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January 7, 2012
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quick dark brotherhood male armour 'concept' by Asheh quick dark brotherhood male armour 'concept' by Asheh
please stop faving this, it's seriously awful and the only reason i haven't come back and fixed it up is because i keep forgetting to

The one thing I hate about the Dark Brotherhood armour from Skyrim is how 'lacking' it feels. The female version of the armour is so much more detailed (more leather straps/bits, etc) than the male version.
The cowl also feels a little 'tacked on'; the Nightingale cowl feels like it should belong with the DB set. (Although, it doesn't--it clips through the shoulder and neck parts of the DB armour, which is what keeps me from using it)

So I thought to myself, "hey, why not sketch out some ideas and see if they look alright?"

Obviously, I wanted to keep the spirit of the original armour set (don't get me wrong, I love the form-fitting bodysuit thing it's got going on), so my additions aren't that substantial. This is pretty much just a "here's what I'm thinking" sketch, just getting some ideas out there.

I also gotta admit, this was a nice opportunity to do a more 'proper' concept sketch. It was hard as hell to get the back sketch done, but I kept at it and actually got something pretty decent-looking. I feel proud of myself.
okay not really
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slenderXC Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Herokiller12344 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Yeah they really dropped the ball on that one.
Allebasii Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ooh! i love it! i also think the female set of the armour is much better than the male; when i see the male recruit walking around, i wonder where all the cool loops and belts went =P
Tr1stan8r Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks almost Star Warsy
Asheh Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
why have so many people looked at/favourited this gigantic pile of shit

good gravy
Imnurhest Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you put a lot of effort into your art, everyone will notice -- and possibly like/love it! :D
Asheh Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
also goddamn that torso is short

why do i always draw the legs so long

welp this is why i'm taking figure drawing
hal0fanboy311 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
this is pretty badass. i wldn't mind seeing this for sure.
Asheh Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thanks, I'm still working on it (cloth physics seem a little funky in Skyrim so I have to keep that in mind while adding stuff into the design) and hopefully I'll have something better looking in the near future. the Creation Kit is coming out soon, so if I get myself the design all nice and sorted out, I might actually be able to release this. at least that's what I'm hoping, lol.
hal0fanboy311 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
that wld be cool tos ee! i play it on the xbox..(which i love) to death but that means no editing like that of any sort :( i jus made my khajiit guy for the dark brotherhood and i must say he's quite intimidating! jus no hood looks good on him with those ears i have! i too would like to see a lil more elaborate in the armor design. it's neat but..i feel it oculd use more red like you have.
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