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The Foreign Market

This is a market in a pseudo medieval-renaissance fantasy world which my personal project is based upon. Traders come from far and wide to this city to make their fortune, selling rare and expensive goods. Although it's a fantasy world i tried to include some culture references to the time period - this is roughly when the portuguese began exploring South America and the Amazon and bringing back gold artefacts, jade jewellery, cocoa beans and quetzal feathers, and soldiers returned from the Crusades with goods from the Middle East which were both rare and costly. It was fun to do :)

Done with a combination of painting and photo textures, and i used a stock image from dragon-orb stock for the main character.

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diendrial's avatar

Beautiful! I'm looking for a book cover artist for my fantasy series. Do you do commission work? I only need the artwork, not the title or anything.

The-White-Guar's avatar
Hi there!
My name is Andrew, and I'm the editor in chief of the Tel Mora Independent Press, a web-based publication dedicated to the sharing and exploration of art and literature created by the Elder Scrolls community! I understand that this piecea isn't necessarily Elder Scrolls related, but I was wondering if you might allow us to make use of this wonderful image in our next issue? We will of course include adequate credit along with a link to your DeviantArt profile (or another site if you prefer).
If you'd like to see what we're about, feel free to visit us at

psychee-ange's avatar
Hello, I usedyour artwork for a blog article cover, with add your credits, of course. If you don't like it, I will withdraw it at your request.
BrowncoatMando's avatar
My first thought on seeing the man with two swords- "He's a Witcher"
Nhlaqgor's avatar
Wonderful work.
I like all the little details, like the pottery under the table for example.
But swords on the back, really?
Great sense of story, nicely done.
cranberry06's avatar
This is just awesome
Yol3's avatar
Amazing work :D
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Ellynk's avatar

Hello, first of all, very nice picture :) and sorry for my English (I’m French ^^’)

I wanted to know if you would let me use this picture as a background for a visual novel I’m currently working on?

It’s not for commercial use, simply for a portfolio. Of course I would say I did not made the picture and would put your name on the credit.

I would be very thankful if you would agree.

In any case keep up the good work and have a nice day :)

Reborn-Taltos's avatar
If this was a real market, i would spend all day looking around and buying whatever i could!
Phanwelten's avatar
Really amazing. Especially the light is great!

I hope you don't mind when I use it on my blog? ( Of course all credit will go to you :)
GreenWingSpino32's avatar
Very cool i just love looking at markets like these
RhysGriffiths's avatar
Hehe thanks :) I would love to go to one myself :D
Grdzneuli's avatar
Very Nice. Also I like The Stories  from each artwork very much ))
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TheCSJones's avatar
Do you mind if I use this as the header for a blog post on  I'll credit you and link back to it.
RhysGriffiths's avatar
Sure, no worries.
TheCSJones's avatar
For the record, I ended up using a different picture before you got back to me, but I still really like this one and will be using it for a future post.  Thank you very much.
Canim3d9's avatar
I love the atmosphere
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