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Argonian Warrior by canius Argonian Warrior by canius
Wow did this take me awhile... So long that I eventually got lazy with the background and took a screenshot of a suitable landscape from Skyrim (sorry, don't remember where... ) >.<

But anyway, Everyone, meet Ah'teen, my Argonian Warrior from Skyrim. Don't let his rugged looks fool you, he's actually a good guy, however shy. He specializes in the art of sword and shield though has a growing passion for archery which may have something to do with his secret crush on Aela The Huntress.

And to be honest with everyone, I actually have him wearing all Daedra armor with a Daedra war axe instead of the ebony one. However, the dragon scale armor always looked the best on him so thus that is why I drew him in such. Same goes for the Ebony war axe. It gave me an excuse to draw swirls....

comments, questions and critique are all welcome!

EDIT:: As suggested by :iconb-inky: I darkened some shadows along with added a few more and what not. It looks much better thank you for the input B-inky! d(^.^d)
EDIT take 2!! Check out :iconsnappid:'s version of him!! so cool!! :heart:…
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Juliet-Ambersword Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it! And yo, don't blame you at all for the screenshot with the background, backgrounds are tedious! Still, I think it turned out wonderfully :D
Murlocoverlord Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2018  Hobbyist
For my Argonian spellsword character I gave him dragon scale armor and due to his skin color the same as parts of the armor it looks like the armor infused into his body
Dragon-Waaagh Featured By Owner May 11, 2017
This amazing guy makes me want to be him, for oblivion's sake
Kartoffelkamm Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Kinda reminds me of my own Argonian character, Grof (named after a character in the first book I ever wrote, who looked a lot like an argonian, despite his race just being called were-crocodiles). He´s a Nightingale, always wearing the full set of Nightingale armor and using the respective weapons, and was a master in the arts of stealth.
The shouts he mostly uses are (from most to least used):
- Aura Whisper
- Soul Tear
- Become Ethereal
- Slow Time
- Animal Allegiance

Sure, he does know a few more shouts, but those are the main five he relies on. He´s a bit of a complicated guy to work with, though, as you can´t be sure you know what he´s up to, no matter who you are. After all, he´s the dragonborn, as well as a Nightingale, and with his enchantment and alchemy skills maxed, he once made a potion to make better enchantments, drank it, enchanted a ring to make better potions, equipped it, and kept doing that until he ran out of ingredients. That last potion was one hell of a bastard, and the ring he made while under its effect is the stuff of legend. He also made a necklace while he was at it, so yeah. Here´s the stuff he made:

Ring of the Arcane Alchemist (Gold Emerald Ring):
- Enchantments are more powerful.
- Potions are better.

Masterforger´s Pendant (Silver Emerald Necklace):
- Weapons and armor can be improved more.
- Fire resistance.

Helmet of the Dragonborn (Dragonscale Helmet):
- Increase Magicka.
- Increase Magicka Regeneration.

Armor of the Dragonborn (Dragonscale Armor):
- Increase Health.
- Increase Health Regeneration.

Gauntlets of the Dragonborn (Dragonscale Gauntlets):
- One-Handed Attacks do more damage.
- Bows do more damage.

Boots of the Dragonborn (Dragonscale Boots):
- Increase Stamina.
- Increase Stamina Regeneration.

Sword of the Dragonborn (Dragonbone Sword):
- Fire Damage.
- Frost damage.

Bow of the Dragonborn (Dragonbone Bow):
- Shock Damage.
- Drain Magicka.

He never uses the armor or weapons, but I like to imagine that he´d give it to Serana before he dies so that she can give it to the next Dragonborn once he (or she) shows up. Speaking of whom, here´s the stuff Grof made for her:

Vampire Hood (Mage Hood):
- Fire resistance.
- Under Water Breathing.

Vampire Gauntlets:
- One-handed attacks do more damage.
- Alteration spells cost less Magicka.

Vampire Boots:
- Increase Stamina.
- Increase Stamina Regeneration.

Vampire Ring (Bone Hawk Ring):
- Conjuration spells cost less Magicka.
- Destruction spells cost less Magicka.

Vampire Necklace (Bone Hawk Necklace):
- Increases Magicka.
- Increases Health.

He also gave her the Mace of Molag Bal.

Anyway, I think this comment turned out far longer than intended. Sorry for that. Also, thanks for reading all of this.
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WhimsicalSquidCo Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016  Student Artisan Crafter
Dragon armour is indeed awesome (as is the drawing! Nicely done). Though my own dunmer is partial to the Ebony Mail. The dragonplate set mostly just comes out when I have to go kill one (I've played enough hours that at this point she's also a multi-millionaire with a full set in every one of her eight houses....).
Razorbill1 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I can't wear helmets either... Damn horns!  EPIC piece btw! 
Deliriousphantom Featured By Owner May 22, 2016  Student Digital Artist
The shading is so beautiful, and the way you drew the armor is too. I really hope to reach your level one day :D
fugimoto Featured By Owner Edited May 13, 2016
Absolutely GORGEOUS design!
Dragonscale armor is probably my favorite in Skyrim bar maybe companions armor and this does it justice like i can't even believe plus its worn by a kick@$$ Argonian to boot!
:wow: :iconbooyahplz: :squee:
DonWilimeo Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Generalobiwankenobi7 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Magnificent work!
WhIppIng-b0y Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist
So cute! :love:
ZaffireWolf Featured By Owner Edited Nov 27, 2014
Ermahgerd Ergerrnierns.
Knight-commander12 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The amount of awesome in this is of the charts! Good job! :D
Rolledupsocks Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That is really cool! :D
JarCup Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Argonians for the win!!
slagjoeyoco Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
I usually don't really care that much for argonians but hell, this one looks so freaking bad-ass it's almost unbearable :D
canius Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
lol, thanks!
Dr-Cerberus Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
So amazing!
Do you take point comissions or something? 
canius Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm currently not taking on any commissions at this point, but yes I do.
Nicolas-SW Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Amazing details, lineart and colors.
About cool armors, I guess you already know Skyrim Nexus, there are tons of armor mods which are useful and at the same time awesome to fit any character's style.
I-Hate-Tucking-Fypos Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
I wish (well with mods you can) that Bethesda allowed some more measures of customization in game for your character's appearance, this is amazing c:
CastleAether Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was always quite satisfied with it, but I understand what you mean. What I would like are more armors. There are several already, but ... more, you know?
And the option to color armors in game would be awesome, too.
Wolf-Bear88 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
Nice. I like this a lot. 
That-Zapher-Guy Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow! fantastic
ZackWriter23 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
holy crap that's what my Argonian character looks like! O.O
Hawk-tip Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

:D His armor! So many little lines and colors. How long did this take you to make?

My character I made into a Khajiit. If I could give him a personality, it would be the same as Ah'teen's. XD

canius Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
outline took me roughly 8 hours, color and shading about 3hrs.
Casanova-pl Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
Zanga99 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Student Filmographer
What armor is he wearing it looks really awesome
canius Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
the dragon scale armor set and shield with an Ebony axe. :heart:
Pyrus-Leonidas Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
I always found the Argonians pretty cool... nice work on this drawing.
Rebornusmc Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
Thats great, i think you did a good job blending the drawing into the actual screenshot or visa versa. i maybe a khajit but thats how i feel when i walk around skyrim..... total Badassery :D
ugiel Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Sweet Jesus of Nazareth... This - is - wonderful!
ZackWriter23 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
ParadiseDragon Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
SingapuraStudio Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wow, so much detail! Cool Warrior! :)
NanQuan Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Awesome. Sauce.
hal0fanboy311 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
to be quite honest with you..this piece is absolutely fucking incredible. and i'm in love. I myself am a HUGE fan of the dragonscale armor (what my nord dragonborn wears after-all ;) ) & I absolutely want to make a request or commission from you with this sort of detail! you have my vote! I can also be quite a writer for some character or story of yours if you want to do any sort of trade-off. but you thrill me with this piece! :D
canius Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Want to make a request you say... Then BRING IT ON I say! -_^
hal0fanboy311 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013 I had given up on hoping you'd respond! but I would LOVE to make a request of this caliber if you would like :) I would be very much grateful!
canius Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lol, yeah sorry about that... I have been busy with my fan comic, but now that I've completed it I have plenty of free time. But yes! send me a note with details and we shall contemplate what awesomeness you want drawn! And just to save time, it's commonly asked what my rates are, but I have none as I draw for free! :3
AecusVynn Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
It always makes me really happy to see amazing Argonian art. I play an Argonian in Skyrim also, and it definitely feels fulfilling, emerging from a river, firing a sneak attack arrow or slithering up to get a back stab, then retreating back into the depths. Definitely favouriting this. AMAZING stuff. Do you take commissions by chance?
canius Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I do take commissions, but currently I'm not taking any on. I have to get rid of my mini mountain on requests first. lol
AecusVynn Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Understandable. I shall watch and wait.
canius Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Finally free to work on commisions! Send me a note with your idea! -_^ And thank you for your patience.
Emmalyn Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
WOW the detail in this is just gorgeous! (And I love Argonians in any case, but there's something about the feathery head-ruff that's especially cute. :heart:)
canius Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yes, the feathers were fun to draw!
ArtistFeline Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Awesome job!
Marblemagic Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Student General Artist
its a shame that the argonians never had the best attitude. almost every one i talk to, they're cranky.

i always liked the argonians
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