The most difficult part of this design was creating an outfit Katarina can run in that also isn't (unnecessarily) revealing and resembles a wedding dress.
Although a pantsuit was considered at one point I ultimately didn't see it fitting with her long flowing red hair, something I consider iconic to her design.
(1) Design explorations
(2) First draft, combining some previous designs
(3) First version of design, consisted of a skin-tight outfit. While this is consistent with her silhouette, it didn't look bridal at all and kind of resembled lingerie, which is not the look I was going for!
(4) Re-imagined design. The overall shape was drastically changed but the 'train' part of her dress can be trimmed or made very transparent to preserve her normal silhouette.
Garen is in classic 'white tie' attire, wanted to keep it simple because Garen is a simple man (in a good way!).
I consider his pauldrons a really important part of silhouette, so I kept that in. It was also a good way to retain Demacian colors and symbols on an otherwise black/white outfit.
Exotic Dancer Draven
Draven is just the kind of person that would try to be the center of attention at someone else's wedding. I wanted this design to be over the top, really eye-catching, and full of attitude, on the verge of ridiculous, with plenty of attitude in the pose just to sell the whole idea.
Heavily inspired by 70's, 80's rock and that one time RiotDash dyed his hair pink.
Wedding Performer Sona
Sona was my first main all the way back in season 3, so she holds a special place in my heart. For this design, I wanted to make it distinct from Muse/Sweetheart Sona, but still have that sort of serene, graceful feeling.
I took heavy inspiration from Art Deco and the 20's flapper asethetic. I also used Sketchup to help me draw her Etwhal in perspective.
Black Rose Leblanc
This design is directly inspired by Leblanc's lore, and Leblanc was to be the villain who would try to sabotage Garen and Katarina's wedding. I was aiming for a regal look, inspired by powerful evil queens in other stories (Maleficent, Queen Ravena, etc.)
My main goals with this design was that it needed to look distinct from the base skin and Ravenborn Leblanc, and also needed to look evil and powerful.
Black Rose Ward
House Lightshield Ward
I'm a support main, so of course any design project has to include wards!
Cosmic Reaver Lulu
At one point in the process I wanted to do something a bit different than the rest of the designs, so decided to draw a yordle and my main champion for 3 years. Inspired by Cosmic Reaver Kassadin and Malzahar's design.
In this design I went for more of a 'powerful fae sorceress' feel than her usual whimsical vibe.