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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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:iconsiolan:
Siolan Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
nice story , and i'm grateful for your links :)
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you and you are welcome! :)
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josethclay Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
he deserves a fanfic
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
Awww... :heart:
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:iconthinmintxd:
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
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Nope, he is mine, unfortunately he is not in the game... :)
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FullmetalHeart20 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
This is wonderful!
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconlukaner-z:
lukaner-Z Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
the TES' falmers resemble more the tolkien's orcs than the TES' ORCS
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
:nod:
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:iconstormcloakwarrior:
stormcloakwarrior Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
could you do a female version i mean we havent seen one yet
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SilveriMoonlight Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I really like what you've done with his skin. I guess it would be a very fine line to walk,
having so pale skin but giving it details. The scars on his chest look great; deep gouges
that catch the light :wow:
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:iconlesliewifeofbath:
Lesliewifeofbath Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I think he's absolutely beautiful and I like your back story.
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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:iconheilyaens:
HeilyAens Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
God, The Elder Scrolls never told anyone the Falmer used to be so hot! But I'm glad to discover it! :heart:
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! :) I am having fun with him!
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:icon3d-fantasy-art:
3D-Fantasy-Art Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Gorgeous work - particularly on that hair!
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! :) dat hair.... took forever... :XD:
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AlexiaEstefania Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME
I'm a ballsucker for snow elves, I looove them.
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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:iconthierrycravatte:
ThierryCravatte Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great character with a strong personality. Excellent hair !
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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:iconthierrycravatte:
ThierryCravatte Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure !
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:iconcjodei:
CJodei Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Ohhh very nice. Very interesting. Never seen a snow elf! I love the concept though! Very creative.
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! :) But I cannot take credits for the idea, I just had the honor to portrait one of them. :)
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:iconodilicious:
Odilicious Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Super character.
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
:heart:
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Odilicious Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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K-raven Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
mmmm an interesting character
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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CrwnPrince Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Alright give!! How dare you come up with new tricks n tweaks and not share! Sure you use Daz3d and I use Poser.. ( well mostly!) but they both use lighting, texture and bump maps! LMAO!!

Very excellent work here! His skin is amazing.. Its almost alive... you deserve a 10 for this!
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh my, thank you very much! :heart:
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:iconmea00:
mea00 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work!
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
THank you! :)
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Space-in-Time Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool! More Falmer to the world! I wish they could have made such a race for ESO or something...
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
:) Thank you!
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:iconbloodnale:
Bloodnale Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
He's so pretty :la:
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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Dragoncarr Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
Can't wait to see his life and stories unfold to see what the future or even his past will bring to us.
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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:iconmininessie66:
mininessie66 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
fantastic portrait...i uploaded the image for you! :hug:
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! :) Yeah, found it as you know... :)
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:iconmininessie66:
mininessie66 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
yes ;D
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Skelichik Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
SHweeet!
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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Skelichik Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
:)
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t-livengood Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love the back story you gave him! Maybe you could explain his lack of mutation with the blessings of a certain Aedra or Daedra. The Falmer historically followed Auriel, or who they called Arui-El, so it would be a great way to tie in his pure form with some divinity :)
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
I was actually thinking about something like that! :) Thank you very much for your input! :love:
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:icont-livengood:
t-livengood Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome :) it's always fun to help another Elder Scrolls enthusiast XD
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Nhaundar Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hast du Dawngurad mal weitergespielt?
Du wirst überrascht sein. ;) Wenn du noch nicht so weit bist. ^^
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