Fuckin riot. Stole you're idea.. The hair hellooooo an md the Asian theme. You'res is a million times better!! Riot fucking sucks sometimes. Like I read, yes they should've asked. Why the fuck are they so stupid? But anyway this is amazing and beautiful and I can't even put into words....
Their version is hideous. I don't like it a bit. Her dress is plain ugly. And ugh.
A very attractive image, though she looks very little like Sona. If the character becomes lost in the skin, then it isn't truly a skin - it's only a drawing.
That said, it's time for some truth-telling. I'm not bashing your art, because it's beautiful, but...
...let's be honest. Riot did not steal your idea. You had the idea to make a Sona in Chinese styled garb and you spent (perhaps) a few hours doing so. Riot had the idea to make a set of themed skins for the upcoming Chinese New Year (in conjunction with the Ahri release, which was a dedication to Korean players following the release of Riot Point purchase options in their region) and spent /weeks/ doing so. You seem to be under the impression that the moment Riot has an idea for a skin, it is suddenly conjured into existence for them to implement. The truth is that every skin must be mapped, drawn and rendered; have particle effects and textures added; then it is tested for glitches, errors, flaws, etc. before finally being released to the public.
You say you posted the original line-art for this in December. Odds are, Riot has been working on this project since Halloween.
Sorry but i don't think this artwork looks like the new skin of Sona... except in the fact that they're chinese inspired ! (is it enough to make you think they look alike ?). It's just my point of view