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December 3, 2012
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Skyrim: Facing Alduin by ravenwing136 Skyrim: Facing Alduin by ravenwing136
Dedicated to my Eviltwin: ~darksong94
May your Skyrim adventures continue beyond Sovngarde


Time Taken: 20 hours
Tools Used: Photoshop CS4, tablet

So, over the past six months, I have been clocking Skyrim and wiping dragons off the map, in addition to doing just about every single quest and storyline I could find in the vanilla game. No surprise, this game is huge and ridiculously addictive :heart: 155 hours later and a level 81 character to show for it, not half bad :XD: Actually very bad, but I passed my exams anyway so clearly this is signal enough to start a new game :lol: Anyway, this drawing is just a little tribute to my favourites in Skyrim, namely Cicero, the battle with Alduin and the sky animations. Good heavens, the sky animations. I spent hours drooling over the moons in Oblivion and the auroras and Sovngarde were equally amazing.

...Hence this really ambitious drawing. I don't know when I started getting the urge to do more backgrounds but I'm thankful for the practice. :) Even if the number of filters and blending options I stack are ridiculous ^^; Weirdly enough, I think I rendered Cicero best, and had to try and tone it down because he was making Alduin and my Dragonborn look awfully plain :XD: The background was both fun and frustrating, but I think I've managed to get most of the lighting. Hit several walls, first with Alduin, then Sovngarde, and then had to scrap the fireball in her left hand because I have no clue how to do fire. Oh well, that gives me something to do next time. And now that I have actually rendered decent skies, I'm just itching to do a Mass Effect painting... maybe after my second ME3 playthrough :D Back to the xBox for more inspiration! :giggle:
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KINGRIEVOUS Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
lolz I took that clown to Sovenguard with me.....Alduin literally grabbed him MID FLIGHT!
and dropped him off a Cliff somewhere!  It was amazing! XD
CeeCeeXD Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Want to know a funny story :D The first time I play Skyrim I kept to the main quest and was at level 12 when I fought Alduin with Paarthrunax. Not one F***ing damage on the damn Dragon I was dying so I thought "F*** it!" Ran off the mountain then said "Screw Skyrim I don't give a Sh*t if you burn to the ground burn I'm out" but...the game wasn't over e.e yet
ravenwing136 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student General Artist
holy crap you did the main quest at level 12?! :XD: I didn't go anywhere near the main quest till I was on like 81 :XD: LOL did they even let you leave Sovngarde w/o killing that big black flying lizard?? :D
CeeCeeXD Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
No I was on the mountain when I was fight Alduin :'( shame on me
Paw07 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Good old Cicero. :nod:
ravenwing136 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Loyal to the end :D
BloodRosesForAll Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
If only you could've battled Alduin alongside Cicero.
That would've been AMAZING! :D
ravenwing136 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student General Artist
It would have! It would also have been very unfair for the dragons :XD:
dovahkay Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Now THAT is one awesome pic. I like how at first look its so dramatic, then you look at their faces and they're like "Weeee! Yahooo!" lol
ravenwing136 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student General Artist
LOL Yep, basically that's my feeling when I play Skyrim: OMG The fate of the world rests on the Dragonborn? BUTTERFLIES!!! :XD: And when is it NOT hilarious with Cicero? :lol:
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