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The Assassin by Isriana The Assassin by Isriana
I decided to test my "emergency painting system" (since my PC is about to sing its swan song, apparently) and finish this painting of my Imperial thief/assassin Brenna Martes I started a while back. Luckily I managed to kick some life into my old laptop which has an older version of Photoshop installed but painting this was still quite a pain. I'm missing all my CS5 brushes, tools and functions - heck, even the toolbar felt all wonky - and I have to recalibrate the screen because the contrast is waaay too low and thanks to that everything I create actually ends up looking super dark. It's funny how one can get so used to a certain program... :P
Ah well, can't complain too much. At least I still have one working painting software to use if things go south and this PC dies on me. If nothing else, I should be able to continue working on my commissions at last. So here, have some assassin-ish crouching on the rooftops of Imperial City. :D Some game screenshots used as a reference - damn those walls and roofs were tough.


Brenna Martes me
from The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion


For fan art inspired by The Elder Scrolls take a look at here!

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:iconalexskulluterna:
AlexSkullUterna Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
cool
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:iconjennifero77:
JenniferO77 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely beautiful.
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:iconsonicdude87:
SonicDude87 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Wonderful artwork. The way you draw gives your characters such personality.
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:iconchinesefightinmuffin:
ChineseFightinMuffin Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She looks awesome!!!!! and so dark and mysterious I LOVE IT :D
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IslandMirage Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oblivion!!!!
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:iconpunkroctorok:
PunkRoctorok Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
very sweet detail
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:iconaltaride:
Altaride Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hello, I work on an ezine about roleplaying games. I'm asking you permission to use this image in it (with credit).
The magazine is online and free : [link]. Thanks.
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:iconisriana:
Isriana Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You may use this picture as long as you credit and provide a link back to the original artwork. :)
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:iconaltaride:
Altaride Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
OK, thanks, I'll do it.
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:iconneowmeow:
NeowMeow Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
She's gorgeous!
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:iconprincessofdarknessx6:
PrincessofdarknessX6 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome
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:icontrish05:
trish05 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Awesome!
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:iconkareinlee:
KareinLee Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Quite a mood you've set with the tone of this one. Awesome job :)
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:iconangelicadonis:
AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great looking character! :D
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:iconisriana:
Isriana Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :la:
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:iconangelicadonis:
AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :)
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:iconkobz68:
kobz68 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
Good job! It does look a tad dark but it works to the picture's advantage, imo :p
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:iconisriana:
Isriana Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, this is actually the fixed version. The original I made with my laptop was much much darker... :XD: I have no idea how those screen settings ended up being so messed up.
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:iconclefj:
ClefJ Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well done! Superb work using the roofs of the imperial city. :3
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angel0123456789 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
this reminds my char Loona :D she is not a assasin but a hunter . Bud always have a bow and the face and hair is so familliar :o. btw awesome darwing
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Vazgen11 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Great colors and lighting! Love it! Hope your PC won't die on you :)
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:iconwhenbordomestrikes:
whenbordomestrikes Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this!
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:iconbloodrosesforall:
BloodRosesForAll Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Nice! ;)
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:iconlagartofero:
Lagartofero Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Backup and check these things: power supply, fans/coolers, memory

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:iconrevtattertot:
revtattertot Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Very well done. It almost feels as if it were artwork from the game itself.
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ChimerasBlood Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i love how you've done the sky and the detail you put into Brenna :D your making me want to pull out Oblivion from the corner of my room and start playing it again. i can't stop looking at this, it's so beautiful. i hope your PC doesn't die, but at least your laptop is alive so you can keep drawing and do the stuff you need to do :)
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metalwolfdraakje Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
she looks stunning! its like she's staring right at you!
would you still reconmend oblivion? even if i have skyrim?
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MandalorianKnight Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks really awesome, the details are just awesome sauce.
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:iconmissclockwork:
MissClockwork Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Looks awesome! You gave me another reason to play Oblivion. Sweet, sweet thief role play and jumping on a rooftops like an Ezio from Assassin's Creed 2. :D
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:iconisriana:
Isriana Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :boogie: I'm happy you like it!
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:iconcanislupusdingo:
CanisLupusDingo Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012   General Artist
Lovely late-afternoon colours!
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:iconisriana:
Isriana Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :la:
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CanisLupusDingo Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012   General Artist
You're very welcome!
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:iconapolloette:
Apolloette Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Even for a different program, this looks amazing! I love the perspective... Heck, I love your art in general. Great job :D
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Isriana Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, thank you! :tighthug: Great that you think so!
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MajdAddin--Alhasi Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Awesomeness, perfect shading and lightning =) This get 10 out of 10
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:iconisriana:
Isriana Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :la: I'm happy you like it!
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:iconthegothicgamer:
TheGothicGamer Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the Imperial City! <3

And this is an extraordinary picture! I love your art :)
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:iconisriana:
Isriana Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :tighthug: Great that you think so! :dance:
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:icontwilightsmist:
Twilightsmist Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I see you took up my "Join the Dark Brotherhood and you can kill Dreth" offer. :D
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:iconisriana:
Isriana Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup, I figured I might make a proper thief/assassin character this time... :D
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MajorasWaker Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
You could walk on the roofs in Oblivion 0.0?
Maybe I should invest more time in this game (I only played for a few hours, then Skyrim came on the scene:P )
...But then again, I just got Dishonored and it looks like it will keep me busy for a while also, but that's not necessarely a bad thing :D
Any change your going to play that game in the near future?
I think it's a great game, it's like AC, but also with the texture feel of Bioshock...
Sorry for spamming your inbox with such a long message, I'm already quite fond of this game:icongameaddictplz: /rambling

To the point, it's still great art, even on a laptop!
What's exactly wrong with your pc, maybe I could lend you a hand?
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Isriana Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, with high enough acrobat skill you can take some mad leaps and end up on the roof... :lol: It does take a while to grind that up, though.
About Dishonored... maybe. I've looking forward to that game since summer but unfortunately I'm having a bit tight schedule at the moment. I'm hoping to get the game in next couple of months, though, so I get to enjoy some steampunk assassinating myself. :D
And the PC - well, honestly I'm not even sure what's wrong with it. Sometimes everything just freezes so that I can't use either mouse or keyboard, and then after a while a blue screen appears and the whole system shuts itself down. Sometimes it's Photoshop, sometimes a YouTube video, sometimes just scrolling down a Tumblr/DeviantART page - I really haven't been able to pinpoint that well what triggers it. Last time the blue screen whined something about display driver crashing, but I just updated every single driver last week so I'm not sure what to do... :P My dad thinks it's a motherboard issue, but ugh I just wouldn't want to boot the whole damn thing.
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MajorasWaker Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Well, good luck with Dishonored, have a good time with it, and maybe draw some awesome fan art :heart:

As for the computer, it could be indeed a motherboard problem, unless you got a dedicated graphics card, then that would probably be the issue. You could swap it out for another one and see if the errors still occur. Best guess for me would be that it indeed is something motherboard related though...
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:iconmerween:
Merween Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I just love it. I mean really.
Ga. *_*
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:iconisriana:
Isriana Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, thank you so much! :tighthug:
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:iconmerween:
Merween Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're really really welcome ! :3
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SynneWarrior Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
ohhh such a purdy thing 8D

and ahhhh the good old days where you could jump over entire houses with your acrobat skill xD
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:iconisriana:
Isriana Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :la: Great that you like it!
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yoyonah Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, beautiful, as your work always is.
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