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TES - Muninirrapal by noxfoxArts TES - Muninirrapal by noxfoxArts
[edit] rescanned it, found out that the scanner software messes the presets after each scan... Quality is much closer to the original now.
I'm so happy with the new colors I bought, they complete perfectly my palette^^

So this Muninirrapal Sassourbael, an Ashlander of the peaceful Ahemmusa tribe. As a true nomad he loves to travel and discover places, people, and so he travel across the Ashlands, Vvardenfell, Morrowind, and finally all of Tamriel. He now works as guide for adventurers.
He's not very fond of cities out of Morrowind because people often give weird looks to his favored shalk hat.

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Woodsie-One Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Student General Artist
I really like this design - not only it is nicely done, but the style and colors fit Morrowind pretty well. Actually, if I saw it outside DA I'd probably think think it's another scan from artbook, which I missed : )
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noxfoxArts Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I wish all my watercolor works came out this smoothly and neatly^^
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SirGodspeed Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
That's a freakin' sweet hat. Insta-fav'ed.
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noxfoxArts Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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AnnMY Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is one glorious hat. <3
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noxfoxArts Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh yes it is. It's his most treasured possession^^
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AnnMY Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I very much believe you :)
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TheIronHugo Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
You do a great job emulating Kirkbride's style. I'd give both my legs for your talent. All I can do is write.
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noxfoxArts Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! MK's style is wonderful and incredibly inspiring, it's a great compliment you make here =D
Yet don't worry about drawing, if you can write pencils are not your enemies and the wielding of words is a precious gift. We're not meant to be good at everything and if we're lucky enough to be skilled in something we must treasure this. So don't say "all I can do is write" like it's a sad fact, be proud of it. In this dictature of image we're living in, words must be preserved and we shall be proud heralds of their secret knowledge.
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TheIronHugo Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
I just really wish I could draw. I've tried several times, but it's an agonizing experience - seeing something in your head and being tortured by the inability to make your hand do the right motions - really makes me feel like an inferior, wretched person. Also no one seems to respect writing in this TL;DR culture. I can look at your art and be blown away by it, but most people wouldn't touch any of my writing after seeing that it's longer than a paragraph. Plus it seems like people who are artists find writing an easy task.
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noxfoxArts Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I think that everybody can draw if they put efforts in it, but it will be much harder for some of us indeed. Drawing is really a matter of taming your hand to draw the shapes you want, and a matter of observing carefuly and understanding what you see (in real or in your head) to be able to reproduce it. Tutorials have never been helpful to me as a beginner, the only thing that really helped me improve was to draw models.
Now there's nothing dramatic in not being able to draw accurate pictures. If someday you feel confident enough to try to just unleash some emotions, even in the form of abstract shapes, it can already be a victory :) With the Internet it's easy to see millions of pictures drawn by skilled people. Yet there are still much much more people who can't draw properly and will feel inferior because of all the amazing things they see. With the Internet it's easy to fill like you're not part of the main stream, like everybody but you is fantastic. But don't let the spiders of the web poison you and tangle you in their thread, reality is out there, full of normal people.

You're a clever person and the limerick you wrote about Alduin was great, it seemed like the words flowed easily to compose it so I believe you've got talent with words. And not everybody can write well. Many people are awkward with words and sentences. Their grammar is often far from being correct and their syntax is just terrible, with a total misunderstanding of punctuation and no idea of how to balance a sentence. That's something that always surprises me... Being French, my English is not the best but it seems I can write better in it than quite some anglophone people. I think it's because I do care for each word I write and the way I place it in my text. This short story [link] in exemple is an adaptation of Red Riding Hood in TES setting (the wolf is not a werewolf) which I think is rather good. I paid attention to respect the universe, the original story's structure, etc.

I've looked at your page (hitted your 100th pageview :)) but I see you haven't posted any text on dA so far. If you post something someday I'd be interested to read.
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TheIronHugo Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
I've tried to draw in the past, but whenever I fail, I get consumed with this terrible feeling in my stomach - this really hot, sick sensation that also gives me a headache and fills my mind with negativity and makes me want to cry, scream, or both at once.

Thanks for the support, but honestly, I'm afraid to look at any of your stories in that I fear they're better than anything I could ever do, thus making you 100% superior to me. Writing is really all I have.

As for DA, I didn't know stories could be posted at all. It's called deviantART, so writers shouldn't be welcome. This is a place for my betters: the artists.
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noxfoxArts Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You seem to be a very emotive person :) The pain you describe is something somewhat familiar to me, that feeling of failure is probably the dirtiest thing to feel and it's disgustingly sticky and hard to get rid of. It's like falling in a bucket of glue and trying to get clean again while it seems that you're making everything you touch dirty as well.
When it happens I try to breathe calmly and change my mind, but it's easier to say than to do.

Litterature and poetry are the 5th Art, my friend. The word "art" comes from the Latin "ars", meaning "skill, technical knowledge" and most artists are in fact only craftsmen skilled in what they do. To me the difference between art as a craft, and Art, is that an art is performed with skill to serve a technical purpose while Art carries something more and aims to transcend our vision of the world, it's a way of expressing yourself.
And words can be much more powerful than image. It took me 14 years before I started to understand the power of grammar and after over 10 years of writing I'm still experimenting and discovering a lot. It's not always easy to show texts because whenever I read them I always feel like I might replace a word or change something, but when we have the guts to produce something it's already an achievement.
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TheIronHugo Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Regardless, I still wish I could draw so I could make my comic book and webcomic. I just begin to hate myself over what I can't do, and no matter what anyone says - that literature is just as much an art form as drawing or painting, it doesn't make me feel better. My body of knowledge seems very worthless and unwanted. Still, it's all I can do, and I feel constantly inferior to visual artists along with those who can not only sketch but also write or sketch, write, and compose music. It's getting to the point where I'm scared to look at certain things for fear of being forced to look at evidence of my inferiority. Yet at the same time I want to be proud of the one measly talent I do have and tout it to everyone. The only problem is that I'm afraid to come across as a braggart, and I'd never want to impose my writing on anyone else, so I hardly ever ask anyone to read any of my stuff. Perhaps when I figure out how to post stories on DA, I'll do so. But even as I type, I feel like I'm committing some kind of sin, talking to a real artist with real talents, like a worm trying to communicate with God.
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noxfoxArts Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well, to begin with, gods were all created by worms, for it's only through faith that they exist. It's men who make gods, not gods who made men, so if any god exist, they should be humble. I know I'm someone rather wise for my age but it doesn't prevent me from discussing with anyone who can talk, not matter how high or low is their level of education. I'm not so much educated myself anyway, so I'd rather keep humble.

Now if you want to make a comic book, you already can as you're surely able to draw shapes and stickmen. The issue is that of ambition. If you wish to get something with stylish characters, perfect perspectives, accurate items and vehicles... well, yes, that can be some hard work, even for those with talent. But why would you have to get to the top, when even to those who are talented, it took years and years of practice and experimentation?
It's easy to think of dudes like Feng Zu, this boy is very skilled, worked for the greatest industries, opened his own CG school and I think he's not even 30 yet. That's the evil of the Internet. It shows you a pack of geniuses and makes you believe that everybody but you is a genius. That's wrong. This world is mostly full of unskilled people.

So don't let your emotions take over you. I know it's easier to say than to do, I know what it's like to feel bad, to feel like digging yourself a hole to hide forever in shame. I do know. When I got slammed with the saying that people are remember for what they've done, not what they could have done, it hurt. Yet I faced a choice: work for my ambitions or stop complaining about them. It's hardwork that makes the worth of the result you get. If you could fulfill your dreams in a clap of fingers I'm not sure it would feel so good. It's like having a child, 9 months of pregnancy help to realize what's actually going to come out at the end.

As I said everybody can draw but not everybody can draw well. Being able to draw well is a matter of controling your hand and observing the world a lot. You are sensitive so you should be able to do this. And drawing is also a matter of accepting what's coming out of you. We're not all capable of painting like Da Vinci, Picasso or Rembrandt, but a lot of strength can come out of a "naive" drawing like those of Folon or Matisse. It does not have to be exact so long as it has emotion, like this [link]. The sketches are simple but alive and the colors give depth.
Try to tame your frustration, your shame and anger and turn them into strokes on paper. Do not look at yourself, at what others will think of you, never! Only look what you do!!! The result might not be the most pleasing given the negativity of those emotions, but there is no finish without a start. And the first step is always the hardest because you must put your whole self in motion. Keep moving then and it should be easier. All the times you stop drawing you loose skills a little and must tame yourself again. I haven't drawn for months and I fear what will come out when I draw again but I'll try not to care and just let things flow until I'm pleased.

Judgment is really something we don't need when we create, you can't judge something that is not finished.
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plangkye Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That hat is AWESOME and I want to mod it into my Morrowind game now.
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noxfoxArts Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! if you do mod it in the game you'll need to take screenshots^^ And don't hesitate to take a look over ~nadmoremtumana's gallery, she does awesome Ashlander art^^
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plangkye Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I've seen her - she's great.
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Zaarin1 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! I love the shalk hat and the shalk resin brooch!
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noxfoxArts Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I hope I'll make some more nice drawings like this one in some near future^^
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ShadeOvWarlock Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"but the scanner ruined the paper texture, grain of colors etc" - it happens with me everytime lolz I have no scanner and use camera - I think it's more worse than your path
I like watercolors now and try to draw more portraits use them ))) it's a pure joy!!! And so - I like fashionable bit**s ever! :D:D:D
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noxfoxArts Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I finally found out that the scanner software was resetting my settings everytime for some weird reason and could finally get a better scan... Camera can look nice sometimes but can be harder to manipulate and requires a good camera as well.
Watercolors are great :)
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ShadeOvWarlock Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
May be, you need to use ANOTHER SOFTWARE?..
sure, they are!! :D:D:D
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nadmoremtumana Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I always thought ashlanders can make whatever they want from whatever they found. Nice hat! Still it's better when there is no cliffracers around.
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noxfoxArts Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Heck, yes, they're very ecological in fact, recycling everything and all...
It's true it's more quiet without cliffracers but isn't it also boring at some point? I mean, cliffracer stoning is a great game, harder than mudcrab hacking.
(If St Jiub had not killed all the cliffracers, dragons would be a less serious threat...)
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nadmoremtumana Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I meant if cliffracers will attack while you're in such hat, it will be hard to see them and fight back. I hope some of them survived too, while Jiub's heroic deeds are great with no doubt, total extermination of animal species is bad for nature. Well... Red year would do it anyway.
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noxfoxArts Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That's true indeed... and I guess cliffracers are mean enough to dare attack a shalk so it's no good camouflage either. But Muninirrapal loves his hat even if it brings more troubles than anything good (well, it offers a nice protection in ash storms anc can eventually make a nice shield).
I agree, I do hope that there's some cliffracers still alive somewhere. They were a pest but they were surely useful for something else than carrying Blight disease over the Ghostfence. I wonder that a cliffracer nest looks like and if those beasts are able to land on something though they have no sorts of legs.
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Betelgeuze01 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
These watercolors are really great!!!
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noxfoxArts Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! And yet the original is much better (I need to buy a scanner or even a camera, anything making better pictures)
How are you doing btw? I hope you, Tom and Robin are having a nice end of year =D
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Betelgeuze01 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey Isaac, we are doing great :) Have some big and fun project to do.
You're work is still being used too, we used your 3D hand for our latest project! :)

How are you doing?
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noxfoxArts Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Glad to hear this and to know my work is still being useful after almost a year :D
For my part I'm doing rather well even if I'm more focusing on learning to drive in hope to get my driver's license. With some chance however I might get some free-lance work to do for a company. Some mass-modeling. Even if it's not for video games it sounds interesting and would leave me time to keep on writing :)
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nadmoremtumana Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Scanner is better then camera for this and muuuch cheaper. Just lower brightness (or something in levels) in scanner settings.
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noxfoxArts Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I found out that the scanning settings are quite messed indeed, I'm gonna take the oportunity that my parents are away to approach it and try to get a better result *sneaks*
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