Nika Look-a-Like

By Vagrant on June 23rd, 2016
Race: Human
Gender: Female
Armor: Medium
Color: Purple
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So I've always loved the way Nika was portrayed in the promotional material for Guild Wars Factions. So I attempted to get as close a look as I could. I used a makeover kit to try and get my thief as close as possible.

While I'm happy with the results, I'm always looking for improvements. Obviously the Guild Wars 1 armor didn't get ported over to GW2, so I had to improvise on the armor. The face was about as close as I could find within my choices. The dye job was my interpretation of her dyes onto the new armor.

I included a few pictures for comparison, even ANet's version in the hero.


Comments


Pattou
Fashionista
Well that's a very good idea !

Maybe you should use the same pants as the IG Nika, which is the whisperers' pants if I remember well.
I also think that the face of your character looks too "kind". And the eyebrows are too small.

But it's a good idea !
2016-06-23 16:52

Arahmitz
Wanderer
Nah, from the screen with IG Nika it seems like these are the right pants :D
2016-06-23 17:32

Vagrant
Fashion Collector
@Pattou: I will take a look at the whisper's pants. From what I gathered they, the mess with the "assassin" vibe, and I took a more... artistic rendition. Thanks for the tips.

And I did look at as any many other faces as I could, but their facial structure was wrong in most ways. This was the closest facial structure. I think the makeup makes her look "kind," which was a sacrifice I was willing to make. If you compare the box art where Nika is kneeling, and the side shot of mine, their facial structure is very close.
2016-06-23 19:25

distilledpunk
Stylist
Just FYI, Nika in-game (at least for her standard version) uses full Assassin's. So you picked good. Although you always could try to throw Sneakthief top and legs together for a more GW1-y vibe. It wouldn't be the same as Nika from Stronghold, but it might look closer to the Seitung vibes.
2016-06-24 10:49

distilledpunk
Stylist
Also, for faces, you could always refer to http://wiki.guildwars2.com/images/9/91/Nika.jpg

My guess it would be Row 3, Col 2 or Row 1, Col 5
https://wiki.guildwars2.com/images/9/98/Human_female_faces.jpg
2016-06-24 10:54

Neelith
Stylist
Pretty good, I like it but I would use completely different face. She looks a little bit like sad puppy ;)
2016-06-29 11:52