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#21 Enkida

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 03:02 PM

Xan version 2.0. I kept the portrait portal armour but redid everything else from scratch, and stuck in some elf eartips for good measure. It's still Jude Law and Cernd's hair, though!

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#22 Lava Del'Vortel

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 01:58 AM

Face and hair looks great, but that silver part of the robe and the gem are of really low quality. Rest of the portrait looks great - it is much better than the previous one!

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 11:48 AM

Hehe, there's nothing left from the portrait portal image except the base concept. Well, that makes me feel better if I end up making a portrait pack then. ^^; Hand painted in the same robes, hope they look better now:

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 04:15 PM

Now it looks great! For me it's better than the original one.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 12:49 PM

Thanks! Here's Nalia:

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 01:46 PM

I never realized how difficult Imoen's hair was until I started messing with it. Take 2:

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 12:36 PM

Solaufein. The colours were made to match the Miloch version of Viconia, which I find much better than the original for drows. This is based off of the original portrait portal idea for the solaufein mod, which also featured Keanu Reeves face with Haer Dalis hair.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 12:48 PM

Ok, so here's some feedback :)

Nalia - her hair is sorta... too real and some locks are too dark (well, they are almost black). I've seen better Nalia alternates.

Imoen - she's nice, but her heir is a bit too...spiky?

Solaufein - a bit too Haer'Dalis-like, but to be honest - I really, really, really like the version. I think in his situation, sky background can be changed to rocky.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 02:16 PM

Thanks for the feedback! I think you're right about Solaufein's background, too.

Fuzzed up Nalia's hair:
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I like Imoen's spiky hair, actually. But I'm a JRPG fan, LOL! I did smooth it out a little so it looks less "real" though, after consideration.
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Finally the rocky background on Sola, recoloured a bit of his armour and shortened his ear:
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Man, who is left. Valen, I think, and redo of Kelsey so it's not somebody elses' artwork anymore. And Yoshimo. Any other popular NPC mods out there that don't have matching biowaresque art? I only play with Angelo, Kelsey, Xan, Keto, Solaufein and Valen so I don't know what else is used enough to warrent "portratizing."

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 01:40 PM

Valen. This is based off of one of the standard portraits for Valen on Wes Weimer's site, though I have no idea who the original artist was. I just redid it to have the "big" size, as well as a more detailed background. Charlize Theron is the face model in this one:

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 02:22 PM

Someone very aptly pointed out to me that I forgot to include the "Original Solaufein"'s circlet, as per Wes Weimer's original portrait. So, I put it in. :)

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 04:32 PM

Redid Kelsey. This might not be the final permutation, there are some things I am still not happy about with him here. But it's better than the first fuzzy iteration. The base face is from Katanaz-stock, which can be found here: http://katanaz-stock...set=24#/d16qrv9 Thank god for stock photography. XD


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Posted 21 November 2011 - 11:30 AM

Valen looks really interesting (I'm not fully convinced with the length of her neck, though). I think I would use the portrait.

I'm not sure if I like Solaufein's circlet. I think previous version was better (however, if you're going to make a portrait mod out of your artwork, both can be included). Maybe making the circlet darker or some edges... move visible, maybe... then it would look better, I suppose. Maybe it's a matter of contrast?

Kelsey looks, nice and I'm not sure if I can tell you something more, since technicaly it's ok, yet I've never played the mod itself, so I'm not sure if it suits his character etc.

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BTW, I'd like to see Kachiko Nakanishi and Sime, but I'm not sure if it's ok to touch portraits from TS. I'm not sure, yet some authors may not feel comfortable with alternates or something...

Edited by Lava Del'Vortel, 21 November 2011 - 11:39 AM.


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Posted 21 November 2011 - 04:35 PM

Now *that* is a Kelsey I would romance! Like all of the others too, especially Imoen. Really interested to see what you'll come up with next. Thanks for taking the time to make these, they're sweet :)

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 07:12 AM

Thanks for the replies. I sorted out my "left to do from my own installed mods" properly and posted my WIP in the front post. There's actually a lot left to do just for the mods I have installed. *sweatdrops* But at least it's good to have goals :) I also started asking around from the other artists whose work I like if I could include their things in a portrait pack, which would be nice. Wow, this is turning into a bigger project than I thought, and to think it all started with Jaheria's braids. :P

BTW, I'd like to see Kachiko Nakanishi and Sime, but I'm not sure if it's ok to touch portraits from TS. I'm not sure, yet some authors may not feel comfortable with alternates or something...



I'm not familiar with the mod those two come from but they sound... Kara-Turan and female and human? I can add it to the list of things to do. :)


Getting Rid of Anomen now matches Miloch's Lore Anomen:

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Solaufein corrections (small), + the original PP artwork I recoloured.
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Solaufein circletless:
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Solaufein darkened circlet:
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The original Kelsey image, sharpened:
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The new Kelsey with his facial saturation fixed, his necklace thinned and his interior hood contrast toned down a bit.
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The original rejected Portrait Portal Xan, which I recoloured:
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Edited by Enkida, 22 November 2011 - 08:06 AM.


#36 Lava Del'Vortel

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 11:34 AM

And again that's just my opinion - I believe you should stick to your own versions. Like, the very last Xan picture is recollored VERY FAMOUS portrait, which was used in other mods. Like Neh'taniel NPC, for example. The "Solaufein corrections (small), + the original PP artwork I recoloured" is quite famous as well. I believe it's better for you to focus on stuff like your own, new version of Solaufein or Valen, than change those well known :) Your own pictures are more... unique since they aren't that well known. They can be turned into a portrait mod, while those 'recoloured and famous' can't, I suppose. You know what I mean? :)

Tortured Souls is focused on Kara-Turan culture, indeed. Here are the NPC. I believe those portraits look a bit off in the game. Kachiko is too... rendered 3D or something... I'm not into graphics, but I'm sure you'll know what I mean.
So, Kachiko:
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And Sime portrait is too...detailed. There are too many details what makes the portrait hard to stand. What's more, in my opinion it doesn't suit her character. She's a priestress of sune / ranger, daughter of Aran Linvail, but in the portrait she looks as a kind of... crazy bard?
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BTW - Guys, don't take the portrait stuff as an insult. I really really really like TS mod :)

Edited by Lava Del'Vortel, 22 November 2011 - 11:42 AM.


#37 Enkida

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 11:53 AM

Yeah... actually I wasn't planning on making portraits, but using these famous ones instead. The lore incorrectness bugged me though. ;P Anyway, I will look into redoing those two NPCs for you. But in the meantime, here is Balthazar:

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The base face is from Katanaz-stock again: http://katanaz-stock...ck-39-110104500

Also Barvon. I don't know what mod he is from yet, but all this kid needed was a head size fix. I don't think anyone is going to be playing a kid as a main BG character so he only gets what he needs, which is the 39x60 portrait:

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Dekkie, from which mod I'm not sure yet. He only needed a head resizing and a bit of saturation. Since he doesn't come larger than M size, I'm not going to bother to redo this guy from scratch:

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Edited by Enkida, 22 November 2011 - 12:29 PM.


#38 Lava Del'Vortel

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 12:14 PM

BTW, because of you I'm considering writing another NPC, but I have already 3 unreleased ones.... Eh, I've got to think about this.
Oh, as you may presume, Sime isn't Kara-Turan. Kachiko is. She's from Kozakura (that would be "our" Japan).

Huh, when you're done you should write a submission request. You're work is quite nice and we can see that a Staff member likes your work, too :P

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 12:50 PM

Edwin, simply his BG1 face matched to his BG2 clothes. He went on a diet and pulled out all his facial piercings, that's all. XD

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#40 Lava Del'Vortel

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 12:53 PM

Also Barvon. I don't know what mod he is from yet, but all this kid needed was a head size fix. I don't think anyone is going to be playing a kid as a main BG character so he only gets what he needs, which is the 39x60 portrait:

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I think I used the portrait in my Innershade, but he wasn't kalled Barvon :P His name is Li'l Bud but I guess that this portrait is quite famous and someone else used it as well :P

Going to make another Edwin? More... newish? Or just this version?



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