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Traces of Death by Hieronymus7Z Traces of Death by Hieronymus7Z
"In Bravil lies the home of the Lucky Old Lady and a "lucky" Bosmer, and today fortune shines on both... but only one shines back."

"...Ungolim, the leader of the Black Hand, the Listener. He routinely visits the Lucky Old Lady statue each night, which is where he receives the list of people to visit that have performed the Night Mother Ritual..."



A scene from the "A Kiss Before Dying" TES IV: Oblivion quest.
My entry for a contest held by the ElderScrolls.net and gamazavr.ru
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This piece of fan art is rather unique and it has very good conceptual tone. I especially like how if you look closely, the background appears to be giving the victim a judging look and yet also a pitying look, which adds a nice dose of impact to the picture. The use of color has been done in a way that fits the colour style used in Oblivion. This picture makes the quest in the game mean more to me now and it feels as if you've been given more of an insight into why you did this to this character. It really feels as if i'm playing the game again

good luck in the contest hieronymus7Z!
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This is a beautiful piece of artwork. I love the amount of detail here, from the rain to the blood, to the accurate likeness of the Lucky Lady/Night Mother and the city of Bravil. The lighting is gorgeous, including the reflections on the ground, and the inclusion of Masser and Secunda is a wonderful addition. The pose of the character, as if he is in mid-fall, is also excellently executed (if you will pardon the pun :P ).

As an Elder Scrolls fan, I love this work. This illustrates one of the best moments in Oblivion, and I can clearly remember my own Dark Brotherhood character doing the exact same thing. :D

All in all, wonderful job! :)
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JadeEmptyGlass Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
I really love this piece. Ungolim's pose, his soaked green brocade doublet, the lit torch falling to the rain-slick stones, the Lady looming out from the silhouette of Mother Mara's chapel, it's all so masterfully rendered. It particularly captures the secrecy and silence of this crucial moment, Ungolim's last gasp and the clatter of his torch muffled by the patter of rain.
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Cartagia1 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
This is one of the best pictures I ever seen on this site.... poor Ungolim
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Tobassinesia Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
Ungolim noooooooooooooooo...
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BeardedBovel Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
This is such a great piece of art. Straight away I saw the scene play out before me, from playing the game myself. May I post this picture on my blog as flavour for a post? The blog is about TES RPG I am hosting.
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Hieronymus7Z Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Sure thing, feel free to use the piece. Link me to the thing if you wish too. Thank you (:
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BeardedBovel Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
Thank you very much, here is the result.
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B6L6U6E Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm in love with this piece.
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BiGoDeViN28 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Man, this piece is great. There's a lot of good TES fanart out there but this one holds a story. I like how you portrayed the fight with Ungolim. He's a legend for being able to sense Assassins close by. But he was unable to sense you. I like this a lot because in the actual game, I always ended up just throwing hands with him, with no sense of stealth. Either way, good work.
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PriestMorokei Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Absolutely amazing! It is Indeed a masterpiece.
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LieutenantGordon Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Gorgeous! Only thing that bugs me is that it's raining, but you can see the moons as if it was a clear night.
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