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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #60 on: August 23, 2016, 06:15:19 am »
Is that canon?
We should edit the text in DoS, so it's canon.

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #61 on: August 23, 2016, 10:38:09 am »
It’s his neutral expression. Perhaps he suffers from this.
Is that canon?
We should edit the text in DoS, so it's canon.
Maybe Hammer has Soul Steal and stole a Harpy's soul?
That should be canon.

In other news, what about these?





« Last Edit: August 23, 2016, 02:35:38 pm by ShadowOne333 »

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #62 on: August 23, 2016, 11:40:38 am »
That looks alot better to me.

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #63 on: August 23, 2016, 04:06:44 pm »
How about if you post here:
http://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/index.php/topic,3650.0.html

There are people that are talented and maybe got interested to make it.


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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #64 on: August 23, 2016, 05:25:41 pm »
How about if you post here:
http://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/index.php/topic,3650.0.html

There are people that are talented and maybe got interested to make it.
Thanks for the heads up!
I already left a comment there, you can watch it here:
http://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/index.php/topic,3650.msg193266.html#msg193266

Hopefully we can get some help to finish this project rather quickly :P

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #65 on: August 23, 2016, 07:29:32 pm »
Nice ones this time!
I love Hammer.

If only Yoko would do the same...

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #66 on: August 24, 2016, 03:43:16 am »
Maybe Hammer has Soul Steal and stole a Harpy's soul?
That should be canon.

In other news, what about these?






Looks fairly good. The second one looks more awkward than happy, but that kinda fits the character.  :D Probably the best he can do with his RBF.

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #67 on: August 24, 2016, 12:15:58 pm »
Looks fairly good. The second one looks more awkward than happy, but that kinda fits the character.  :D Probably the best he can do with his RBF.
Haha yeah :P
This is a HRBF (Happy Resting Bitch Face, create the Wiki page now!).

So I guess this is it for Hammer, Alucard and Arikado's portraits then?
Are we clear with those ones?

Next up should be Julius, Yoko and Mina.
For Julius I'm still trying to choose between these two:



Yoko should be rather easy, I can make the same thing I did with Hammer and simply rework the base portrait.
Even better, she doesn't have that much changes in the overall portraits other than facial expressions, no head moving around.
Yoko should be somewhat easy too, except for the torture-like portraits of her.

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #68 on: August 24, 2016, 12:35:47 pm »
July 1 is more into the Aria of Sorrow style (since it is his portrait from Aria of Sorrow), so I would choose that one.

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #69 on: August 24, 2016, 05:57:05 pm »
The clothes still have to match tho. Can't just draw whatever. Like they did in SOTN. Now everyone complains why don't Richter wear that outfit instead of the one his gameplay sprite does.

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #70 on: August 24, 2016, 07:39:49 pm »
The clothes still have to match tho. Can't just draw whatever. Like they did in SOTN. Now everyone complains why don't Richter wear that outfit instead of the one his gameplay sprite does.
SotN? Afaik the only returning character from SotN is Alucard.
All the others are new, no returning ones from SotN, so there really is no other way to match the clothes with anything else but with Aria of Sorrow, and the only one with noticeable clothing changes was Soma, which ditched the fur in around the neck with clean fabric.

I'm unaware as of changes in clothing to the rest of the characters (Julius, Yoko, Arikado, Mina and Hammer), they all seem to have the same clothing in general.

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #71 on: August 24, 2016, 08:02:24 pm »
He means to say that, while the sprite art didn't match the portraits in Symphony, they should do in Dawn.

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #72 on: August 24, 2016, 09:00:04 pm »
Yup, in SOTN Richter wore a coat in the portraits used for when he talks, but he wears something with the sleeves torn off when you play as him.

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #73 on: August 25, 2016, 06:40:48 am »
So I guess this is it for Hammer, Alucard and Arikado's portraits then?
Are we clear with those ones?
Yeah, I believe so.

Next up should be Julius, Yoko and Mina.
For Julius I'm still trying to choose between these two:

Both depict the same iteration. Left is Aria of Sorrow portrait, and the one on the right is from Harmony of Despair. Costume is identical, just drawn with different techniques. There’s also the option of using something derived from the in-game Aria of Sorrow portrait.

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #74 on: August 30, 2016, 09:23:05 am »
Not to offend anyone involved, but I think it would be a good idea (either as a prototype for the project, or ideally, as an alternate patch) to do without the portrait variations showing emotions, and just repeat the default one for each case.

Unless you get a really good artist to do whole new drawings for the new poses (and not just mouth/eyes edits), you're probably gonna get a amateurish look that goes against the purpose of the "Redemption" you're aiming for. Heck, Aria of Sorrow didn't have all those portrait variations, and no one ever complained for it.
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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #75 on: August 30, 2016, 09:34:17 am »
I can find myself in that.

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #76 on: August 30, 2016, 11:46:07 am »
The new Kojima portraits ain't really in line for a sequel to AOS either. I think you should have stuck with the more simplistic ones. Plus since you don't have pictures for all characters like Hammer you'll probably wind up with clashing styles.

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #77 on: August 30, 2016, 11:47:41 am »
I never said I would only do custom portraits and ONLY one patch, did I? :P
I intend to release two patches...
One with static portraits for all messages, and one with the custom portraits I'm doing at the moment.

That was my plan from the start actually.

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #78 on: August 30, 2016, 02:51:46 pm »
Oh, nice!
Choices, I like them!  :P

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Re: Project Castlevania: Choir of Redemption (CV DoS & PoR portraits hack)
« Reply #79 on: September 01, 2016, 05:50:20 pm »
That's awesome! Should've figured it was most likely considered from the start that way.

Btw, sorry I started out making suggestions and skipped the thanking part. This project is something I wished someone could do ever since the first time I played DoS, and I'm sure it's the same for a lot of Castlevania fans. I'm really happy and grateful this is being worked on!