Warcraft II Insp Portraits

Warcraft II Insp Portraits

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Warcraft II Insp Portraits

Title: Warcraft II Insp Portraits
Pixel Artist: Jinn  (Level 11 Cthulhu (The Call of Cthulhu) :: 43830 points)
Posted: 11/6/2012 15:24
Statistics:  26 comments    60 faves    1 avatars

That was an idea I had, to make portraits in the same art style of WarCraft II (click to see)
All done from scratch, just used the same palette. You'll notice that there are three ones in the last row that still WIP... Forget that, I just finished them! ;)

It was a really fun project and I learned a lot from it!

Hope you enjoy too!

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NancyGold (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 10/15/2017 06:06

The icons are nice, but don't really match the Warcraft 2 art direction. Your forms look somewhat flat, too clean, less exaggerated, the angle is less strong and use less colors than the original WC2 art. I.e. compared to WC2 portrait, your orc grunt sprite has small ears, smaller lower jaw, less pronounced tusks, passive-aggressive facial expression (while original WC2 grunt opens mouth for a warcry), and the mugshot angle makes it boring and flat. So yeah, there is a huge step between just good art and great art.

Christoballs (Level 7 Neanderthal) @ 6/18/2013 14:41

The link is dead, here is the direct link to the image: http://www.spriters-resource.com/resources/sheets/27/29500.png

riestagema (Level 1 Gangster) @ 11/9/2012 07:41

Great details, longlife for the orcs.

Jerrymelvin042 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 11/8/2012 19:57


d-p (Level 11 Psychopath) @ 11/8/2012 13:57

Warcraft 1, I really miss it after seeing these nice portraits ...

[thUg] (Level 6 Hitman) @ 11/7/2012 23:26

Really nice, I love all the orcs face. (There's a Lost Viking hidden in this piece )

CaptainMoonfield (Level 2 Petty Officer) @ 11/7/2012 08:52

 AWSOME, i love warcraft but yours looks better :D

JuninFC (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 11/7/2012 05:58

 lol , ficou igualzinho o estilo do warcraft , muito bom 

mrduke (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 11/7/2012 05:00


shivudhamu (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 11/7/2012 02:21

Professional, neat, clean pixel art..

Nether (Level 5 NES) @ 11/6/2012 23:42

These could easily be from the actual game. Top notch work!

Nevercreature (Level 9 Whale Shark) @ 11/6/2012 23:32


matriax (Level 5 Sniper) @ 11/6/2012 23:15

Meanwhile your actual image at 64 colors:


matriax (Level 5 Sniper) @ 11/6/2012 23:14

Great! much of this at 32x32 with the DB Palette will be great for my RPG :P

With your permiss i will took someone to test ;)

Marina (Level 9 Necrophiliac) @ 11/6/2012 17:48

Really nice, and it keeps the essence of the old games that give me the best memories.... sigh :)

You're too good.

skittle (Level 9 Nidan) @ 11/6/2012 17:20

 Man... I stand among pros .

DawnBringer (Level 10 Maniac) @ 11/6/2012 17:12

Of course you can use it. :) 

EdJr (Level 9 Nidan) @ 11/6/2012 17:07

 Pela primeira vez não percebi que era seu! Deve ser por causa da paleta. Ficou ótimo, como sempre!

Jinn (Level 11 Cthulhu (The Call of Cthulhu)) @ 11/6/2012 16:46

Also, Garona! But it was more like an easteregg than anything ;)

Adarias (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 11/6/2012 16:37

don't forget indicate all references, such as those for the cleric, conjurer, and crossbowman!

Ashkin (Level 8 Rear Admiral) @ 11/6/2012 16:24

Whoa, really professional-looking stuff here.

Jinn (Level 11 Cthulhu (The Call of Cthulhu)) @ 11/6/2012 16:19

The problem with the girl is that it was intended to swap palettes http://i.imgur.com/LICyO.png
And there are just 4 shades to use, so I couldn't do anymuch... But in the one with the sca was not intended to swap, so I used some of the human skin tones to blend it better. I got your point, tho! And thanks!

wishuponapixel (Level 6 Hitman) @ 11/6/2012 16:10

Really love this smooth shading and the colors. It's very different than your other works.

Maybe work on is the aa-ing around the red designs on some of the goblins(?). The portrait top row, second column, you did a nice job blending the red into the skin. The blue goblin on the second row and the female on the third row, the red could use a little smoothing around the red.

Also, the 5'oclock shadow dude on the second row, the [our] right eye could maybe be lowered a pixel or two.

Jinn (Level 11 Cthulhu (The Call of Cthulhu)) @ 11/6/2012 15:54

Probably some mistake during the process of pasting them together.. or maybe just laziness ;S
Would you mind if I use your color reduction as the main piece?

Also, thanks Cure!

DawnBringer (Level 10 Maniac) @ 11/6/2012 15:51

Neat & smooth looking things...but there's a pretty large number of colors both per portrait and the palette as whole, but worse; there's huge redundancies. I managed to cut the palette from 188 to 90 colors without any noticable difference. 

cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 11/6/2012 15:40

you nailed the style pretty well. lovin' the Grom look-alike in row 2.

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