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Portrait Of A Falmer by Mavrosh Portrait Of A Falmer by Mavrosh
Even though I already liked my very first portrait of this character, I was not very happy with how his skin came out. I tell ya - giving white skin some details is quite something! I am happy with how his his skin looks now and also I have learned new lighting tricks, that really brought him to lofe somehow... well, at least I think so. :aww:

Faenor is a Falmer / snow elf. Yes, this is a man. :P

His birth was a miracle actually - he was born in blackreach, born by the creatures that are known as "Falmers" and who are the mutated abominations which once used to be known as "snow elves" or "ice folk" - but this is centuries and centuries ago. Enslaved by the dwemer, poisoned and helpless, the Falmer people even outlived the Dwemer, the ones who turned them into what they are now - living in caverns and old ruins, blind and ugly, not to be seen as elves any more, having lost everything - their culture and their own country. Faenor however.... was born as a "true" snow elf, not mutated, not blind, handsome and full of questions.

Many Falmers hated him because they did not understand what he was and why one of their own kind would give birth to a creature that looks way too much like the inhabitants if the surface world. So his life was not easy and Faenor knew he was different even without seeing himself inside a mirror.

Dunmer adventurers found him inside a dwemer ruin, he was a teenage boy back at that time. They mistook the child being a captive of the evil Falmers and took him with them, up to the surface where one of them raised him as his own son. To most people Faenor is an Altmer, a high elf with a very pale skin and unusual eyes and only those who look closer and have certain knowledge about the dark past of the country might understand, what he truly is.

See the other falmers here: [link] and [link]

DAZ Studio 4 Render with photoshop painting (hair), character is my own and the lore this is all based on was developed by Bethesda Softworks.
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Siolan Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
nice story , and i'm grateful for your links :)
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you and you are welcome! :)
josethclay Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
he deserves a fanfic
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
Awww... :heart:
thinmintXD Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Did you create this character, or is he actually in Skyrim? This is fantastic btw, very realistic. :D
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Nope, he is mine, unfortunately he is not in the game... :)
FullmetalHeart20 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
This is wonderful!
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
lukaner-Z Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
the TES' falmers resemble more the tolkien's orcs than the TES' ORCS
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
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