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Lady Dovahkiin by Noiry Lady Dovahkiin by Noiry

This has probably been done before, but anyway.
Skyrim is a pretty girl-friendly videogame, as it has many well-developed female characters in pretty much all social levels, from waitress to jarls. Aaand, armors are not silly chain-mail bikinis which is something to be thankful for XDD

I just wished Bethesda would have released a female counterpart for their official poster artwork :_) Soooo I made my own thing, based in my very own dovahkiin ♥

Already on my tumblr. Please reblog, do not repost.
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Ranakanth Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015
This is wicked!  Would love to see more video game box art like this! :)
SeanBlader Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015
I want! How much for a print?
MTibbs-89 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Student General Artist
I love that there's a pic of a female dovahkiin who does NOT have an over-sized chest or skimpy 'bikini' armor. Well done, madame. :D

Also, this just looks fantastic.
MayaCain Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
Excellent work! Love the muscles, very realistic. 
KINGRIEVOUS Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Dovahkiin! Dovahkiin!Naal ok zin los Vahriin!
Sketchevrywir Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
:love: So cool! 
BlondeBanana98 Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing! I rarely see stuff like this and generally I don't like the female painted, but this is great!!
timohuovinen Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist
The lady fits perfectly, good job!
mook91 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Completely agree on the offical artwork. Its also pretty annoying that all the Grey Beards, Dragons, Dragon Priests, The Hero of Kvatch and the Nerevarine are all male in this game. Combined with all the offical artwork depicting the Dragonborn as being male, the only ancient nord hero to die in the flashback being female, Elisief being a useless puppet/figurehead and most faction leaders or other important/badass NPC's being male and you get some bad vibes.
Nomcarver Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bethesda, we demand more badass females!
Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Student Filmographer
(Note to self: Draw Rule 63 fanart to get famous)

I know what you mean, I don't buy a single game unless it has a female option, creativity option or a YouTube option, Example: Black Ops 2/Skate 3
Drakenborg Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Im a huge skyrim fangirl so I absolutely dig this! :D
Tariray Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
you're mazing , estoy tan feliz a ver alguien de espana con tu talento!!!!! (maybe its my page viewing, i rarely get to see variety)
kyosanro Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
greatest thing ever omg. thank you so much for painting it. 
illyriablue24 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so great, I don't even have words... It really does look like the original, except somehow more awesome, lol. Beautiful work.
Babette-the-Unchild Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome :D
tsugomu Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
NOICE! I'm not much of a skyrim fan but i had to come here and post that this looks waaaay more badass then the male version. I thought i was looking at official artwork for a second.
aturncoatred Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sinuvie Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
Agreed about the girl-friendly part. Too bad the prominent women leaders are mostly... yeah, the one like Astrid and Maven. Btw, there are many ridiculous female armor mods, and i'm glad Bethesda's designs are far much more sane -_-

Anyways, i love your chara design :) i particularly like how her hair frames her waist :nod:
hellou4 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
Oh Goood, this is so epic :love:
theclumsyninja Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
RUSOdeJOTA Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Es de estos que en la miniatura parecen "de verdad" y luego en grande.. también
ToscanoRevenge Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Professional Artist
Este dibujo es de aporrear teclado. Mola demasiado como para poder comenta cosas coherentes *_*
MithiorenIthere Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
¡Guau, está genial...!
Mystique-Maiden Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
I fully support having an official female dovahkiin! This is brilliant - well done! :heart:
TheDamndestCreature Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Geez, I wish I was that buff. And had a voice that could make dragons experience excruciating mortality...Bravah!  :clap:
jaywife Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
perfect work :)
Yamoshi Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Fantastic work <3
DeepWoodian Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

A well made female version of the original poster concept.


I am one of those males (any others out there?) who likes to play RPG games almost solely with female characters but I am also one who prefers (or more likely requires) to have practical armors to "wear". Chainmail bikini "armor" is something which belongs to Conan the Barbarian but if we talk about serious fantasy (be it books, comics or games) practical female armors are one thing that cannot be overlooked. Now in my opinion female armors can be good looking and if possible have a bit of "feminine" feeling but before anything those must be practical and protect the wearer from enemy blows. Vital areas must be covered, NOT revealed. After all that is just the main point of a body armor.


In this perspective Elder Scrolls games (Morrowind, Oblivion, Skyrim) deserve a big praise.


My rant ends :D

MSandman Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Just don't look to the original games, Arena and Daggerfall. All it takes is one look at Arena's cover art and Daggerfall's female enemy sprites to have Arena and Daggerfall's intentions towards women made clear.
Anyway, love, love, love the pic! One thing I hate about games where you can choose your sex is that the canon is usually gonna say the character's male, and marketing is always, without fail, a man. They did it with Skyrim, Fallout, Fable, and Mass Effect, to name a few. I want just once (Well I want it to happen a lot more but at the very very least just once) for a game to be marketed with a girl. It feels kind of like I'm being told "Aww, you can play a girl, sweetheart. Oh, the character is still totally a man, but you can play pretend if you like!"
Noiry Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
I think just the same :) And frankly, I'm glad so many boys had dropped by to say something similar 'cause it proves not every male wants that clothing even if some companies might think so. Thanks you!
DeepWoodian Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Well, I like to look upon beautifull female curves as much as the next man ;) but only when it is appropriate. NOT so when we speak about serious female charachters.

I have also always been interested about strong female charachters when it comes to fantasy settings and for example Eowyn from the LOTR is one of my favorite ones. And like said when it comes to games I like female playing charachters better. Be it Dragon Age, Morrowind, Oblivion, Skyrim etc. I have also made quite much art related to those same playing charachters. Some 10-15 years ago I also created an original charachter named Aldarian (A Dunadan noble with royal blood in Middle Earth settings) and wrote about 150 pages long story about her. With her I tried to create a credible female charachter who had many good and strong abilities but also many negative ones. She is still one of my favorite drawing subjects.

But now I have rambled already too much about myself. :D

Morncreek Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome. :)
Black-Avenger Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wouldn't mind having this on my wall! x'D
It's amazing, it actually looks like the actual poster, just a female. Bethesda should see it!
Cherrylips2298 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
I love this! :D
ElectroCereal Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Noiry Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Cuando soluciones eso de gustarte Eva 3.33 XD
ElectroCereal Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Nnnnggg T.T pero es que es Evangelion y la animación es muy espectacular T__T
SonicaDarkness Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
fluttershysart Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student Artist
Shippuden23 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
This is so badass.
CandyKappa Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is very well made. Just I'd imagine how the stock Nord Dovahkiin's female counterpart would look like.

Would have been awesome to see the live action commercial with a female protagonist as well
RainSong777 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Yeah!!! Thanks for reppin' the lady gamers:D this is nothing short of EPIC:la:
KeplerNova Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, that's AWESOME. :D
liilly1504 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay! :3
asdfghhjkl Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well  this is awesome :D
NMatychuk Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really well done!
LessThan33 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It actually looks like an original poster! Beautiful job! :D
WTJohn Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it
freaking awesome!!!!! ^_^

VERY EPIC!!!!!! ^_^
Kyricus Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice indeed.

 I also agree with your comment about the bikini armor. Even as a male, and going waaayy back to my earliest role playing days, I never understood how fighting in a chain mail bikini was going to do much in the way of protection against a longsword.  The only stat I think it would have been defensive, and only if there was a "distraction" stat.
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