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A diplomatic solution by Darbaras A diplomatic solution by Darbaras
"The guards at Northwatch Keep weren't really ... cooperative ... Well, at least I tried."

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I really hate don't like these draw-your-OC-as-a-badass pictures, and yet I've drawn one. :shrug:

Hope you'll like it, though ...



There is a slight improvement since the last picture, but it still doesn't look great. This is first time I've actually drawn a background, so excuse me for its poor quality.

UPDATE: Slightly changed to colours of the robe.

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Giann-Naatraza @ to me
The Elder Scrolls universe @ to Bethesda Softworks
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:iconargonian-crystal-gem:
argonian-crystal-gem Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
cooooolll, and the background's doesn't look that bad tbh
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:icondarthsnivachu:
DarthSnivachu Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I never thought I'd say this about Argonians in Thalmor robes, because normally they look awful wearing them, but you're character actually looks 10x better in Thalmor robes than the Thalmor do! And I just love the expressions he pulls as well. Very interesting character. 
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:icondarbaras:
Darbaras Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thank you! ^^ They do. I've never worn any of those in-game. :D
I made a few minor changes, such as adding those evil popped collars that were absent from the hoodless robes. I wanted him to be a somewhat stereotypical, over-the-top evil mage, and those robes were just perfect for the job. However, his design has been changed a lot since his last picture got submitted, with a more shark-like head and additional gear ...
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jlancas12 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
you call this diplomacy?
no I call it agressive negotiation

"I wish more people would see the world the way I see it...a joke"-Me

"The greatest trick ever pulled in history was people convincing other people god exists"

"Aren't guns just fucking great?"-Mr Smith
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:icondarbaras:
Darbaras Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student Filmographer
Relax, don't take it seriously.

It's just a joke about a quest where you have an option to do things in a peaceful, diplomatic way, but the conditions are just too hard to meet.
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:iconjlancas12:
jlancas12 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
I was just making a joke too
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:icongamejunkie7:
GameJunkie7 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
"The guards at Northwatch Keep weren't really ... cooperative ... Well, at least I tried."

*My Heavy Armored Sniper/Assassin Argonian: Nukles-Kai-Ed looks around and shrugs* "That's exactly what I say...even if I kill them without even trying diplomacy...oh look...Justicars...*sigh* more fodder to kill."
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:iconcarlie-nuclearzombie:
Carlie-NuclearZombie Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
aww this is amazing!! love the detail
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:icondarbaras:
Darbaras Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thank you very much! ^^
To be honest, I don't really like this piece because of the angle, as it makes the picture lack of depth. I hope I'll get it right in my newer works.
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:iconcarlie-nuclearzombie:
Carlie-NuclearZombie Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeh true, but still very nice ^^
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:iconlorcan0c:
Lorcan0c Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well it's safe to say your OC looks quite badass :la:

Excellent work!
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:icondarbaras:
Darbaras Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thanks! Even though I don't like using the word "badass" to describe a character, I'm really glad that you like the way he looks. C:
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jollywrecker92 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012   Traditional Artist
Well I love it! Badass character! :heart: Elder Scrolls huh? I've never been the kind to play those kind of games, but, regardless! :D
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:icondarbaras:
Darbaras Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thank you! ^^ Oh well, I shouldn't have made this picture without properly introducing him first, but I'm not fan of those character IDs either ... Maybe a short story/conversation in the description would do the trick?

It's a wonderful series, with a fantastic lore behind ... it was love at the first sight. C: I'm not that picky when it comes to genre, but I always preferred RPGs. The all-time favourite is a game from 1998 ... :D
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:iconjollywrecker92:
jollywrecker92 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012   Traditional Artist
You're welcome! I think I've only done a few Character IDs, but yeah, generic and overused. :D Hey, whatever you think would fit the bill in terms of character description!

RPG's are friggin' awesome to play. I used to play one called Evolution Worlds, I gotta find it again cause I got rid of mine. Have you played it? It's a piece of crap really, but god it's addictively fun. [link] It's turn-based style fighting, but the U.S voice overs are annoying and the bosses have no real visible health gauge. LOL! I used to play as character named Chain Gun most of the time, heheh! Fire Emblem's newest RPG wasn't that good for me, but some of the attacks were good.
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:iconplavigmaz:
PlaviGmaz Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow what a smile! :XD:
Oh and nice effects with the ice spell thing.
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:icondarbaras:
Darbaras Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thanks! I'm glad you like them! ^^

By the way, I just noticed that our avatars are pretty much identical. What a coincidence. :D
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:iconplavigmaz:
PlaviGmaz Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem.

Ah yes, they are. :XD:
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:iconbardenvellwood:
BardenVellwood Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
i love the look on his face!
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:icondarbaras:
Darbaras Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thank you! ^^
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:iconbardenvellwood:
BardenVellwood Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
no problem
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BloodRosesForAll Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Lol, I don't blame you.
I despise Ulfric Stormcloak, but the one thing keeping me from joining the Legion is the freakin' Thalmor. >w<
Seriously, can't we just kill those damned elves and that greater-than-though arsehole jarl? DX

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:icondarbaras:
Darbaras Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Student Filmographer
Well, things are not that simple. :) The Empire has nothing to do with the Thalmor, they are enemies, but - in order to prevent war - the Empire has no choice but to allow Thalmor presence in Skyrim.
Also, the civil war is pretty much in favour of the Dominion. Not only it weakens the Empire, but with the victory of the Stormcloaks, the Dominion could easily invade Skyrim, not to mention the other provinces of the defeated Empire.
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BloodRosesForAll Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Which is all the more reason why I struggle to decide what to do about the civil war.
I really wish that there could be a DLC where the Dragonborn completes a mission that at least includes an option to further hindering the Dominion.
I'd totally give those elves hell as much as possible, if I could! xP

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rimrunner15 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
My little run-in with Northwatch Keep was a similar story, but I wasn't so...cold.
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:icondarbaras:
Darbaras Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Student Filmographer
To be honest, almost every single encounter with the Thalmor has the same scenario: Bloodshed. Maybe they should change their attitude a bit. ^^
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rimrunner15 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
They're way too arrogant to change their attitude. Makes offing them easier, at least, knowing they aren't willing to change even in the face of death.
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:iconmr-homsar:
Mr-Homsar Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Damn...I wish I could do stuff like this
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:icondarbaras:
Darbaras Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Filmographer
Don't worry! I had a look at your pictures, and they are pretty good! Just practice regularly, work on the shading a bit, and you'll see a great improvement soon. Also, there are many useful tutorials on dA to help you. ^^
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GamerGirl96 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
epic face
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:icondarbaras:
Darbaras Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thanks! ^^
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:iconpyrodrakon:
PyroDrakon Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Student Photographer
That smile puts the Joker to shame

In other words great work! :)
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:icondarbaras:
Darbaras Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Filmographer
You think? :D

Thanks!
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:iconfunkifan:
Funkifan Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Student General Artist
It is a great picture, good job marsh friend!
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:icondarbaras:
Darbaras Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thank you very much!
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:iconfunkifan:
Funkifan Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student General Artist
You are welcome, marsh friend!
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Uryalgreycut Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I feel the same, sometimes. I see a swordman, i get near to him, slowly, then, without saying a thing, he attacks me.
Yep, Skyrim is not a game for diplomacy.
Nice work! Faved!
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:icondarbaras:
Darbaras Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Filmographer
Kind words will not work when you have to deal with thugs and other outlaws, but you would expect something from an empire like the Aldmeri Dominion. To be fair, no tears were shed when I had to slaughter the guards.

I'm glad you liked it! Thanks for faving. ^^
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:iconuryalgreycut:
Uryalgreycut Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, in real life, the better sword is the one made by words. Isn't it?

You're welcome.
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:iconthe-argonian:
The-Argonian Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
This is an excellent image! I do not know why you would not be satisfied with it!
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:icondarbaras:
Darbaras Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thank you very much!
Oh, I am never satisfied with my pictures ... I believe they would be much, much better with a slightly different pose, colour scheme or lighting. But it isn't that bad as it sounds, as it motivates me to practice more and try different techniques.
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BiohazardToxic Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i diplomatic blow their ass off... you know like usual
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:icondarbaras:
Darbaras Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Filmographer
Well, at first, he asked politely, but you know how rude the Thalmor guards are ...
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:iconbiohazardtoxic:
BiohazardToxic Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
indeed they are
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:iconelwisfrompoland:
ElwisFromPoland Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
*seen title* It's politics. :iconpoliticsplz:
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:icondarbaras:
Darbaras Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Filmographer
Yep ... No matter where you are, it's unavoidable.
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sgtlegendkiller Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Student Writer
nice to see you back !!
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:icondarbaras:
Darbaras Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Filmographer
Oh, thanks. ^^
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sgtlegendkiller Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Writer
how u been?
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:icondarbaras:
Darbaras Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Student Filmographer
Fine, thank you. I have to study a lot, so I have only a little time to spend on "drawing". Hopefully, I'll be fully back in two weeks.

What about you?
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