This is a quick painting of what I imagine is a village somewhere in High Rock or in Skyrim’s Reach area. It’s inspired by a picture I took while on vacation in the Alps near Saint Bernard Pass.
This was a quick sketch/painting that I made as concept art for Tamriel Rebuilt and some related mod projects. Though there’s nothing really special about this scene (it’s pretty generic for fantasy wood elves), I used it to exercise my landscape techniques.
I knew I wanted to try my hand at painting red sandstone cliffs, and looked around the internet for some references. There were a few shots of sandstone cliffs thrown into orange and purple relief due to the photos being taken somewhere around sunset (or perhaps sunrise) that inspired the colors of this image.
In Tamriel Rebuilt, Roth Roryn is a landscape of orange cliffs. It borders the Deshaan Plains to the south, which in Tamriel Rebuilt, are actual plains as the old name dictates instead of marshlands as they are seen in Elder Scrolls Online. The purple, gray, and green coloring of the Deshaan plains also comes from concept art of Tamriel Rebuilt, serving as the main color palette for this zone.
Today I tried painting a Dunmer. The volcano did not quite go as planned. He was also crooked because I was drawing with my tablet crooked. (For some reason sketches are always better when done diagonally!)