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Re: Orc Portrait Series

Postby Monroid » July 16th, 2010, 11:51 am

Is that alternative leader portrait going to be Kapou'e 2.0?
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Re: Orc Portrait Series

Postby thespaceinvader » July 16th, 2010, 12:17 pm

Probably not, no. Kapou'e already has portraits, and replacing them would lead to a mismatch within the campaign with all the other portraits in the campaign. If LB wanted to replace the lot, I wouldn't object to the idea, but I think there are campaigns in much greater need of portraits.
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Re: Orc Portrait Series

Postby boru » July 16th, 2010, 3:29 pm

LordBob wrote:Something about the sovereign's sword arm bothers me, but I can't define it. Am I the only one getting that feeling ? Maybe it's only a trick of an unsual point of view, but I'd rather be sure.


Could it be the knuckles? I would think, if you're grasping an object that is flat and thin, that your lower knuckles would line up with the rest of your hand, not wrap around. Example: http://www.elftown.com/stuff/z/1/hand%2 ... 010018.jpg
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Re: Orc Portrait Series

Postby LordBob » July 16th, 2010, 8:40 pm

TSI nailed it : 'twas a matter of forearm length. I slightly lowered the scales of his vambrace and it feels just right, now. Thanks man :D

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Re: Orc Portrait Series

Postby Frogger5 » July 17th, 2010, 3:01 am

Fist off, these are great, those images oose with orcishness.
Looking at the leader, the sword in his left hand looks slightly curved. The pommel matches perspective with the crossguard, but the handle seems to curve around and confuses my eyes.
Also if you compare both the blades as you see them from tip to bottom, they are the same length. Following the angle from the hilt of his left sword and his left hand, the blade should be longer. I suppose making the blade look longer and in perspective is a matter of shading.

The sovereign's left arm looks longer than his right the armour also looks smaller on his right arm.
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Re: Orc Portrait Series

Postby beetlenaut » July 17th, 2010, 3:21 am

I think the sovereign is my favorite portrait orcish portrait.
Frogger5 wrote:The sovereign's left arm looks longer than his right the armour also looks smaller on his right arm.
I would expect the orcs to have mismatched weapons and armor, but his right arm does look a little too skinny compared to his left. It wasn't as noticeable in the line work, and isn't a huge problem in any case.
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Re: Orc Portrait Series

Postby LordBob » July 18th, 2010, 3:03 pm

Complete leader shading.
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Re: Orc Portrait Series

Postby LordBob » July 19th, 2010, 10:01 am

And final sovereign.
Both can be committed, unless any major fsck up is spotted.
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Re: Orc Portrait Series

Postby thespaceinvader » July 19th, 2010, 11:13 am

Committed those two.
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Re: Orc Portrait Series

Postby rhyging5 » July 19th, 2010, 1:00 pm

awesome definition on shadows, textures and colors :shock: :o :)
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Re: Orc Portrait Series

Postby gabbro » July 19th, 2010, 4:00 pm

The sovereign is one of my favorites you've done... excellent!

Are those two arrow holes in his right breast plate?
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Re: Orc Portrait Series

Postby thespaceinvader » July 19th, 2010, 4:01 pm

One would presume so. He had to get it off the ...looks to be a Heavy infantryman... he stole it off somehow.
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Re: Orc Portrait Series

Postby LordBob » July 19th, 2010, 8:32 pm

TSI's got it right. Orc shopping's kinda tough :lol2:

Anyway, here comes the last portrait of the series : the alternate leader, complete with bare head and greasy hair :mrgreen:
Once he's comitted, can a mod please move the thread to Art Dev ?
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Re: Orc Portrait Series

Postby thespaceinvader » July 19th, 2010, 8:44 pm

Just a quickie: I thought we weren't going with tusks protruding over lips for the orcs...

Otherwise, looks cool. Shall i wire him in as the Ruler, or as a leader alt? it would be cool to have one for each level.
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Re: Orc Portrait Series

Postby LordBob » July 19th, 2010, 9:09 pm

Doh, this one tusk slipped through unnoticed :oops:
Let's leave it this way and say he's the only one with faulty teeth :whistle:

We can wire him as ruler, but then will he be different enough from the leader ? I doubt so. :? If anything, I'd rather pick the bare-headed one as L1 and the one wearing the fearsome mask as L2. Do as you see fit.
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