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Who is the betrayer?
Who's the killer in the crowd?
The one who creeps in corridors
And doesn't make a sound



I was listening to a lot of Florence + The Machine while I drew this.

My Oblivion assassin, Skyrim-style, again. This is me trying to make Dravven look like the gruff, surly, badass Dunmer in game, while still trying to stay true to his appearance in Oblivion (which was rather effeminate...) Now he looks nothing like his in-game self, but considering Oblivion's faces...that's not necessarily a bad thing. XD

Halfway through, I wish I had created him with black hair, because it would have been so much easier to shade... ._. I just like drawing faces!

Psst...Hail Sithis.
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darkmorgainelefay Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
He's lovely!!! :love::love::drool:
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Reynaile Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
I think the white hair provides a nice contrast with the skin though :p The glow and highlight of the eyes are my favorite part
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shaydh Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012   Digital Artist
I always like a nice contrast between hair and skin, but it makes it difficult to color. I think I just need to work on hair in general. XD

Thanks!
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iisnow-Demon Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
PSST. I know who you are. HAIL SITHIS.
x'D
"Sharp Sharp for easy STABBING!"
Ohhh Cicero <3
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shaydh Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012   Digital Artist
I killed my Cicero for Arnbjorn, and Arnbjorn didn't even have the decency to stay alive. :| Werewolves. No manners at all.
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iisnow-Demon Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
I know! They killed the lizard man and hes the only on I actually liked
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Sithis666 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, this is so awesome.And no, its not a bad thing at all, i dont think anyone would want to draw their character EXACTLY the way they look like.. haha xD He looks great, i love dark elves. <3
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shaydh Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012   Digital Artist
Haha, true dat! Thank you!

Dark elves are the best, and Skyrim made them even more awesome <3
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Sithis666 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, they sure are :D it's a shame more games dont have them to be honest, because they may just be my favorite race of all times, lol x)
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celenei Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
Oh he is delicious! And I think the hair turned out amazing!

Oh and..

May the Night Mother wrap you in her cold, loving embrace. :mwahaha:
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shaydh Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you! :hug: Dunmer are always delicious. :P
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Onikage01 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist
Myabe you should do a picture of just faces, faces everywhere, It came out great :3

also, every guard is secretly part of the dark brotherhood, for reasons.
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shaydh Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks! <3 I really should. XD

That means the Listener should just take over all of Skyrim with his army of guards. Forget Ulfric and Tullius. This is now the Empire of the Dark Brotherhood!
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Onikage01 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist
That would be a game and a half, you play one guy, against Skyrim full of Assassins o.o
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shaydh Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Plot twist: You ARE the assassins.

I always laugh whenever anyone in game threatens me with the Dark Brohood. XD
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Onikage01 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist
Brohood? XD

but yeah, it's all like "bitch please"
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MotherrofMayhem Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student General Artist
I was just listening to Florence <3
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shaydh Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012   Digital Artist
I love Florence! :D So amazing!
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MotherrofMayhem Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Her music makes such great scenes for my characters
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Elrith-Shadowstepper Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional Writer
Beautiful. Just by watching what you've put up, you've taught me *so* much about how faces work. Particularly noses.
I love your style <3
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shaydh Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you! :hug: And noses are hard! It's one of the things that give me the most trouble.
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littlecrazyneko411 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
I love the Dark Brotherhood but when I arrived at their door for the first time and it asked me that question I threw my headphone off and cried in pain! It was so friggin' loud!!!!
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shaydh Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012   Digital Artist
Haha, I escaped that fate, seems like! Joining the Brotherhood will cost you your eardrums.
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littlecrazyneko411 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
YES IT DID.....TOO LOUD?
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MrRowboat Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
After completing the dark brotherhood, I still dawned their armor, even though a few of us were left. My blade was stained with the blood of many; contracted to be sentenced by my hands. The daughter of royalty fell an unfortunate fate and the high king, himself, the same. And in the fiery remnants of our foundation - the burned corpse of our leader, I slain with my own hands.

The qualm over the air was still as I walked away from it all; I could still hear my mother's voice calling me to Sithis. I did my deeds and my blade was crimson with the blood of the innocent, still dripping as thick as the day it first shed blood.
I knew no sorrow because I had no room to regret what I had done, no man in all of Tamriel could bring me to my knees. I was the dragonborn, the savior of skyrim and the killer of kings ... Yet when I arrived home that moment in my armor and blooded blade in my grasp, I saw how she looked at me; she knew. My dearing wife whom I had married from the early days of my youth, she knew me better than I knew myself and I could see the look in her eyes as she drew her steel which echoed throughout the silence in the room.
She knew all I did, all I done and all I would ever do from here on out. Changing me is something she couldn't do because I couldn't even change myself. I wanted to cry but there were no tears left in my weary eyes to show her the sliver of me that wasn't the demon I became.
As quick as she drew her blade, mine had reached her gut and silence was but all I could wish for as I heard that sickening, murderous sound resonate from the crooked blade I weld.
Her breath fell quick from her lips as I saw her in one last moment, our eyes glanced towards one another and I knew there was no turning back. I withdrew my blade and let her fall to the floor as she lay there motionless, I lowered my weapon then. She was gone now but I knew I could not leave her there; I brought her up to the bedroom and lay her on the bed as carefully as I had during the night of our wedding. I laid a Nightshade in her grasp and a deathbell by her bedside for a journey to Sovngarde with prayer to guide her.
I knew my life in this world was a terrible force ... someone, someday must end it.

Sweet Mother, sweet Mother, send your child unto me, for the sins of the unworthy must be baptized in blood and fear
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shaydh Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012   Digital Artist
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That was beautiful.
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MrRowboat Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. c:

That was the narrative of what I did in the game. The more actual version was that I came home to pick up money from my wife's store and she kept glitching with drawing/sheathing her sword and constantly following me around and opening up dialogue every two seconds - so I killed her. :I
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shaydh Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Haha, yours is more dramatic! I like it more.

Niranye can't be married, so my guy has no wife. Maybe I will console-marry her.
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MrRowboat Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Seems doable c:

I decided to start a new game as a High Elf and be as law-abiding as I can.
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camouflage-queen94 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Wow. He looks great!



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Hail Sithis, brother
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shaydh Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you! :D

May the Night Mother wrap you in her cold, loving embrace
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