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Palatin
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My Battle of Wesnoth Fanart.

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Hi,
I'm currently creating some artwork inspired by Battle for Wesnoth.
Here is the first patch. Obviously this is a simple level 1 mage ... and yes that is the same drawing in all three images, you are not drunk, but it is used in three different ways.
Yeah, that was the basic idea. Rafaels story just came into my mind while playing BfW and I wanted to make this sort of old-book-page-style thing.<br />I want to point out that I'm not a native english speaker, but I did my best - but if there are small, big or sinful errors in the text please tell me!
Yeah, that was the basic idea. Rafaels story just came into my mind while playing BfW and I wanted to make this sort of old-book-page-style thing.
I want to point out that I'm not a native english speaker, but I did my best - but if there are small, big or sinful errors in the text please tell me!
Well, why not reuse the above as a mage charactersheet?
Well, why not reuse the above as a mage charactersheet?
And here the guy in a simple portrait.
And here the guy in a simple portrait.
You can find the images also here: http://palatin.deviantart.com/gallery/ Where also proper credits are provided (just the pose reference for the drawing and the ornament texture).

These are just some fun art pieces inspired by BfW. Simply speaking fan art. I know they are not great masterpieces, but I wanted to share them with other wesnoth-fans anyway.
They are not part of or made for any campaign, scenario or faction, I didn't intended them to be used in the game - therefore I didn't stick to the requirements for in-game portraits etc.
Of course, if anyone wants to use them for the game, that would be awesome. Feel free to ask, I still have the project files and minor adjustments (for example on the text) are easily done. Also I don't put any restrictions on them, they are free to use.

Edit 1: "Rafael's story updated, spelling errors corrected - thanks to Insinuator.
Last edited by Palatin on April 4th, 2011, 7:49 am, edited 3 times in total.

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Moved to Art Workshop.

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Re: My Battle of Wesnoth Fanart.

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Mmm One or two things that anyone can tell you:
  • I think the staff is too stright, It looks a bit unnatural. You can rotate it a little.
  • The guy looks fat and a bit unmorph because of the shadows. I mean it looks like he have a pillow under his tunic. Without any ofense intention.
  • It gives a general impression that need more detail. It's too plain perhaps?
I'm not good at this but I think that this are the main things you can correct for get a better quality.

If it's your first time, It's really good. :)
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Seems nice. Here are a few corrections to spelling and grammar: "...a young boy named...", "King's", "Rafael's", "Not again...". :eng: Remember, when something is possessive, usually use an apostrophe. Also, a very akwardly phrased sentence: "Love gave him the courage and knowledge the means to challenge fate herself." Better would be: "Love gave him the courage and knowledge gave him the means to challenge fate herself."

Actually, I think the greatest strength and potential usefulness of the above artwork is the font itself. I think Wesnoth should use a more showy font type such as seen above. It adds a lot to the atmosphere of medieval times.

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yeah I think that's a cool idea. Maybe I could use it for a campaign, but I'm still unfamiliar with scenario making and all that.
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Re: My Battle of Wesnoth Fanart.

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Thanks for the comments and critiques. It's not the first stuff I did, but I consider myself still a beginner.
Here is a poacher, but it's probably not the final version.
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You're pillowshading a lot. That is, the middle of something (in this case, a cloth fold) is brighter than the edges. The lighter shades are in the middle, essentially. It's not a great idea.
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Yup. In fact, I would focus all your effort on fixing your lighting now, before you get into too many bad habits.

Edit: Actually, your first one is rather good lighting wise. Why did you change it? :cry:
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The anatomy of both persons is quite off. E.g. the shoulders are too wide on both chars. The mage also seems to have either long legs or short arms.
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