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Gluma
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Saurian portraits (wip)

Post by Gluma »

Saurian portraits always felt kinda out of the game's style for me so I thought maybe I could try and make something on my own

I made some sketches for the skirmisher/flanker/ambusher line just to check what people think, and if it's at all needed

I usually draw in a different style than Wesnoth but with enough guidence I think I can mimic it

This is my first post here, I hope I got it right. All feedback welcome
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Hello Gluma,

Saurian portraits would be welcome. It's too early to say much, but the designs you have there do show potential.

Thanks.
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Re: Saurian portraits (wip)

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Does anyone know what those things are supposed to be?
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Hi,
I assume they are the leather thongs on the current Skirmisher portrait.
These are magenta so that the colour will change to match the team (side) of the unit.
(So if the side the unit belongs to is blue, the thongs will be blue and so on.)

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Hope this helps/makes sense!

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Maybe instead of the manlike V-form chest, give them a narrow chest and much stronger legs, like lizards and theropod dinosaurs have?
From the description it sounds like all their striking power comes from their legs:

"their powerful hind legs can drive a spear with enough force to do considerable damage, either in hand or thrown."

Also, maybe posture the tail higher and the upper body lower and more streamlined like the bipedal running Basilisk Lizard (or a theropod dinosaur).
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Really liking these! Just earlier today I said how it's a shame that saurians only have two total portraits, and they look a little outdated compared to the rest. Really looking forward to this!
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Post by Talentless »

Very nice! I like where this is headed. And I agree with Hunter, it's a shame that many saurian units are missing portraits, and the ones that are available are basically in a different style.

By the way, I've always liked the old saurian illustrations. Their style does not fit the mainline very well either, but I think the overall design is OK.
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As a side note, I've just realized that the sketch-style illustrations would be very fitting for a bestiary. :)
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^ Those would look pretty cool modernized. The poses are nice, but they lack detail compared to the new portraits.
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Re: Saurian portraits (wip)

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I don't think even the poses look that great on those old one. The first one is holding its spear in a very odd way and the second one doesn't look menacing, more like a frog on a wall. I also personally am not a fan of their faces on these, and the two pikelizards are wearing what looks too close to roman infantry armors, not fit for them since they're supposed to be living in a very tribal society. The legs on the first one are nice tho.

But I love what Gluma posted ! Your sketches look very good, they seem to have accurate gear and it feels like you have the talent to make cool-looking Saurians, I think the leftmost one has the best pose.
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I agree that the old ambusher isn't very good, but I quite like how the skirmisher and augur seem so inconspicuous. I wouldn't mind seeing a revamped augur illustration with a similar pose. But yeah, the sketches look more promising than the mainline illustrations, past or present.
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