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1 hour speedpaints of the ten playable races in the Elder Scrolls games.
This was really interesting for me to do, I reccomend it to anyone who wants some practice, if you want a blank version just note me. I used the race sheets that Bethesda released as reference. [link] just googled 'Skyrim then the race'

Question for you lovely deviants, should I do Extinct/other races of Tamriel next or this same one but the genders I've missed.

Altmer, Argonians, Bosmer, Bretons, Dunmer, Imperials, Khajiit, Nords, Orsimer and Redguards Bethesda
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I've done one of the other races of Tamriel
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:iconarmadilloloco:
armadilloloco Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
ARGONIAN FOR EVER, HAIL THE MARSH!!!
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:iconthepurplesorcerer:
ThePurpleSorcerer Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Argonians are hecka cool!
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megafish3 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
They are all amazing but your real talent is with the elves (my fave 2 are the Altmer and Dunmer)
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:iconthepurplesorcerer:
ThePurpleSorcerer Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I have a bit of a thing for elves... I guess that shows.
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Red-Gomorra Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I love the new Elves in Skyrim. I always hated the Elves of Tolkein and other fantasy genres.

Great work!
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:iconthepurplesorcerer:
ThePurpleSorcerer Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The Elder Scrolls Elves are awesome, I :heart: them.
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:iconthe-argonian:
The-Argonian Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
Except for the Thalmor...
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:iconthepurplesorcerer:
ThePurpleSorcerer Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
They are pretty shitty.
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:iconkaiserorc:
KaiserOrc Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Really good paints. Hope you do more paints!
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:iconthepurplesorcerer:
ThePurpleSorcerer Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! I've done a second of this series if you're interested in seeing more [link]
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Reyai-Bloodrose Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
I don't know why, but the Orc's face just cracks me up. XD
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:iconthepurplesorcerer:
ThePurpleSorcerer Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
He kinda looks like he's really bemused by something.
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Jade-ChompChomps Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME!
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:iconthepurplesorcerer:
ThePurpleSorcerer Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank ye kindly.
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Jade-ChompChomps Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
no prob~ ^U^
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baratron Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
I think you should do the other genders.
* I think the best two are the Argonian and Orc, which are very very detailed and show personality.
* I think the worst two are the Imperial and the Breton, which are quite generic human - the Imperial in particular looks really snooty, like she has a bad smell under her nose.
* All three of the elves are great (or all four, if you include Orsimer, but I already mentioned him).
* I can't work out whether the Khajiit is supposed to be male or female though (don't they usually wear jewellery of some sort regardless of gender?).
* The Nord creeps me out a bit because of his blind eye, but I shall blame my own prejudice for that.
* I really don't know what to say about the Redguard. It's a good painting, but she doesn't evoke "Redguard" to me. Doesn't help that I haven't touched Skyrim in 9 months, and Oblivion Redguards look quite a bit different, so that may be all. But to me she looks like an attractive Black woman from Earth, rather than a Redguard. (Sorry if that's a stupid comment).
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ThePurpleSorcerer Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for the feedback.
The personalities they have, were both happy accidents actually, because I was working with unfamiliar faces, but I liked it and so the expressions stayed.
I don't like the Imperial much, I guess the human races didn't inspire me much and so I spent less time on them or cared less or somethig :shrug:
Thanks I like the elves.
Khajiit is male, that's why there's the mane things coming from his cheeks, the females don't have them.
Creepy Nords are good.
I think the Redguards in game are leaner than I've painted her. I started her out and thought she looked like someone I know and not a Redguard so much, but I liked the actual painting so in it went...
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Lebiro Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Awesome, you've really captured the looks!
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:iconthepurplesorcerer:
ThePurpleSorcerer Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Annathelle26 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really nice job!:D
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:iconthepurplesorcerer:
ThePurpleSorcerer Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Aww thanks
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SessaV Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow looks awesome! Very good!
Altmer are my favorit race. :)
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ThePurpleSorcerer Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I like Altmer as well, my OC is an Altmer.
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SessaV Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh cool! mine too! :)
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ThePurpleSorcerer Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:iconblushplz:
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ElwisFromPoland Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Nice work on all of them.
But Redguard hairs are something that get soo much of my attention. Fits to this race.

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ThePurpleSorcerer Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you.
Yeah I think the Redguard hair is really cool.
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PunkRoctorok Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
well done :)
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:iconthepurplesorcerer:
ThePurpleSorcerer Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Why thank ye!
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Enailaim Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Extinct races would be nice, and my favourites are the Altmer, Breton and Orc. I just love Bretons :D you did a great job portraying the human races with their usual looks! I'm fangirling :D
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ThePurpleSorcerer Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
If you care I've done the extinct races, as per your vote. [link]
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:iconenailaim:
Enailaim Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Yay!
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:iconthepurplesorcerer:
ThePurpleSorcerer Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Fangirling is fine, awesome really!
The humans were interesting enough to do, but I think the Orc was the most unusual for me to paint.
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Fomalhaut48 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I prefer the Altmer on this one, she is lovely. :)

And I vote for the extinct races.
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:iconthepurplesorcerer:
ThePurpleSorcerer Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I've done the extinct races if you want to check it out. [link]
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ThePurpleSorcerer Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I do like her too, not my fave, but I love her expression, she's so stern... and sexy.
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elspethaurilie Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
One vote for Extinct/other races.

I can't believe this is a speed paint. My favorites are the Bosmer and the Redguard. I really like the facial features on the Redguard. I think that's the one that is the most expressive.
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ThePurpleSorcerer Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I've done the extinct and other races if you're interested. [link]
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elspethaurilie Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
Yes!
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:iconthepurplesorcerer:
ThePurpleSorcerer Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hehe
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ThePurpleSorcerer Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I find it easy painting skin and hair now, practice makes perfect I suppose, though I'm certainly not perfect yet. But yeah, 'tis easy to do it quickly when I leave the line work on.
She's my favourite as well. I'm thinking about maybe doing a piece with just her.
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Missy2aT Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Make that 2 votes
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:iconthepurplesorcerer:
ThePurpleSorcerer Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You're vote made a difference. [link]
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ThePurpleSorcerer Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Okey dokey.
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SlayerSyrena Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Same one, other genders would be cool.

Beautiful work!
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:iconthepurplesorcerer:
ThePurpleSorcerer Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow, thanks! That's really sweet.
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