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Post by irrevenant » April 2nd, 2006, 4:15 am

Zhukov wrote:Did you didn't accidentally post the same image twice?
:) I said there wasn't a lot (of difference) in it.

Look at where his head and neck are relative to the jewelled clasp (or most importantly relative to the centre of his chest).

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Post by Jetrel » April 2nd, 2006, 8:30 am

:? Some edits. I don't have the time to explain all of them; more or less the effect should be obvious.
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Post by Eternal » April 5th, 2006, 2:40 pm

You sure see who's the artist here. :D

And to Darth Foo: I agree to all that stuff there and I would be very happy to be listed in the credits if you want to put me there. (Just as Eternal...)

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Post by Eternal » April 5th, 2006, 3:13 pm

Big thanks for all of Jetryls edits. I saw one or two tiny things. So here:
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Post by charlieg » April 6th, 2006, 4:00 pm

Looks great now except his nose looks a little weird... kinda snoutish.
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Post by scott » April 6th, 2006, 4:33 pm

charlieg wrote:Looks great now except his nose looks a little weird... kinda snoutish.
He looks like Kevin Bacon.
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Post by Zhukov » April 6th, 2006, 8:53 pm

*Googles "Kevin Bacon"*

:D Hehe, you're right. I think it's the line on his cheek that invokes the Bacon look, it gives his face a hollow quality.

A criticism of my own regarding the nose: A human nose does not have a point like that. If the nose stays the way it is now, I reckon it should give him a 2-2 pierce attack with backstab. If you look in a mirror you will see that your nose (hopefully) has a rounded tip, it does not curve outwards into a lethal tip.

Other then that, great job. I love the texture on the robes, especially the sleeve.

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Post by Darth Fool » April 6th, 2006, 9:51 pm

The latest version has been committed. This means that Eteranal: you are officially now a wesnoth art contributor. This doesn't mean that you have to stop making improvements to the portrait. The portrait is not currently used in any campaigns or scenarios, but it is available for use.

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Post by SmokemJags » April 6th, 2006, 9:56 pm

*pokes zookeeper*
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Post by Ranger M » April 6th, 2006, 10:02 pm

SmokemJags wrote:*pokes zookeeper*
Why? He hasn't even posted on this page (and I'm too lazy to check the previous one).

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Post by Eternal » April 7th, 2006, 12:46 pm

Made the cheek line less visible and rounded the nose up... 2-2 piercing did sound kinda funky though. :P
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Post by irrevenant » April 8th, 2006, 5:30 am

I'm flattered that my edit got incorporated but it was only ever intended to demonstrate how the figure looked with the head shifted back, not to be part of the commit.

Specifically the circled bit is temporary patchwork that I added solely to stop the cut-out section from distracting the eye. The colouring (and possibly the positioning) of the folds is incorrect. I unfortunately don't have the expertise to fix that (or I would have done it right in the first place!) so if someone else could please correct that, it would be much appreciated!

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Post by SmokemJags » April 8th, 2006, 8:28 am

Why? He hasn't even posted on this page (and I'm too lazy to check the previous one).
He was thinking about doing something or other with his campaign about a silver mage and a portrait, just used the post and a PM to bring his attention to this thread.
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Post by Eternal » April 8th, 2006, 4:29 pm

Irrevenant: Your edit helped a lot. I gave me a kick to continue with the Silver Mage... :)
Anything to tweak and fix?
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Post by irrevenant » April 8th, 2006, 10:11 pm

Heh, I just noticed your avatar. Neat. :)
Eternal wrote:Irrevenant: Your edit helped a lot. I gave me a kick to continue with the Silver Mage... :)
I'm glad; it was so close to finished anyway.
Anything to tweak and fix?
Just that bit I circled (which is an error that I introduced). It really does leap out at the eye in comparison to the rest of the cloak, so I assume I stuffed up the shading somehow.

Maybe a little shading on the left hand - it looks a little stark in comparison to everything else.

But essentially, as far as I can tell, it's done. I guess you'll just have to create a new artwork to wow us all with. :)

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