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Ghosts!

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Finally something new; I just finished the big project for uni that kept my busy during the last weeks. And in order to take a break from drawing all day I decided to do something for Wesnoth again. I chose something rather quick, here is my take at the ghost. While he appears a bit too light on the forums he has lots of fancy transparencies and looks a lot better on the ingame background.

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I stopped to criticize the others lately when I noticed how many things I have to learn. The ghost looks excellent to me.
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...why's he yawning?

Otherwise, looks cool =)
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Re: Kitty's random stuff: Ghost

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You forgot the cigarette from between his fingers. :P

On a more serious note, it looks very material and solid, I would have expected something more ethereal from a ghost.

ETA: OK, I overlooked the "fancy trancparencies" bit, and it indeed looks much better with a background.
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This is really great and it kills two birds with one stone as DM needs a good ghost portrait. There's some nice subtle colors going on but I think it might be cool to push the color influence slightly. Just a thought. Trying not to just gush.
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Fin version for now, I moved the hand a tad (to get rid of the yawning/smoking impression) and put a bit more colour on the robe.
I'd like to have Jet's opinon on him before commiting since he had a pretty distinct vision for the ghosts.
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...wow.

It went from 'that's pretty good' on the white forum to absolutely stunning on a black bg.
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kitty wrote:Fin version for now, I moved the hand a tad (to get rid of the yawning/smoking impression) and put a bit more colour on the robe.
I'd like to have Jet's opinon on him before commiting since he had a pretty distinct vision for the ghosts.
Well, you've nailed it as far as I'm concerned. :D This is awesome.


My notes if you're considering any of the others in the tree; these are the few points I actually care about:
- yes, the shadow and nightgaunt have razor-gloves of some sort.
- the shadow must have a "candlejack/scarecrow"-like hood.
- the nightgaunt must have a faceless, featureless metal mask.
- the wraith can have either the skull face or an empty hood; I don't care. Both work.
- the wraith and spectre do have armor, as if they're the ghosts of warriors. The armor can be transparent and partly insubstantial if you want.
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I was planning on having a pop at at least the Wraith (based off Captain Swing's awesome sketch), if not the Spectre too, some time over the summer - I'm having a less easy time coming up with sketches for the shadow and nightgaunt - if you wanted to split it that way, i;d be happy with that.
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Thanks for the explanations Jetryl! Can somebody please commit this guy?


tsi: I'm fine with you colouring swing's wraith, I'd like to take care of shadow, nightgaunt and spectre over the course of the summer.
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Ok kitty, I'll get on that at some point soon =)

EDIT: committed, too.
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The ghost looks totally awesome on the black background. Looks really nice. (it really reminds me of the shades in The Phoenix Requiem)
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Here is s start for the Shadow, still needs lot of polishing, but you'll get the general direction...
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Looks cool, but how about some slightly more mismatched blades - I envisioned this guy as more of an edward scissorhands than a wolverine, in blade terms.
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Hmm, the blade question is mostly one of taste, I think. I like the contrast between the tattered etheral cloth and the polished solid claws - but I understand where you are comming from, too. Perhaps I'll add in some rust or scratches tomorrow.
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