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BG portrait - me by nattzvart BG portrait - me by nattzvart
I don't get this new cathegorization system... sorry.

This is a paintover of a photo of me, and I thought it would be cool to make it into a BG protrait, since most characters I draw tend to look somewhat like me anyways.

Time spent: 1½ hour, Photoshop CS2

The name of my BG character is Adriamne and she is a Neutral Good Cleric/Fighter.

Source photo: [link]
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:iconsteyger:
steyger Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're beautiful and so is the portrait. Well done!
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ev666il Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Hi nattzvart!

This portrait is so awesome I would like to use it for my first female character in BG:EE! Any chance you could upload a .BMP version? :)

Thanks and kudos again!
- Andrea
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Maller64 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
I just reinstalled BD2 and thought id look for a portrait on this site but when i saw this i just gotta say. This is absolutely astounding work.
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:iconbaary:
Baary Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
Really good painting! Itīs really realistic. ;-)
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MrArbi Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Hobbyist
likes this
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:iconkenjiz:
Kenjiz Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009
Amazing

Adding to favorites and will beg for your permission if I ever create an NPC in BGII Mods in need of a portraiting fitting this style!
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surprize Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008
Beautifull!
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:iconjadeitea:
Jadeitea Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007  Student Digital Artist
It's amazing! I couldn't tell the difference between your art and original BG portraits. A splendid job! :+fav:!
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tamaraR Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007   Digital Artist
:+fav: I love the custom BGII potraits. I really like the one you made for yourself. Very beautifull. Makes you really wanna play the game which such an awesome portrait. :D
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Lilyas Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2007  Professional General Artist
I loved to play Baldur's Gate 2. :heart: And you did something very creative with your portrait! :thumbsup:
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Freaky-Darling Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007
That is so awesome!
It really is in the style of those pics. I might just play again...for the excuse to do my own. ^_^
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nattzvart Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2007
exactly!

I usually make my own portrait for all the new characters I make. Makes them more personal.

(and you can't play throught the BG series enough times... =P )
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Freaky-Darling Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007
I'm planning on making more sometimes. It's so much fun. :)
I have to agree, it's an awesome game.
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prettyfuckedup Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007
Wow 'Lina.. Det är verkligen likt dig! Riktigt grymt!! :)

~Björn
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nattzvart Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007
tack tack!

fan jag målar inget längre nästan, nu när ja jobbar. =( Ska bli skönt med lite paus i höst.
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Sigma-Iota Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007  Hobbyist
Great portrait. :) I love BG saga.
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shadowpaintedwhite Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007
It really looks like you!Well,since it's a paintover it's normal.You really look like a medieval knight :nod: Is BG a game?
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nattzvart Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007
Yeah, presicely... it's a bit cheating, but it's worth it. ^^ I'm a huge fan of Baldurs Gate/2. Love Bioware, the masters of RPG!
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shadowpaintedwhite Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007
Ah,I've heard of it.Yeah Bioware are great,but Blizzard are nice too.
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pogopuggie Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
for the minuscule 1 1/2 hours this took you it is unbelievable. there's a show of talent here that's almost insulting :laughing: I'm left imagining what you could do with 5 hours! I love the subtle scarring, it's actually beautiful.
Ar, so much envy :giggle:
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nattzvart Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007
Thank you very much. =)

I left some comments on your pirate-pic. You have lots of talant as well. Learning how to work fast is about knowing the shortcuts, nothing else. And that comes with time + tips from other people.
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pogopuggie Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
then pass me all the tips you can! :giggle: I've taken your advice and *tried* to fix that painting of mine :nod:
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nattzvart Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007
Well.. one of the things I learned from some professionl artists is; use layers, but no as in separating different elements. Use layers to experiment with lighting and color. Different layer settings (especially overlay and multiply) comes in real handy when you want to put on a good finish on you painting. Using color layers to tint a picture is good as well to achive an overall mood.

Of course all this can be painted the "traditional" way, but by using new layers for shadows/light you save loads of time and you'll be able to swap between before/after to see what kind of effect the changes has.
Effect layers are great as well. On the layers-window, there is a small icon that will create an effect layer of you choice. That way you won't loose color information. =)

hope there is something you can use... =P
//Carolina
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pogopuggie Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey I've never actually used different layer settings with work before... I hadn't even thought about it! I'll definitely be trying that. haha I didn't even know what an effect layer was! looks like I have heaps of exploring to do! :giggle: Thank you so much for that information! :glomp:
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nattzvart Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007
no problem... got any questiongs; just write me a note. Good luck!
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wincenworks Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent pic, I love the addition of the scars and the design of the armour. Great job.
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nattzvart Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2007
thank you! Yes I like adding scars to warrior-class-characters. ^^ They've seen their share of battle, after all.
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wincenworks Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed, they had personality and character.
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time-eater Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Skit snygg bild D
ser hur bra som helst ut^^
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nattzvart Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2007
tack!
Men det är ju lite fusk med paintovers. ^^ går snabbt och blir snyggt utan vidare ansträgning, tycker jag. Fast det är ju oxå en konstform. Eller nåt. Men tack iaf.
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time-eater Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
de räcker inte med ett kort för att de ska bli snyggt när man målar ovanpå;) de fångar juh bara formen i stort sätt.. man måste ha lite skills å. å de har juh du^^
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nattzvart Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2007
tack... igen. =)
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Scarlet-Bee Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2007
Wow, you're amazing! I just saw a photo of you back there. :clap:
I like the texture and the pose. Lovin' the scar! ;)
I think I'll add this to my :+fav:, yep yep.
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Scarlet-Bee Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2007
P.S. you're pretty. :)
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nattzvart Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2007
:blushes:
thanks! You are very kind. =) And thank you for the fav.
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FalconFan Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2007
Wah!! Beautiful girls in armor--that always rocks! ;) :p Great job with the over paint--it looks like paint rather than a photo now. Did you add the scar...? It seems to go with the armor rather well! Very nice job!

FF
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nattzvart Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2007
Haha yeah! I sometimes watch Luc Besson's "The Messenger" when I need some inspiration for my female fighting characters. (Cuz I have a habit of running around in armor IRL at medievial events =D)
The painting itself was done fairly quickly, most of the time I spent trying out different composings and lighting.
And yes the scar was added. =) I only pretend to be a fighter IRL. Actually I'm a whimp.. =P
Thanks for your kind words. It really means a lot to me.
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FalconFan Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2007
"I only pretend to be a fighter IRL. Actually I'm a whimp.. "

LOL! ME TOO!! :nod: My favorite quote for that is "He who fights and runs away lives to fight another day!" LOL! I'm the Sir Robin of the pack, I think (obscure Monty Python reference :p)... The medieval festivals must be crazy-fun! Do you joust, too? That looks scary... **shudders**

Still--this is lovely, and your expression is definitely the tough, self-possessed warrior woman--it fits well! ;)

FF
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JediPafka Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool!!! And of course nice'n'charming as original :thumbsup: :+fav:
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nattzvart Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2007
haha thanks. ;) you are very kind.
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LittleFoxStudio Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow nice job on...well...everthing. that's amazing. you really know how to use photoshop. i think i'm jealous.
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nattzvart Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2007
Well, if you want any tips, just ask. =) I'd be happy to help.
I been thinking for a while of making a tutorial with walkthroughs of painting, layer styles and such.

And thank you.
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LittleFoxStudio Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the problem is that i have very limited access to photoshop. I can only use it at school because i don't have photoshop at home. grrrr. if i have any problems with photoshop, i'll tell you. thank you.
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tankgirly Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2007
I came across one in one of other KFMers site....let me see......I think I bagged it in my fav now. Phoq?

Anyway, that one was pretty good. Although I would still prefer pencil (cost less to upgrade). It is always good to know other methods.
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