Fan Art – Daenlyn and Avishi by Mouse


Finally. I finally finished this picture. I posted a WIP of this on the 25th of June. It’s now the 25th of July. Good GOD I am seriously out of practice when it comes to completing digital illustrations in a timely manner. I’ve been working on this so long it was driving me crazing. I was actually starting to resent these two characters and I was talking about them behind their backs. “Look at them. The furtive glances. The sexual tension. Makes me sick. HEY! Just bone each other already!” Except that will never happen, because I don’t draw porn for free. Sorry, sweethearts.

This image is huge. Just putting out a warning for those with slow connections.

It’s Daenlyn Oakhollow again. This time however relaxing in the shade of a wooded glen with my Redguard Dragonborn, Avishi. She has fallen for his devilish charms, developing feelings of love for him. Their relationship is blooming rather nicely. She’ll probably take him as a lover first, rather then marrying him out right. Mostly because she’s to much of a whimp to propose, and also she has a sneaking suspicion he’s hiding things. She was extremely upset when she learned he willingly gambled his friend Mithril away. She values friendship so you can imagine the overwhelming disappointment, and the desire to kick his nuts in, lasted for quite awhile. Don’t worry, though. Things are on the up and up between them. Now it’s just a matter of finding a tank who won’t be offended by the sight of two adults making love in a tree. *ponders*

I had a lot of trouble drawing Avishi. I wanted her to have certain special facial features, and to be honest, I’ve never drawn anyone with Indian ethnicity before. It was a very educational and entertaining experience! What wasn’t entertaining was drawing her armor. I currently have her in Demon Hunter Armor by Jojjo and what you see in this image is the simplified version of a highly detailed armor mod. I probably took more time working on Avishi then I did the rest of the image. I have no one to blame, but myself. I put her in the armor, after all.

Daenlyn was easy, though. I had drawn him in his armor before so recreating it was a breeze. I altered his facial features a tiny bit, his previous incarnation didn’t feel “Skyrim Elven” enough to me. If that makes any sense at all. xD

Even though I complained I still had a lot of fun working on this piece. I streamed coloring this image a few times over on Ustream. I only ever use this account for art, and they don’t really save past broadcasts which is unfortunate. Anyone who is interested in watching can follow along and chat me up if they want the next time I stream some art. I also listened to a lot of Dave Matthews Band during the creation of this image. Their music tends to put me into a fay mood, filling me with wonderful romantic feelings. Very inspirational work.

8 thoughts on “Fan Art – Daenlyn and Avishi by Mouse”

    1. Thanks a lot. I do plan to do some more, but not any time soon. While I enjoyed myself and am happy with the final image I am feeling burnt out. Totally ready for a nice break. :3

  1. This is wonderful! I really love Daenlyn. What I really want to know is how he ended up in Skyrim in the first place.

    1. Thank you, I’m glad you enjoyed it!

      And yes, that would be a curious story, wouldn’t it? I’d like to know too. Something I’ve noticed from having Daenlyn around is that he seems to have a bad habit of “pushing buttons” to see just how much he can get away with before a person gets tired of his silly shit. Then uses his honeyed words to smooth things over. What a manipulative dick, right? xD

      Oh also, If you want to rack your brain more on the topic (and if you haven’t done this already) you should take Daenlyn to Rorikstead; inside the Frostfruit inn. Stand near Zajhirra and she’ll have some musings of her own about the Bosmer.

      Then again, this is all speculation on the topic. I could just be thinking on this stuff to much. Also Zajhirra is a renowned skooma addict and her Thalmor “contact” is a cannibal, so her word isn’t worth very much in the grand scheme of things.

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