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
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
Check it out:[link]
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!