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Stretch Goal - hire Justin Sweet to make portraits.

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I've had a terrible, terrible idea. I'm an awful person.

 

Correct me if I'm wrong, but Obsidian did say they were going to allow the use of custom portraits ?

 

Time to make a Kickstarter to commission Justin Sweet around 44 (4 per classes) pieces of Art for personal use with the Adventurer's Hall.

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I like Sweet but whoever did that last wallpaper is pretty darned good in my book. I would like to see where that guy takes us.

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I like Sweet but whoever did that last wallpaper is pretty darned good in my book. I would like to see where that guy takes us.

 

He was already mentioned in this thread regarding the PE wallpaper (check these last 2 pages).

 

http://www.kieranyanner.com/

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I'd hate to have to decide the visual identity of a game via art style . . . there are so many great artists out there:

 

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And so many more out there besides the few I can post here, all with touches large and small worthy of respect and use. Way too hard for someone like me to decide. I'd want to use them all and smash them all together. It would be a disaster. :p

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I'd hate to have to decide the visual identity of a game via art style . . . there are so many great artists out there:

 

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And so many more out there besides the few I can post here, all with touches large and small worthy of respect and use. Way too hard for someone like me to decide. I'd want to use them all and smash them all together. It would be a disaster. :p

 

 

I don't particularly like these images (the first one has a cheesy huge sword dual wield, and the second one is not fantasy-esque), but I do enjoy the style.

 

Can you tell me the source for them?

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I love that first image with the dual wielding. The composition, the style, the use of colours. Literally everything about it I love. Do you have a source/artist for the fantastic dual wielder?


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Found a youtube link to some artwork from justin sweet. Check it out.

 


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Obsidian have many great artists that can do the job very well Dwarven ranger is a fine example, but Justin's artwork really does speak for itself.

 

Does anyone know if he even wants to be involved?

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Does anyone know if he even wants to be involved?

 

Your guess is as good as mine. But I don't see why he wouldn't want to be - I think he joined the IWD2 team on a short notice.

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Obsidian have many great artists that can do the job very well Dwarven ranger is a fine example, but Justin's artwork really does speak for itself.

 

Does anyone know if he even wants to be involved?

If Obsidian offers him a fair contract, I don't see why he wouldn't be interested.


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Obsidian have many great artists that can do the job very well Dwarven ranger is a fine example, but Justin's artwork really does speak for itself.

 

Does anyone know if he even wants to be involved?

If Obsidian offers him a fair contract, I don't see why he wouldn't be interested.

 

I can't presume to know, but I'd assume he'd be interested in a bigger commision like this.

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Yeah, I suppose this won't happen after all. Though who knows? Sweet might be hired later on, after the Kickstarter is over.

 

But hey, we got an amazing screenshot!

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True.

 

I wonder what Justin has been up to in these last years.

His site has been unaccessible since yesterday.

 

He'll announce his involvement in the PE soon!

 

I WANT TO BELIEVE!

 

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This was in the back of my head, when I saw the first concept art I was a little dissapointed, not becaus it's bad, but because Justin Sweets was soooo good in the IWD games! I'd fund this seperately as well!

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As unlikely as it is now, I still think it'd be a good stretch goal to have - it'd bridge the gap between the Stronghold and the second Big City. I particularly would've loved it if they reached that second goal - and I think announcing Sweet's involvement would definitely help to bring more pledges.

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I don't think they'll be getting an external portrait artist now. I'm pretty sure they'll use one of the people currently in their employ.

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