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started these when I first heard about the contest to draw the Baldur's Gate NPCs as drow for the Ust Natha quest [link] ... and then got stuck working 98% of the last five weeks (okay, I had two days off in 5 weeks I don't feel like doing the math but IT WAS A LOT OK URGHLJGDLJF??), so forgot this until JUST NOW A DAY TOO LATE OH THE IRONY

But I finished 'em anyway... was going to do my whole party, but Viconia already was a drow (and I painted her a couple times already ;)), and Minsc, I just have no idea how an elvish Minsc would look... have to think about it more... xD

ANYWAY! Imoen, my PC Sajantha, Edwin, and Jaheira all drow-ified. ;D
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Rftppr's avatar
I adore your work. Made me restart the trilogy. I wish you could have done drow versions of all BG2:EE NPCs. Perhaps some of your PC portraits too.
artastrophe's avatar
aw, wow, thank you! :D :heart: haha honestly I might redo Sajantha and Edwin someday (wasn't really thinking; red robes aren't so drow-ish, whoops xD)... but the others I can't really see myself ever amassing enough inspiration/momentum to carry me through so many. ^^; Maybe a couple random ones, though!
Rftppr's avatar
That's a shame. I had manually changed Edwin's portrait to Edwina during his quest and would have loved to change all my party members' portraits to drow versions of themselves in Ust Natha. I suppose I can only hope you will do it some day. In the meantime, keep up the good work! :)
KeirTanaka's avatar
Where's tha "Download" button?
artastrophe's avatar
I haven't made bitmaps for these. Might do it in the next update, if enough people are interested, I suppose.
KeirTanaka's avatar
I don't need bitmaps 4 my "Downloadables" but I recall bitmap files seem 2 B unusable 4 online activities!
StudioBlueskies's avatar
i like your drows :D
Russariel's avatar
So pretty! Can we get these added to the portrait pack as player characters?
Tofiam's avatar
Your drow Edwin is super scarry... Oh my gods, never wanna met him like that. :D
Zireael07's avatar
Sajantha's skin color is horrible, but the others are good!
A-rien's avatar
Haha, Jaheira doesn't look amused by this whole idea :D
artastrophe's avatar
haha exactly! (I feel like she could be a pretty passable drow, though... walking around with her nose in the air, snarling at everyone... :XD:)
raynetempura's avatar
Wow, they all look so friggin' gorgeous!!
artastrophe's avatar
Aw thanks!! they were so fun; I should maybe polish 'em up a bit more, hmm....
raynetempura's avatar
I think they look awesome!
InverseReality-2's avatar
WOW! Gorgeous, all of them, but Imoen especially is an amazing drow! (Never woulda thunk it.)
artastrophe's avatar
IT'S THE PINK EYES!!! :XD: :heart:
Rhian-Skyblade's avatar
pretty drow! :heart: Imoen looks really sweet with her cheeky smile :D
artastrophe's avatar
aw thanks!! yeah, she's probably not very drow-ish heehee (but I'm sure she'd still be a better actor than Minsc! :lol:)
Rhian-Skyblade's avatar
Hmm Boo would be a nasty little spider ^^ Drow-Minsc to Boo "Go for the eyes!!!" :D
Since drow females think males being dumb brutes... I think he wouldn't really get any attention.

I so love the old BG 2 characters and I so love how you interpret them.
artastrophe's avatar
EWWWW BOO AS A SPIDER BLGHGDLFJDLSKJ!! That would be one terrifying familiar, ick. :dead:

And that is a good point about the 'dumb brute'... I guess he could just play into everyone's expectations, haha!

and aw thanks!! I wonder if it's all the love I also share coming through? :D
Arcalian's avatar
Imoen and Sajantha: We r sexy Drow! Heehee.

Edwin: Of course I am a superior wizard here as everywhere, but I don't like kowtowing to the females...

Jaheira: I don't like being a Drow! ARRGH!

As for Minsc, the look would be no problem; can see a dead serious bald Drow....problem is Minsc would have a helluva time staying in character. And what do you do with Boo? Turn him into a little salamander or something?
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haha exactly! ;D :heart: yeah, Edwin would have a hard time holding his tongue, I think (but at least he's smart enough to catch on)... Minsc? I don't know who he could fool, you're right. :XD: (And a salamander? that is cracking me up!!)

And I could draw a bald drow, true, but it wouldn't look anything like Minsc, is all. Unless he just had a sweet/doofy/dopey expression, maybe... :lol:
Maelora69's avatar
Wow! That's amazing.

I'm tempted to think Drow Edwin would have a goatee though!

I always took Vicky to Ust Natha. She didn't really need a disguise...
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