LordTrilobite wrote:Well, to answer the Mantis spike thing. The idea is that those spikes are facing down. It's basically his wrists that you see now, with his hands and spikes facing down. Besides, there really wouldn't be much room for spikes there on the portrait.
Concerning the rockman. The main problem was the shoulders actually. I can't use the entire space of the window, or else it will break the borders of the cloning bay icon when reviving. I think my Lanius portrait is the maximum width.
This is why I originally made the Rockman portrait smaller, so there was room for his shoulders. Now I took the other approach, placing his head above his body so I could show it more closely. I'll see if I can widen the shoulders a little, but I doubt I can increase them much.
I was also experimenting with the Lanius a little. It's probably my favourite portrait of all of them. But some were saying he should be more metal-like and shiny. I've been experimenting a little, but no success yet.
the Zoltan is also a hard one, because of the extra colour layers, intense colours are hard to pull off, and as a result a glowing Zoltan is also hard to do. I could change the design, though I don't have any good ideas for that now. but I really have no idea how I can improve the glowing effect.
I also tweaked the skin tone of the humans a little. They should look a little better.
I always thought the Mantis spikes were on the top part of their arms, but whatever you think is best.
The Rockman doesn't need to be too big, I just think you should broaden the shoulders a bit, they look a bit hunched over in game so I think widening the shoulders would be ok, it doesn't have to be too big.
The Lanius portrait is really good, it is one of my favorites too, though my personal favorite favorite is the Slugs by far!
I just think the Lanius should be a bit "sharper" to match their ships.
Sleeper Service added extra glow to some of the Zoltans in Captains edition so he has also added an extra layer of glow to your portraits. It looks pretty good, not sure if it will help you make a brighter Zoltan or not.
Keep up the good work.