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Surayah's Alternate Portrait
« on: March 31, 2004, 10:09:46 PM »


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Re: Surayah's Alternate Portrait
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2004, 01:40:00 AM »
I would like to vote for this one.

I would also like to say that I laughed for nearly 5 minutes over Bons' sig. Way too much sugar.
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Re: Surayah's Alternate Portrait
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2004, 01:47:56 AM »
Yes, I think this one's prettier, too.
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Re: Surayah's Alternate Portrait
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2004, 01:50:52 AM »
I agree - I like this one better as well.  It's lighter overall and more of the close-up style of the rest of the BG portraits.  Good job, Bons!
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Re: Surayah's Alternate Portrait
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2004, 05:56:40 AM »
Portrait love is great! You don't have to vote between the two, though. I intend to package both sets as options on install, so you'll be able to pick 'Original' or 'BGII-style' to your heart's content.

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Re: Surayah's Alternate Portrait
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2004, 06:02:52 AM »
Which one is which, though?  I assume BG-II style is this one, since original could only mean the... um, original one, yes?
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Re: Surayah's Alternate Portrait
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2004, 06:19:12 AM »
Yes.

Does the mere mention of the word 'Original' make anyone else think of fried chicken?

And the Original will be the one used on the eventual 'Download Me Please' page, so it'll be a safe guess that this one is the...um, Other Portrait That People Actually Like. In fact, I think that's what I'll call the component. :)
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Re: Surayah's Alternate Portrait
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2004, 07:36:58 AM »
I am glad to see that she has recovered. Before she looked a bit like someone after a stroke.

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Does the mere mention of the word 'Original' make anyone else think of fried chicken?

So there is an option during installation to have the picture of a fried chicken instead or what?
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Re: Surayah's Alternate Portrait
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2004, 11:18:37 AM »
No, it means I was hungry while I was posting.

Um, back to the portrait. Mongoose87 had commented about funkiness with Surayah's necklace. I didn't add any shadowing, which I think is the cause. (And I can't believe Galactygon didn't point out the lack of shadows - *gasp!* :) ) That is the only tweak I see making at this point, since there's plenty left to do in other areas of the mod that could better use the time.
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Re: Surayah's Alternate Portrait
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2004, 04:29:06 PM »
It's going to be hard to choose between the default and alternate ports. I like them both. :-)
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Re: Surayah's Alternate Portrait
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2004, 06:15:49 PM »
You won't be able to experience everything playing through this mod just once, so take turns! :)
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Re: Surayah's Alternate Portrait
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2004, 07:38:43 PM »
This one is good. She has a Middle Eastern look to her which is what Calimshan is based on.
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Re: Surayah's Alternate Portrait
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2004, 08:13:52 PM »
Hey Bons, did I forget to mention that the new portrait is beautiful?  Sorry if I did then ^_^  I really like this one, good work man!
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Re: Surayah's Alternate Portrait
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2004, 07:28:44 AM »
Thanks for the comment, Blood Raven. I had wondered with this alternate version if I had strayed too far away from a Calimshite look.

Kate, you hadn't commented on this version yet. I appreciate it!
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Re: Surayah's Alternate Portrait
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2004, 09:28:38 AM »
You won't be able to experience everything playing through this mod just once, so take turns! :)

Who said anything about playing a mod only once? ^_^  :-*

You don't wanna know about my default mod install list. Haha. When this one is finished I think It'll earn a place into my deault selection. And yes, I'm pretty picky :P
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Re: Surayah's Alternate Portrait
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2004, 03:23:08 PM »
Really good work. One not though: the upper part of the necklace looks a bit "sharp".
It stands out from the rest of the picture.
« Last Edit: April 02, 2004, 03:27:16 PM by Nesquaam »
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Re: Surayah's Alternate Portrait
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2004, 06:25:39 PM »
Thanks for the comment, Blood Raven. I had wondered with this alternate version if I had strayed too far away from a Calimshite look.

Kate, you hadn't commented on this version yet. I appreciate it!
I prefer this one over the default one. Much prettier.
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Re: Surayah's Alternate Portrait
« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2004, 05:23:12 PM »
Is that Penelope Cruz? As an Australian, it is my patriotic duty to dislike Penelope Cruz.

But top job! Very BG2ish - more so than the original in terms of composition :)
« Last Edit: April 08, 2004, 05:26:48 PM by cliffette »

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Re: Surayah's Alternate Portrait
« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2004, 07:15:33 PM »
No. No. No Penelope Cruz. I based both portraits on a Brazillian model named Caroline Ribeiro. In this case, my starting point was a scan of a print ad.
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Re: Surayah's Alternate Portrait
« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2004, 04:48:30 PM »
Ummm... I like the picture...?

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Re: Surayah's Alternate Portrait
« Reply #20 on: April 10, 2004, 09:30:16 PM »
What skills you have Bons! Singing, turning ordinary photos into BGII portraits, and mod making.

If only more women were more like you  ;D

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Re: Surayah's Alternate Portrait
« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2004, 06:59:58 PM »
Wonderful portrait Bons!!  Like Cliffette, I am also relieved to hear that it is not based on Penelope Cruz. :)
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Re: Surayah's Alternate Portrait
« Reply #22 on: April 23, 2004, 09:15:58 AM »
So we basically have a cadre of cliffette, KIrving and me giving the big *ppffbbt!* to all things Penelope Cruz. I was a little sad that there's enough of a resemblance in Surayah's alternate portrait that the question came up, because I so don't want that. *sniffle* *boohoo*

Okay, I'm over it now. Just no one ask me if the default was based on Catherine Zeta-Jones, or I'll be completely traumatized. :)


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Re: Surayah's Alternate Portrait
« Reply #23 on: April 23, 2004, 06:03:23 PM »
So we basically have a cadre of cliffette, KIrving and me giving the big *ppffbbt!* to all things Penelope Cruz. I was a little sad that there's enough of a resemblance in Surayah's alternate portrait that the question came up, because I so don't want that. *sniffle* *boohoo*

Surayah looks like a woman. Therefore, she doesn't look like Penelope Cruz.
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Re: Surayah's Alternate Portrait
« Reply #24 on: April 24, 2004, 02:17:58 AM »
Great job Bons!!
Both portraits look amazing (especially this one) and I would be more than happy to play with either one.
And don't worry, she resembles Penelope Cruz not at all!
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