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Dremora lord by Swietopelk Dremora lord by Swietopelk
Another Concept art. I wish daedric armor would look like this in Skyrim...
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darklord86 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
Great job!
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Izz-noxfox Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
That's a very good job on it. It should have been more like this in Skyrim, yes. What I like here is the blunt, rough feeling of the edges, something that is NOT perfect, NOT sleek, but barbed, twisted, reflecting the image of pain. Daedra are suffering.
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Swietopelk Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yes, chaotic, organic, accidental - that's how I wanted this armour to feel ;)
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wolfofsummerbreeze Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
I never understood why they made it so similar in color to the ebony and orcish armors. I always though the dremora and other daedra should look more otherworldly or demoic, and that armor make from them should reflect that. I really liked the glow from skyrim's version, and the dragonic feel. It seemed like it wasn't made by humans.

As far as dremora armor, the helmet looks almost akaviri or like the orcish armor you did (and the originals you based it on), very... japanese? Fake mask ... However here is doesn't look... scary. I think it's the fangs? Too overblown and if you look up the originals or other samurai masks they don't look quite like that.

I personally think having something that looks more like you tore off the dremora's actual face, lips pressed together, no fangs (I have yet to recall a dremora lord with fangs) and just burning red pits for the eye sockets... would come off as more demonic while still staying true to both the original morrowind artwork and the mask idea.

static2.nexusmods.com/15/mods/…

Those are some faces someone came up with that I thought showed what you could do with mask expressions or protrusions.

Also, you may want to consider having black to silver be a more gradual color change. Personally, I'd like to see it all silver if you're going for the original morrowind theme.
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Swietopelk Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
The samurai masks look pretty silly. If this one's not scary to you, too bad. It's made to look asian. Mostly because if you look at Mehrunes Dagon (who's servants are the Dremora) he's pretty much a direct rip off the Indian goddess Kali. Indian demons had exactly this kind of teeth in most of their depictions. blogs.bootsnall.com/JamesM/fil…

As for Skyrim design - no idea why it should be draconic. Dragons have nothing to do with Daedra. As for the colour scheme - Daedric Armour is made of ebony, therefore it should be pretty much the same colour, just with the addition of red stains.
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wolfofsummerbreeze Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
It's because they serve Dagon that I think they should be frightening, but I will concede that that does remain a matter of opinion. I am wondering if you'll do more masks.

I do think that in skyrim the stylistic choice of armor was really just: This looks cool, let's do this. While I have no complaints, it's obvious you think it shouldn't look dragonic... and I can understand that. I personally didn't understand why they didn't make other styles possible because I think that, as armor is /craftable/ you should be able to make it look however you want. This is not reasonable for a game, of course. Still, dremora aren't indian demons, no matter how much mehrunes dagon is a allusion to kali. They're not restricted by those rules and it's possible the armor has, over time (or something), come to reflect a desire to look more menacing. Who knows how daedra work? Or maybe they're weirdly region locked? That would be silly. I guess it's really a question for the developers.

It's interesting to think about.
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Herokiller12344 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
The helmet I can kinda see, but overall this doesn't look better than the one in Skyrim, and certainly not Obivion.
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Swietopelk Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Maybe some more detailed opinion? Oblivion was going for a generic gothic knight, while Skyrim... I don't even know what they were going for.
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SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
It looked vaguely draconic to me.
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Herokiller12344 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Okay, Oblivion was hardly generic. That one looked fantastic. Now Skyrim, they were going for a more chaotic look, something that just screamed evil. Morrowind though, I don't see. 
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Swietopelk Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hahahahhahhahhahah
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Herokiller12344 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Okay, you can disagree with me, but there is no reason to be a dick about it.
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Swietopelk Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
They took Sauron's armour from LotR and made it red and black. What an explosion of creativity. Maybe it would be more appealing if not every other bandit was wearing it...
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Herokiller12344 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
Okay, are you really going to argue about this? Alright then, you tell me; What's the appeal of the morrowind set? Because to me it still has the spiky, dark and edgy look it has in the other games that you claim is so inferior.
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Swietopelk Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
First of all, Morrowind's Daedric armour is organic, which makes it stand out already and gives it both universal, and original in looks. All the plates look as if they might've actually been a product of Dremora's body (which is actually more or less stated in lore). The spikes and edges on Morrowind's Daedric seem in place, they're not just thrown on it like in Oblivion, but rather are an edge detail for the plates - thing that I tried to mimic in this concept. Spiky and edgy look wasn't what i disliked the most about Oblivion's Daedric though, it was the overall shape of it, which was just unoriginal, looked pretty much like every other fantasy armour. From what i remember, it also had chainmail underneath, which doesn't work with the organic feel of the armour at all. What really completed the looks in Morrowind were the many masks. Both making it look even more as if the armour was just another bodypart and giving it a lot of character, depending on which mask you've chosen. When you saw someone clad in Daedric armour in Morrowind you couldn't tell whether it was own body, or an armour, and I think that was the main strength of the set, which was lost in Oblivion completely.
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1Wyrmshadow1 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
If you're on a console, then you're SOL. But if you play on PC then you're in luck, someone made a mod that looks exactly like your picture. Or close enough.

[link]?
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Swietopelk Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, I use it already ;) And luckily I don't play games on consoles. I don't think I'd get much fun from Skyrim without mods... The Lighting, the difficulty, the UI and many other things were just unbearable in the vanilla game.
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bigton Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013   Artist
I suppose that the text is supposed to mean "Crushed"? (I have a Daedric alphabet :3)
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Swietopelk Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The text on his loincloth says ME GUSTA :P
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bigton Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013   Artist
FFFFFFFFFFFF- Damn I thought it said Crush or curse lol
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nadmoremtumana Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like it, especially top part. It reminds sceleton, bugs and something from micro-ogranic world, that fits tes concepts much (I would say more then one from nexus link below).
But only thing that disturb me is full triangles on boots, it will be hard to run with them.
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Swietopelk Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hm, maybe the "spikey" parts of those triangles should be removed on the inside, while left on the outside of boots. I tried to make it as practical as demonic armor can get, but it must can't be both very practical and look unearthly at the same time ;)
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Tsuki222 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Just baddass!
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Nazgul34 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
i miss that armor and weapons for it i like that one and one from skyrim
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CheezSnax Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
It's really sad that beast races couldn't wear full helmets in Morrowind, maybe theres a mod for that.
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Swietopelk Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It made sense to me, since their faces and feet were too long ;) To me it's really sad that they have made them so much more human in later TES games, in order to wear those parts of equipment.
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CheezSnax Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
It's kinda cool that khajiit and argonian were unique that way compared to the other races, but the three Daedric Faces are among the coolest items in the game and are full helmets, not fair :(
What they could have done in Oblivion and Skyrim would be to keep the beastish look of argonians and khajiits and make those parts of armor look different for khajiits and argonians, like how armors are different for males and females.
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Swietopelk Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I guess they could, special armor sets for them would be cool too :D

Though I don't think any Daedra would sacrifice it's very being to a painfully torturous ritual, so that a lizard armor can be made :P (That's actually how Dremoras make the Daedric armour. I was surprised how simple it was to craft in Skyrim, and repulsed by how common level scalling made it in Oblivion...)
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Lioness-Nala Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Not so bad... ;)
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Kieranfoy Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
Thankfully, there's a mod for that.
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Swietopelk Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Link me please!
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AnnilyLF Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
[link] I've found it for you! Use the 'original' textures, not the new darker ones.
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Kieranfoy Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Sorry, can't copypaste on my nook, an no computer in a hundred miles. Just google dremora lord armor skyrim. Or maybe daedric lord, I forget.
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QSaga Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Ahhh, this brings back so many memories from Morrowind! :dummy:
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