I've commissioned the talented artist artastrophe, creator of the portraits in the PaintBG collection, to create 16 new NPC portraits to share with the community.
We would like to invite all players and especially modders of the respective NPCs to provide input on colors, poses, clothing and accessories for each NPC, and then to provide feedback as artastrophe posts snapshots of her works in progress.
So far, I have requested 7 PaintBG-style portraits, for the following NPCs:
Kido (I've attached portrait images 3KidoL.bmp and KidoLG.bmp from the mod itself to this post)
This leaves 9 more NPCs to be chosen. The mod Dark Side of the Sword Coast is fairly popular and has 9 joinable NPCs, so that is a possibility. Other suggestions are welcome.
Quoting artastrophe from her Deviant Art post about this:
As the portraits are intended for the community, we'd like your input on how best to portray them!
If you have big ideas or little ideas, everything from details/accessories or basic things like clothing colors and gear, to facial expressions/atmosphere or image references -- anything that can help me out and/or get a deeper look, since I have unfortunately not had any experience playing with them and can only go by their in-game portrait provided, which makes it difficult to brainstorm alternates or know what the best direction is. ;D And I'd like to be as true and fitting to their personalities and styles as they each deserve! And, as the fans, I'm sure you all would prefer that, too. x)
So please comment and/or info-dump if you can offer some insights into these characters.
P.S. Mike1072 suggested some revisions for the existing portraits in PaintBG and I've also expressed interest in additional variants for Imoen and Gavin. I've asked artastrophe to focus first on creating portraits for NPCs that don't have PaintBG portraits yet, but more suggestions for revising existing portraits are also welcome.