I really love the mod Interesting NPCs. One character in particular, Zora Fair-Child, is the perfect adventuring companion for my grizzled old Dunmer warrior, Drelis Belvayn. He’s not exactly the handsome warrior she has been waiting for – his face is scarred and riddled with pock marks, and he has a large birthmark which stands out quite a bit. But one thing is for sure, they do make for a deadly pair.
Belvayn himself appreciates Zora’s upbeat, honest personality. Having spent a lot of his time around tough-talking warriors who are typically better at boasting than fighting, he travels with Zora first out of necessity, but sticks with her because he ends up enjoying her company.
Was doing the rounds on Tumblr today, decided on a whim to do a Zora search, and found this gem. Everything about it is brilliant, from the colors to the style to the pairing. On one side, you have a Dunmer who embraces his scars like an old friend. On the other, you have the girl who learned to love them. Amazing.
Here’s a pencil sketch courtesy of 324b21. I love how different art styles can lead to diverse interpretations of the same character. While Moki’s Zora was soft and childlike, 324b21’s is strong, powerful, and statuesque. And yet both work in their own way.
Here’s some more art courtesy of Rusavia over on the Tumblrs. If you like her blog, follow her. Not in that creepy stalker way, but in that loyal companion way, exactly 384 units behind while ocassionally blocking the exit.
Anyway, I like the way Amalee’s sketch has tiny freckles of color, in her amulet and in her eyes. In fact, I like to imagine the amulet works like a mood ring. It turns green when there’s a beautiful landscape to witness, red when there’s danger, and yellow when it’s time to hit the gas and speed through the intersection.
Zora, looking cozy. You can also see the diamond and opal colored eyes here, it makes you want to pluck them out and where it as a ring. But that would be creepy and gross so don’t do that.
This piece of art doesn’t have that vibe at all, it’s just comfy, like a warm fire in a winter cabin.
Woohoo it’s Fan Art Friday or FAF as the people in the hood call it. Seriously. Go down to the hood and they’ll tell you all abouts da FAF. It is a worldwide phenomenon, and this week we are displaying the wonderful work of our resident screenshot champion, Numeriku.
The first set of pictures features Erevan and Numeriku’s PC Talie. She’s giving him the tough love and support he needs. She’s the fiery torch dragging, er, guiding his way through the dark.
Oh man, that picture in the corner. All the feels.
Here is a doodle of Qa’Dojo, looking rather serene. What the picture doesn’t show is that he’s riding a unicycle on a high wire. In life, balance is key.
One of the complaints handegg players have is their lack of marketability. They wear helmets that cover up half their face, so it’s hard to identify your favorite players when they start rampaging in public. Anum-La, thankfully, doesn’t suffer from that problem. Even without her hood, you know her right away.
Here is a little dinner party Zora is having with a potato and a wedge of cheese. I imagine she’d give them both names, then find it excruciatingly hard to eat them for that reason. Of course, this would eventually lead to rotting, at which point she’d bury them in the backyard but not after having a short ceremony commemorating their life.
Au revoir, Cheesy-kins. Safe travels, Senor Mash. We hardly knew ye.
Continuing this week’s parade of fan art is Agonalia with a sketch of Zora Fair-Child. It almost looks like a bust, and by bust I mean a head sculpture and not a pair of tits.
In the future I assume we’ll all be able to print this image on our 3D printers and have it bronzed and fitted with custom batcave switches, but for now it’s something nice to look at as you get ready for the weekend.
After a long day of killing bandits and squashing spiders, the Riverwood Heroes like to have a nice picnic with sweets and story telling~ Zora likes re-telling the story about the bandit killing cats and talking dog.
Ah, here’s another fan art segment. Most of this is stuff I should’ve posted previously, along with a few doodles I found on Tumblr. Like this one right here by Moki, which was posted after the last batch and missed the cutoff. Not that I mind posting more art . More like the opposite of mind. I would like nothing more than to post fan art every day, it would be like me died and gone to heaven.
This is a random doodle Numeriku posted on the forums of Rumarin. Rumarin is the undisputed king of fan art, although I think Anum-La and Zora are a close second. Still no love for Norgrof Oak-Heart.
Above, Erandur, Nalvyna (current skyrim char), and Rumarin (from Interesting NPCS mod) being ridiculous. I love these derps so much, they’re making my current Skyrim playthrough so much fun.
This one here is by popfly, and it made my sides rumble. I was kind of disappointed followers aren’t allowed inside the temple let alone Erandur’s peyote hallucination, but I managed to sneak in one line before the chicken squaring.
And just in case you haven’t had your fill of Rumarin art, here is some awesome work by sinokoi-sk from his Tumblr page. I have no idea how old this is either, but I just recently learned how to use the internet search function.
This last one requires some setting up, it’s an oldie but goodie the wonderful and talented Kayla Marquez posted waaaaay back in regards to the following line.
EXCUSE ME! Ur supposed to kick people’s butts and drop random parables and shit, not be an adorable dork. Sheesh!
Yeah, Qa’Dojo has his quirks. He has a weak spot for fish, he loves making snowcats, and his entire philosophy can be attributed to a head injury. Not your typical wise monk. Buuuut I suppose that’s the point of calling them three-dimensional NPCs.