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Hunted By The Thalmor by KaelaCroftArt Hunted By The Thalmor by KaelaCroftArt
This is my other Skyrim character who's name escapes me...
He is a High Elf Ex-Thalmor assassin turned thief and part time vampire. Being a vampire got annoying so I had to cure him.
I use mostly conjuration spells with this character, it is rather enjoyable to just have my minions do all my work. Oh, and
using the bound bow is really fun too.

Photoshop CS4, Wacom Bamboo, 8 hours
Art and Character 2013 Kaela Croft
Skyrim Bethesda
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joshua-333 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
I LOVE your art, especially the Star Wars art. But I was wondering, can I use this character in one of my Skyrim fanfics? I'd really like to, but I need to know what his name is. Do you think you can remember his name for me? I'd really appreciate it. Thank you, and keep up the awesome work!
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KaelaCroftArt Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Professional General Artist
I actually loaded up my old Skyrim file to look at his name for you <3
Apparently it's Drannor, so if you write it I'd love to read it! Credits would be much appreciate when you make it. :)
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joshua-333 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015
Thanks for the info! I'm sorry to say, though, that it might be a LOOONG while before I finish my Skyrim fanfic. I'm currently working part time on an Oblivion fanfic at the moment, occasionally working on my Skyrim fanfic only once in a while, and due to my busy schedule it's only once a day that I actually get to do any fanfic work. But don't worry, someday I'll get it done!

Thanks again, and please keep making excellent artwork!!!

Chiao!
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Hazard89 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
Ex-Thalmor? Finally, an Altmer with sense! 
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LyhliTheLuminescent Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, super incredible! I love your style!
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KaelaCroftArt Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks ^^
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CRartistTKD Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
That is awesome.
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kashirarosea Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I love the art. My character's a tagline, she's a mage though. My character's story is similar to yours. She wanted to become a member of the thalmor, but for the position she wanted ( a spy) she'd have to prove herself through magic. She only knew the spells flames and healing. Little did she know that the tagline disliked her because she was raised by "animalistic" orcs. Anyway, since Sapphira had been raised by "pig elves" the tagline decided that it was better that they "appropriately" dispose of her for"ruining" the thalmor' s bloodline ( they'd assumed she'd taken up the orc' s culture and that she was to marry an orc and to bare his children). So they told her that she was to meet a thalmor associate at the border to learn spells, which was also "coincidentally" the day an imperial ambush was supposed to capture the infamous Ulfric and his followers. By the time poor Sapphire knew what was going on, it was too late. She'd been knocked unconscious by an imperial and awoke to find herself in binds. After escaping her near death, Sapphira went around Skyrim studying magic and its properties all that she could, all the while mastering spells. After a period of time she convinced herself to research magic in Winterhold (where she met and fell in love with her future husband Odmund). After years of work and saving college she became the Arch Mage, the position where she made it very clear to the thalmor there'd be no more observing the college.. After that, the thalmor regretted having rejected her. Then she killed Alduin with her magic a few years later and was recognized as the Thames of Skyrim. She gave birth to twin sons named Faelyn and Gantar. And almost everyone lived happily ever after!
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KaelaCroftArt Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
I really like your character's background, especially the whole Orc side of it. 
I really never know my character's story until I'm halfway through the game lol.
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kashirarosea Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I just come up with one as I go along.
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Nikki-vdp Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
Lovely work, great style and I really like the muted colours with a subtle warm/cold contrast.
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KaelaCroftArt Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank yee :)
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RollerTrack Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Very good indeed! But if I had to have a problem with it, it would be the ears, they're a bit too long but besides that it's perfect.
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KaelaCroftArt Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
I love long pointy ears... more often then not I tend to exaggerate them haha. :)
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FullmetalHeart20 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
Cool one! I have an O.C that's a bit like this. unusual hair color for an Altmer, but well drawn.
On another note, I'd suggest this man go to the Ragged Flagon as soon as possible and change his face to anything besides his own.
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Blarghatheturnipking Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
I never played as a vampire before I got the Dawngaurd expansion. Really cool! He looks like he could be fun to play!
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intrepid-Inkweaver Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Gorgeous! I would love to hear the story of how and why he turned on the Thalmor :D
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KaelaCroftArt Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
Well... I actually got inspired when some Thalmors randomly attacked me in game (that actually happened quite often). I was wearing their robes at the time and it got me thinking 'huh, they're attacking one of their own and they don't even know it'. So that's how that got thought up and I didn't really develop much more to it yet. Going off that he could have been on assignment in Skyrim and for what ever reason decided not to go through with his contract. The Thalmor got wind of his decision and couldn't let one of their assassins get away with such a betrayal. They sent out several parties to track him down and kill him, none of which prevailed. He then joins the Thieves Guild hoping he wouldn't be found. Not very developed, but its a start! 
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artst04 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
I know what you mean about the vampirism. But the night vision is useful.
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VeroNightshade Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
FUCK. THE THALMOR. That is all.
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MrAddled Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
I think everything about his picture is superb. Also makes me think of my Wood Elf. Love it!
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Woodsie-One Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Amazing piece. I love details, shading colors, composition... overally everything in this picture. The character looks really handsome, but with temper, and it is still visible, that he's met the hardships of travel.
Instant fav : )
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LimeGreenBunny Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Incredible work! You are very skilled. I really like how the Altmer look in Skyrim.
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misto713 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Oh, wow, he looks almost exactly like my Ortan - also an altmer, hunted by Thalmor... but my reasons for that are slightly different. :D Remove the earrings, a bit more stubble and put him in Dark Brotherhood armour (pulled from freshly killed Astrid and worn as a trophy - he destroyed the dark brotherhood) and he could pass for my character :D

But hes just yummy, isnt he? I love Altmer (or "altmery" mixed-breeds) with dark hair :3
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Oscer Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Dem brows
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Supersonicman96 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So far, this is my favorite skyrim character. It makes me want to be an altmer.
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DSiwek Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous! :drool: I love dark hair on altmer :heart:
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Orceh Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
lol I was like "part time vampire" how can you be part time? XD And then I read the next line, and was like "Oh yeah. I did that too."
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Grace-Zed Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great :clap: being a thief is fun... breaking into someone's house, steal gold and sweetroll, pickpocket XD
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cjhaacke Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
I like being hunted by the Thalmor - saves me the trouble.
:0
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KaelaCroftArt Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Haha yeah, you don't have to go searching for them!
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cjhaacke Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
For some reason, always seems to happen with my characters :).

Well, except for the master thief; managing to steal EVERYTHING off the Thalmor ambassador to Markarth was pretty good, though. He didn't need those fancy robes anyways.
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baratron Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Wow! This is one gorgeous Altmer! An awful lot of people draw male high elves as ridiculously feminine, but your guy has the proportions of an Altmer with the face and body of a man. His hair is amazing. Honestly, the only criticism I could possibly have is that you didn't put the light of a spell in his spread hand, because it looks like he's readying something to cast.
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KaelaCroftArt Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
I highly enjoy drawing masculine men. I actually was going to put a conjuration spell but I didn't like how it was turning out so I scrapped it.
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Annathelle26 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, he looks amazing! Very handsome too!:clap::)
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KaelaCroftArt Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
He is rather handsome isn't he... lol
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TheIrishRogue Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
That is awesome strain capture in his hand!! Also, the snow element works perfectly.

May or may not be going on about how cool this looks rather than critiquing, but his eyes bring out the detail in the armor and almost seem to glow.
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KaelaCroftArt Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Haha thanks mate!
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WintersEdge476 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! I especially love the detail and the facial expression, great job!
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KaelaCroftArt Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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WintersEdge476 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome! :D
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WuldNahKest Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
He's beautiful !
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KaelaCroftArt Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
:) Thanks!
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Nemonus Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
You're getting better all the time. The texture and anatomy in this one (those hands!) are fantastic.
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KaelaCroftArt Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks ;P The hands were fun to draw. There's just so much detail you can put into man hands.
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Tarzok Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
:iconnotbad-plz::clap::clap:
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KaelaCroftArt Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Agreed. :p
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FalseDeath Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work, I like this! I'm actually thinking of making a High Elf (Altmer) on TESO, which surprises even myself because I HATE Altmer; Thought maybe I'd play an Altmer who is ashamed of his own race and wants nothing to do with them, so he leaves and tries to fit in somewhere else. Something along those lines. I dunno, there is just something interesting about playing a character who basically hates their own race and chooses their own path. Still kicking around the idea...
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KaelaCroftArt Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
I originally made this character so he could join the Stormcloaks and kick ass. It amuses me greatly.
I love making those characters that have inner turmoil about their race, makes for really good drama. lol.
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FalseDeath Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't like either side really, so I usually just stay neutral. And yeah I think having a character who is conflicted about their race would make for some good drama.
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