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Blood on the Water by FoolishLittleMortal Blood on the Water by FoolishLittleMortal
"He'll tear your gut and he'll eat your heart raw.
His eyes gleam red, his heart will never thaw.
Mark well these words, you quaking babes.
Blood on the water follows Captain Velehk Sain."

Did I mention I love this random character in Skyrim? :D
Inspired by the book elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/Pi….

Of course we all know he's not as fearsome as the book want you to believe. :B
But after turning him into something cute and cuddly Velehk Sain plush by FoolishLittleMortal I thought I should redeem his character with something that kinda fits the book. :)

Now you see why I needed a bigger canvas. There was so much to paint. I couldn't have done it well on the 'regular' size.

I struggled with the water (or should I call it blood? :B).
And it's the first time I've actually made a ship. I wanted it to look scary and Daedric-ish, so I based some of the shapes of the ship on the structures I've seen in Oblivion.
I hope you guys can recognize what he's holding in his hand as a heart... OTL
I made the heart and blood glowing to represent life energy.

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Cheers to Bethesda for making awesome random characters in their Elder Scrolls games. :D
I hope to see more of Velehk. But that will probably never happen.
No pirate adventures with a Dremora for me. :C
I hope they keep making awesome/funny Dremora (or other Daedra) characters. :D

Materials: Acrylic paint on canvas. 60x90 cm.
Time: About a week
Character belongs to Bethesda.
Painting belongs to me :iconfoolishlittlemortal:

EDIT- I removed the mature warning for now. I want people to see this when it's a thumbnail too. If it really is too scary and bloody I'll put it back on. :( 

EDIT 2 - Fixed the 'D'. The ref for the Daedric letters I used had a mirrored 'D'. I didn't think it would matter, since they also showed the regular one, but all refs I could find had the mirrored one so that's what I ended up using. Then I finally found the official letters after I made this and found out it was indeed mirrored. Was too lazy to fix it earlier. Now I just have to go fix it on the actual painting... :B

More art by me:
Good old uncle Sanguine by FoolishLittleMortal Conjured Dremora by FoolishLittleMortal Oblivion Xivilai by FoolishLittleMortal Sweet innocent Cicero by FoolishLittleMortal
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:iconcandlestickstudios:
Let me begin by saying this is one of the best pieces of art I've seen in a long time. Props to you. Even more props if this was handdrawn. However, I see two areas that don't need but could most certainly use improvement:
1) The "Heart" in His Left Hand
-In the description, it is stated that the organ he is holding is a heart. It may just be me, but I do not see a heart. Personally, I am having trouble determining what it is--despite the description, because (as I've said), it doesn't look like a heart. I do believe you should improve on detail.
2) The Boat
-Something about the boat seems unrealistic to me. It may be the over-sized stern that bugs me, especially when you take into fact that a stern on a boat like that in real life would be about half of this stern's size.
These things could just be me, but I recommend taking this ideas into consideration. Other than that, the art is exellent.
ORIGINALITY: 9/10
COLOR: 9.5/10
DETAIL: 9.6/10
VISUAL: 10/10
OVERALL: 9.6/10
Thank you for taking the time to read my critique and have a good day.
~CandlestickStudios
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:iconhastur66:
Simply astounding! I mean, wow! omfg 
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FoolishLittleMortal Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. :)
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:iconthepoetwhoposes:
This. Is. AMAZING!!!!! I love it!!,
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FoolishLittleMortal Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. :)
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otaku4242 Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist

OMG IT LOOKS LIKE THE COVER OF A MOVIE FROM THE 50'S XD

awesome.

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FoolishLittleMortal Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. :>
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totherescue988 Aug 18, 2013
Great job! Applaud standing!
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FoolishLittleMortal Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much. :D
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:icontotherescue988:
totherescue988 Aug 20, 2013
Not worth gratitude.
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:iconwautraetsm:
He has a curved sword. A. Curved. Sword.
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