League of Legends Xayah Fan Art Created With Paint Tool

by Matt Best

xayah   rebellious by invidiata-db7jshl
(Photo: Deviantart: Invidiata)

League of Legends recently introduced a pair of new champions in Rakan and Xayah. With that, many fans have jumped at the opportunity to create some fan art for the champions including x0Kuja0x who created some fan art for Xayah on Deviantart.

Scrolling through the Reddit comments, the art was surprisingly made with just the paint tool. 

That being said, the Reddit community has been overwhelmingly accepting of the fan art. However, our League of Legends crew over at WWG are completely split.

Tanner Dedmon - League of Legends Staff Writer

"Xayah has been described by players as edgy, perhaps sometimes even cringey, but this artist definitely seems to have captured Xayah's personality without incorporating any of these negative connotations. For an artist who says they're not even playing League at this time, they certainly represented her well. The neon colors that pop so well here actually made me think of the Slayer Jinx skin initially -- maybe Xayah can be incorporated into that skin line in time."

James Bates - League of Legends Writer and Analyst

"Let me be clear that I mean no offense, but am I supposed to be impressed? It's not a bad piece of work by any stretch of the imagination, but what's there to be impressed about here? Does it in any way stand up to the splash art that I see of Xayah when loading into the game? No? Is that an unfair comparison when pretty much every skilled artist starts out as a fan artist? I don't think so. It's a style I find distasteful, and I'm honestly baffled that a piece of art that's relatively indistinguishable form most of the work on Deviantart is getting such high praise simply because it has League of Legends as it's theme.

But maybe my standards are just too high. It isn't an eyesore but it also isn't something I feel compelled to appreciate. Obviously."

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By Matt Best

Matt Best is the Lead On Air Host and Producer for WWG. He has spent his professional career submerged in both the traditional sports world as well as esports. As one of the only Canadians at WWG, if you want to tilt Matt, just bring up awful Canadian stereotypes.