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Skryim Vvardenfell Expansion Concept Art by Daolpu Skryim Vvardenfell Expansion Concept Art by Daolpu
Put silly comics aside and tried make some actual fan/concept art!

IMPORTANT SIDE NOTE: I'm fairly new to TES, I started with Skyrim. I've read up on Morrowind, I know it was destroyed, volcanoes and shit yo. However, this wasn't based on a particular city or hold, just me drawing for fun! Enjoy!
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Bobalog123 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Some of the layout reminds me of Pelagiad, minus the fort.
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M1DNAA Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student General Artist
WHOA!!! Is there really a Vvardenfell expansion???
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Sslaxx Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
There is Dragonborn... but I'm 99% sure you know of that one by now!

As for Vvardenfell proper... there's at least two different mods out there - Shadow of Morrowind, and one by the Beyond Skyrim team at Dark Creations. There's also a certain other mod that Bethesda ain't too keen on...
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Robmokron Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
This looks exactly like Caldera
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Hlaalu66 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
gods..this makes me remember how vvardenfell and morrowind used to be. the red year was the most horrible thing ever, poor dunmer, poor morrowind.
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M1DNAA Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student General Artist
is there a vvardenfell expansion to skyrim?
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Hlaalu66 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
no, but there will be. at least you will be able to return to solstheim.
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M1DNAA Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student General Artist
cool!
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sharpshark28 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Equally as amazing as ever gosh...why aren't you doing concept art yet? XD!
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darksoul517 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
This is great not as a Vvardenfell concept but maybe a ruined town in high rock or maybe whats left of burma after the great war.
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Th3Socialist Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
looks good,but it dont look like Morrowind.Vvardenfell was a ashland already before the volcano exploded.There arent many houses made out of wood,more of sandstone like in Balmora or Vivec,the bigest citys.But still good work
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Brett-the-Grey Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
It was one BIG volcano. Vvardenfel as a whole is probably looking something like Pompeii about now. VERY nice piece though!
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Sinrixa Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
Fking love this. I'm new to TES too so I don't know too much about Morrowind aside from the Red Mountain exploding.. but this pic is amazing. Love what you did with the light. You wouldn't be able to post a 'making of' would you? I'd love to learn how you went about this.
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Daolpu Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I would be lying if I said I knew exactly what I was doing! Honestly, I learn as I go. Every new piece is educational. I look at artists like Andree Wallin and Leventep and try to extract their talent with my eyeballs. I'd love to help a fellow artist out though! What specifically in this would you like to learn about?
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Sinrixa Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
Well it's difficult to specify. Everything really. I guess to start, what program and brushes did you use? How did you go about plotting out the scene and then picking a color pallet? But perhaps I'm most curious as to how you go about doing your shading and light effects. Many or few layers? Also, did you do any after treatments or overtones to finalize it?
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Daolpu Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Also, here's a quick time lapse of how I sketch and draw using Photoshop. I didn't do much of any coloring here, but it should give you a small idea of how I do things!

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Daolpu Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Program was Photoshop CS5. I used the default brush at 100% hardness most of the time, and tablet pressure controlling size only in many cases (Some times opacity as well. Rarely. Only for shading.) I plotted the scene by sketching simple blocks and cubs where I wanted buildings to be, then painting over them in full detail. Color pallet was based off of light research done into Morrowind and using Adobe Kuler.

Shading was done by establishing a low point of light, and painting the brighter spots in. Anything that would have light being blocked such as under an awning or the corner of a building and the ground, would be lasso'd and hit with the burn tool at a very low flow and with soft edges. The areas with light hitting it have an extra layer above the base that's blending in Lighten mode, with a slight orange tint. This gives a bit more control to the lighting and lets me have a little fun with glow!

I use many many layers, it's a personal habit of mine. This image can be seperated into four main layer groups: Foreground, Midground, Background, and Actor. The foreground contains the broken building close to the viewer on the left. The midground contains the roads, buildings, and ash. The background contains the mountain and one distant building. The actor contains the Dovahkiin, as I originally intended to include a Khajiit and Argonian varient for backgrounds, but I didn't like the image at higher res.

Finalizations were done when I flattened all of the layers and pulled out my burn and dodge tools and attacked it. Darkening darks and lightening lights, put a little color here and desaturate there. Last minute touches. I then used to color dialogue to warm up the scene by adding a bit of red and yellow tint over everything, then used the curves dialogue to brighten things just a tad.

Hope that's something! If you want any other help or have more questions don't hesitate to ask!
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Codblops Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
You know Vvardafall was destroyed along with most of morrowind right?
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