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NWN Female Bard by wycked NWN Female Bard by wycked
A character portrait for the game Neverwinter Nights.
Credit for the brilliant stock photo:
~atistatplay :hug:
Brushes are my own.
Painted using the stock photo as base.
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serafine-enifares Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Student General Artist
Much epic-ness1 I love the amount of happiness you managed to portray on her face without using her mouth much! Well done!
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bard-of-melyth Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
This is awesome :)

She looks so happy and lively. Her purple beret is adorable.

Nice job!
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to-the-brink Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008
Based off this, I could definitely see using your custom portraits on NWN! Excellent work!
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Faraleigh Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007  Student Writer
I'm not sure if it was the stock or your work, but the look in her eyes is absolutely amazing. I'm not sure I've seen such a strong look in the eyes of a digital painting before.
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Suona08 Featured By Owner May 20, 2007
Is this picture referring to a Bard like the ones in Raven's Shadow by Patricia Briggs.
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wycked Featured By Owner May 20, 2007
I haven't read Raven's Shadow so I can't say. This is a BARD in the Neverwinter Nights game (Dungeon and Dragons):

"It is said that music has a special magic, and the bard proves that saying true. Wandering across the land, gathering lore, telling stories, working magic with his music, and living on the gratitude of his audience—such is the life of a bard. When chance or opportunity draws them into a conflict, bards serve as diplomats, negotiators, messengers, scouts, and spies.
A bard’s magic comes from the heart. If his heart is good, a bard brings hope and courage to the downtrodden and uses his tricks, music, and magic to thwart the schemes of evildoers. If the nobles of the land are corrupt, the good bard is an enemy of the state, cunningly evading capture and raising the spirits of the oppressed. But music can spring from an evil heart as well. Evil bards forego blatant violence in favor of manipulation, holding sway over the hearts and minds of others and taking what enraptured audiences “willingly” give"
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Suona08 Featured By Owner May 23, 2007
Raven's Shadow is a good book. You should read it. There's also a second one called Raven's Strike. ^^
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wycked Featured By Owner May 24, 2007
I have been thinking about getting them :)
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Suona08 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2007
It'd be a choice you wouldn't regret ^^
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Lennons-hero-69 Featured By Owner May 4, 2007
... Just like the flute in the dark crystal!
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eliriel Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful work. :+fav:
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freya-vanshee Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2007
You should continue making more portraits, i like this a lot :D
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wycked Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007
I would if we had the option to use custom portraits in NWN2, but alas :( But I might make more anyways just for the fun of it :)
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Doubtful-Della Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2007  Professional Photographer
This message is to let you know that this deviation has been featured in my news article:
--> Stock Up <-- Vol. 21 Music.

THANKS!
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blissart Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2006
Loveliest ever!!!
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ElessarJuan Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
I really like it! I`ll do a Bard in NWN now!
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wycked Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006
:thumbsup:
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LadyMiranda Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2006
Lovely colour! Bravo!
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:iconwycked:
wycked Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2006
Thank you :hug:
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Verlisaerys Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful picture! I like how you did the eyes and all the details! =D
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piekna Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006
she tries not to laugh coz she has to whistle.. I see this kind of flute for the first time.. of life and the experiences.
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x-static1988 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006
Cute... ^^
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patronus-light Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
great work--isn't that stock amazing?
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wycked Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2006
I was so happy to find it, I wish it was there earlier when I was an active portraitmaker for NWN, -so many good characters :)
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MsStarryskye Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006
love her merry expression :)
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tat2kitty Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006
Sweet! I love your stuff. It's been awhile...nice to see your still at it. :P
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wycked Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006
Thanks :hug: Yeah, I've been forced to take a break because of back and neck problems. I'll be back soon enough though ;)
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Circelove Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2006   Photographer
This great work as always.
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wycked Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2006
thank you :hug:
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michellemariesuan Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very beautiful work, Wycked. It a wonderful painting effect. Nice lighting and background. It's sort of a simple portrait but with wonderful combinations and effects. :D
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wycked Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2006
Thank you :aww: :hug:
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Halowan Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
great colours and expression...

amazing face and fingers,
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wycked Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2006
Thanks, glad you like it :hug:
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Tanathiel Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Long time not seen ! :D

This is one of my favorit games of all time :D
And this pic is amazing ! :aww:
As always ;)
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wycked Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2006
I think it's my absoulute favourite game, I've been playing it since it's realease in summer '02 ^^ There are so many good modules and custome content on the NWVault, it had kept me very busy :D
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Tanathiel Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Wow :D Well, I'm anctious to see some good portrait ;)
Because, I'm playing with a rouge in the game :aww: I have a level 48 char :aww: Of course, it is a halfling ;) And I searching for new portraits for him :D
Rouge, shadow dancer, warrior and I just started the ranger levels with him :D
So, she is deadly ;) Just the big Boss, in the Underdark game makes me a hard time, because, I have 2 kukri, and that is not sufficient to make some damage to that devil (Mephistaphales) :(
He has hard skin XD
So usually, my 2 mates (the tiefling and the drow girl) kills him ;)
Funny, isn't it ? :D
But most of the critters don't even know what hit them ;)
They die in the first blow :D or at least, in the first few ^^;
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wycked Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2006
Mephistaphales, is that that end boss? He was very tough to kill :nod: I've played a dual wiealding rogue with kukris many times and they can be really, really tough at high levels if you level them up right and haste them before combat ^^ They're actually my favs to play with :)
Check out this build, it's a good one: [link]
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Tanathiel Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Well, he may cause high backstab damage, but I don't think, it would even hit my rouge ;)
He has (hops :D Now if I think of it, it was a female halfling ^^;) 46 AC :D
So, it is nearly nothing except the good old devil boss, that is able to hit her :D
She has epic evasion (that means, she can discard one attack automatically int every turn) + some rouge skills + Slippery Mind, witch makes her even harder to hit ;)
+ her saves are stunning too :D
Her will and other saves are good too, that this Devastating Rouge is not capable of :aww:
He lacks the skills, that is neceserry for a few things... (Such as the Shadowdancer's Hide in plane sight - witch means, I could disappear before his very eyes easyly ;))
I tre to balance my characters, not only to be a killing machinem, but to be bale to play a game in an RPG enviromant :D
I think, it is not all of power-gamer style ;)
Ok, if I would play with PVP that is another thing ;) (but, suffice to say, the haste thing that he has from other scrols and such, I have on both on my weapons :aww:
Two + 10 Kukri, wiht haste, and other cute things :D
But, I will try to put her up ;)
And if I'm correct, she is not reached the 40th level yet... ^^;
But, maybe I'm mistakeing ;)

This is my... huhh... maybe my 15th character ? ^^;
I was tried out a bunch of things with them :D My fav character class is the rouge deenetly ;)
But I like to play cleric too, but not too much... ^^;
I like to be in the shadows, and strike from there with surprise :D
That is an advantege, that only the Wizard has, but with limited capabelity ;)
They have limited spell slots ^^;
We, rougs have unlimited opportunity to hide in shadows and such ;)
But a good dispell is a good thing to wipe the defence of the wizards :aww:
Ok, I wasn't able to trie it put, because, I haven't playaed it iwth other people yet XD
The computer enemies are not so good in tactics ;)
So they are not compareable to human players ^^;

Ok, I guess I finish this comment ^^;
I will try to make a few shots of my stuff and put it up here to show you
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TheButterflyQueen Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006
Amazing! Your skills are so good, it's scary <.<>.>...
This is yet another game I enjoy watching friends play :giggle: Bards rock...they're the best class in my opinion...I don't care what anyone says!
:+fav:
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wycked Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2006
Bards have always been amongst my favourites, together with the cheeky rogues :giggle:
Thanks so much :hug:
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SailorQuatre Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006
This so rocks! *luffles on it* I could sooo use this. I might even break out NWN again just to use it (though probably not...). She looks halfling, I think, or a younger human. And the hat actually fits with one of the halfling heads in the game. Tis neat.
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wycked Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2006
Thank you! :aww: yes someone else mentioned she looks like a halfling and I think I must agree :D
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SailorQuatre Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006
You should make it a Sims 2 picture. I would, but I have no idea how to make objects or recolours in the game. x.X
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wycked Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006
I don't know either =/ Unless I use the picture templates that came with the game because then I can use the easy way of doing Sims pics and not go into all that complicated stuff. But unfortunately there are so few template sizes to chose from and much of my art come in strange sizes :p
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SailorQuatre Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006
Yeah, but you did great with those vampire portraits. They got featured and everything. Very deserving it was, if you ask me. You're very talented. ^^
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SpitfireFae Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006
Soooo cute! I love it!!! ^_^ I love the feathered hat and the necklace and the pan flute (if I remember the name correctly)
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MenacingSky Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006   Writer
gorgeous =D
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wycked Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006
thanks ^^
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