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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #280 on: March 08, 2017, 03:05:46 pm »
I'm using this patch to play Dawn of Sorrow again and this is really amazing work that you did. Can't wait until you apply Kojima's touches on Portrait of Ruin as well! This is what the games should've looked like back then. Order of Ecclesia had great art for the portraits but I wonder why they used the animeesque art for the other games?

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #281 on: March 08, 2017, 04:57:43 pm »
I’m happy for now. Once again with the original for comparison.



I coloured the gemstones green to match the sprite.

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #282 on: March 08, 2017, 05:10:57 pm »
It's coming along really nice! :D
I like it!

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #283 on: March 08, 2017, 09:34:15 pm »
Congratulations on getting the Dawn of Sorrow part of this mod released! I must admit they do look quite good, although Dawn of Sorrow is my least favorite of the 3 Castlevania DS games. I really hope the Portrait of Ruin side comes out just as well, if not better. I actually liked the costume design of Jonathan and Charlotte and always was a bit disappointed that they never got a non animu official drawing besides the two mugshots in Harmony of Despair, which are admittedly good though missing some of the charm of Ayami's earlier artwork.

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #284 on: March 09, 2017, 06:03:13 am »
Early WIP of Death


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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #285 on: March 09, 2017, 06:44:58 am »
I can see the potential. Hope to see the final product.

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #286 on: March 09, 2017, 10:25:02 am »
That Death looks neat :D
I would only make its eye-sockets a little bit wider from the upper part to make it look more menacing.
The thing around his neck from the original reminds me of Apocalypse from the X-Men. xD

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #287 on: March 09, 2017, 10:42:41 am »

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #288 on: March 09, 2017, 11:05:11 am »
Retouched the eyes a little bit and added the green colour to the inside of the hood.

Spoiler:

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #289 on: March 09, 2017, 11:32:18 am »
Hah, I hadn’t even noticed the cowl. I’ve reimplemented your changes on my source file, since it has a lot of different layers + transparency (which I’m showcasing now) in case I need to edit stuff again.



I think I’m happy with the way the weird neck-armour thing turned out. I still don’t know what it’s supposed to be, but at least it looks a bit watercolor-ish now.

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #290 on: March 09, 2017, 11:55:08 am »
I always forget layers are a thing :P
Should use them more often for image editing.

I'd go with a more opaque tone of green for the cowl, as the original does use more of a dark-ish green for it:


But out of that it looks good. :)
Next would be maybe removing the bandana/head strap to closely resemble the sprite for Death in-game.

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #291 on: March 09, 2017, 05:20:16 pm »

Bandana-be-gone

Might change the green depending on the palette we’ll be working with.

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #292 on: March 09, 2017, 05:29:16 pm »
It's looking awesome!
Thankfully Portrait of Ruin uses 256 colours for all portraits, which means we won't be as limited as with Dawn of Sorrow.
Take a look at this for example:



(Shitty scaling, I know)
I did that quick mockup with the image you posted (without modifying a thing).
This might you give an idea of how it looks in game.
It is by no means the final Redone portrait for Death, of course not, I don't have the proper scaling tools to do so at hand right now, but at least it helps to carry over the idea :)
« Last Edit: March 09, 2017, 05:48:25 pm by ShadowOne333 »

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #293 on: March 10, 2017, 08:03:50 am »
That isn't the final death isn't it? I thought that was just getting started before adding details. The collar really stands out right now.

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #294 on: March 10, 2017, 12:14:12 pm »
That isn't the final death isn't it? I thought that was just getting started before adding details. The collar really stands out right now.
I doubt the collar can ever not stand out. I’m not sure what details can even be added, since there’s little to work with and I’m still not even sure what it is supposed to be. Glowing arcane runes engraved on the plates? Small cracks and other wear and tear? That’s stuff that would get lost in pixelization.

Nothing is final, though. I have layered files that I can easily come back to, should I find more inspiration or get better techniques.

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #295 on: March 10, 2017, 02:01:31 pm »
The collar-like thing is indeed a prominent feature of the PoR Death sprite.
It has to stand out. Even in the original sprite, the head was quite small compared to it.

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #296 on: March 10, 2017, 08:50:20 pm »


The hat from that official wallpaper (link) fits pretty well with the random Kojima artwork I found earlier. I’m gonna work with this combination to try and get a suitable Eric Lecarde/Wind.

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #297 on: March 11, 2017, 03:41:03 am »
You are a saint my man! Thank you so much for this! You have redeemed it!!!!

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #298 on: March 24, 2017, 03:56:20 pm »
Hey guys, I thought that after all the work we've done now we should be getting the word out, so I made a video showcasing the DoS.

I just uploaded it, so it may not be immediately available, but here's the link: https://youtu.be/WXlfLj_Jq5I.

Now, do me a favor and go crazy sharing it wherever you feel it may be welcomed (videogames and/or Castlevania websites, forums, subreddits, whatever).

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #299 on: April 06, 2017, 02:20:04 pm »
I watched the youtube video. It's good that you made it, but you left out two characters. You should redo it with all of them, even if you have to play a little further. It might actually be more than two cause I remember they drew a Alucard too.
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