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Nerevar Rising by Arasteia Nerevar Rising by Arasteia
So here it is, my final artwork for 2015. I got The Elder Scrolls: Morrowind a few days ago and this is a portrait of my Nerevarine, Davina Telvanni. While she was born in Necrom to wealthy parents, she turned to theft for sport at an early age and ended up in Cyrodiil before she was fifteen. There she quietly stole her way to riches for decades, building a family upon her successes, until she took her craft one step too far and ended up imprisoned. As her son is killed in the Imperial Arena and her eldest daughter Sedrisa (who would soon become the Hero of Kvatch amidst her quest to find her mother) is left to look after the crumbling family, Davina herself is locked up for months before being returned to Morrowind with the emperor's pardon...

And we're back to the Elder Scrolls. Just 'cause. I've been waiting to play Morrowind for so long and it's amazing :D I'll probably draw more Davina soon because I just love drawing Dunmer - their skin is so much fun! After having some real issues with losing passion for art (and a couple of rough sketches in between) I think I'm back on track.
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JPMNeg Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016

This is phenomenal, you always do great hair. Facial features are flawless.

The skin texture is masterful! As is the shading.

When I look at other people art I tend to examine areas that I am weak on, to learn from.

The shading where the nose meets the cheek, from there going to the mouth, and the shading at the edge of the mouth.

I have to say I am in awe of your skill in those areas.  Probably a weird thing to get a comment on but I find those areas very hard to do.

This is beautifully done!

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Arasteia Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I'm so glad you like it ^^ Haha yeah I have to say those are areas I've never really paid much attention to myself, kind of just go with what I see, but I'm glad you like them :) Thank you again! 
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lenny2055 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016
Fantastic drawing, with a fantastic story behind it.
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Arasteia Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh thank you so much! I'm glad you think so! Thank you so much for the watch by the way :la: 
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Living-Room-King Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really love your "tale-y" descriptions :)
Looks lovely :)
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Arasteia Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^ 
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Living-Room-King Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're most welcome :) you just galvanised my creativity; I'll write some more right now thanks to you ^^
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Arasteia Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh thank you! That's awesome :eager: 
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Living-Room-King Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You and heroic fantasy are awesome :D
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Arasteia Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^
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Living-Room-King Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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thewolfcreek Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Very lovely work...
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Arasteia Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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thewolfcreek Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Very welcome my friend...
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DocJuhl Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She's so beautiful, especially her eyes and skin o_o
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Arasteia Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah thank you so much! ^^ 
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BeakachuAnimations Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
those eyes are amazing!
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Arasteia Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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BeakachuAnimations Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful textures as well
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Arasteia Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you think so! :)
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BeakachuAnimations Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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sashayshell Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Incredible <3
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Arasteia Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :eager: 
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scwibblingmadness Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016
" Theft for Sport" amazing,that is so true because she was bored,she had everything she ever wanted so stealing kept her alive,amazing.
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Arasteia Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha yep, that's pretty much it :D 
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scwibblingmadness Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016
Your Storys are superb
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Arasteia Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm really more of a writer than an artist ^^; 
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scwibblingmadness Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016
Michael Angelo was more a sculpturer yet he painted the Sistine Chapel!......Your art is wonderful too my dear,you are a wonderful Artist and I'm very pleased to meet you,keep up the wonderful work and you are very welcome too.
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Arasteia Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm really glad you think so, and many thanks for the watch :hug: 
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scwibblingmadness Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016
Hug :) (Smile) Headbang! 
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Lunnika-Horo Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016  Professional Photographer
^_______________^ Morrowind))) Its all my childhood)))
Amazing danmer art! =)
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Arasteia Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aaaah yes Morrowind was great! And thank you so much :hug: 
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Lunnika-Horo Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016  Professional Photographer
Minimalistic Vivec  Morrowind Smiley Nr.2 
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Cap007 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Great !
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Arasteia Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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JJO70 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016
Fantastic!
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Arasteia Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks ^^
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Aroco Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant detail, texture, expression - well done Clap 
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Arasteia Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I'm glad you like it ^^
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Aroco Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Very much so - great work :)
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HopesArtGallery Featured By Owner May 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like this piece of yours, Davina is attractive in a unique way without having that plastic-doll effect that so many artists stumble into when trying to create pretty characters.
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Arasteia Featured By Owner May 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh thank you very much! That actually means a lot because I was trying to make her pretty in a very... Dark Elf way ^^; 
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HopesArtGallery Featured By Owner May 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome :)
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ChaosKarn Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2016
That is amazing O_O Love the skin texture and the red eyes :D
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Arasteia Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :D 
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RaspberryTickle Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Student General Artist
Gorgeous! Her eye is entrancing!

~Ced
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Arasteia Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! Glad you think so :D
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RaspberryTickle Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Student General Artist
You're welcome!

~Ced
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lydia-san Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How beautiful! looks at those textures!
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Arasteia Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I like the textures too :D
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