Loyalist Portrait Series

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that's just amazing - thank you!
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Ah, the shiny armor! I envy that guy!

Really awesome portraits these are. I had not seen such well designed, drawn and painted armors in these forums before. The level of detail is just amazing.

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The marshal is pretty good, except that the staff is supposed to enter the shadow volume of the cape, but it's not lighted that way. That is, the lowest 1/4 of it should be in shadow. Also, is it just me or does he seem to have a bit of a backlean?

That, and I find the wings on the helmet to be a bit of a cliché (the whole concept of it). I mean, it makes it look like the guy read too much Asterix as a kid. :P
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Sgt. Groovy wrote:That, and I find the wings on the helmet to be a bit of a cliché (the whole concept of it). I mean, it makes it look like the guy read too much Asterix as a kid. :P
He's a L4. He *must* have lots of decoration in his armor.
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Face and staff contrast problem: will correct that in the next version.

Beard problem: while I do note the need for beard variations and approve the concept of "veteran beard", both marshals' helms show little to no amount of chin. Therefore I fear the result would feel hard to read and blurry. But you'll definitely see more beards in the future :lol2:

Golden tunic problem: actually, I did try to give the marshal a tunic of better quality than the lieutenant's, hence the different treatment of light. Unfortunately my choice of color is rather poor... Either I find a better-fitting colour, or I'll simply get rid of that glossy fabric.

Cliché wings: granted, the wings fit rather poorly with the rest of the armour. I included them in order to match the sprite, so I'm afraid they'll have to stay on. Since many
Loyalists wear full plate, I'd rather keep a few distinctive features of the sprite. :wink:
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you could try purple tunic...

purple was historically a mark of nobility (purple die was expensive) and has been used as such in wesnoth for other portraits.... (at least for older loy portraits)
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Re: Loyalist Portrait Series

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Or red, to go with his cape.
For the decoration on the armor... His chest plate looks a little bare right now--Maybe some more gold leaf on there? Not sure.
I don't really mind the wings, though maybe a larger bolt holding them on? It took me a few seconds to figure out how they were attached.

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Instead of doing a second marshal, why don't you make the other one a general? All you'd have to do differently is to tone down the shiny a bit. (I'm just trying to save you work so you don't get tired of doing these.)
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I would guess France. :P

Great work again on the marshal, lieutenant and sergeant, I love looking at this thread every time I log on. Keep up the hard work!


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Amazing as always LordBob.
Make the other Marshall a bit younger. For diversity sake.
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wouldnt that be wierd if used for dialogue? the age changing all the time
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Turuk's guess might be correct, but of course you won't catch me publicly admitting I'm not from Alpha-Centauri B28z :mrgreen:

Regarding the portraits, I do plan to make the second one younger. Combined with his more dynamic pose (drawing his sword) and the lack of a commander's staff, he'll be perfect as a general. Still, my wish in making these two similar portraits is that in dialog scenes both may be used regardless of the actual general/marshal status (for scenarios that would include several of them such as is often the case with orc warlords).
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Turuk wrote:I would guess France. :P
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Well, the French colony on Alpha-Centauri B28z was what I meant, of course.

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Shadow Master wrote:It's better to happily live with the idea that he's from other solar system.
Well, judging from the quality and pace he's shown with his portraits, I'd totally buy that.
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