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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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MoonlightPegasus Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Whoa!
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Blueberryswagamuffin Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student
I wish I could draw like that, this is AMAZING! :D (Big Grin) Clap 
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kaio89 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! It's all a matter of practice :)
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Blueberryswagamuffin Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Student
Yea :) (Smile) 
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Mincinno80 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is Awesome! Omg That is Awesome
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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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kaio89 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I'm glad you like it.
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metalsympho Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You have been feature here : metalsympho.deviantart.com/jou… :)
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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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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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