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Durnehviir - Curse Never Dying by Ga-Maleven Durnehviir - Curse Never Dying by Ga-Maleven
Durnehviir from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dawnguard DLC. Property of Bethesda Game Studios.

Watercolor pencil on watercolor paper with acrylic paint for highlights. Took about 4 hours.

Finally got him done! Sorry for taking so long, but I'm busy with college, work, stress, and depression. Really bad depression. Also, a friend told me to try out Mass Effect and since I don't have anything to play games, yet, I was watching all the cutsecenes on youtube. And to let all you ME fans know, despite not falling in love with the storyline, I did fall in love with some of the characters and their awesome dialogues. :meow: Maybe I'll do some fan art in the future of my favorite characters, but I still need to finish this Skyrim dragon series. 7 more dragons to go!

Now, to apologize on the mistakes of the piece and explain some things about it. He is not as bright as my other dragons since being undead his scales have dulled in color and look very blech. I kept to this dull color and made the slime a bit more noticeable. OH! And the background is a fuzzy Bleak Falls Barrow because, well, why not?

And another thing; there are NOT enough screenshots of this guy, seriously. PC users need to take a lot of screenshots of him and other things from the DLCs and upload them on here or other public places so us artists who don't have access to the game at the time being can still get references to study and draw. The DLCs have so few screenshots it isn't funny... Now I'm done complaining.


Other Skyrim fan art of worth:
Alduin: ga-maleven.deviantart.com/art/…
Shadowmere: ga-maleven.deviantart.com/art/…
My dovahkiin: ga-maleven.deviantart.com/art/…
Sahrotaar: ga-maleven.deviantart.com/art/…
Frost Dragon: ga-maleven.deviantart.com/art/…
Odahviing: ga-maleven.deviantart.com/art/…
Paarthurnax: ga-maleven.deviantart.com/art/…
Dragon: ga-maleven.deviantart.com/art/…
Blood Dragon: ga-maleven.deviantart.com/art/…
Elder Dragon: ga-maleven.deviantart.com/art/…
Ancient Dragon: ga-maleven.deviantart.com/art/…
Revered Dragon: ga-maleven.deviantart.com/art/…
Legendary Dragon: ga-maleven.deviantart.com/art/…
Miraak's Temple
Alduin - Destroy Devour Master


Crossovers With Mass Effect:
Hanar and Netch: ga-maleven.deviantart.com/art/…
Karliah and Kasumi: ga-maleven.deviantart.com/art/…

Fan art in general:

ga-maleven.deviantart.com/gall…
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Erix19 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I like Durnehviir, even though when I got a good look at him outside the Soul Cairn, he was kind of nasty to look at it. The only that made it less shocking was because I already knew he was something of a zombie. I like how his design, mainly his unique horns, actually makes him look like a necromancer just as his backstory said.

I'm starting to call him more than Odahviing but I think he's kind of hit and miss, depending on the situation.
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Ga-Maleven Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Student General Artist
I think it's sad looking at him. He was tricked and has been through so much that he now is like living dead, rotting, slimy, smelly, and covered in flies. :( The poor dear... He just wants to go home!
I suppose he does look a bit like a necromancer. I just feel sad whenever I see him. :hmm:

Heh, I will temporary put in god mode, call them both, remove god mode, and then have epic battle. :aww:
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Erix19 Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
The awesome thing about Durnehviir is that even though his forays into the world of the living are short, he's still so grateful for the times you summon him. That's reward enough for him and I.
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Ga-Maleven Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Student General Artist
Yeah. He's a sweetie who just got stuck with the wrong crowd. :hmm:
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Erix19 Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
True that.
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iamash18 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ermigerd it's durnhviir! La la la la 
(after I met him I spent the next hour saying that)
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:iconga-maleven:
Ga-Maleven Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Student General Artist
I bet everyone around you suspected that you had gone insane. =P
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iamash18 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Luckily I was alone that day :D (Big Grin) 
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Ga-Maleven Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks! :la:
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MasterMitosi Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :)
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MasterMitosi Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :)
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SkyScreenie Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
My favorit dragon :)
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:iconga-maleven:
Ga-Maleven Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student General Artist
He's pretty awesome. :)
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AnkaWatson Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:iconga-maleven:
Ga-Maleven Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Yes, they are very cute! I have drawn all 12 models of Skyrim dragons, so go check them out! :D
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AnkaWatson Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're good to draw them с:
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zoeythara Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
looks wonderful :la: i love the colours
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:iconga-maleven:
Ga-Maleven Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you! :happybounce:
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zoeythara Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
no problem :love:
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Falfal2000 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
great work love the texture to the dragon

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:iconga-maleven:
Ga-Maleven Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you. :D
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Falfal2000 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
your welcome i just love toothless so muchLily's Rainbow Box 
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Ga-Maleven Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Student General Artist
??? Um.. this is Durnehviir, not Toothless. You sure you're replying to the right deviant?
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Falfal2000 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
sorry muzt be thinking of someone elseLlama Gwomp - tastes good 
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Ga-Maleven Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Student General Artist
It's ok. :meow:
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Falfal2000 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
sorry but i ove your art.
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:iconga-maleven:
Ga-Maleven Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Aw, thank you. :la: Feel free to watch me to see more of it as I post! :)
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Falfal2000 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
no prob i just love toothless so muchla in love 
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J-Wolfe15 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
Awesome work.
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:iconga-maleven:
Ga-Maleven Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you. :)
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J-Wolfe15 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
You're welcome. ^.^
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theevilcam Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
Very nice!
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:iconga-maleven:
Ga-Maleven Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you! :la:
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SabLiath Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist

Great work!

 

The real question is whether his name should be interpreted as 'The Eternal Curse', 'The Eternally Cursed', or both. 

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:iconga-maleven:
Ga-Maleven Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks!

Yes. It is all the answers. =P
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HarryBillyBobGeorge Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Student Filmographer
STOP MAKING ME JEALOUS OF YOUR SKILLZ
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Ga-Maleven Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Student General Artist
:iconnomeme: no
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Krazzulimaii Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh, this is an amazing perspective. I love the angle you used here, it's not used very often
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Ga-Maleven Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Student General Artist
I always try and draw from unusual angles. I'm too much of a dramatic artist at times. My brain seriously sees things like a movie camera, so that's how I plan all my artwork. :meow: Weird angle FTW! :D
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Krazzulimaii Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's a good way to look at things. Take a new look at them
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Abe-The-Bloodknight Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this came out amazing

And, along with Paarthurnax and Odahviing, Durnehviir is my favorite dragon in lore
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Ga-Maleven Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks, but I am still not satisfied with it... -.- Oh well, I always am brutal with my work.

I feel so sorry for the guy. :hmm: Stuck in the Soul Cairn forever... I always try and let him be free in Skyrim when I can. Even if it's inside Dragons Reach... ;) I've already drawn Odahviing. I think I'll do Paarthurnax next. Or, maybe him later... I got 7 more dragons to go! :O
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Abe-The-Bloodknight Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I definitely feel for poor Durnehviir, and I always try to help him out too.

I remember your Odahviing picture and that was amazing, and I think Paarthurnax would be pretty cool ;) No rush though

and good luck with the last seven, you draw them very well :)
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Ga-Maleven Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Aw, thanks. :meow: Hardest part about drawing all these guys is deciding who's next. =P What I have left is: Paarthurnax, Dragon, Blood Dragon, Elder Dragon, Ancient Dragon, Revered Dragon, and then Legendary Dragon. Hmm, guess I'll just draw them in that order... unless Paarthy annoys me and I have to take a break and draw one of the others instead. :XD:
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Abe-The-Bloodknight Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I guess that works XD
What ever you are comfortable with of course :)
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