Been painting and not coding so much, I've decided to have bigger portraits of the game NPCs when in dialogue. The portrait will sit on top of the text window. I am sure you have seen such arrangements in previous RPG games (Japanese RPGs most notably).
Anyway, I thought it would be fun for you to see a progress-composite image. Showing the work flow so to say. Final picture can be found here.
(Warning long image)
Thanks for reading!