An artist posts a clip of an oil painting based on Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim, and it looks absolutely amazing.
The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim is well known for its sense of expanse, plunging players into massive environments against equally massive enemies. Despite the occasional goofy bugs or weird moments, the game’s ability to give players that scope is part of what makes the game so special.
Recently, a TikTok user set out to capture the same sense of scope as Skyrim and decided on an artwork based on the game. The artwork in question is an oil painting capturing a moment reminiscent of the Dragonborn’s constant battles against dragons.
TikTok user Aaron Long (@painteddragonstudios) posted a clip of the oil painting on the platform. The title indicates that the painting was created by Aaron’s wife, as credit is given to her in the title. Skyrim the artwork is doing well among gamers, and as such, the clip has already reached a staggering 32,000 views in less than a day.
The clip and painting capture the moment a dragon comes face to face with the Dragonborn. The clip begins by zooming into the center of the painting, where the Dragonborn’s silhouette is presumably being finished off by Long’s wife. As the camera zooms out, the true nature of the oil painting is revealed, showing it to be a dragon’s eye mirroring the silhouette of the Dragonborn. The eye as well as the surrounding skin are very well done, but the silhouette of the Dragonborn facing his nemesis really steals the show. Typically, dragons ambush the player, but The Dragonborn in the oil painting is clearly ready for confrontation.
Netizens were blown away by the clip, as evidenced by the comments. Many users praised Long’s wife for her amazing work. A user asked if the Dragonborn’s figure was Batman, and Long responded by explaining that the Dragonborn was unfortunately not the Caped Crusader. Some other users, invigorated by the painting and the accompanying music, decided it was high time for another Skyrim playthrough.
Despite player feelings about re-releases of Skyrim, the title holds a place in the hearts of some gamers as one of the most iconic open-world titles released. Now 10 years after its original release, the game’s popularity shows through times like this. The future of Ancient Scrolls franchise is uncertain due to limited information on The Elder Scrolls 6, but if Skyrim is something the franchise is moving in the right direction from.
The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Anniversary Edition is available on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Series X|S.
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