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Hey all,

A while back I offered to do some portraits for the game units but was unhappy with my portraiture at the time. I have since remedied that dissatisfaction and so i'm back to paint some heroes. First is hannibal, second is ashoka the great. They're rough works in progress and their costumes are left vague for now so people have a chance to throw reference at me before I waste time rendering something inaccurate. I intend to do a portrait for each faction then move into whatever appeals. Let me know what you think.

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It looks great so far, their faces look very real.

I'm looking forward to seeing further development. :)

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Wow, really nice quality portraits! they look promising :)

I hope you don't mind if I leave here some heroes references..

Hannibal references:

http://www.talismanc...st_Portrait.jpg

http://upload.wikime...nibal_Barca.jpg

Ashoka references:

http://www.thestreng...01/Slide023.jpg

More mauryan heroes:

http://www.wildfireg...showtopic=17026

Philip of Macedon:

http://i.imgur.com/dr9x6.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/g3vWR.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Yv1yb.jpg

Alexander the great:

http://www.1stmuse.c..._matenkoski.JPG

http://upload.wikime...tish_Museum.jpg

And his helmet:

http://www.movingima...4804-medium.jpg

http://euroheritage.net/alexander.jpg

If you prefer to work on other heroes, just ask and we'll give you references :P

Looking forward to see your progress! :)

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Yea, I hope a little variation is ok. So far I've been going off of what historic references I could find especially with ashoka. If anyone wants to post a screen cap of the units in game, it would be helpful, af I cammy currently update to alpha 12 right now. Thanks for the ref and the kind words. I saw you posted alexander the great reference but I was told before it was being worked on, was the portrait abandoned?

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Also i'm going to submit a hannibal variation where he only has one eye, so if there's a punic wars campaign, his iberian exploits can be with the first portrait, then after the alps and all that, he can be shown with one eye. If such a campaign ever happened I could even do an older portrait for the later game.

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Here is a quick shot of Hannibal in the actor editor. Ashoka does not yet exist in the public svn. (well, he does, but he looks like Xerxes.^^)

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Don't forget that Hannibal was blind in one eye.

Also i'm going to submit a hannibal variation where he only has one eye

^_^

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The details and quality are amazing! I'd really like to see these in-game!

One minor thing, though: the blind eye, in the heat of a battle, won't be noticed by many... Maybe you could blind the other eye instead?

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Boudica looks a bit ... overly masculine.:-/ To be honest, if you didn't tell me, I would have thought she was a man.

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Boudica looks a bit ... overly masculine.:-/ To be honest, if you didn't tell me, I would have thought she was a man.

Right. She probably needs a narrower nose or something. Keep up the good work though!

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K here's a final draft of hannibal missing a background and pupils and one with one eye. And a rough of boudicca.

Those are incredible mate, I know it's tough to see in the reference image of hannibal, but i think those arent extra horsehair crests on the sides but feathers, correct me if I'm wrong. I think the eye looks fine just how it is.

Great job dude

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Thanks all. I'll consider the critiques. I don't feel boudicca looks overly masculine, but I don't think a middle aged warrior queen would be a girly girl, but i'll see what I could do.

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Also, please continue to post costume reference for boudicca, ashoka and darius who i'll do next. It doesn't have to be direct depictions i'd those characters just pictures of what they might have worn

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everything I paint is in gimp. Open source ftw.

nice painting, looks like very realistic. you use Hard way, painting from nothing? wow, i can Paint but not at your level, is impressive. congratulation.

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