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Resting Snow Elf by Mavrosh Resting Snow Elf by Mavrosh
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 and fur) / postwork, character is my own and the lore this is all based on was developed by Bethesda Softworks. Teyture: [link]
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:iconingenious-insanity:
Ingenious-Insanity Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
Missed this one, somehow. He's gorgeous :D
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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LadyKalula Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
Man, he's beautiful.
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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josethclay Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
love it
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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Sasheth Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like the backstory you made to this character!☻v☻
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Wraithservant Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love him. :)
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
:)
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Paw07 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Lovely. Just beautiful.
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Awww, thank you! :)
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Zireael07 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is brilliant!
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconjim-zombie:
Jim-Zombie Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your mix of 2D and 3D is always fantastic. Your images are very recognisable, not just by the subject, but by your choice of colours and use of shadow.
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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baronessochca Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
:iconsweatdropplz:Sorry, happen not immediately unsubscribe, because there is no time - work, work, work...No strength.
:iconinloveplz:Oh, this is my favorite-Faenor! :iconpervplz:I love him. He's such a sweetie in this picture.
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Awww, thank you! :)
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:iconazph:
Azph Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I dont know why but this image reminds me of your cat :)
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
hahaha, maybe because this is pretty much everythng Hektor does, when he is home. ;)
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:iconazph:
Azph Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
But he does it good I assume?
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aconformistsheep Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013   Photographer
Wow, Falmers do look quite different.
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh yes, they do! :)
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DolphinSilverwolf Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
A falmer that isn't a target! Cool!
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yeah, hahaha. :)
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Sarahbeth-Lazic Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional Writer
One of my most favorite out of your characters! And such a lovely image to wake up to after a night spent in the Emergency room with food poisoning!

I absolutely love how soft his features are and how gentle the look is in his eyes. I'm also in love with his back ground and the indepth concept you have made for him. The reds and other colors in the blanket seem to melt across his white skin.

I would love to hug him! :giggle:
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Mavrosh Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Food poisoning? Awwwwww.... Poor thing! What the heck have you eaten? I hope you feel better now!
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Sarahbeth-Lazic Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional Writer
I went to a restaurant called "Macaroni Grill"...had something with chicken in it as did my grandmother. She was sick...I got food poisoning. As we were leaving people were returning raw chicken. :( I am feeling better. I will get to all of your new work soon! Beautiful job! :)
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Mavrosh Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Awww ewwwww..... this is how I caught a salmonella infection a few years ago.... nobody needs that!

I am happy you arw doing better again! :heart:
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Sarahbeth-Lazic Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional Writer
Oh my gosh! Salmonella infection! :huggle: You're right, nobody needs to go through such discomfort. I am feeling better! Thank you! :)
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mythlover20 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional Writer
I hope you don't mind, but I just HAD to make this handsome elf my desktop wallpaper! :love: :heart:
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh no problem! Enjoy him. :)
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mythlover20 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional Writer
Oh I am! And thank you! ;)
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Cassandrina Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013   General Artist
Fascinating <3
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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mininessie66 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
gorgeous!!!!
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
:heart:
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mininessie66 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
:hug:
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VVBABE Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He has had such a hard life, I cannot wait to learn more about him as he learns about himself. Beautiful work...did you hand paint the rug as well as his hair...as it's beautiful.
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Mavrosh Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Nah, the blankets are dynamic cloth which was deaped in DAZ. And thank you! The fur is painted though. :)
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:iconvvbabe:
VVBABE Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They look much better hand painted...more real and with a softer look to them....you have created an amazing look :D
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ShebasDawn Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
I love him...I just find him so fascinating. I really hope you plan on showing us more. :please:
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
There will be more for sure, yes. :)
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DameOdessa Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
He is magnificient! His features are so delicate, beautiful! I particularly love how you worked on shadows and colors here :heart: Precious portrait.
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Mavrosh Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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DameOdessa Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
my pleasure: )
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evexiiz Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
oh oh oh look wonderful !!! nice workk !!
this bedclothes like sinsir's bedclothes ?? O(>//<)O
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Mavrosh Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
haha, yeah, I just love this red pattern. :XD:
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K-raven Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
a very nice portrait
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:iconmavrosh:
Mavrosh Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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Odilicious Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful! The painted hair is awesome!
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