rofl... guess Google image search didn't help me too much with revealing Lobelia's attitude/personality... oh well! And I just spent a few minutes trying to figure out Sajantha's expression myself haha... I honestly don't remember what my intentions were with this piece. I know I wasn't trying to make her look irritated, but I can't recall what I WAS trying to do.... although, yeah, now I can see how she could look a bit irritated. ^^
of course! I'm flattered. (sorry-- hope reply isn't too late!) I've actually changed her a bit since I first envisioned her here, so don't even feel like you're stealing anything.
Besides, you don't even need to ask (but thanks! ^^)-- that's what they call "appropriating" in the art world-- being inspired/taking pieces of something isn't "stealing" if you can make it your own. ;D
Ha ha, I know I don't "have to", but I still feel better knowing the artist is okay with its work inspiring characters... I guess some people could feel like their character is turned into something else against their will.
Anyway, when I finish my first draft (that could mean in a year or two, lol), I'll let you know all about what she's become
And thank you again for being such an inspiring artist and generous human being.
aww you are just so sweet! how could I resist?? but you know... considering the things I do to the characters of other fandoms, it would be incredibly hypocritical of me to begrudge anyone playing around with anything of mine. (and seriously, the fact you would even want to is quite flattering. ^^)
but anyway, best of luck with your draft--I know how long those things can take and I wish you speedy progress. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do!
awww thank you!! I'm super glad you liked it lol... I kind of left it on the shelf for now while I try to re-write it hehe--and then got distracted by some other stuff... but it is awesome to know someone is reading it! xD
What a powerful expression. Such a contrast to her otherwise soft features. I'm really liking her hair; you've abstained from strong contrasts but added colors like blues and reds to her rather dusky-blonde haircolor, managing a very interesting effect. Again, I really like how petite she is yet has a really strong presence.
I'm looking forward to see it, really :> never played baldur's gate...hm :/ but i think it's time.. i heard and read a lot of it. aww but I hope there will eventually be another game from dragon age DX i bet this one three times till now and have so a few pc's more who wants to save the world xD
aww thank you! That's such a great metaphor--it really makes me want to work on the sequel piece where she starts cracking... but then it makes me feel bad for doing that to her. Poor little Bhaalspawn...
oh, I just made her more realistic (IMO at least, I like forcing my own "regular person"/non-heroic perspective on my protagonists): after all the imprisonment/torture and losing her friends she didn't really bounce back... and she was more of the introspective/carefree type so she didn't have an aggressive nature to fall back on and seek vengeance; she's just terrified.
And then there's some other plot elements, hehe... plenty more character development/roller coaster rides for her.
Well I'd say the face looks relatively human, especially the large eyes, but something in the eyebrow/cheekbone angle gives her an edge. Overall, a beauty.
Oh geez, I have a ridiculous collection, and once I realized the potential of shadowkeeper I started changing /everyone's/ portraits. I think Xzar might've been the only NPC whose original portrait I had kept.
But hmm yes, a portrait of my BG character is definitely on my list...After all the addictions go away.
oooh yeah I need to draw my NWN2 pc! I'm not especially attached to any of my other ones... although the KotOR one might be fun. In my head, neither of those looks anything like the preset/in-game faces though hahaha... which makes it more interesting and more difficult. At least the DA ones you can make look awesome! And the ME creator was almost as good. I never played JE though!
Hmm, Jade Empire is one of the Bioware classics, and as such the formula was a bit familiar, although it did differ in a sense. The combat system was very fun, though a bit limited as you didn't have a real inventory. Oriental setting, and worth a try ;D
Yeah, I spent /hours/ playing around with the DA creator to make a purdy character - hey, it's part of the fun! I had to mod heavily for NWN2 to make a character I liked, and for NWN I just had to rely on portraits and further ideas. But no, for KotOR I don't imagine my dear Revan looking anything like the model either xD
I actually bought JE a year or two ago but something was wrong with my copy and it didn't install correctly, and I couldn't return it, so... still never actually played it. I've heard a lot of good things, though!!
And yeah, I love all the control you get on every facial detail in like Oblivion and DA, although perfection is certainly time-consuming. ;D Definitely spoils me going back to play NWN2 or KotoR. But yeah, that's where our fan art/fangirling comes in handy.
I'm glad that came across, but honestly sometimes I feel like all my characters end up looking so...serious--I can't draw them smiling for some reason?? In this case, that fits at least, although technically I should probably save all the angst for the sequel portrait.