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#1 Ilmatar

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 12:56 PM

I'm very happy to announce that Vizeteufel has commissioned from me alternative portraits for all Baldur's Gate 2 joinable NPC's - meaning I have to make 17 portraits. :D Even better is that he gave the permission to give the portraits to use otherwise too - meaning these will become an alternative portrait pack! I have started working on them now, and I really really need and hope that you guys would help me out to make these as good as possible. I don't want to make duplicates of the original portraits, but I want them to be something that you could seriously use. So please, give me feedback, suggestions and ideas!

Jaheira is the first one to reach a stage where I could actually show it to someone. :D The background and the clothes are really quick doodles to fill the space, so I will work on them more. What do you think?

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Here's a list I will update as I work.

Aerie
Anomen
Cernd
Edwin
Haer'Dalis
Imoen
Jaheira
Jan
Keldorn
Korgan
Mazzy
Minsc
Nalia
Sarevok
Valygar
Viconia
Yoshimo

Edited by Ilmatar, 26 September 2007 - 10:38 AM.


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Posted 02 July 2007 - 12:58 PM

Erm, isn't Jaheira's hair brown? In her BG1 portrait, and in her paperdoll avatar, she has dark brown hair, even if most of her fanart shows her as blonde.

Wonderful art, though!
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#3 Ilmatar

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 01:00 PM

Really? I always imagined her blond with brown eyes, and to me the portraits look like she has blond hair.


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Posted 02 July 2007 - 01:11 PM

Jaheira is half-elf, so the ear is a little too long. And the hair color, there is an inconsistancy between the hair color in BG1 and BG2, so...

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 01:14 PM

In BG2, Jaheira definitely has blond hair - not as light as in your portrait, but I like this golden colour (I think this might be exactly the same colour Aerie has, though). Jaheira's eyes are blueish, though.

I like her stern look and the haircut, it suits her so well. I must admit I wouldn't have recognised her right away, but the longer I look at it, the more she looks like Jaheira to me. :)

Edited by EvaineDian, 02 July 2007 - 01:17 PM.


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Posted 02 July 2007 - 01:16 PM

Ooooh! Irenicus gave her a bleach bath then! :o


Err, anyway, good art... Mmm, maybe the typical Jaheira look has something little more of a questioning hint in it, but otherwise, just great going so far. :)

#7 Vizeteufel

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 01:17 PM

I like her blond ^^ Though I agree on the ear-issue, it's supposed to be a bit shorter.

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 01:20 PM

Great portrait, but after firing BG2 back up, in the inventory screen with Jaheira's paper doll, her paper doll and in-game avatar when not wearing a helmet have brown hair, even in BG2. No clue why her portrait shows her as blonde.

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#9 Ilmatar

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 01:23 PM

Well, now I have heard a lot of *facts* about her hair color, but what do you people *think*? Does blond suit her or should I change it to light brown or something?


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#10 EvaineDian

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 01:27 PM

I'd prefer it the way it is. :)

#11 Vizeteufel

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 01:27 PM

Well, I'd also like to see her with light brown hair. But I don't think she has any sort of dark hair. As I said, light brown or dark blond sounds fine.

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#12 Orthodoxia

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 01:38 PM

I don't know. I find this one to be perfect. I always did imagine Jaheira with light colored hair. Either that or with helmet.
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Posted 02 July 2007 - 02:03 PM

It's fine as it is, yes :) Though my curious mind wouldn't mind to see other alternatives :D

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 02:31 PM

I've always pictured Jaheira as Ash Blond, because I prefer her BG2 portrait to BG1.

That said the hair might be just a tad too light here. I at first thought it was Aerie, but decided it couldn't be and then looked closer, and then I read the text...

And it does look like Jaheira but the hair may be too light.
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#15 Ilmatar

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 02:46 PM

Thank you everyone! Now I added a few things, fixed the ear, toned down the hair color slightly and worked more on the clothes. I think I'm pretty through with her, but feedback is welcome! I'll see who is the next one in line....

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#16 Clary

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 02:50 PM

I'd always pictured Jaheira with brown hair, but she looks good as a blonde, too. :) Love the look on her face - like she's just about to give someone a hard time.

I have to agree that her ear seems a bit long for a half-elf, but only a bit.

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 06:03 PM

To me, Jaheira has always had ash blond hair, like you show in the portrait. She looks like Jaheira, as far as I'm concerned. I like the challenge in her gaze.

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 08:04 PM

I'd hit that :devil: .

In all seriousness, though, she really looks good. Dunno what to say about the hair color, but that face screams Jaheira :) .
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Posted 03 July 2007 - 12:03 AM

I'd hit that :devil: .

You mean, you'd let her hit you. :twisted:


I tend to imagine both hair and skin a few shades darker, personally. Maybe with a bit of copper-like tone.

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 12:56 AM

Nice necklace :) Though the enchanted brooch is missing. Remember the one Bhaalspawn bought her in the docks district? ;)

You got the highlights much better this time and I think her hair's colour is just right as it is now.

.... I like the challenge in her gaze.


Yeah, me too. It's so much like her ^^

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