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lol noir safe by Potem1917 lol noir safe by Potem1917
My take on how non-competitive picks in League of Legends deal with their sorrow
state of affairs:

pencil-sketched and inked with thin steadler markers.


thanks for the comments everyone

I don't think there is too much object for confusion but I'll just add a character listing, for the ones you might have missed =)

Foreground right: Blind monk (deleted character from Beta, an appropriate professionnal conversion I reckon)
At the bar from the Left: Gangplank, Garen, Veigar, Mordekaiser, Swain, Nunu
First row from the left: Soraka, Trundle, Ryze, Jax, Katarina, Twitch
Second row from the left: Cassie, Nasus, Sona, Heimer, Kayle, Tryndamere (For greater equal opportunity) Ezreal
Mid to right: Leblanc, Galio, Mundo, Singed, Nidalee, Teemo, Alistar
Card Table on the right: Yi, Tristana (Back of the head),Karthus

I had fun doing this, but its only 28 or so characters out of about sixty, eventually, there will be more ground to cover'

Edit 03/15/2011

[I posted that as a comment but is was too massive, so I ll just put it here]

~Potem1917 Moments ago
Hello, thank you for the on-going comments, my drawing habit being compulsive (haven't done anything in months) it serves as a motivation to get back to it at some point.
Also, this is all kinda outdated now! Originally this was a fairly accurate (I hope) depiction of the low-tier end of the league of legends character roster at the time (patch I'd add that it did not depict ACTUAL usefulness of characters, but rather their popularity on the somewhat competitive scene (streams, tier-lists, interpretations of the metagame etc). Thought it would be fun to do a run-through now, as things have changed quite a lot. Still; disclaimer, this is simply an interpretation of trends as I understand them, being at best an very average player.


Blind monk is no longer a spirit of times past, he's back in game... but regarded as pretty damn weak by most sources. He would probably want to take his job back.

Gangplank has been revamped a bit, but although oddly I see him fairly often he doesn't really shine overall.

Garen remains a rare sight, I figure he still has "fallen from grace" status.

Veigar is still a pretty risky and uncommon pick at any rate.

Morde is popular in lower tier of play (my tier) for lack of knowledge about counters to his narrow straight-forward push frenzy.

Swain! swain is loved more and more on the competitive scene and I see him picked regularly in tournament games, he probably fled this god forsaken joint.

Even moreso than swain, Nunu is actually a prized pick as a jungler now, ever-present in high elo games.

Soraka is back under the spotlight and as far as I've seen rivals the most solid supports on all accounts.

Trundle has also pillar'd his way to a very respectable status.

Ryze made a gigantic leap to the top of the caster-pile thanks to his revamp, making him (a little too) unique as a (little too) tanky faceroll caster, incredibly solid, he's miles away.

Jax on the other hand, probably still keeps his mind off his condition by ogling at waitresses.

Katarina never got a true chance at redemption despite timid tweaks, and well, still gets ogled at.

Twitch is a pretty good pub-stomper in the hands of competent players (not me), but he still lags behind the golden ad-carry crowd.

Cass is still somewhat misunderstood despite nice tweaks and remains too difficult to play effectively, she might just need someone, somewhere, to consistently melt faces witn her and get her off minimum wage.

Nasus is pretty much overshadowed by his crocodillian bro and a rare pick overall.

Sona is pianoing her way (almost wrote fingering) back on the scene after a long lapse of neglect, thanks to some steady improvements.

Heimer is a good poker but if he can't decide the terms of the fight, he falls short, hence his absence from the scene. How's that armor-shedding doing?

Unfortunate Kayle is pretty much pole-bound until further notice, shunned and disregarded, her only comfort is that she might soon see her sister also strip for scraps, the once revered morgana, now the poor man's lux.

Tryndamere is another lower pub-stomper, but he is so easily shut down that his particular style just doesn't shine, well, he still has his health.

despite a few attemps at a comeback, ezreal still sustains his dreamy gaze through thick smoke clouds, as other do his job so much better, why bother.

Leblanc has to pray pretty hard for a kassadin ban and there's still safer and less ultra-specialized AP contenders out there, she's cool, but she still has to take the top off.

Galio makes a timid reappearance these days, but he doesn't pack the punch he used and remains in the shadow of that other whiny dead kid with an aoe ult. and most of
the others.

Mundo is single minded and self reliant, makes him good in some cases, makes him marginally useful in most, however, he's probably exactly where he wants to be.

Singed has reemerged as a monolithic waste spewing nightmare, earning him a fair amount of affection, seems that he regained his focus, put the lid back on and went back to work.

Nidalee is in a somewhat better place, her late game apparently isn't as bad it used to be, she now does most of her spirit-healing in-game.

Teemo, whom I hate, expect no love for him on my part, is now a good pick. Whatever, I don't wanna know, he'll still get thrown out.

Alistar is back and lives it up like a grazing panzer, he roams all day and basically is the poster boy for the North American metagame. Cool thing is, he still gets to headbutt-smash teemo around.

Yi is also more present as a jungler, still not an all-around favorite, but he's less of a familiar face at the poker table.

Tristana isn't exactly hated, most seem to agree that she's very viable, just a bit blurry in the picture. She'll have to find other poker mates, else she'll be outa here.

Karthus is a euro-fave and overall he benefits from an ever-growing love for global ults, the prospect of spending his life and the ones after that losing all that gold from his hard-earned kill-steals to a freakin yordle definitely got his bones rattling again.

If I were to draw something new according to my previous criteria, I wouldn't be able to replace all the departing chars, indeed I have the feeling the game is a little more balanced as I see more variety in terms of heroes, particularly in solo queue. I am actually realizing that just now, as the only new characters that would make a definite appearance are Sivir (who got hit so hard) and morgana (and even then it would be more of a "fallen from grace" thing, as she's still pretty good).
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Scarlet-Succubus Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016
Hey, I wrote a small short story inspired by your Kayle/Morgana pics and the description of this one, hope you don't mind!…
mord3K41s3r Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Have not seen Teemo yet?

Eirenare Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
OMG, awesome drawing! *O* A little confusing at first glance, but little seconds after, you get used to see all that quantity of characters on an only drawing and it´s so cool! x)
TerramArmsXIII Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
ok...this club just got really weird...and hot in a way
Mulilimu Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YourPrivateNightmare Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OH....MY....f***ing....GOD. How is this amazing work even possible?
TheAnimefreakin Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
i looked all the time at Tryn and was thinkin: W.T.F?
lxl1lxl Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
lmfao its where the champions go after a fresh debuff.
paskiman Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
i like it... but... there is no chogath here? >:
Bandlecity Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Student General Artist
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! This is scary! What is the meaning of this? Some kind of p**n club? And what is Teemo doing? Vomiting? But anyway, nice drawings!
Ekia-Emu Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
OMG!!! That's awsome!!!!!!!!!!
Vyralas Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
l0nelydude Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
Thought the blind monk was Yorick. Damn.
juambaaa Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
Hahaha Dat Bounty ! Kill Elementz yo!
mord3K41s3r Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
i love it dude, but what i really love is mord so \m/
MipMioPin Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Student General Artist
btw at first i thought that the candlelight-like white thing near the LeBlanc's leg is a Vladimir's head, and he's havin' a sweat drop on, while watching LeBlanc dancing THAT close.
strife22 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
I absolutely love this drawing....Is there any possible way you'd make the color versions available as a print to purchase?
SticksAndBones Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
Nice work. Looking forward to a updated version.
lordpepo Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
omg so epic
ninjacharles Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
this is a magnificent set out scene.
it must have taken alot of time to complete and please do ignore all those "but they don't look like em" comments, you can recognize every champion and all of them look wasted/drunk and for the girls "pissed" XD

simply amazing
RitzLarka Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
This is amazing. Although the 'Swain' doesn't have any identifiable features so it's hard to say it is him. Garen (although his armor is large in game) kinda looks more like a bumbling idiot and almost matches Morde in sheer size. All the same I LOVE this picture and the style, as do the friends I showed it too. We hope to see more of the champs like this.
Snuffer5124 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
relly good job
Uunimod Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011   Digital Artist
Awesome details!

Lul'd hard at singed xD
sidvious Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
A bar scene? With no Gragas? Truly Truly Outrageous
FoliaKyshinn Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
Très sympa ce dessin. J'aime particulièrement le Jax et Veigar. Bref, ton dessin méritait mieux mais c'est un style qui faut aimer donc normal que Jol ne l'ait pas mis première ^^
kronikspoon Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
Fanart of the Year! All Years!
zlewik Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
I was pretty sure the bartender was Gragas, he even has his Locket.
third-eye-dopeness Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sweet zombie jesus this is awssum
leafkriff Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
awesome work :)
Carboncast Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i'm a fan of stripper trynd :D

so is ezreal apparently >:3
Ysterath Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ysterath Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the locket on Blind Monk ;)
TheRidgeMaster Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent work.
crazymew Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
xD!! Do I see Tryndamere as a stripper??
Khalia1114 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
I hear Akali, Shen, and Kennen are in here but I don't see--

Oh wait. Ninjas. Right.

Great picture. Love the detail and love how many characters are in here. <3
Darkthunder1992 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
where is fidlesicks and missfortune? TT.TT

great picture xD i love it xD
Potem1917 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
Point taken, Fiddle should be there, as well as twisted fate imo, MF is still a pretty familiar face these days, pity, she'd do great on stage.
Darkthunder1992 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
fiddlesticks near the bar would be nice^^ i found a litle free place xD (between veigar and the blind monk and behind mordekaiser directly at the bar table )
Potem1917 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
well it's hand made, I don't think I'll shop anything more into it, Ill just have to find time to give the others proper treatment.
Darkthunder1992 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
xD it would be reeeeeealy nice whe yo draw a new picture

OR you macke it larger on the right or left side ^^ a new table with mis fortune on it xD and some other missing champions. ^^

it is soo awesome that you drawed this by hand O.o
Hoshicchi Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
T_T Ahw, no Kog?

I love the drawing =3 much work I think! Good job!
Artsed Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
I guess the void goes to another bar xD
Potem1917 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
Kog is still considered a healthy pick, besides he always ended up puking everywhere.
Hoshicchi Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
TekkanoMaki-chan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
Woooow! I am impressed! O.O
lol @ Teemo and Singed XD
WitchUltimecia Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
Poor Teemo. D: But.. ninjas mia!!
Albaharu Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This awesome *_*
It would be hard to draw this :o
And i love the little details, like trynda with ezreal XD
pancake-Torturer Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
Potati Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
I like the little Elementz bounty poster by the bar
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