I don't think any of the face tats are a good choice because of how limited the selection is, especially for the Minmatar where this is supposed to be a very important and personal thing. Same goes for the piercing selections, but I also don't like the face piercings because I think they're a cheap way to try and make the character look tough or roguish and just come off as hipstery tripe.
As good as the portraits can
look, the chargen still really channelizes us to create archetypal images. It's a challenge to try and make a character that doesn't immediately give away his or her race and bloodline or just get lost in a mish-mash of random accessories pulled from a very shallow pool of options.
What stood out to me of the portraits posted above--
Saede: The expression is top notch. I just don't like the face tats for the reasons explained above.
Yubari: The portrait effectively conveys a certain demeanor and attitude, which is definitely hard to do even with the modern chargen.
Veikitamo: Stop copying Hoshi. She had that look first.
Of course, military officers and corporate mavens look a lot alike in the State I suppose.
The propaganda pose is nice, but might work better on one of the space backgrounds.
Des: Bedroom eyes. That's the phrase I have been looking for. There was always something about the eye color choice that made me wonder what was going on there. And, well, face tat mehness.
Graelyn: This is archetypal Amarrian done to perfection. Not cartoonishly :twirly-moustache: but still very superior and judgemental.
Aelisha: The implant and facepaint makes it look like there's been some interesting work done on that side of her face, so there's a half-woman/half-machine mystique going on that I like.
Kala: I'm not a big fan of the profile shot. Black makeup doesn't work for me on a freckled redhead.
Silas: Lighting could be brighter. The look makes me think "cartoon villain".
Istvaan: You are the prototype of conspiratorial guile.
Kentt: Position of the head in the frame and the slant of the shoulders makes it look like the character is meant to be short in stature. Sunken cheeks suggest he's skinny/ripped as fuck.
Ghost: The green kiss of death.
Lyn: Neck is really skinny, but this is actually one of those portraits where the race and bloodline are not immediately apparent to me. So definitely props for that.
Sol: Vicious. This is a dark portrait that works for me. Deep shadows and extremely dark costume and background scream "I want you to know I'm dangerous". Can't actually tell that there's an eye implant there, however, so could easily drop it. Meh about the piercings.
Laerise: Sorry, but that doesn't look angry or judgemental to me. It looks like she's having a hard time taking a shit.
Norris: Vanilla. Okay, maybe French Vanilla.
Yuni: I don't know the character from jack, so I can't tell if the double blind eye thing fits.
Rok: Is he sitting down?
Dilaro: Alright. Cool dreads. Lighting doesn't work though because the dreads on the right should be in shadow but are being illuminated as if his head wasn't there at all. Would look at another hairstyle or lighting option.
Jev: Agree that the shadows are hiding too much of her. The angle, eye focus, and slight smirk suggest some personality traits that you want to convey, but they are kind of lost in all the black.
Gottii: Sweet portrait of your dreads. This is one profile shot that I guess kinda works for me. The visible eye is focused right and the shape of the face is conducive to being viewed from this angle. Keep the beard.
Katla: Not sure if dude or just really ugly bald lady with a miffed librarian expression on her face.
Ruby: What this is I don't even...