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Ritual of the Ancestor Moths by KatherineOsika Ritual of the Ancestor Moths by KatherineOsika
Something about the way the moths were dancing about and the light of their magic played with Mavaanii's hair had caught Serana's attention. Perhaps reading the Elder Scroll could wait just a moment longer?


Just a little Dawnguard fan art. The character on the left is one of my Skyrim characters, Mavaanii Briitafiirlo. The character on the right is Serana, a vampire, and the main protagonist of the Dawnguard expansion. I really enjoy having Serana as a follower in the game, which since I usually hate the computer helpers, that's saying something. I felt that Mavaanii and Serana might have a connection, especially considering that both are immortal. Mavaanii has been mistakenly named the dragon born, which is not the case. She is a dragon named Briitafiirlo masquerading as an imperial named Mavaanii. Hense, Mavaanii Briitafiirlo.

I quite like how this turned out~ Well worth spending all day on… I learned a lot about doing backgrounds though. I just tried to keep the mindset that the background isn't as important as the characters and doesn't need to be as detailed. I think I've also decided that I like not coloring the line art. I tried that before but... eh, idk, it's alot of extra work and it doesn't even turn out that nice. Black is fine by me :P


Friendly reminder that I still take commissions and that my price sheet can be found on my tumblr: katie-draws-all-the-things.tum…

This art belong to KatherineOsika
Skyrim belongs to Bethesda
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Alice-Fujioka Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Student Artist
So cute!!
tyrano36 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Student General Artist
you do know skyrim dragons can't shapeshift,right and apollogies if i ruined a moment
KatherineOsika Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yep! I know. I read up on the lore to make it as correct as possible, but I knew it would never follow true lore. I was more going off my own personal play-through, where my character started out on vanilla skyrim as a generic greedy Imperial. I started to mess with mods and got a cool mod that lets you be a dragon, so I kinda worked it into my character's story. It kinda... gave her a reason to be so greedy.

Nothing says they -can't-, but it doesn't say they can either. No worries though, no need to apologize! I'm not offended! Just know that I am aware that it isn't correct but also that I'm not going to change my character's story.
tyrano36 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student General Artist
word of advice:greed can just as quickly spill your blood as it is to fill your pockets
LegendADX Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
I love the feelin in air... :D
cantbreath45 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous! And I agree, Serana looked beyond beautiful in that moment.
Myrethy Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
a167 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
You this would make a great fanfic. It soo awesome. OMG! I can't contain my excitement! OMG! I can't contain my excitement! OMG! I can't contain my excitement! 
KatherineOsika Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
haha, thanks! My roommate and I were talking about doing a Skyrim comic based on our adventures, so maybe we'll eventually get around to that and this will be part of a story XD
a167 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
That would be a great read.:) (Smile) :happybounce: Heart 
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