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Thayvian by artastrophe Thayvian by artastrophe
Just guessing what's under that hood. Since Red Wizards are supposed to have tattooed/bald heads and all... so... one more version of Edwin Odesseiron of Baldur's Gate. Because, um... the Portrait Pack! Yeah, that's totally a legitimate excuse to paint him. I've just been working on making changes for these portraits that no one will even be able to notice in those tiny little bitmaps. ;P Expect an update soon!!


:iconorionali: contributed her wonderful design skills and created a tattoo to grace our dear Thayvian's skull (upon my insistence xD). thanks, sweetie!! <3
and some of you may recognize the chest tattoo heheh...
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Cairngorm77 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
love the light on his collar bone'
I agree the tats are better lighter. His eyes are the focal point. darker tats would mess with that
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noirnova Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
can we have 1 of this with his iconic pose? i love bald edwin so much!:squee:
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artastrophe Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
awwww me toooo hehe! thanks! ^^ I don't know, maybe someday I guess?? I probably should practice painting hands, since that takes me awhile--I just never have any time! although, it IS Edwin... :XD::heart:
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Mihoshi5 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Awsome art :la:
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artastrophe Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank youuu! ^^
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Mihoshi5 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
No problem ;p
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Rhian-Skyblade Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I so love your characters and have to concur with Orionali :) the eyes are great.

Man, I want a Baldurs Gate 3 with Edwin again. I so loved it when Minsk and Edwin were bickering at each other ^^
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artastrophe Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
d'aww, Edwin bickers with everyone. <3 But yeah, his banters with Minsc were pretty great! AND BG3 WOULD BE OMG AWESOME!! :faint: Maybe if EE and its sequel are successful ((and with the $4.1M success of Obsidian's Project Eternity (so far!!) it's showing the Infinity Engine is still bankable)) we might actually see it??!

NOW I'M ALL EXCITED!! I almost forgot to say 'thank you!' :hug:
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BizarreMechanism Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I think you need to emphasis contrast and punch those tattoos.
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artastrophe Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I suppose it might come down to personal preference with the tattoos; I played around with them a bunch before deciding I liked them best lighter. ;) But really, I didn't want them to take too much attention away from the face, since as you said--it's kind of lower-contrast... so I would have to start over my whole color palette and everything (not saying that's not a good idea, just that it also means changing the other portraits in this set to match, and I'm behind schedule as it is ;D).

In fact, I really do see your point: the original BG portraits were pretty bright colors/higher-contrast, which definitely makes them stand out at a smaller size, but again--probably coming back to personal preference hehe--my approach has been more subtle. Although, if I had been thinking of it consciously at the time, I imagine I would have gone about it a bit differently... but I wasn't really trying to copy their style necessarily, and just dove right in and started painting. ^^ (Believe me, it's been hard enough to keep 40+ portraits looking consistent for this project even when I'm using my natural/instinctive style, haha.)

But I learned quite a lot from the experience, and it's definitely making me want to take more chances with color and contrast and all that!! I just had to keep these ones consistent with each other vs consistent with the existing BG portraits. :roll: So sorry if I sound defensive, lol--it's something I've thought about too much, and just gotten frustrated because of all the work I've already invested in that direction. ^^ But thank you for your comment!!
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