As I said, I didn't want to bump up the thread until I had something to show. That doesn't mean I haven't been working on it. There's been A LOT of development behind the scenes, and now is the time to show it
I've been exchanging PMs with ShadowOne and we agreed on the selection of portraits that will be in the first official version of the patch. So it's just a matter of time until he implements them and makes the first official release of the patch!
In the meantime, here's what's been done so far:There's gonna be two patches: a main one, based on Aria of Sorrow portraits, and a second one using the Harmony of Despair variants for Soma, Yoko and Julius.
Here they are, compared side to side to the original DoS anime portraits (click to see full size):Main patch (Aria of Sorrow style)Variants patch (Harmony of Despair style)
There was a lot of inconsistencies in size, constrast, saturation, etc. among all the sprites we had so far, so I ended up editing all of them again. I only kept the Alucard portraits that bounced back and forth by various users (only made some minor touchups), and reedited all others portraits using the best resolution artwork I could find. Also note that there was no point on adapting the smaller AoS sprites since we have a much better resolution in DoS.
As for the HoD variants, there I only made Soma again. Yoko and Julius were left intact as they were posted on this thread before.So there you have it, thanks everyone for your interest and patience!
Here's a few other comparison charts so you can see all the work done:Current selection vs. What we had in the thread so farCurrent selection vs. What we had in the thread so far (HoD style variants)Current selection vs. Aria of Sorrow sprites
And since this post is already too busy, you can go see the art I did for the three new portraits (Celia, Dario, Dmitri) in my gallery, acediez.tumblr.com