Look like a black soldier for portrait. But the unit itself looks good. I feel like the picture is a tad small so as far as I can see it looks really good. The face doesn't scream duran to me though. Maybe I have to hear the voice.
Hey guys thanks for the comments and suggestions. I do plan on eventually making the beard and some more edits and releasing it to the masses, however as far as an infested version I don't think anything but his voice changed when he revealed he was infested. Let me know if you have a suggestion for zerged Duran.
I would say add something that looks like zerg scales on him. In the original he just had a zerg carapace as armor. His voice changed and that was it. Consume or whatever was mechanical. So I don't think he really changed except the sturdiness of his skin.
I tried scales but either they were so small that even in the editor zoom you can't really see it or too big that it looks dumb. Also tried battle damage kinda look but with it copying to the other side it looks wierd.
Perhaps when he is infested you could change his eyes to glow a bit. Pointless on the model but works for the portrait. (Probably just make his irises red and glowy. Makes him look zergish without making him zerg) Other than that you just add the sounds from the game ad BOOM! Samir Duran the traitorous punk is back in action! And is probably teamed up with hybrids.
I'll release them all soon enough I just gotta figure how I want to do it. I might just throw all sounds and textures into a zip and let you guys figure it out :D
I used texture select by id for Duran btw.
I looked for an emissive for orlan and can't find one. I believe that's how you get the glow so I'm bummed. That'd really be the only way to say hey.....He's infested guys.
Finally a Samir Duran unit/potrait! Perfect! I hardly believe Blizzard will make a better model for him in Hots or Lotv after seeing this. Are you planning to make other heroes like Duke, Dugalle, Stukov?
Duke, Dugalle, Stukov, Fenix (Dragoon), Fenix (Zealot), Tassadar, Raszagal, Daggoth and Zasz all need portraits. Units such as the Dragoon, Arbiter, Devourer, Guardian (Swarm Guardian in SC2), Corsair, Reaver, Valkyrie, Defiler, Dark Archon and Shuttle all need portraits, but I find Heroes to be more important. :P Some of these could easily be edits of the others in SC2, however.
Aldaris can use the Protoss Advisor portrait, however.
As for the Duran portrait, really good. His face is a bit too similiar to Duran and looks too muscly and large. Should be thinner, like say, Wesley Snipe's face in the recent years. I always found Duran looked like him.
EDIT: Narud's portrait could help for making Duran look more like Duran.
I suggest to make him with white shirt and blue pants like concept art and keep the red beret like in Brood War Portrait. Nice detail on Alpha Squadron insignia, even if it was part of Orlan Portrait, if fits well to Duran since he was a member of Alpha Squadron