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The Snow Elf by Mavrosh The Snow Elf by Mavrosh
[EDIT: Now with a short background story for those, who are interested....]

Yeah, a shirtless picture of Faenor had to be done, I could not help myself. He does not look too happy here, maybe it is because he is one of the last ones of his kind.... well at least in their unmutated form.

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), character is my own.

Click "download" for a full size view!
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otaku4242 Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist

will you do a piece on the snow prince?

Mavrosh Jan 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
I don´t think so. :)
Floraun Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Ich find die Figur ist dir echt gut gelungen :).
Ich hoffe du machst noch mehr Bilder von ihm, allerdings, die anderen Falmer sind echt furchteinflößend Fear .
Er steht ja auf der guten Seite, oder?
Mavrosh Jul 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Vielen Dank! Ja, er ist nicht böse, wenn man ihn provoziert, kann er aber auch anders. :)
Danceswithcosplayers Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi! i really like your Snow Elf design. Can I share it on my Skyrim blog on Tumblr? all credits and links back to this photo and your profile are displayed after clicking the tumblr share icon above. But I always prefer to ask first.
Mavrosh Jun 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! With credits and a link back that is totally fine with me. :)
Love the lighting along with his hair and the scares on his body.
Sarahbeth-Lazic Jan 12, 2013  Professional Writer
I think out of all of the characters I have seen on your art page, he is my favorite. There is something so stunning about him, especially in his eyes. He's very captivating and his story back ground makes me want to hug him. But, I'm sure from the look of him I would get hurt. :lmao: Once again, your mastery of details is just mind blowing!
I used this as a reference, if you don't mind [link]
Mavrosh Dec 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well, I actually prefer to be asked BEFOREHAND but you credited, so that is fine. :P
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