May 8, 2014

Feb 4, 2014

Face of the Coin

Massive full-size image is on the dA

Tiber Septim for an Elder Scrolls fan project.

He's wearing the Imperial Dragon Armor, slightly altered here and there to look and feel somewhat more believable - the original set from the Oblivion does look plastic imo (though if to think of it with all the limitations taken into account, which did have place back then, that is, well, reasonable).

His cloak is red and so is the color of the stream beneath his feet - I didn't really mean to place him into blood, but at some point it just felt appropriate to put a stress on the fact that he is one hell of a conqueror.
The Empire color is red too, so bonus.

Oh, and the city in the background is being partially burned by the tongue of Nafaalilargus, who is (or better say - was), according to the lore, the Emperor's loyal friend. "The Proud Jewel of the Imperial Crown".

Painting Tiber's portrait was just a bunch of suggestions thrown together onto the canvas - suggestions from the pictures I've managed to find:

It was a little, but still, help.

And probably the most valuable reference anyone could get for that (for the lack of a good camera, here's a well-known pic from the internets), is a drake.

Dec 15, 2013

Adventures Road

A piece to celebrate Elder Scrolls' Anthology collection

As I'm a big admirer of the game series, I've approached the task quite seriously, so every part of it's been thought-out carefully.

I've named the piece "Adventures Road", because the whole composition of it is obviously based off the Beatles eleventh album "Abbey Road". But it's not the only reasoning behind the title.

The now pretty famous saying of an arrow in the knee in the russian-localized version of the game Skyrim sounds this way which is "I used to follow the road of adventures too, and then I took an arrow in the knee". So yep, that is it.

Now off to some of the details, so the piece will be easier to read for everyone, not a few:

This is the center of the thing.
The Imperial City here is accompanied by the Adamantine Tower (Cyrodiil and the Balfiera isle met! wat!). They both are located at the feet of Hrothgar and the Red Mountain, encircled by the Ghostfence. To the right of the High Hrothgar is the ancient tomb of the Bleak Falls Barrow nested on a distant mountain. And what is that, lying in the almost-very center of the image? Being an annoying eyesore? That is the city of Whiterun.

Even more to the right there's the Cloud Ruler Temple - quite a significant place, isn't it? - with a closed oblivion gate before it.
And a couple close-ups of the Bleak Falls and the Whiterun

You may rightfully ask me now - "How come all these places are so close to each other? Why are you so ignorant? That is not possible! Go read some lore, go play some games!.."

Well, I shall answer, that is because all the heroes are here, walking across the same road. Even though some of them were born in the times when the others died long ago. That is because all the wonderful games are sharing the same box now! And that is so, because all these places played a more or less significant part in the story of each hero.

And that are not all the places I've included yet. Here is a few from the "spin-offs", if you can call them so, too: the Battlespire and the floating city of Umbriel

And a bit of a glimpse on a nostalgic place for all of you (of us)

The Heroes now! Let me just list all the things they're carrying.
That's already too much of a text for all the internets and beyond, as I presume.

(sorry all the heroes mixed up - the blogger's a mess with this things)

The Sheogorath Champion of the Cyrodiil is also here!

The Arena hero: Ogma Infinium (the hero's from the first game - probably knows the most), Chrysamere and the Staff of Chaos (main story item), Lord's Mail.
Overall - your typical knight in shining armour. Imperial (as he travels all the Empire in his journey, why wouldn't he most likely be an Imperial?).

The Daggerfall hero: Spellbreaker, Magnus Staff and the Mantella (main story item).
Overall - typical breton aspiring mage.

The Nerevarine: Boots of Blinding Speed (probably my favourite inem from the game), Dwemer Cogs (they are so expensive...yet so heavy.), Keening and Sunder (on his belt with the cogs), Hunter's Spear and the Wraithguard which he's holding the Fork of Horripilation with.
Overall - nerevarine.

Champion of Cyrodiil: his dress and numerous Sigil Stones.
Overall - Sheogorath.

The Dragonborn: set of Dragonbone armor, Sword and Staff of Miraak, Konahrik, a couple Elder Scrolls (he's abusing those papers during the course of his story, isn't he) and a few wood logs he's carrying (Hearthfire anyone?)
Overall - typical dragon slayer. really?

And now I'm happy to tell you that the story behind the piece is over! That is all!
Here's the piece itself, sorry for the delay(preparations)

Thanks a ton for reading, if you were and enjoy!

Nov 18, 2013

Crackpot - Saxxy Awards 2013

The guys who I've made the "Gristly Gumbo Pot" with (which got accepted, by the way!) decided to take part in the Saxxy Awards films competition this year.

The entry tells the story told in our comic we've been "promoting" the item with.

Even though some of us would really want to extend the movie,we went for the "short" category instead
cause of the practical reasons. 

The total of eighteen people have been working on the cartoon (if I may call it so) - the full list can be seen in the video's description.

I've contributed with some 2d - the backgrounds (hills seen in the distance), all the pyroland ground textures (along with the milky river) and concept art pieces for pretty much everything seen in the pyroland:
short and simple process of making the pyroland ground texture

Props for the Pyroland scenes, milky river cliff texture and backgrounds (four planes, here combined into one)

Main concept piece for the pyroland scenery, based off official concepts.

That is all to tell about this entry for now! Later on we'll release all the custom models we've done and, perhaps, some additional stuff. I'll tweet where the are available. When they are.

Be sure to rate the entry up on it's page from now, Nov 18th, untill the Nov 24th.

in case you love it so much, of course.

Thanks a lot!

Oct 7, 2013

2nd Team Fortress 2 item

A halloween-themed item for the Team Fortress 2 I've been working on with these guys as a concept-artist. The picture above is a compilation of almost all the stuff I did for the thing.

Check out an awesome comic for the cause here!
This very picture on steam, deviantart and a "concept art album" on the imgur.

Be sure to check out, rate and probably comment the item itself on steam workshop