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#21 Enkida

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 05:51 AM

Drowified BG1 Viconia
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An alternate for Xzar (WIP)
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On this one, I tried to redo what Plasmocat did for his/her "BG1 portraits in BG2 style" pack (especially teeth and eyes) and I was inspired by a crazy old pissed off woman I saw in the street :P


See, I think these are the awesomesauce. I would totally use a re-done BG1 portrait pack for my BGTutu game if you did someting like this to the rest of them. BG1 art is pretty kick ass to begin with, compared to BG2 art, but Viconia's portrait especially always really bugged me. I mean I thought at first it was a halfling portrait until I met her in the game the first time. So yeah, a big improvement. :P

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 09:42 AM

See, I think these are the awesomesauce. I would totally use a re-done BG1 portrait pack for my BGTutu game if you did someting like this to the rest of them. BG1 art is pretty kick ass to begin with, compared to BG2 art, but Viconia's portrait especially always really bugged me. I mean I thought at first it was a halfling portrait until I met her in the game the first time. So yeah, a big improvement. :P


Thanx ! I like that Viconia too, but I don't know, I think it's too different from the other portraits... Mostly because it's more a picture of her armpits than of her face :P Anyway, if you like that kind of things, I also have a mod of Garrick (original on the right) :
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Again, the portrait made by Plasmocat was a major inspiration, of course (I reused the hair and neck, it was so georgeous), but it's closer to the original bg1 one I think
I also distorted his face and hair, I think he looks better like this

Edited by Sanctifer, 14 February 2012 - 12:34 AM.

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#23 Sanctifer

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 02:38 AM

About Xzar, I'm gonna go with this one

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Except background sucks :(
Where could I find nice backgrounds ?
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#24 Enkida

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 03:41 AM

Make them yourself. much easier than finding and editing photos.

the easiest is pshop filter render clouds. make two layers, fill them with the colours you want, when you use the cloud render pay attention to your foreground and background color selections in the toolbar. up the contrast so you can see the clouds better, then lower the opacity so the gradient on your bottom layer also shows thru. this way you control the light source on the clouds as well. simple, easy.

or just do like me and paint them in. bg is such a small surface area you don't have to be a good artist, you just need a good brush :)

excise my ipad engrish. XD

#25 Sanctifer

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 03:56 AM

Paint them myself mmh...
I may give it a try, but you see, I use a very basic software, named photofiltre (can't buy photoshop or anything) and I'm still learnign how to use it... Will see :)

Anyway, I did try to make Montaron a while ago, and doing Xzar's portrait made me want to work on it again
I made a mix of Monty's portrait and another one I often use for him : Seth Green from the portrait portal (portrait portal is down, but you can see the portrait here, at the bottom)

Anyway, here it is :
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It's basically a copy/paste frankenstein \o/
It's so not perfect, but I think I'm going on the right path
I know I still have to work on his nose.

EDIT : Weird, but he actually makes me think of Dylan McDermott :huh:



Now I may take a break to learn how to draw and paint pretty backgrounds :P
Thank you !


(PS : like I could notice your ipad english, I'm basically trying all the time to hide that I speak French :ph34r: )



EDIT :

And I redid Imoen from her original portrait instead of iamotu's one ;)
Here it is :
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What do you think ?

Edited by Sanctifer, 19 January 2012 - 06:50 AM.

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#26 Enkida

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 08:58 AM

I think your Imoen looks really good! Also, try GIMP software, it is the closest you can come to photoshop while still being open source. I don't know that it includes filters but I bet it is better than your current image editing software. Use google :-)

#27 Sanctifer

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 05:49 AM

Maybe I'll try Gimp so...
And Imoen looks a little like a "make-up adict", I think it's from her eyebrows and forehead... I'll see if I'll fix her
I edited Valygar !
I really REALLY like the result

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So what I did is I moved elements of his face (I think he looks less dumb, and his forehead is not so huge anymore), cut his hair (but one last hairlock), changed colors (I did like Miloch's one, but thought it was too purple so I tried something else)

Edited by Sanctifer, 07 February 2012 - 01:53 AM.

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#28 Quester

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 08:29 AM

That does look very good.

#29 Enkida

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 12:25 PM

It does look good, though I think his skin is a little dark so it is losing some detail there. Make sure too that you clean up his dreads on the armour, you can still see artifacts where his hair rings used to be hanging down. I like that you took off his silly forehead tattoo. :P

#30 Sanctifer

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 12:47 PM

Thank you both !

I wanted his skin to be really dark, because that's the way it is ingame (on his avatar and inventory paperdoll I mean)
And yeah, I still have to clean the armor but I'll come back on it in a few days, right now I can't clearly see it :P
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Posted 02 February 2012 - 06:24 AM

Here's a "cleaned" version

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 03:29 AM

Love BG1 drow Viconia. Also, Xzar and Monty look brilliant! Valygar also looks as he should look.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 09:51 AM

Valygar is looking really good, but you still left one dread on the left side of the portrait. Do you see it, that ring on his right shoulder?

Also, are you making this for your own portrait pack or you want me to include your alternate Valygar with short hair in my next expansion? If you took out the extra dread I would. :-)

#34 Lava Del'Vortel

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 12:51 PM

One not - don't you think that his armour should be purple-blue? As the in-game item.

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#35 Sanctifer

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 01:57 AM

Love BG1 drow Viconia. Also, Xzar and Monty look brilliant! Valygar also looks as he should look.

Thank you !

Valygar is looking really good, but you still left one dread on the left side of the portrait. Do you see it, that ring on his right shoulder? Also, are you making this for your own portrait pack or you want me to include your alternate Valygar with short hair in my next expansion? If you took out the extra dread I would. :-)

I know there's one dread left :P
It's a little difficult to erase it, but I'm working on it !
I'm not making any portrait pack, so if you think it looks good enough to be in yours, I'll be glad you add it :) (once i get rid of that stupid hairlock, I know -_-)

One not - don't you think that his armour should be purple-blue? As the in-game item.

Purple-blue, just as in Miloch's version you mean ?
You know, I like Miloch's portrait, and I used it before, but I don't know, I found out that I really don't like an armour that is purple-blue :(
It makes him look like a power ranger or something...
What I mean is that I don't like the icon of his armour, so I would prefer a modification of the icon, instead of a modification of the armour itself :P

But once I get rid of that stupid dreadlock, I'll try and make a purple version, just to see how it looks like ;)


EDIT : oh, just so you know Lava, I made this portrait for my next playthrough, cause I want to install La'Valygar but I really hated Valygar's face so I wanted something else to look at while playing with your mod :)

Edited by Sanctifer, 06 February 2012 - 02:00 AM.

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#36 Sanctifer

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 05:01 AM

Well here it is ! \o/
I finally could erase the last lock, now it's clean
I also made a purple version, but I don't really like it though (don't know which one looks better, pinker or bluer)


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Edited by Sanctifer, 06 February 2012 - 07:27 AM.

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#37 Lava Del'Vortel

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 06:14 AM

EDIT : oh, just so you know Lava, I made this portrait for my next playthrough, cause I want to install La'Valygar but I really hated Valygar's face so I wanted something else to look at while playing with your mod

Oh, how nice! Thanks!

One not - don't you think that his armour should be purple-blue? As the in-game item.

Just to clarify... it was supposed to be "note"... but whatever :P

Also, are you making this for your own portrait pack or you want me to include your alternate Valygar with short hair in my next expansion? If you took out the extra dread I would. :-)

That would be nice, yet one note (not "not" :P)... since he looks better in grayish armour, maybe it would be a good idea to just change the in game item/bam? You can make the bam gray and change it's avatar colours to suite the bam/new portrait.
Also I would like to see this re-done BG1 Viconia for BG2, yet her head is a bit too small for BG2... However, think about it! It looks really nice.

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#38 Enkida

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 07:52 AM

Nice! Since I don't want to bother changing bams any more than I have to, taking the one to the far right, the "bluer" purple :) Thanks!

nb. if you want viconia in a bg1 game, you can always crop her face up, but you have to live with a little blurriness on your epilogue slide, then.

If I were Sanctifier, which I'm not, lol, I would just remake all the BG1 portraits and release that as an option pack. After all you can change defunct BG1 characters into BG2 characters. There's a female elf there that could be aerie if you change her costume. Plenty of dwarves to be korgan. You need to do some skin retoning on the old kivan portrait and you could then have a valygar. there's a shoe-in for anomen too. a little face retoning and there's a male elf that could be haer dalis. paladin chick who could be a mazzy... who is left from the vanilla game? Keldorn. He might be a problem. Nalia... skie's portrait could be reworked into her. All sorts of possibilities there, if you want to try them out, making a BG1 portrait set for BG2 characters. Just think creatively. :-)

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#39 Sanctifer

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 06:50 AM

With the help of Lava, a fix for Viconia's hair

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Anyway, I'm not sur I could redo the other BG1 portraits to use in BG2...
Don't know why though, but they're not all that "inspiring" :P

But I'll think about it nonetheless, cause yeah, some of them could fit for bg2 characters, you're right :o
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 11:37 AM

Can I take your BG1 Viconia for the next version of the portrait pack as well? :-)

* also I disagree. I love love luuuuuv BG1 artwork. That's why I'm so disappointed with BG2 artwork. ;-)

Edited by Enkida, 13 February 2012 - 11:38 AM.




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