Dec 7, 2011


A new painting-drawing-work of mine is on the net.
It probably may be considered as some more Elder Scrolls fanart, cause it's for a contest (as well as the one from the previouz post - the db)
So and here it is - the db1!

(yes, no need to tell - I know I'm quite generouz at creating original namez, yes)

I've used a couple referencez working on this one:
for argonian
for the pose and the action scene overall.


Well, and a couple WIPz as a conclusion for the post:

working on the Dragonborn
and an accidently rather funny shot, lol

Oct 13, 2011

About the Illustration for the Elder Scrolls book

A while ago I came across some rather old works for a few pieces of mine (which are somewhere on the Internet already) in my sketchbook and decided to show a few of them.

As you may know, for the russian Elder Scrolls Illustration contest I have illustrated the Trap note. But the "Berne's Deception" isn't the initial idea for the work I've had on my mind - before that I wanted to depict just a moment from the text (yeah, maybe stylized somehow here and there). The moment when the "Anonymous" was running away from the town and the ones he had been hunted by.
Pretty luckily for me I haven't spent too much time on it, so there is not much to show.
On the left is the beginning of the work, based on the sketches (which are in the centre and on the right) I've done on paper beforehand, thinking, "concepting".

Illustrating Trap wasn't the only idea though - "Five Songs of King Wulfharth"
and "the Black Arrow", for example, both seemed pretty nice as well. At some point in time I even thought about illustrating a few. The Trap and the Wulfharth

But eventually I've returned for the Trap and started working hard and concepting only that.

Some people pointed out, that the "manor" on the artwork doesn't look like it's somewhere (anywhere) on the Vvardenfell.
So, here is a little explanation - drawing a stereotype "gothic castle" whith a handful of vampires at that time was pretty easy. I've been stressed with time and everything (have been passing exams almost simultaneously) and it's a lot easier to assotiate vampires with that sort of architecture. Sure thing that if there was a little more time to work on it and anyhow less stress from my parents and teachers I'd design something a bit more "original".


Here is the only sorta WIP screenshot of the "Berne's Deception":

All the layers (without coloring):

And a little extra - a closer look in higher definition at some of the details in the artwork:

Well, that's all about the Berne for now.
Hope you enjoyed this little tour
A pleasure to be your guide :D

Sing up anywhere and stay tuned for moar
Don't mind leaving a comment below either - telling what you like and what maybe you don't, what you'd like to see.

Oct 3, 2011

By the Seven Roads - 1st webdesign xp

A while ago administrators of the (one of the russian TES fan sites) asked me to paint a background for the site. 
At the time when they asked me to do it I was in Moscow - away from my pc and the tablet. So the only toolz I had at that moment, were a pencil and some paper.
They've provided me the initial "concept" so I've started working like "without a peep".
On the paper it all looked like this

They liked it all in all and so the final work looks pretty similar:

The board above the news says "By the Seven Roads" - the original name of the site.
They even have their own plugin for Oblivion out there.

Every little thing is removable, so it's possible to adjust the picture at any time as they might want to: the news board, stuff on the shelves, on the bar table - everything:

The website is

(Funny fact: they didn't change their webdesign ever since the site was created so it was more like they needed a new one)

Gears of War 3 Wallpaper Contest

It's been a while since the last time I've posted any news on the blog so here is finally something new. I have a couple of things to tell you about.
Though it was for the US residents only, I wanted to take part so bad -I've painted one.
All the three entries (version with different logo placement) were deleted by the remorseless dA bot from the contest's gallery shortly after they've been uploaded.
There is a number of pretty cool entries, but nonetheless - I have reuploaded my work and it is still there, in the gallery. I'm not taking any chances in that very contest though - simply not eligible to participate.

In case you want to download the painting without the GoW logo or with it in the top left corner - go the dA and look for it in the description.
And as it says, - the description - for the first time ever I have recorded the painting process. I haven't been recording from the very beginning though. And not till the end neither. But still, in case you are interested - be sure to check it out:

And it came out to be so long I had to split it into two parts - here is the second one:

Thanks in advance for watching.
Be sure to comment or else if you got something to tell me - some kindz of suggestinoz, your attitude to stuff and such. Would be quite good to know what do you think.

Aug 25, 2011

Artwork for the Miracle of Sound's Normandy

Here is the preview of the new song by the Miracle of Sound called "Normandy"

A while ago we decided to make a sort of a collaboration so I did the artwork for this, his most recent song so far.

I've been working on it past few days (it was much of a fun for sure). Enjoyed studying the Normandy ship, it's construction in different models - even had an idea to draw it like the first ship flows into a newer version but eventually came up with this and decided to finish since it looked fitting.
Here is a little bit of details putted in:
Size of the original painting is 2500 pixels wide and high

All the fonts on the cover have been "stylized" by me - was like my favourite part about doing this piece even (:
And again - here is a closer look at all the text:
On the top of this image is the original Mass Effect 2 logo. Everything else is "handcrafted" by me
So like the video on the YouTube, follow both Hieronymus7Z and Miracle of Sound on twitter, check out his other songs out here and watch a music video for the Normandy on the Escapist.
Probably, we both will continue working together since now, so stay tuned. (:

Aug 2, 2011

The Elder Scrolls Illustration contest

The Elder Scrolls In-game Illustration contest, which I have written about a while ago has ended (a couple of weeks aldready, in fact).
It's been held from May to July 2011 by a group of people who own a website dedicated to The Elder Scrolls-related contests, of the russian fan-community of the series of games.
Winners were chosen by the voting among the community.
Here is the gallery of all the participants:

The First place belongs to the Illustration for the Morrowind Ingame book

which author is Alfred Khamidullin, the Hieronymus7Z

The Second place belongs to the Illustration for the Morrowind Ingame book
"Five Songs of King Wulfharth"

which author is Ljuton

The Third place belongs to the Illustration for the Oblivion SI Ingame book
"Sixteen Accords of Madness, volume XII"
which author is Eugenia Shavyrina

 As the winner I've been interviewed by a few websites, among which is - interview is here, though it's on russian.
Also there is my work in the Tamriel Chronicle's gallery
And here are some links about the contest on some russian TES fan sites:
Anvil Bay
Tamriel Chronicles

Organizers had a really great competition on a high level.They've been observing the voting progress all the way through and have been weekly publishing the intermediate resuls of it.
I was completely amazed when a few days ago they've notified me and wrote on the Contest's website that an actual Prize is ready and waiting for me to receive it.
I got it today - they hired a courier to deliver the prize right to my door.

It says "Hieronymus7Z

to the winner
of the First Drawing Competition
The Elder Scrolls
community project
May-July 2011

I thank every sinlge person who gave me the highest mark in the competition, who appreaciate the work I do, all the organizers of the project (Thank you Tiara, TJ , Marfa, SLAG, Skrib, Red Witch, Quizy, Kar the darkness warrior, Mark K Marzell, Qui-Gon-Jinn, Vladimir and varjag) , the Bethesda Softworks Studio, Todd Howard ( :D ) and all the people who work or have ever worked on the creation of
Elder Scrolls Universe.

Igromania's Art contest related to the game "Duke Nukem Forever"

Igromania (Игромания) is a monthly Russian games magazine published in Moscow and distributed mostly in Russia and the CIS countries.
More than a month ago on their website they've published the article about that Art Contest.
It was weld by the Igromania itself and the 1C-SoftClub company.
Participants had to draw a picture (on any theme) actually IN the game's demo - there is an interactive drawing board in the very beginning of the first level.
I found out about the contest while I was in Moscow, away from my PC and was pretty damn worried that I won't be able to get back home at time. Luckily I was at home before the contest's deadline and I still had time to execute the drawing ingame, which I already had some sketches for, done in Moscow on a paper.
There was a pretty long silence before the results were finally published, what has happened today, a few hours ago.
And so, according to the info given out there the mankind who took the first place is
Alfred Khamidullin the H7Z, with this very picture, which is given upper in this topic.
Here is a little sketch I made in Moscow, which I was depending on while drawing in game:
If you want to see other participant's works check out the article with the results and in case you want to see the work in progress screenshots - go to the Igromania's Facebook page.

Many thanks to all the people working in the Igromania, to the people working in the 1C-SoftClub and all the developers and publishers of the Duke Nukem Forever for this epic contest - never seen anything like that before. Drawing InGame and making a whole damn contest from this epic idea - that trully is epic.
Thanks a lot.

Jun 29, 2011

Aerial Attack

The "making of" the Fan Aerial Attack Wallpaper
The music in the video is:
Ronan Hardiman's "Lord of the Dance" played by OLDA
Daggerfall Orchestrated Sountrack - Snow Theme

Something else about it here and here
And a twitt about the wallpaper

Also, be sure to comment the artwork on the dA, in case you are registered.

Skyrim Wallpaper - official and my vision of №2

My version of the official Bethesda's Skyrim wallpaper "Aerial Attack"
Every little thing but "The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim" logo and Bethesda Softworks sign are painted by me from the very scratch

My "Aerial Attack" 1920x1200sized

Official "Aerial Attack" 1920x1200sized

Jun 22, 2011

RIFT: Create a Colossus contest entry

Trion Worlds and the DeviantART announced a competition
(a while ago)

on a new RIFT Colossus design.
In the contest's gallery on the dA you can see lots of pretty epic entries,
amongst which you can also spot my own as well.
A tiny preview

And some Work In Progress stuffz:

First version with which I was satisfied for a few first days

Here I tried to "redesign" it, since eventually I realized that it looked like an awkward lump

Closer to the final version

Jun 17, 2011

The Elder Scrolls Contest on an ingame book Illustration at last has passed to the Voting stage!
Be sure to check out all the entries here

It's sort of an incognito contest though - you can not see the entry's author
and participants are not able to tell anyone
which work belongs to them.

Enjoy nonetheless!

Jun 5, 2011

Linkin Park's Iridescent

Linkin Park have organized pretty epic contest on their dA group page in which I've immediately decided to take part... aaand this is what my decision eventually turned into:
Have been working on the piece for the whole day - moreorless accurate idea came to my mind at around 1pm; some final strokes were added at 11pm or so on.
Feel free to rate&comment the artwork on the DeviantArt and let me know what do you think about it in the comment section here, on my website.

You may also want to check out the official Iridescent video on the YouTube.

May 16, 2011

Ziegsturhl Concept Art

Today, after a rather long "creative silence",  I've done one pretty rough concept for the RTeam, Reanimation BO  project
It's a concept art mainly aimed at the mood-creation of the first ingame town,

May 2, 2011

Skyrim Wallpaper - official and my vision of

My edition of the official Bethesda's Skyrim wallpaper
The background on the sides, the "The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim" logo and Bethesda's sign are from the original. All what remains is painted by me
1920x1080size wallpaper

This one's done entirely by me
Bethesda and Skyrim logos - done by Bethesda
3000x1875size wallpaper

Daedric Shrines - fan art illustrations

A little project of mine.
I'm going to illustrate every single Daedric Shrine you can see in the lands of Cyrodiil.
There are only three of them so far but i'll paint next one as soon as i'll have enough free time.

There is also a topic about it on the Bethesda forum.
And all three works also can be found at my Deviant Art gallery :)

Apr 27, 2011

Video set with some of my works

Here is the video set of some of my works i've done for a little school project, accompanied by music written by my classmate.

Apr 11, 2011

New Gallery

From this time i have a little new web-gallery which is available here.
There you can find more works of mine which are represented on this very site, but less that on the dA.