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Dovahkiin by TheMinttu Dovahkiin by TheMinttu
In between my 12-hour gaming sessions, a really super quick portrait of my Oblivion/Skyrim character Vadril Savel!!!! A pyromaniac Dunmer battlemage and Dragonborn.

Iíve been slowly coming up with a headcanon for him too: Heís from Morrowind because Vvardenfell still feels like home to me. His family was part of the great house Hlaalu on Vvardenfell, but before the eruption of Red Mountain he left for the mainland and then Cyrodiil because Morrowind was falling apart. He dabbled with necromancy, witnessed the Oblivion crisis, but never returned to Morrowind because of the Argonian invasion - his former family ties to Hlaalu were gone. Meanwhile, due to the dissolution of the Mages Guild, he got more into necromancy which the Mages guild had heavily opposed. Later he had been on his way to the College of Winterhold where he could practice his magic more freely, he got involved in Stormcloak business and then Skyrim happened.

I'm also trying to draw dragons but I've never drawn a dragon in my life so I'm getting frustrated GRRRRR


Photoshop CS4.

Morrowind © Bethesda
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:iconaironmag:
AironMag Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Aww! He is so cute :3
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Sasorixthexpuppet Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
A pro Stormcloak Dunmer? Or did he 'get involved' the same way mine did, and just happen to be crossing whenever Ulfric and his gang were, then paradoxicly get invited to join them despite being, you know, one of those races they love screwing with
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mrchocoaddict Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
lulz
this is almost exactly what my dark elf looks like, cept i gave mine black, beady eyes
its kinda creepy actually :o
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FinalProtocol Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
one of the best dunmer illustrations out there... well done
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AvendusVII Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great character, I simply adore his face.
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SorrowPrincessChoco Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
Dunmer ftw, I love this character Background and I love his look too, I've actually been thinking about making background for my own Dunmer character to be completely honest, but yea, amazing picture.
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TheAnonymusWimp Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The legents said, Dovakiin was going to be a nord until Dovakiin started changing in all forms.
Mine is argonian! This art is wonderfull
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thequester Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Student Photographer
don't mean to be rude, but wouldn't the back story you came up with make your dark elf character like a hundred years old or more? I've been playing skyrim and love it, but I'm still unsure as to how long the elf races are supposed to live.
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TheMinttu Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
LMAO he's about 400 years old. Mer races have long lives, usually hundreds of years, but in addition to that he delved quite deeply into necromancy in his younger years after he left Morrowind. There are 200 years between the events of Oblivion and Skyrim.
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thequester Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Student Photographer
Awesome. thanks for the reply. And your art is awesome ;)
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swordoftruthiness Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this character! Yay, Dunmer! X3. I agree, Vvardenfel feels like a home to me, having played Morrowind. You just tend to get a connection to it that you don't with Cyrodiil or Skyrim. ^_^
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Bitchimo Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
..I want him to marry my female dunmer. I can't find anny hotties to marry in Skyrim. All the hotties is either non romanceble or married. :iconimpressedplz:
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angiak666 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, wow. you are also a dunmer battle mage with destruction and conjuration.
Do you chase foxes like a madman while blasting it with fire and lightning too?

i wanted to make a dark elf mohawk, but no...

Man those eyes are creepy... Cool drawing.
Like how you draw dunmers the way they actually look.
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LukasEnricBS Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
As an afterthought, I love how you make up a background for your character. I don't think a lot of people do that
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Jentzi Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome!
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Shinobakudan Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
Heh. This both sounds and looks like my own Dovahkiin. Disturbingly so actually. Have you been tapping my computer? xD This could very well be a twin brother of my own character haha :D
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morovv Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dunmers are my fav class since Morrowind.
love your character : ))
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CrazyAndHyper Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
Og course It'S a dark elf! those are AWESOME.
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exocolumn Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
Very nice!
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Lizardstripe Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, he's lovely!
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S-SimeonoV Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Awesome , i like it.
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max7238 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011   Writer
Hey, hey... What makes you think a Dunmer could be Dragonborn! After all the slavery and murder of my kin (Argonians), be happy an army of us doesn't hunt you down, Dovahkiin!

(after the odd rhetoric, I feel compelled to say that I favor Dunmer over all other elves, yet I always stick with my marsh brothers. And I think it would be awesome if, depending on your race, a small army from your rival race would come after you. Imagine calling in "air support" to help you fight, then using all the magic and weapons and powers you had just to get away alive! Boss!)
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HonestSapien Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
YESSSSSsss skyrimmm
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Journei Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Dammmmmmmmmmn that's nice
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Raven-Halloism Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wait... How long can Dunmer live for?
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deathmay Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
Greetings fellow, Ashborn! :D
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Tyr-Ulfvarr Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
Very very very very very nice, great Dunmer. Good back story, I'm racking my head trying to learn more of the Elder Scrolls lore, been a fan since Battlespire and didn't understand it till Morrowind but I have never been able to learn much but fro what I have learned reading books in game Ive been able to create story backgrounds though not well. Either way, props and applause on the work. Also I agree im sad for Morrowind's condition in Skyrim setting :( , though I dont make Dunmer characters due to lack of culture knowledge the little culture I picked up in Morrowind (I was Imperial 100% in Morrowind and all my character backgrounds were Imperial Radicalists so I didn't pick up much more than histories) makes me think like them alot but now that I cant find a copy of Morrowind (for the moment) I cant replay it so until them im sticking with Nord, as I am a historian in life and the viking aspect fascinate me but great work 10/10 in my opinion. :)
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TheMinttu Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
They sell Morrowind GOTY on Steam, fyi :>
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Tyr-Ulfvarr Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
Yay, Then I know what I'll be playing in a few days. (Ive never used Steam actually browsing so I didnt know)
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Quilsnap Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011   General Artist
I had to make a Dunmer for Skyrim too. Morrowind just keeps getting warmer in my memories.
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Mokrosuhibrijac Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh,my god,i've just been waiting for you to draw a skyrim pic
and it's awesome
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CrayolaColours Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
This looks really cool. I really love the blocky style you used (blending? Pssh no time for that when there's Skyrim!) I still have no clue who my character is going to side with. There's pros and cons to both sides (which I really like about it, it's gray and gray, instead of black and white.)
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Scha11enkrieger Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice Background... actually hearing the Original Soundtrack - Sovngarde, which gives the pic a good feel.... anyways the real dragonborn has to be a norn :P a True Child of Skyrim.

My Character is in Moment struggeling which side he will win the war for..... the Rebells have great motives but a retarded Leader, and the imperium.... well damn elves are interfering in everything. Down with the Thalmor!

Balder Lodbrokk, Child of Skyrim, Dovahkiin, Arch Mage ( as a Swordsmaster lol), Thane of Solitude, Markerath, Riften, Dawnstar, Whiterun, Master of Thu' um is actually just raiding Thalmor partys. :D

I am Dragonborn! Maybe its time to raise a new Empire of man.
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kyubiefox Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
Wow, so intense! I really like the expression.

Ahaha, I play as a khajiit named Al Kaan. Have been since Morrowind. (Is it weird that I always play with the same character in Elder Scrolls games?) Sometimes I'll play an Argonian and name him Haj Ei after the one in Morrowind though.
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aleiru Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
I had no idea Dunmers could live so long. Does this apply to the other elven races? :3
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TheMinttu Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Yep
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aleiru Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
Cool.
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Phasellus Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome portrait!
Looks very serious.
The dragons in Skyrim look badass, though I will say that their wings look silly.
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theifofthenight Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
win with the dark elf :D
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indybird Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011   Photographer
My friend called me out on making a Dark Elf in Skyrim because I'm obsessed with Morrowind. He's probably right though...
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TheMinttu Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
it's ok, most of my characters are Dunmer too because I've loved them to bits since Morrowind.
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saintvalentino Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
If I had money to spend I'd totally commission you to do a portrait of mine, a female Khajiit stealth-mage named M'Ahjra. ^_^
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HearthFire Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome stuff!

My character is Cyril Fortescue.
A Breton Battlemage who survived The Great War against the Thalmor.
Cyril's home is in High Rock although he has family ties in Cyrodiil in particular Anvil and Chorrol.
He is great friends with some Nords although they say his love for magic is a waste of time.
He also, has much love for the Alik'r warriors as he fought with them in Hammerfell against the Thalmor before being called back to the Imperial City to bolster the retaking of the imperial capital.
Before the war he spent a lot of time in Stros M'kai studying the old dwemer ruins and before that he spent time in Morrowind in particular Necrom honing his magical skills while learning the ancient burial rites of the Dunmer.
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Victor4444 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Student Writer
DUNMERDUNMERDUNMERDUNMERDUNMERDUNMERDUNMER
HURHURHURHURHUR
DERP.
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guollugala Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
Hurpadurp
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nightmare7 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
Awesome! And me, for the first time in the Elders Scrolls' history, I'm running arround as an Altmer, haha
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Blackhole87 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Long Life To Morrowind!
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nomoretears805 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
Yesss I love that game!! :love:
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StRaider2150 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
I ENVY YOUR SKILLS I WANT YOUR DRAWING SKILLS
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Draagonfly Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
AWESOME !
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