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The Raven's Wings Artwork: Archer Sprite

Post by Garen Voh » April 30th, 2008, 1:19 am

I wasn't exactly prominent enough in the Wesnoth forums for people to notice I was gone... but I'm back anyway. :)

I'm currently creating a campaign titled "The Raven's Wings" and am working on the portraits. So there'll be more to come, but here's the main character (all the artwork credit goes to a friend of mine named Kristin... I just got to color it :P)

I'll appreciate any comments or suggestions. Thanks.
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Re: The Raven's Wings Portraits

Post by AI » April 30th, 2008, 2:00 am

The spear seems a bit curved, most noticeable in the spearhead, this may just be me though.

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Re: The Raven's Wings Portraits

Post by Trau » April 30th, 2008, 3:15 am

He/she seems to have some kind of glowy outline.

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Post by Sapient » April 30th, 2008, 3:42 am

Garen Voh wrote:I wasn't exactly prominent enough in the Wesnoth forums for people to notice I was gone... but I'm back anyway. :)

I'm currently creating a campaign titled "The Raven's Wings" and am working on the portraits. So there'll be more to come, but here's the main character (all the artwork credit goes to a friend of mine named Kristin... I just got to color it :P)

I'll appreciate any comments or suggestions. Thanks.
Kristin rocks! :)

I like it. Though it does appear to be like a paper w/ marker sketch style and didn't transfer to the digital version so great.
http://www.wesnoth.org/wiki/User:Sapient... "Looks like your skills saved us again. Uh, well at least, they saved Soarin's apple pie."

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Re: The Raven's Wings Portraits

Post by Garen Voh » April 30th, 2008, 4:09 am

AI wrote:The spear seems a bit curved, most noticeable in the spearhead, this may just be me though.
Yeah. It's not just you. I fixed the spearhead so it's not so 'droopy.'
Trau wrote:He/she seems to have some kind of glowy outline.
I suppose it's worth mentioning this is a guy. I hope he doesn't look too girly. And I think I fixed the halo.
Trau wrote:Kristin rocks! :)

I like it. Though it does appear to be like a paper w/ marker sketch style and didn't transfer to the digital version so great.
I was pretty happy when Kristin started showing me these. Any miscoloring is my fault--it came into the computer black and white, and I colored everything excessively pale.

Also, here's Daedanann, of the mage-ish sort (drawn by Kristin, of course). I think his cloak is a bit more glowy than it should be but anything other than that?
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Re: The Raven's Wings Portraits

Post by Neoskel » April 30th, 2008, 4:41 am

The new mage guy could use eyes more like varabran's.

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Re: The Raven's Wings Portraits

Post by Garen Voh » April 30th, 2008, 10:38 pm

Okay, less glowy cloak with better eyes? Comments?
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Post by kitty » April 30th, 2008, 10:49 pm

the cloak's colour is much better now (still a little too saturated for my taste...), not glowy at all. and i love the pattern you put on his shirt! :)

i've got a few little problems with his anatomy: his hood sticks way too much up (or his brainpan is extremly long). and his shoulders are very slender and low. and his adam's apple is too low. i sketched where i assume the stuff should be...


keep on! (and i would be curious to learn more about he story behind your characters!)
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Re: The Raven's Wings Portraits

Post by Garen Voh » May 1st, 2008, 2:39 am

kitty wrote:the cloak's colour is much better now (still a little too saturated for my taste...), not glowy at all. and i love the pattern you put on his shirt! :)

i've got a few little problems with his anatomy: his hood sticks way too much up (or his brainpan is extremly long). and his shoulders are very slender and low. and his adam's apple is too low. i sketched where i assume the stuff should be...


keep on! (and i would be curious to learn more about he story behind your characters!)
Thank you! The credit for anything wonderful in the picture is Kristin's, not mine. Like I said earlier, I just colored it. And since I'm not the artist (my artistic talent lies elsewhere), thank you for your suggestions as well. They helped tremendously (esp. the little red lines, lol). :)

So then... I see what you mean about his brainpan, adam's apple, and saturation. Hopefully this fixes it? (Is it just me, or does he seem extremely small?)

I don't want to give the entire story away, but the main point is this: Varabran (the guy with the spear) is looking for Faerith'nar, a friend who disappeared. Daedanann is the "responsible one" who is dragged along. They live on a remote island in a remote archipelago far to the north of Wesnoth, and end up getting attacked by monsters, thrown into the sea, and saved/taken away to Wesnoth by mermen. And, of course, they get caught up in more than they bargained for. I can't say much more than that for these two characters. :wink: More will come, though.
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Re: The Raven's Wings Portraits

Post by Garen Voh » May 1st, 2008, 3:51 am

Also, here's Rieck, a sort of duelist guy.

-Edit-

I completely redid Daedanann with all the suggestions in mind. I think it got much closer to what I was looking for than the last few. Attachified!! Again, any further suggestions for Varabran, Rieck, or Daedanann?

-Edit Again-

Here's a polished-up version of Varabran. I'd say "comments or suggestions?" but I'm starting to sound like a broken record... so feel free to keep critiquing as I go.
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Re: The Raven's Wings Portraits

Post by Garen Voh » May 3rd, 2008, 3:50 am

Can't forget Faerith'nar.... again, all credit except color goes to Kristin.

We're moving along... just two more first drafts: Lathadarë and Syeh (Syeh is my little avatar dude).
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Re: The Raven's Wings Portraits

Post by Garen Voh » May 4th, 2008, 8:35 pm

I think I fixed Rieck's face...

What do you think?
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Re: The Raven's Wings Portraits

Post by doofus-01 » May 4th, 2008, 10:55 pm

The nose is better. Maybe he could use some shadow over his eyes, because of the hat brim?

Varabran and Faerith'nar look similar, like they're siblings. Just an observation.

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Re: The Raven's Wings Portraits

Post by Garen Voh » May 5th, 2008, 2:53 am

Rieck: yes? No?
doofus-01 wrote:Varabran and Faerith'nar look similar, like they're siblings. Just an observation.
And a very accurate observation, I might add. Not that they're siblings... they're not related at all. But I think you're right, and so I set out to change this. I never imagined Firaeth'nar with brown hair, but hey... I don't think it looks too bad. Do they still look related? Comments?

I also just realized I quadruple-posted up there... geez... *slaps self.*
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Re: The Raven's Wings Portraits

Post by irrevenant » May 5th, 2008, 11:51 am

Faerith'nar's brown hair is actually less visible against the black background than her black hair. I think because you toned down the highlights?

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