar on­line mul­ti­player bat­tler.

When I was of­fered the cover spot for ImagineFX, I got ex­cited and then afraid. I was fear­ful of un­der­per­form­ing to the qual­ity that’s ex­pected of a cover piece, es­pe­cially with­out my good col­leagues at Riot Games to lean on.

I’ve been a pro­fes­sional artist for over 17 years, but only a painter for the past year and a half. To re­tain the sup­port of my team mates for this cover, I opted not to do a per­sonal piece, but in­stead a char­ac­ter from League of Leg­ends. I could also use this piece as an op­por­tu­nity to share some insight into the im­mensely ed­u­ca­tional, gen­er­ous, and col­lab­o­ra­tive cul­ture we up­hold here at Riot Games. So this im­age fea­tures Jinx, ar­guably the most pop­u­lar cham­pion in League of Leg­ends. What makes her so en­dear­ing is her at­ti­tude com­bined with un­con­ven­tional sex­i­ness. She’s ba­si­cally a ma­ni­a­cal femme fa­tale with a plethora of guns, so I’m keen to cap­ture the essence of her twist­ed­ness in this piece. With that in mind, I want to draw some­thing cap­ti­vat­ing and sexy, with plenty of en­ergy. Hope­fully, this short work­shop will doc­u­ment the ge­n­e­sis of this iconic char­ac­ter com­ing to life!

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