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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



DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE!

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
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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
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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
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CeeCeeXD Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
No I was on the mountain when I was fight Alduin :'( shame on me
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Paw07 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Good old Cicero. :nod:
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ravenwing136 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Loyal to the end :D
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BloodRosesForAll Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
If only you could've battled Alduin alongside Cicero.
That would've been AMAZING! :D
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ravenwing136 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student General Artist
It would have! It would also have been very unfair for the dragons :XD:
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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
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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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