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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim box art cover
By avatar Reed 34 on January 24th, 2012

Minimalist Skyrim box. All handmade, except for the 360 button. Largely based off this (link) concept art.

[ Box updated on January 24th, 2012 ] [ original ]

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stevanR80 36 [ 7 years ago ]

Wow, i've never seen a box from you. I didn't know you made them lol. I like this, but it is kinda dark imo

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Spiderpig24 47 [ 7 years ago ]

Nice, a printable would be great too. The artwork is pretty well made, and I really like the emphasis on the dragon on the back. A brighter version would be nice, especially the front of the box near the character, but it does give off a good sense of adventure either way. I like it.

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mchapra 33 [ 7 years ago ]

SP told me that this is "Not damn bad".

I concur.

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Daemon 46 [ 7 years ago ]

Yeah, it's a bit dark. I had to look at the front for a long time to even notice Dovakiihn on the front. The back looks awesome, though.

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Reed 34 [ 7 years ago ]

Yeah, the Dovahkiin and the dragon are the two main focal points, but he's getting lost. Going to have to brighten that piece up.

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mchapra 33 [ 7 years ago ]

There's a black square under the "X" logo, not sure if you intended that.

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Ienzo 1 [ 7 years ago ]

This is all hand-drawn? It looks great. My only complaint is the river on the left is a little too bright, it draws a lot of attention to it. Unless that was your intention.

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swe 08 38 [ 7 years ago ]

This box would also work for Amnesia: The Dark Descents. Creepy castle, moonlight, pine-wood forests and a dark atmosphere.

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Leegion 44 [ 7 years ago ]

So this is the type of minimalism you were talking about? If so then I like it, looks a bit dark but from the tweaked version you posted in the *WiP section allows the design to show what it holds.

Nice work.

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Joeseye 47 [ 7 years ago ]

A fine example!

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Ayron 47 [ 7 years ago ]

Yeah reed, that is pretty awesome.

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twoxT 34 [ 7 years ago ]

Nice! :D

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Reed 34 [ 7 years ago ]

Updated. Dovahkiin should stand out a lot better now.

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Bastart 48 [ 7 years ago ]

Nice! You're a bit lazy though, to not trace the 360 logo :P

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Silent Oblivion 45 [ 7 years ago ]

Excellent work here - really nice artwork!

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waterlordo 33 [ 7 years ago ]

Nice to see a box from you Reed, and THIS IS AWESOME. :D

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Magical 41 [ 7 years ago ]

This update looks much better. I love the concept of the box, and you pulled it off pretty well.

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Bastart 48 [ 7 years ago ]

I might be due my computer? but the box preview isn't showing on the main page, thought I'd share.

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TrevOwnz 41 [ 7 years ago ]

Reed, glad to see you posted a box man. I really like it.

My only thought is (not sure about night time) usually the farther away something is the more the color bleeds out into the sky. Like how the farther a mountain, the bluer it is. I figured you kinda did this with your box but the farthest mountain is the darkest, where if you made the mountain brighter and the sky darker it would flow better.

Example link

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Joeseye 47 [ 7 years ago ]

I'm not sure that's the case at night. The moon would silhouette the mountain directly in front of it, while casting light onto the foreground. Besides, I think it's more stylish this way. You're probably right in the sense that colours fade into the background due to haze, though.

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Joeseye 47 [ 7 years ago ]

It was probably done for emphasising contrast, if you will.

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Reed 34 [ 7 years ago ]

@Joeseye Yep, the moon is the light source. But overall stylistic choices trumped some of the shading. I wanted the Dovahkiin and dragon to match and have equal weight, essentially.

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TrevOwnz 41 [ 7 years ago ]

@Joeseye Well that is what I was thinking but then at that point you just reverse the colors I used. The idea is still the same, he has dark far and close and light in the middle. If he picked a light source and faded a specific direction it would be a better flow.

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mchapra 33 [ 7 years ago ]

This looks awesome, the adjustments make it stand out alot.

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Spiderpig24 47 [ 7 years ago ]

Much better with the brightness changes, especially the front. The darkest areas are the focus on both the front and back, so they go very well together.

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AgentLampshade 45 [ 7 years ago ]

Very nice, and very commendable you handmade it. What did you use to make it? Just the pen tool?

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ZombieDeadpool8 22 [ 7 years ago ]

Has a very nice feel to it, but I can't help but feel as if the front is a little too empty.

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TwistedTinkerToy 43 [ 7 years ago ]

I mean, it's not bad, but the art's too simplistic. It could use some color, and maybe some texture.

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aelixus 45 [ 7 years ago ]

I like it!

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32ndairborne 1 [ 6 years ago ]

Sweeeeet!

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Dragonborn 5 [ 6 years ago ]

I like the artwork and color and so forth, but you can't really use it as a box since it doesnt have a title or description. looks good though.

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zalayetta 43 [ 6 years ago ]

Where are you?!

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Vince_1990 46 [ 5 years ago ]

AMAZING!

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