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Dovah and the Dovahkiin by YamiSnuffles Dovah and the Dovahkiin by YamiSnuffles
Or, dragon (dov being the word for the species on a whole, rather than an individual) and the Dragonborn. They're having a nice little chat, and not the shouty kind that ends in someone getting hurt. Made because I'm tired of Alduin roaring at me from my desktop.

SPOILERS ahead for those who haven't gotten near the end of the plotline. For those who have, you may recognize Paarthurnax. He is by far my favorite dragon and one of my favorite characters in the game. My Nord, Fayh, goes to visit him all the damn time. Also, in my headcanon, Fayh traipses about Skyrim in a cloak, because cloaks are cool and Skyrim is cold. She's also wearing the ebony armor she'd gotten not long before first meeting Paarthurnax and carrying the shield of Ysgramor.
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Caspia583 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
my wood elf archer needs a cloak... is it a mod?
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YamiSnuffles Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, no. That was just invented for that picture and drawn when I only had Skyrim on the xbox. However, if you're on the PC, I do know that there are a number of mods that add cloaks ('winter is coming' is the first that comes to mind).
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Joshmoe93 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
My favorite mod, as I can get a Ned Stark-like wolf-skin cloak.
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Caspia583 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll check it out! :D
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uberfrill14 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very cool. It looks a bit like an ancient painting if you ask me, and I think that only adds to the greatness of this pic. Did you take a screenshot of this before making this piece?
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YamiSnuffles Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No. At the time I only had Skyrim on the xbox, so I wasn't able to take my own screenshots. So my Dovahkiin is entirely made up. I did, however, use a few screenshots of Paarthurnax to make sure he looked correct.
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uberfrill14 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh cool. It still looks like an sort of painting that might have existed somewhere in Tamriel. If that's what you were going for, I applaud you. If not.... Well, I still applaud you. :iconclapplz:
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YamiSnuffles Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :D
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gomamon2003 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Awesome!
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Aristodes Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Paarthunax: Could you hit me with some fire breath? I think my toes are frozen to the stone.
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Choc-N-Roses Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is beautiful. Well done! :)
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YamiSnuffles Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. =D
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Demondragonsoul Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
nice....gonna start a new char later on today, gonna go sneaky sneaky and rip people apart with my stealth skills! anyway good luck with what your doing, cause youll need it.

still usually dragon talking means their shouting at each other...(when you see two dragons fighting each other theyre talking about the damn cold weather...most likely....other then the occasional flying mammoth!)
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zuu-dovahkiin Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Go Paarthurnax and Yes, Nords ftw! :D
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CyrodilicPenguin Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
paarthurnax: the most kick-ass dovah who doesn't try to kill you.
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PopcornRingo Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
Drem Yol Lok, greetings.
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Arcane-Boomeus Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Student Writer
Paarthunax... I'M SORRY! YOU'RE WAY COOLER THAN ESBERN!

I killed him... And karma made my Ebony Mail glitch up and disappear. (NEVER induct a follower into the Blades while he/she is wearing any valuable weapons or armor. It tends to disappear and send you into a murderous rampage, especially when your oldest save file isn't old enough.
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Canis-ferox Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Student General Artist
This is awesome :D Love the style. I love this dragon, lol. He's got to be one of my favorite characters in the game as well~ At some point I plan on drawing him. My Khajiit goes up there a whole lot too. I love going up there at night when the northern lights are in the sky~ Silly Blades, wanting me to kill him. I liked them up until that point. My brother followed their advice on one of his saved games to see what happened, and apparently Delphine just says something along the lines of "good, you did the right thing," and then the Greybeards (understandably) shun you forever. And there's no more friendly dragon at the top of the world :noes: Also interestingly enough the Throat of the World was where I found my first bit of ebony in the game.
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Mur4s4me Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Paarthurnax is a loving character. He's wise and very noble I think, with very interesting questions and responses to what the Dovahkiin may reply. He's also extremely honest about his and his kin's nature as a dovah.

"Which is better - to be born good, or to overcome your evil nature through effort?"

All in all, I really like this piece because of a very charming simplicity you put into both your coloring and line works. It's sketchy in a way, but suggests the details in a way that it's enough for this scene. Also, your character looks really nice! Ebony armor is easily one of the most beautiful set in the game (Daedric is "badass" but not as "slick" as Ebony).
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Shadowpsycho Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, come on. Who doesn't love Paarthurnax?

I'm seriously gonna just drop my jaw in shock if even a single player decides to listen to Esbern. I liked the old man, because we both have an unusual obsession with discovering and reading history, and Delphine well enough, but when I found out that Esbern was going to ask me to kill Paarthurnax... My draconic father-figure... My inspiration for making good dragons in my stories... The reason I am reluctant to finish the Main Story line...

No... Just... no...
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YamiSnuffles Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know. I love the Blades and I like Esbern and Delphine. But those two over Paarthurnax? Nope. It's never going to happen.
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Shadowpsycho Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's because of Paarthurnx that I know as much as I do about Dragon customs and speech patterns. Without him, I wouldn't have... Dragons would have been impossible for me to understand.
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BanefulOnaga Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student General Artist
I LERVE HIM!!!:love: He's definitely one of my favorites! Oh! and a question, if you don't mind? Where do you find the Ebony Armor? I really need a change in armor ><
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YamiSnuffles Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Unfortunately I don't know if I'll be much help. I found the boots and gauntlets on a random bandit and then bought the armor and helmet off Eorlund in Whiterun. I haven't since run into much, so it seems to have just been luck.
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BanefulOnaga Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Student General Artist
which i haven none of...TT.TT
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Mur4s4me Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Well it's been more than a week but I don't know if you found it out yet.

Ebony items can be random loot or in stores after you reach a certain level I think. However, it's much better to just build them yourself with the smithing skill, when you reach lvl 80 and have the perk for Ebony smithing.
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BanefulOnaga Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Student General Artist
I jacked up my smithing level since then and i have Deadric armor now >3<
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Mithamlug Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
Paarthurnax! I love the way he speaks. Ditched the Blades the moment they suggested to kill him.
Hey, you even remembered his broken chin spike thing! Nice attention to detail :D
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YamiSnuffles Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, the chin spike was one of the first things I noticed about him because he had his face shoved up into the screen.
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Mithamlug Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
Haha, I was playing in third-person and didn't see the right half of his head until I moved my character the first time. Love that badass grandpa xD
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TylerLawton Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
Wow! Very nice, I can feel a story behind this picture! Was this done off a screenshot?
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YamiSnuffles Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I referenced a few different screenshots I found online to try to get Paarthurnax right. I had to just sort of make things up with my Nord since I play on the xbox and didn't have any screenshots of her.
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TylerLawton Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
Wow! Well it's very well done then! I honestly thought the whole thing was just traced. =P
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dragonhatchling Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
Awsome job! I don't care what the blades say, Paarthurnax has earned my trust and therefore lives to teach the other dragons about the way of the voice
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Elywen Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
I love that dragon so much. He became sort of like this father figure for me; helping meditate and make sure I used my shouts for good ;_; The Blades can eat my shorts.
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YamiSnuffles Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know. I used to love the Blades, but no one gets between me and Paarthurnax.
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paskiman Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
+1
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SPOILERS:
Ebony doesn't have a cape, silly. That's for spartans, not vikings.

WHERE IS YOUR IRON HELMET?!
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YamiSnuffles Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's not a cape, it's a cloak! Vikings wore cloaks. You know, for horrific snow and cold. Not that I can have one in game, but I can at least imagine I can carry things to keep warm.
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Pfffffft, REAL NORDS don't need cloaks. Real nords don't need CLOAKS! 50% frost resistance is all I need.

Brrr! It's cold in here, there must be some dragons in the atmosphere.
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Journei Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Paarthunax is my favorite as well as he's the only dragon I've spoken to and not killed. I see him as my elder.
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YamiSnuffles Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He's like the Yoda of dragons.
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SurelyForth Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
I love this!

I adore Paarthurnax and why can't we have cloaks in Skyrim? Seriously?
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YamiSnuffles Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would definitely buy one. At the very least, I feel I should be allowed the drape a bear pelt over my head or something.
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Miri1984 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazingly awesome. Beautiful work.
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YamiSnuffles Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! =D
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