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Into The Light by Isriana Into The Light by Isriana
My first Oblivion themed painting! :dummy:
Here is my Imperial thief Brenna Martes finally seeing light at the end of the tunnel after a long and eventful crawl through sewers. Amulet of Kings in her pocket and a new (only slightly stuffy and moldy) armor on she makes her way towards the fresh air and freedom, deciding these are the last bars and rabid rats she's going to see for a long time... Obviously she couldn't be more wrong. :D Just see what happened next: [link]

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Brenna Martes me
my character from The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

For more fan art inspired by The Elder Scrolls take a look at here!


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Famixofpower Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2016
Best art for the best game
FunhouseMirrors Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
I just keep looking at this picture. The contrast of the light and dark is just so well done. :)
GreenAssassin22 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016
Do you want to change anything about this picture?
Isriana Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Some of the bricks/tiles perhaps. There are a few perspective issues that escaped me at the time I painted this.
GreenAssassin22 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016
'Twas actually supposed to be a joke, referring to the fact that you can change your character for the last time at this point. I do see what you mean, however. 'T still looks fantastic, though.
Erinus20 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016
OH MY GOODNESS, The nostalgic feels. Beautiful art work, I am in awe
jodidovahkiin Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Student Artist
Awesome :D
Dotagear Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015
I would love this as my wallpaper but my monitor is too damn large.
Nonetheless great work!
xiothus Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015
I love this because it really feels like the game, but I can really feel how your influence is totally imbuing everything and giving it a childlike magical feel.
Famixofpower Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015
Is there a background version?
SimonsArtbookService Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Oh! I thought this was from The Last of Us when I searched for "Look for the Light" because that was the FireFlies motto in The Last of Us. And Ellie is a good shot with a bow and has that particular hair style so I didn't expect this to be Elder Scrolls Related.
len355 Featured By Owner May 20, 2015
U know, its like whats in my TAtT comic Part!
exotikras Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
That is amazing... it's just like I imagine... :)
MisLuck Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I just talked with my friend about playing oblivion and I have done nothing but played sheogoraths kingdom over and over again for about... 8 times now? I guess I should play the game also?
SkraP-RaptOR Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Student General Artist
that RAT! it's all LIES!!! Rage 
Isriana Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How so? :XD:
SkraP-RaptOR Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Student General Artist
In Oblivion, rats chase cats (Khajiits) :D (Big Grin) 
Isriana Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True. :XD: They are very scary rats, though.
SkraP-RaptOR Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Student General Artist
otaku4242 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
can i get a wallpaper sized version?
MorgannePhaedras Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
One of the few times when you WANT to go into the light at the end of a tunnel.
EpicFemShep Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous! <3 
Hastur66 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
This scene is just so lovely!  The long run up to the distant light is... quite epic! A great beginning on a fantasy rpg, no? :)
zoeythara Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
beautiful :iconawwwplz: even prettier than the actual game XD
ElijahHawke Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
This was the first "Wow" moment I experienced when I first played Oblivion.  It was the first single-player RPG I ever played.
SilkyDHP Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
This is amazing. Captures the spirit of the Elder Scrolls perfectly.
vee-kay Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful artwork, very well done!

Oblivion had one of the most exciting starts of any game I've played, and it lived up to its promise.

Light at the end of the tunnel, it surely was, after the dreary sewers. Knowing that you carry an empire's hopes on your newbie shoulders was an ambitious and exciting way to start the game.

First thing I did on exiting the tunnel was to steal a horse, get chased immediately by the guards, and finally landed up in jail. Again! I felt like a fool. LOL. :-)

Skyrim had an exciting start too, but the dragon fights left a lot to be desired for.
SM-Dreamer Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
I love the way you portrayed that moment, when you finally are FREE to get out of there. It's a beautiful piece, and captures the feel of the scene perfectly.
Rikka16 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013

:D Sweeeeet!! I like it!! ^^
I always had my nord character barefoot in Oblivion. (x

Neffin Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist
great work!
Prince-Adrian Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oblivion was an awesome game!
ddejong Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Student Writer
NOSTALGIA! Oh my, this brings back memories, I knew what this was from immediately when I saw it, fantastic job.
TheApostles Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
so glad to see an oblivion themed artwork! a lot of hours went into the playing of that game!!
VGamall Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Love it! Great memories!
Daveypuff Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student General Artist
WOW I absolutely love this... it's hands down my favourite oblivion themed picture on here.... it makes me feel the same way I felt the minute I saw that grate... it's so filled with wonderment and the mystery of what adventures Cyrodiil holds... the way the character is off to the side is a great composition move :D

Really well done and thank you :)
CreeppingDeath Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is so awesome!
JessicaAddams Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Oh, this amazing, amazing work! Hope, freedom, new big world... Everything is here. And even if don't connect it to Oblivion - the style of the drawing is great, the colours, lights and shadows, the idea - very lovely!!!
purplesoft Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Great memories of Oblivion !
Prakorimas Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Student Writer
Amazing composition!
FafnirsTreasure Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Faved! Oblivion was the first Elder Scrolls title I tried and, having gone back and playing Morrowind and being deeply immersed in Skyrim at the moment, I can honestly say that it's still one of my favorites.

Hundreds of hours later and I always feel the need to return to this cramped, slime covered sewer so my imagination can give birth to another adventure.

The possibilities were endless and, though that intimidated some more casual gamers, I took it as a challenge. Lovingly adjusting the slider bars as I designed the next savior or villain to grace the Heartland.

This is wonderful and I congratulate you on your success. Now I'm going to go play some Oblivion.
Daveypuff Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student General Artist
This is exactly how I feel :D so many feels it's ridiculous :D
TwilightsInferno Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
She's really awesome :) I just wanted to say I love your work, one of my favorites is Bron. So I noticed the last names, are the two related maybe?
Ericceresn Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
I must be more of an Oblivion fanboy than I realize, because even from the thumbnail I knew what I was looking at. The reflection in the puddle, the light rays and the shading, the moss and brick - You didn't miss a detail. Definitely a favorite.
Thejboy88 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
And then, when you take a few steps forward, the universe weill ask you if you're sure you want to go outside with that face you chose a few minutes ago.

Always took me out of the experience that.
Isriana Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, there's that... :XD:
Pappart Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really great fanart :clap: Oblivion was one of those games which I spent the most time and I always coming back to it with a great pleasure :D Wonderful dark atmosphere ;)
ChineseFightinMuffin Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOVE the perspective :3
Dango-ojousama Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
I like The Elder Scrolls, I'm playing Oblivion!!! liked! =D
Sorrelon Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
I immediately recognized this is an Oblivion picture, even from the thumb. I can never forget this corridor and this gate after all. Awesome work!
TheCavemanMan Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
This would make an amazing book cover.
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