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I r teh most handsomest -WIP- by Nyila I r teh most handsomest -WIP- by Nyila
Sorry for the title.. It's just an ode to my hopeless nerditude.. :o

Ok.. So maybe I went a little crazy on the medium velocity blood spatter.. But it was so much fun! :XD: Sorry.. (Is it considered mature content? :-?)


I am making this portrait for the mod I am writing to add Bishop to Baldur's Gate 2 (details here -> [link]).

Bishop: "Will you be my valentine, <charname>?"
<charname>: *looks at the blood spatter* "Humm.. Well, it's really tempting.. But I'm already madly in love with Jan Jansen! Sorry!" *runs away in fear*
Karnwyr: ("Crazy people!")


Obviously, it's still a work in progress, not close to finished yet, but I really wanted to upload it for Valentine's Day, as my gift to the fangirls.. Well, those who will like the portrait anyway.. :P So here it is!
There's still a lot of work to do.. The ear, the mouth, his left eye (:shakefist:), the armor, the hand, the chubby neck, everything..

If you're wondering, he's holding a bow on his shoulder.. It's very hard to get the right effect though.. :dead:

Tons of thanks to all the people who provide tips and suggestions. It helps me so much! :hug: As always, constructive criticism is appreciated. :)


:heart: Happy Valentine's Day to all!!! :heart:


PS: This sexy bastard doesn't get enough fan-art! :shakefish:

Check out :iconhastati95:'s awesome drawings of Bishop: [link] and [link]


Stock background used: [link] by *Gwathiell

Neverwinter Nights 2 © Obsidian Ent. & Atari
Baldur's Gate 2 © Black Isle
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ElegantArtist21 Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
This sexy bastard doesn't get enough fan-art!  It's so true!  Good thing I heard there's a mod for Skyrim coming out that makes Bishop a follower and indepth romance option.  It's supposed to come out within a month.  I'm super excited!  I love your art please make more of Bishop!
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Nyila Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for your kind comment! :glomp:

This is a really old piece, back when I didn't even know how to paint.. :dead:

I love Bishop, he's a great character. I should paint him again. I'm in The Army and I don't have a whole lot of free time, but if you'd be willing to help me find good screenshots and pictures of actors that look like him, I might actually try my hand at painting him again. :)

Thanks again! :orange:
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:iconelegantartist21:
ElegantArtist21 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
I have something even better!!!!  Theres a mod coming out for Skyrim of Bishop and I have a few screen shots I'll send them to you whats your email?
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Nyila Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I sent you a note! :)
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Alucasan Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
the first after the pawn to sacrifice just saying.
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Nyila Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
What do you mean?
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OXxMinaxXO Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
Ohh Bishop... NeverwinterNight 2 aurait été bien triste sans lui... Pourquoi ne proposer qu'une romance avec un paladin ? (oui, j'adore les jeux de fantasy, mais aussi les romances qui vont avec XD)
En tout cas, bonne continuation ! Je trouve ton Bishop très séduisant <3

(d'ailleurs rien à voir, mais j'ai remarqué que Bishop a la même doublure qu'Alistair dans Dragon Age <3)
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Nyila Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Pas dans la version anglaise.

En fait, moi, je joue aux RPG surtout pour les romances.. ;P

Merci beaucoup pour ton gentil commentaire! :tighthug:
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Zsuccubus Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
Nice work, the smirk is priceless. :)
Though it is unfinished, I must say that your work is the one which is closest to the looks of Bishop. A little more work here and there and I think it will be fine. Maybe for the next Valentine's Day which will be in 2010? :XD:
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Nyila Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for your very nice comment and the :+fav:!!! :tighthug:

I'm glad you think he looks like the character. It's not easy to paint video games characters since they are only interpretations of people (of what the developers want their characters to look like) and their features are not clearly defined. It's even less easy when the characters have a lot of fans who don't like your version of that particular character because they envision him/her differently.

My goal is realistic painting, I love trying to make those characters look more realistic, and that's not of everybody's taste (for example, Bishop has a big nose, so if I want to paint him realistically, I'll have to paint him with a big nose, and fangirls will probably not like me for that..)

A lot happened since I did that piece actually, I lost my pen (for my tablet) when I moved in June 2008 and didn't buy another one until August this year, and when I started painting again, in a short time my style changed quite a bit. For the moment, I'm trying to improve so I don't only use one single technique, I try stuff out, I practice a lot. I value constructive criticism too since it helps me correct mistakes and improve my overall skill. Don't hesitate to critique my work. :)

I don't think I can just finish this, I'll probably have to start it over, my technique has changed too much. But fear not, I love painting, and I believe I improve every time I paint so I'll end up finishing a painting of him, whatever it is. I take suggestions too! :D
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