Loyalist Portrait Series

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Re: Loyalist Portrait Series

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Pikeman's done, yeehee! :D The gondorian helm design works wonders, thanks to you Pipeman, and he now wears a decent-looking brigandine.
The dialog portrait is 500*500 in order to accomodate the pike, but the small portrait has a different crop so that it can be viewed in a propoer scale


Next I'll be inking the halberdier, and after him I'll start the bowmen line.
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Re: Loyalist Portrait Series

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Congrats, it looks really nice. and I like the sensation the new helm gives :D

The brigandine looks awesome as well, tought I find something strange with the lower scale portrait.

On the transparent one, I see a dark beard that looks really nice, but on the small one, I don't see the same reflections (the orange of the beard is clearer, like it has less "shadows" overall)

The color of the beard gives me the impression of majestic/royalty, and impress me more on the bigger portrait than on the smaller (its possible to fix this?).

Thank you for the nice impact (pleasing eye) you just gived me.
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Re: Loyalist Portrait Series

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wow

this is awsome...

I have to admit I had doubts how this one would turn out, but it turned out great

congratulation
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Vendanna: remember that the forum software messes up the colours. You need to click to see the real thing.
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thespaceinvader wrote:Vendanna: remember that the forum software messes up the colours. You need to click to see the real thing.
Ah, I didn't know about that.

Still, as curious as it may sound to you, I prefer the messed up colour on the beard it gives, since for my eye it gives more "real" look. (not saying that the picture isn't a masterpiece because it is)

I think that using a darker shadow on the beard would benefit the image as a whole, but that's up for the artist to consider.

Waiting for the next in line :)
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I've committed this version, and I'll update if LordBob makes any changes.
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Good point about the beard : now I have them both on screen, I prefer the "messed-up" forum colours. :roll: I'll take care of that. In the end I think I still have trouble adjusting the overal constrat of my pictures: several of them look better with the forum artifact.

In the small portrait, scaling had erased the rivets of the brigandine which looked like a mere leather tunic; so I added pinpoint grey touches, but I guess they can be improved.


There'll be a new version of both portraits sometime today.
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thespaceinvader wrote:Vendanna: remember that the forum software messes up the colours. You need to click to see the real thing.
Must be something wrong with me - for most of the portraits I've seen on the forums, I prefer the 'messed up' versions that have greater contrast and perhaps less saturation.

The saurians, the dwarves, the loyalists. All of em. I was really surprised by the actual appearance of that saurian with the buckler and spears.
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Kestenvarn wrote:Must be something wrong with me - for most of the portraits I've seen on the forums, I prefer the 'messed up' versions that have greater contrast and perhaps less saturation.

The saurians, the dwarves, the loyalists. All of em. I was really surprised by the actual appearance of that saurian with the buckler and spears.
Same here, actually. :hmm: Weird.
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Another masterpiece, eh? Hell, he looks great!

Impoving the contrast and giving the scaled down portrait little more shadows could make the picture even better. But I like our new pikeman anyway. Good job, LobBob!
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beautiful again! the new helmet is just perfect and that brigandine!
but yeah, the beard needs more contrast and perhaps a bit desaturation, too.

who will be next?
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LordBob wrote:
Next I'll be inking the halberdier, and after him I'll start the bowmen line.
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I fiddled with the saturation & levels of the pikeman: the final result should be closer to the first "messed-up" version, including the beard. Eventually I'll do the same with the entire loyalist series.

The pikeman should now be ready for comittment.
As for who's next, Pipeman's almost right: I'll soon be done with the inking of the halberdier, but I've also been working on the javelineer, whom I forgot to mention in my previous listing.
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wow, you've outdone yourself again. I was a bit skeptical with the pikeman's initial design but I love the way it looks now in the end.
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Committed this revised version.
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