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AT: Domino by XenonRay AT: Domino by XenonRay
This is my half of a Skyrim based art trade with Cadkinn, :iconcadkinn: who requested a picture of her Redguard archer Domino. Hope it does the character justice!

Trying to get a decent archery pose is hard, even with stock references. This pose wasn't done from stock although I had to change it from her drawing the bow, to just grabbing an arrow instead because I couldn't get it to look right. :nuu:

Depicting a moonlit night with her perhaps looking down into a pesky bandit camp below. Thieves Guild armour, although the bow is made up and perhaps most like a strongly simplified ebony one since all of Skyrim's high tier bows are extremely detailed. :faint:
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Cadkinn Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank-you again for painting this for me, I love how you made her look like the awesome warrior that she is! :dance:
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Lorcan0c Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! :wow: I... just wow. I'm at a loss for words. The fact that you were able to do this without relying on a stock image is just amazing.

The detail here is baffling, and the lighting tinting across the armour and cloth just makes it all the more beautiful. The expression and pose really bring this piece to life. Keep up the good work! I'm really sorry that your work hasn't been given the attention it deserves.
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XenonRay Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like it!

Well no direct stock, but enough searching for some inspiration to produce almost 20 thumbnails, one of which looked alright. :D

By now I've downloaded a ton of photoshop brushes (most useless) but there's some great ones that allow you to add 'noise' and build up textures manually. The only texture file used was a scratched metal pic used for the bow. Recently I've caught on to the idea of having to be bold with the lighting and shadows and I suppose a night setting forces you to push that more.
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