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Dragonborn Gol Hah Dov

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By markmolchan   |   Watch
Published: December 26, 2013
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NEW ART WORK! I just finished "GOL HAH DOV" for Skyrim. What a blast painting dragons, warriors, and snow! Big thanks to Treehouse Brand Stores and Marc Scheff!

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RavenCoronaProfessional General Artist
Woah. Awesome.
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TheKucingProfessional Digital Artist
Amazing work! It feels so intense and reminds me of the battle against Alduin on top of The Throat of The World. You've also got solid value and those dragons... THOSE DRAGONS, DAYUM!
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It is an amazing piece. I have one qualm with it, though: how did the dovahkiin reach that mountain top? Did he use the good ole 'tcl'? ;-)

On a more serious note, this drawing is extremely well done. You've achieved to recreate what an end-game player would feel (well, at least for me) in such an ingenious and aesthetic way! The only real problem I have with (if one may call it a problem) is the helmet (a bit too shiny for iron), but that's my being much too picky :-).

Great art!
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markmolchanProfessional
Thanks for the feedback!  Haha! This is exactly what is tough for me, I had to stop playing games awhile ago (addictive behaviors). When I'm asked to work on a project, all I can do is pull reference from the director and/or watch others play. Most of the promo art I referenced probably differed from actual release images and play. But now that you point it out...I would actually go back in a darken the helmet, I think it would be better!
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The difference isn't that big: in-game, the iron helmet is supposed to be an old thing left exposed to weather (iron rusts rather quickly). It could be at the very least a steel version of said helmet... and you wouldn't need to darken it anew.

Truly, it was my nitpicking; the picture is perfect as-is!
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ArasteiaHobbyist Digital Artist
Definitely one of those coolest Skyrim pieces I've ever seen! The perspective is amazing!
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markmolchanProfessional
Thank  you!!  I had enormous amounts of fun on this (and stress).
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ArasteiaHobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! Haha, I definitely know the feeling :)
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PodaViktor-SK Digital Artist
You are really an amazing artist
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markmolchanProfessional
Thank you!
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HartiganheroHobbyist Traditional Artist
Fuck yes.
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markmolchanProfessional
You put a smile on my face first thing in the morn!  Thank you!
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HartiganheroHobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem, man. When I see this piece, I lose control.
The Skyrim fans thank you.
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Wow, Beautiful work, I love the action, dragons are awesome!
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markmolchanProfessional
Thanks!!
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TomasBj General Artist
This one is a great painting! I love the composition and colors! You've really captured a sence of movement and urgency at least in my oppinion. :) (Smile)  It has a painterly feel wich I like and doesn't look too digital. This is done with Photoshop?
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markmolchanProfessional
Yes, Photoshop!  I am glad it looks "painterly", because I hate the digital look.   Thanx for liking!
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TomasBj General Artist
No problem! I don't like the digital look either. Heh... Just noticed you participated in the Jeff Easley tribute as did I!  :) (Smile) Thats a great piece too!
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markmolchanProfessional
Thank you!
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sharksangHobbyist Digital Artist
FUS RO DA!!!1
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markmolchanProfessional
HA HA! YES!  
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