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Son of Skyrim by kaio89 Son of Skyrim by kaio89
This is a Nord-Warrior, as seen in the "Elder Scrolls" games. The upcoming Elder Scrolls will take place in Skyrim, the home of the Nord, and I got inspired by this.

I started this after seeing the first Skyrim artwork and it took me until today.
I put all of my blood and sweat into this, this is the best I can currently pull of. And I'm proud of it, because it took so long I wanted to give up so many times (because I just started out of the blue without any idea of what the hell I got into with this picture).

Anyway, I used no 1 on 1 references. The process of this picture was "paint, break apart and put it back together" until it looked right. The arm, for example, was painted about 20 times (and probably still isn't 100% correct).

ca. 100 hours. Photoshop CS5

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UPDATE:

Wow, this was posted on the official Elder Scrolls Facebook page yesterday :) What an honour! And I'v got 1700 "likes" and more than 300 comments there for it, how 'bout that! I am certainly enjoying my few minutes of fame :D

Check it out:
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UPDATE II:

12-12-11
Wow, today I got my 999th fave on this picture. Just one more and this will be my first "4-digit-faved" picture. Thaks to everyone who faved this, it means a lot to me!
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:iconmoonlightpegasus:
MoonlightPegasus Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Whoa!
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:iconblueberryswagamuffin:
Blueberryswagamuffin Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student General Artist
I wish I could draw like that, this is AMAZING! :D (Big Grin) Clap 
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:iconkaio89:
kaio89 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! It's all a matter of practice :)
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:iconblueberryswagamuffin:
Blueberryswagamuffin Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Yea :) (Smile) 
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:iconmincinno80:
Mincinno80 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is Awesome! Omg That is Awesome
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:icontillytolly1997:
Tillytolly1997 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
Very well done! Especially with the helmet and armor. I always felt the helmet never Looked right as it always looked too big. But this scaling is fantastic! 

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:iconkaio89:
kaio89 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I'm glad you like it.
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:iconmetalsympho:
metalsympho Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You have been feature here : metalsympho.deviantart.com/jou… :)
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:iconnirzor12:
nirzor12 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Magnificent work here :D
The character reminds me a bit of Boromir from the Lord of the Rings trilogy :P
I love everything, from the colouring to the minute details on his arm muscles.
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:iconkaio89:
kaio89 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice comment, thanks very much! I totally agree on the Boromir resemblance :D
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:iconzackofdeath:
zackofdeath Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Simply WOWWW! & EPIC!
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:iconkaio89:
kaio89 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:icontobassinesia:
Tobassinesia Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
In their tongue he is Dovahkiin... Dragonborn!

THIS
IS
AWESOME!

:icondovahkiinplz:
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:iconkaio89:
kaio89 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hahaha, thank you!
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:icontobassinesia:
Tobassinesia Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
YOU
ARE
WELCOME!
:iconspartaplz:
Ok yeah I'll stop :XD:
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:iconsforr8:
sforr8 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
ridiculously photogenic dovakin
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:iconkaio89:
kaio89 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
haha, right! Thanks for the comment :)
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:iconshinzhon:
Shinzhon Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just amazing..... If only I could dream to do it 8D
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:iconkaio89:
kaio89 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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:iconneonsocks34:
neonsocks34 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
He looks like Thore. But GREAT JOB!!
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:iconkaio89:
kaio89 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! A lot of people say that he looks like Thor. I haven't even seen the movie, haha.
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:iconneonsocks34:
neonsocks34 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Haha! It's a good movie. I recommend it.
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:iconzoeyf28:
ZoeyF28 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love this art... How's it possible to do this? Amazing
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:iconkaio89:
kaio89 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Painting this was the hardest task I ever had back then. But I learned a lot.
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:iconzoeyf28:
ZoeyF28 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And you did very well indeed
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:iconnear000:
near000 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great!
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:iconrencuxi:
rencuxi Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
This is truly fantastic!
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:iconkaio89:
kaio89 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconsamueljacob1996:
SamuelJacob1996 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
This is mesmerising hehe. So much story can be told through this one picture. Great job; it's in my favourites. x3
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:iconkaio89:
kaio89 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Means a lot to me, thank you!
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:iconneffin:
Neffin Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist
Fantastic Pic!
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:iconkaio89:
kaio89 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconrubberdduck:
rubberdduck Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Using as my phone background
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:iconkaio89:
kaio89 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Makes me proud, thanks!
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:iconrubberdduck:
rubberdduck Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
No problem
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:iconvitrial:
vitrial Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
his pose reminds me of technoviking, top class.
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:iconriricantdraw:
Riricantdraw Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Omg he looks just like Thor. This is amazing
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:iconkaio89:
kaio89 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hahah, thanks.
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:icondreathedragon:
DreaTheDragon Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is epic!
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:iconkaio89:
kaio89 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you
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:iconliamdalemon:
LiamDaLemon Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Which armour!?
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:iconsirjosh10:
sirjosh10 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Is it just me or does it look like hes in Mordor?
very well done btw.
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:iconsamer-firebreath:
Samer-Firebreath Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
May I "order" a drawing of my Skyrim-self?
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:iconkaio89:
kaio89 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You mean a commission? Sure, hit me a private message for details, if you want!
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:iconstordrage:
Stordrage Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
What? :3 do you draw other peoples skyrim character?Thats amazing.
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:iconkaio89:
kaio89 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, but right now I can't do it for free. If you want one, though, hit me a pm!
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:iconstordrage:
Stordrage Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Maybe i will pay you to do that in future :) if you are still around, Its worth it becouse,Seing my own character drawn like that would be epic.
Good luck with your future plans!
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:iconkaio89:
kaio89 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for considering this :) And thanks for the nice words as well!
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:iconmarcos-vom:
Marcos-VOM Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
incrible!
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:iconkaio89:
kaio89 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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