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Free For A Moment by Mavrosh Free For A Moment by Mavrosh
Oh well, the poll wanted him sleeping when I got started... which of course does not mean that I will not work on one or the other offered ones as well at some point.

Sleeping characters are always quite a challenge. Be it my medium or just in general - I find it hard to get done somehow. I am very happy though with how this one came out.

About the character:
Vermey might not look like it but he actually is a slave - just a very very expensive one: He is a special kind of "breed" that was enhanced genetically and also with magic, to be the ultimate soldier. He underwent a special training so he is the ultimate fighter, stronger and quicker than a normal elf and also he can stand a lot more pain and heals faster. There is not many of his breed and the noble houses basically stand in line to at least be able to buy one of these men, but not many can afford one.

While Vermey might appear terribly overpowered now, all this comes with a price for him: Him and his kind are highly addicted to a substance which makes them controllable and destroys the sex drive completely. If they cannot have this drug, they have the worst pain ever and suffer from aggression, paranoia and hallucinations. Those who buy a slave of this kind always also must buy this substance (or produce ot themselves) to keep their "pet under control".

Vermey is the bodyguard of a powerful noble woman and follows her everywhere to protect her with his own life if he has to.


Thank you for reading! And thank you for looking! I guess the title of this picture makes sense now, knowing a bit of his background. And yes, dark picture is still dark. Get over it. After all it is the underdark and it looks fine on both of my monitors. :nana:

Ah and that "thing" on his hand there is a very unique ring with a little super sharp blade on top. LIke this he is always armed as he can slice throats with a single punch with that thing. ;)

DAZ Studio 4.6 render with Photoshop painting. Character is my own.

Listened to this one pretty much nonstop while making this: youtu.be/u-JXy2-wS9c
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:iconsiolan:
Siolan Featured By Owner Edited Oct 27, 2014
Will you crite a bit more about him?
I will glad to know this character better!! ^^ :)
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
Maybe yes, I see what I can do. :)
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:iconsiolan:
Siolan Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
great if you can ,but we will see^^
I'm longing to read you if it's the case!
kiss :)
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:iconsiolan:
Siolan Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
Like your character and the picture! :)
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconmanavortex:
manavortex Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing :o
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconmanavortex:
manavortex Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love your drawing skills. I stumbled upon your gallery while looking for pretty Mer for our guild's background picture. Sadly your pictures are too... erm, intimate, to match my needs, so I didn't even ask (yet), but if you ever feel the overwhelming urge to draw a badass Dunmer mage about to rip someone's intestines out or set them on fire, I'll be the first to flatter you as long as you say okay ;)
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tyeteeva Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
I'd just want to stand and watch him sleep :D
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
Awww me too! :)
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:iconhehewuty:
Hehewuty Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
It's Amazing! Scars are perfect and the skin , the pose...are real
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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:icontheowl68:
TheOwl68 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If I give him a gentle kiss on his forehead while he's asleep will he kill me or purr? :faint: Gorgeous!
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! :heart:
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:icontheowl68:
TheOwl68 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most welcome, my dear! :hug:
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:iconherenyahope:
HerenyaHope Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous! The dark colors and the pose perfectly fit his dark background.
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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:iconherenyahope:
HerenyaHope Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconyayaartpop:
yayaartpop Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014   Photographer
Wow i love it this is amazing !
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconyayaartpop:
yayaartpop Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014   Photographer
You're welcome ! :)
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darkness1970 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
Oh whow! Seit ich über deine Seite gestolpert bin, muss ich mir ständig deine Sahnestücke anguggn. Ich mag es, wie du selbst völlig vernarbte Typen noch richtig sexy wirken lässt. Hab selbst nen Haufen davon und irgendwie sehe ich sie jetzt mit anderen Augen. Du machst hier eine wunderbare Arbeit und ich hoffe, dass du noch ganz, ganz lange immer die nötige Inspiration findest, um uns mit deinen Werken zu erfreuen. Und an dieser Stelle auch ein großes Dankeschön, dass du deine Arbeiten mit uns teilst. Ich bin schon richtig gespannt, was du uns als nächstes servierst.... Vielleicht einige tiefere Einblicke in Vermeys Leben? Die Geschichte klingt jedenfalls sehr interessant. Also denn, gutes Gelingen und eine schöne Woche noch.
+fav Sun 
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
Vielen lieben  Dank auch noch mal an dieser Stelle! :hug:
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7th-Child Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting read /o/ yay Mav ilu xP :heart:
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
:hug:
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:iconk-raven:
K-raven Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
is a splendid scene Mav! :D great
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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SilveriMoonlight Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I spy with my little eye more SSS skin-- I think. :D
This is beautiful! Sleeping characters is definitely a challenge to pull off, because it's one of those poses that
you can spot a million miles away when it isn't right, if they look too tense or awkward to be sleeping, rather
than just lying there with their eyes closed. But you have definitely pulled it off!

Shhhh, mustn't wake the sleeping elf! (Don't want to be on the receiving end of that ring, if he an aggressive
waker)
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
SSS does miracles, doesn´t it? It is a wonderful thing for creating realistic looks. :)
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:iconsilverimoonlight:
SilveriMoonlight Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh yes, it does!! I don't know what I would do without SSS now. When I first discovered it,
I was practically in tears, "Where have you been all my life?!" I haven't looked back since. If
I use some older character skins that don't have a SSS option-- five minutes later and they do! lol
I haven't used SSS on anything other than skin so far, but the idea of using SSS on everything
and anything is quite drool-inducing!
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
It will not look good for every surface though, For skin and fur textures it is fine but some ratificial surfaces just look better without! :)
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SilveriMoonlight Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
All a matter of trial and error. Experimenting and discovering those happy mistakes that
look a million dollars and you just sit there squealing like a crazy thing at the effect, or it
is a complete and unrivaled disaster, "Oh God, take it off! Take it off!! UNDO!!!"
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Rozrr Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Well you certainly made a great job of this... Love it. Wish I had a magic wand to heal all his scars...
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
I am really thinking about getting him free and offer a better life to him... I just must think about a really good story for that.  :)
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:iconacidnoir:
AcidNoir Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Sleeping Beauty".. :) (Smile) So gorgeous! I like your dark-silver characters.
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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:iconrakali:
Rakali Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh, hello Verney. When I first saw this I thought it was Socair, as I have an ongoing vision of him being found by an old half-elf Witch who lived not far from the scene of that last fight...
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Haha, aww, thank you! :)
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:iconodilicious:
Odilicious Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful. Great posing and I like the way the skin catches the light! Great work! :clap:
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much my dear! This is how I cuddle my own pillow! Hahaha... ;)
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Odilicious Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL! 
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
:XD:
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Elena-Dio-miu Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
This artwork is very beautiful! I  like the interference of the dark grey and shining perl tones. But I cannot look carefully what is that thing dark line sticking from the center of his silver ring. Please, would you reveal for me the secret of that detail? :-)
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! I like the desaturated look. :)
Yeah, the perspective does weird thigs to his ring... actually it is a blade that is on top of it. :)
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Elena-Dio-miu Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Oh, yeah, thanks for the reply! Actually I've tried to match the rings shape with the equal one from your previous picture of this guy but were completely embarrassed with the dark tone of its part at here. Now I see thay it is the edge of that nail-shaped blade and the dark color is the reflection of the elfs skin on its side surface. That's fun! :-)
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Haha yeah... It is the perspective. If we could see it a little more sideways... just a wee bit more... :)
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Neranella Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
He's perfect. :blackrose:
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
:aww: :heart:
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:iconneranella:
Neranella Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
:rose:
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Nevaeh2076 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful, the attention to detail is exquisite. Heart +fav :) (Smile)  
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