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Shaped by the Winter by Aldriann Shaped by the Winter by Aldriann
Another of my....sort of concept art? Here we have a Grey Warden with capital W, because she's from the great, feared and distant Weisshaupt Fortress. Not much of a cosy or charming place, if you remember the few words Riordan said on the matter, and this is not quite the lady with whom you would like to drink your afternoon tea. Veera Dellean is the name, by the way, and I hope you'll have a chance to see her again.....in a year or two....:B

Doing this was a long long long fun (booo, speedpainting is a distant dream of mine). I wanted to make the armour visually similar to the GW uniforms from DAII - with that amazing breast plate with (YAY!) griffons! xD

Notes: I finally discovered that custom brushes are the biggest fun. And the Snow White and the Huntsman OST I was listening to during the work was a great inspiration either!

Also I tried to learn from my mistakes and so I was very cautious not to over-shadow, over-lighten or over-saturate it. The result is not perfect but at least it won't burn up your eyes as the other things I've done sofar. And that's a huge step to better tomorrows, heee! :woohoo:


The world of Dragon Age belongs to BioWare.
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GwDuncan Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
Ah yes, he mentioned that the people there are the same as the climate, hard and unwelcoming(do they really need that many wardens there?)
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Aldriann Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I guess Weisshaupt wardens are mainly about doing politics. And other things. Something we may get to know in DAI, other things..... in my comics in 3-5 years! xD xD 
I always imagined the Anderfels as a snowy land, like Finland or Island, but what I saw from the new concepts is absolutely different. It is now some sort of desert, one huge wasteland with not snow storms, but dust storms. That's pretty bad, because I constructed the place according my notion (and I think they changed it only quite recently) of it being really cold and snowy and I can't/won't change it now. /:
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GwDuncan Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
Well you are wrong, Finland is not very snowy, it has many rivers and lakes on the other hand:D
I also thought it was snowy too, did they not say it was cold  there?
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Aldriann Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I know, (well theoretically) somebody has told me once, that it's rather a confusing reception of Finland. Nevermind. In my imagination, it is still pretty cold and snowy during winter and full of reindeers.... xD
I'm convinced that the original concept was snowy and german-like country. But later they changed it.
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GwDuncan Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
Well, your wrong again, reindeer's are very rare in Finland, you have to go to Norway to find reindeer's that live in the free, and to Sweden if you want to see one, cuz they are tame there and are all owned by the Samer people.
Well, they changed the elves in DA2
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Aldriann Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, honestly, I suck in geography. xD Everybody who knows me, knows that very well (and makes great fun out of me because of that). It's little bit disturbing I present myself here the same way! xD Especially when you happen to live near the countries I have no idea about. xD
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GwDuncan Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
Well, you probably outshine me on other subjects, and I did not meant to disturb you with these facts, it was not my intention. I just wanted to point out things so people will not misunderstand you, I am sorry if it sounded like I made fun of you:(
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Aldriann Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, I didn't want it to sound as if I was offended! By now way! (: It is great fun for me to observe myself to fail so epically in geography again and again, no matter ho many people tried to stuff the knowledge into my head... xD You really don't have to apologise for anything, no offense was taken! (:
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awinters25 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
I love the armor! It'd be awesome to have pieces like that in the game.
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Aldriann Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I am a dummy! 
Hell yeah....not that I'd like to celebrate this particular design of mine, but some armour in game (especially DA: O) is just totally illogical. Hope stays there will be more realistic gear in DA:I.  :stinkeye:  
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