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Striders of Vvardenfell by ErikShoemaker Striders of Vvardenfell by ErikShoemaker
The title pretty much gives it away, at least for all the experts among you - yes! This is my first Morrowind tribute. I have been playing the Elder Scrolls Online recently, which has reminded me of what a great game Morrowind used to be. Maybe it is just a feeling of nostalgia, but I must say that I still find the level design wonderfully creative and original, even by today's standards. Perhaps it was only beaten by the Oblivion expansion Shivering Isles, but I'm starting to ramble...

What you see here is of course some fictional setting and not a specific town in the game -  it could be the area around Balmora perhaps. In any case, I had to recreate the impressive striders of course, and no Morrowind related art piece should come without the famously annoying Cliff Racers. As always I'm not 100% happy with the outcome, but at least I had a lot of fun during the process. Hope you like it!

Thanks to all the awesome stock providers: 
River Valley Panorama by EveLivesey | More Mushrooms 14More Mushrooms 9 & More Mushrooms 4 by Dracoart-StockBeetle Bug 06 by Stock7000 | Eastern Box Turtle 5 by Irie-Stock | HIAPL_1 & FA_Val_WildDTD_01 by jademacallaTurtle 3 by Peace-of-Arttreehouse by chasmdeepBird Silhouette1 by FrankAndCarySTOCKPng Bush 2Png Plant C & Png Bush 1 by MoonglowlillyOld Lamp 1 - Straight on by fuguestockMay Natural 139 by Falln-StockHanging Bat by TheStockWarehouse
Teutonic Castles purchased from photobash.org, some plants from textures.com

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:icondarkriddle1:
Great work with fine detail and a seriously well manifested product of imagination! This reminds me somewhat of the great works by Wayne Douglas Barlow, and like him, if you are not making books of splendid expansive worlds - then you should be.

I hope that the games that inspired you keep producing muses to which you can create your own original visions from. You are able to produce such masterful landscapes and habitats, complete with their own biofauna. You present worlds where creatures of great being are on par with humankind, or the like.

Make sure to keep producing your artwork and do not be hindered or dissuaded by adversity or un-appreciation. Your work is verdant and rich and full of colorful aspects that fuel emotive and wandering imagination.

Your artwork takes us to other worlds by a simple click of the mouse...
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Hola. ¿Como estás?, tomaré algo de mi tiempo para hacerte una critica a tu hermosa obra de arte.

Primero lo primero, la visión es increíble, tienes un talento impresionante, se ve cada absoluto detalle de todo, TODO!!!

La originalidad ni que hablar, es perfecta, jamás había visto algo similar a esto, es increíble.

Tu técnica es una de las mejores, jamás había visto esto....Me encanta

Tan solo ver esté mundo lleno de criaturas extrañas, un paisaje hermoso y maravilloso que dan ganas de vivir ahí y compartir con ese tipo de naturaleza, hace que deslumbre a todo el que vea esta imagen.

Sin nada más que decir, me despido, TU TRABAJO ES INCREÍBLE AAAAHHH!!!!1
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StelfySkya Featured By Owner May 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic work Erik!! :clap: 
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!! :)
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RickB500 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing work!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
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cain524 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2018
I miss morrowind.
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me too :D
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FieldyBob Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
When I critiqued this, I had no idea what the hell a Strider was. lol *facepalm*

Note to self:
Read description next time.

Elder scrolls is awesome. 
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha no problem. First, I didn't notice that you didn't know them, and second, the artwork should work regardless of whether people know the setting or not. The fact that you rated it so highly despite not being familiar with the scenario makes this an even better compliment. :thumbsup: Thanks again!
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FieldyBob Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Your an incredible artist :D
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Condumitru Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018
Since I've heard of TESRenewal group here I've been browsing, including your work. I'm happy to see such talented awesome work towards this project. I hope it will use you well in the future, and towards the realization of Skywind :)
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I hope they'll ever manage to finish Skywind. I'm sure if will be huge success. :thumbsup:
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adrian98-12 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2018
Malbork castle!!!  
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
didn't realize the castle was so well known - should have known better :D
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ehlstudio Featured By Owner Edited Feb 22, 2018
wowzerz :)
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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LiamHamilton Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018   Filmographer
Wonderfully surreal.
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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BlazingLife97 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018  Student General Artist
I love it
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :)
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BlazingLife97 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2018  Student General Artist
You're welcome.☺
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LaMantraMori Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018
I've only ever played Skyrim, but based on what I've read about other locations in Tamriel, they sound very surreal. 
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah, it definitely is more magical/surreal. Skyrim and Oblivion are way more down to Earth compared to it.
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UltraOtterMan Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
SOSOSOSOSOSOSOS CUTE!!!!!!! also scary
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EmmaExposed Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018
Very impressive!  It lacks only a tiny Mai'q the Liar somewhere far off in the distance.
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, I had to google that one. Not sure I ever encountered him, it's been so long since I played, but it makes me wanna do it. :D Thanks a lot for your comment!
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TwilightRumiak Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All I want to say - n'vah, it's totally a Chim!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha thanks a lot, appreciated! :D
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angrybudcom Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018
Indeed! Mushrooms make change once and forever!
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seed2003 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just amazing. Love it!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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sitting-in-my-room Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so awesome!
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santa-b Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Magical!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :)
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YourLocalTechpriest Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018  Hobbyist
Wait a moment... 
Is that a Malbork castle in the background? 
Kind of weird to see it in such a weird pace, but it kind of fits in. 
(litte trivia- it's sittuated in poland, used to be headquartrers for the order of teutonic knights, and is a biggest castle in the world (surface area).
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah you guessed right! Actually I didn't realize it was so well known - my mistake - a lot of people have recognized it. :D
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JhimmyAngel7 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018
Gran trabajo!
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IDragon52I Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018   Artist
Hey, Wake up! Well, you and Sonya. You weren't even woken up by the storm last night. They say we've already sailed to Morrowind. We will release it for sure!
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AzaraZai Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018
Absolutely incredible!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks a lot, glad you like it!
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fRagnarsson Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018
That... is... awesome!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :)
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MillaIvanova Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018
beautiful!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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R1ckyFri3s Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Very Nice! Can anyone visit my Profile? I'm searching new watchers
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luffy10000 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2018
awesome work 
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks a bunch!
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otispjivefunk Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Nice :)
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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hacksumo Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
infected mushroom
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Khialat Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Not familiar with the game, but this image is amazing to look at! :thumbsup:
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