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What can I do with that ugly-ass original portrait of Coran? Evidently alot :)

 

An edit that almost approaches drawing a face from scratch; original is on the left, new and improved on the right

 

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Whoops, that was me btw, forgot to log in :)

 

Anyways, also made a couple of minor revisions to Kivan and Branwen. The Kivan's portrait had some problems with the the brightness and contrast, Branwen was a bit cross eyed because I kept her eyes the way it was in the original portrait.

 

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Coran looks a bit of a very cute littl' girl to me :) I think I'd stick with the other version :)

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Fixed Coran, his right eye (which would be on our left) was bit messed up before.

 

Btw, any feature in particular of Coran's that makes you say that Domi? Or it's just the general impression? Can't do anything if it is.

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Perhaps it is the poutiness and rosiness of the lips.

The whites of his eyes should probably show up more than they are doing right now.

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The shape of the bottom half of his head is somewhat femine too. In fact, it looks to be copied from the revised Branwen portrait, am I right? :)

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Hi! I like your approach of changing the Coran portrait, but for my taste his lower lip is too thick, now, and the lower part of his face a bit too soft and feminine. Further, in my opinion if he is holding a bow the shoulder ( his left one) taken from the original picture somehow doesn't fit any longer.

@Domi: Which other picture of Coran?

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Lips, chin and nose in that order. All seem to have been overly softened. Also, drop the sculpted eyebrows.... that is definately a feminising trait in the picture. Ouch, also noticed the eyes (as in... not bad for a very nice looking woman). They remind me of my wife's... and she's Japanese. Again, too sculpted.

 

Hope that helps. And sorry for the advice being a bit messy, I wrote it as it popped into my head.

 

Oh, and I second the Kivan picture as being brilliant! Branwen is ok, but she lacks the "fire" that I think she should have considering her background. Looks to soft (for being a Viking girl - which is essentially her background).

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All these people saying the tweaked Branwen portrait doesn't fit should go take a look at some real Scandanavian women :).

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Jastey, XVIII Coran's portrait I was talking about is in this thread:

 

http://forums.gibberlings3.net/index.php?showtopic=1794

 

There is no particular feature I can point... I think it is the small narrow face, very clean in combination with the shiny bangles and the "pencil" neck that makes him look more like a traditional victorian angelic elf, than Tolkien-fantasy type of elf. :)

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Thanks for all the input. Heh, I guess I went overboard trying to make him look androgynous.

 

Still, I do not really feel like drawing his face over again from scratch (which is what it now looks like I have to do) considering that I think he looks male enough for an elf and well... there's always that other portrait :)

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Coran has turned into a beatiful? girl! Woa! :)

 

Honestly, Brawnen is by far your best portrait you have made....i don´t know if Faldorn is yours too. In quality terms, of course.

 

 

Kivan new portrait is not better at all, IMO, and i suppose tweaked Brawnen is inspired in Claudia Shiffer.

 

All your portraits are softened versions of the original ones, i can´t understand why are you so obsessed with make them more "cute" and refined ....Forgotten Worlds are not Melrose Place IMO.

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Good Stuff, but I do think Coran has become needlessly feminine. :) It's the lips, the jaw and possibly the nose too. But hey, it's a good edit, feminine or not.

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