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Argonian Warrior

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Published: March 21, 2012
© 2012 - 2019 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-AmberswordHobbyist 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
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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
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This amazing guy makes me want to be him, for oblivion's sake
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KartoffelkammHobbyist 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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WhimsicalSquidCoStudent 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....).
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Razorbill1Student Digital Artist
I can't wear helmets either... Damn horns!  EPIC piece btw! 
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DeliriousphantomStudent 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's avatar
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:
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Magnificent work!
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Knight-commander12Hobbyist General Artist
The amount of awesome in this is of the charts! Good job! :D
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RolledupsocksHobbyist General Artist
That is really cool! :D
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Argonians for the win!!
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I usually don't really care that much for argonians but hell, this one looks so freaking bad-ass it's almost unbearable :D
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caniusHobbyist General Artist
lol, thanks!
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Dr-CerberusHobbyist Writer
So amazing!
Do you take point comissions or something? 
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caniusHobbyist General Artist
I'm currently not taking on any commissions at this point, but yes I do.
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Nicolas-SWStudent 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.
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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:
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CastleAetherHobbyist 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.
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Nice. I like this a lot. 
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