Hi everyone for a while I'm a frequent user of the BG forums, I'm always in the monitoring phase in the NWN: EE section ... but, I've also been interested in BG1-2: EE and IWD: EE, actually it was BG 2 my first close encounter with D & D but then at the end NWN to make me passionate about this universe and its set of rules.
This Christmas as many BG users will have done for those who did not yet have them I got BG1-2 (with SoD) and IWD, to play them, I had already played them 2 years ago on my own but they were not updated (me there had been a contact that at the time I knew through another game), what to say "Pure love" was that time.
But bothered by the few available Portaits are now looking for some way to personalize my profile picture, all brought me here to this forum and that's how I met BG and his EE project of infinity titles and more.
So back from New Year I embarked on a "search for Identity" in order to have a unique face in BG and IWD, and this was a success, a success that led me to give birth again in me a desire to use the my Bamboo Dock (a graphic tablet) to make digital drawings.
The route was long and tedious but I managed in my intent and I am satisfied ... but we start with order.
This is the starting drawing taken from a previous mine of mine of 2017, enlarged and then carried on the laptop.
The same I do the modified and then colored in different parts through Power Point and Fresh Paint, but the result was not what I hoped ... so I looked for an alternative ...
Through copy and paste of various elements taken from other photos that I had I started to modify the image thus building shadows and lights on the image, even if the design pleased me, I was not fully satisfied with the armor as it came out ...
... so later and always looking for different images on Google Crome and https://it.pinterest.com/
, I reconstructed for the 3rd time hair, armor, cape and face of the subject in the studio, it was not easy but I managed definitively to find a fair compromise.
After that I have further modified the unattractive parts and further cropped the image in the part that interested me, then I used a cropping image site (https://burner.bonanza.com/
) and place a background for it having not installed photoshop on my laptop, I did however several tests before deciding what would be the final background, also asking for opinions of people I knew through Facebook and Steam ...
Variant 4 (Final version)
Finally, I chose this background on suggestions of various contacts, but before placing the image in the background again through Fresh Paint I further edited the image so that it does not out of place with the drawing, at the end place the image on a night sky turned out to be perhaps the best choice, in this way the face should be detached from the background making it more distinct.
What about I'm really satisfied ^^