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Mournhold Palace Concept by RussellMichelich Mournhold Palace Concept :iconrussellmichelich:RussellMichelich 2 2 Beyond Skyrim: Morrowind by RussellMichelich Beyond Skyrim: Morrowind :iconrussellmichelich:RussellMichelich 3 0 Portrait of Jaime Lannister by RussellMichelich Portrait of Jaime Lannister :iconrussellmichelich:RussellMichelich 6 2 Data Viz Experimental by RussellMichelich Data Viz Experimental :iconrussellmichelich:RussellMichelich 3 0 It's Raining Outside by RussellMichelich It's Raining Outside :iconrussellmichelich:RussellMichelich 7 0 Torn at the Seams by RussellMichelich Torn at the Seams :iconrussellmichelich:RussellMichelich 6 0 Castle Value Study by RussellMichelich Castle Value Study :iconrussellmichelich:RussellMichelich 4 2 Architecture Studies Page Two by RussellMichelich Architecture Studies Page Two :iconrussellmichelich:RussellMichelich 3 2 Architecture Studies Page One by RussellMichelich Architecture Studies Page One :iconrussellmichelich:RussellMichelich 2 0 Desert Temple Concept by RussellMichelich Desert Temple Concept :iconrussellmichelich:RussellMichelich 9 7 The Magician by RussellMichelich The Magician :iconrussellmichelich:RussellMichelich 5 4 The Magician by RussellMichelich The Magician :iconrussellmichelich:RussellMichelich 6 4 Prepare for Judgement by RussellMichelich Prepare for Judgement :iconrussellmichelich:RussellMichelich 9 2 Judgement Comes by RussellMichelich Judgement Comes :iconrussellmichelich:RussellMichelich 8 1 Moody Mood by RussellMichelich Moody Mood :iconrussellmichelich:RussellMichelich 10 5 Wandering by RussellMichelich Wandering :iconrussellmichelich:RussellMichelich 11 7


Fisherman's Village by andreasrocha Fisherman's Village :iconandreasrocha:andreasrocha 1,091 20 Stanton-feng-e37 by kiddo428 Stanton-feng-e37 :iconkiddo428:kiddo428 111 1 Timeless: Echoes of the Past II by White-Mantis Timeless: Echoes of the Past II :iconwhite-mantis:White-Mantis 694 13 Commission: The study room by Taro-K Commission: The study room :icontaro-k:Taro-K 233 6 Chillin by PascalCampion Chillin :iconpascalcampion:PascalCampion 498 14 Peace by GUWEIZ Peace :iconguweiz:GUWEIZ 7,716 78 Lantern by GUWEIZ Lantern :iconguweiz:GUWEIZ 3,452 54 Steps by GUWEIZ Steps :iconguweiz:GUWEIZ 1,869 16 Digital Sketch:  Communing by M0nkeyBread Digital Sketch: Communing :iconm0nkeybread:M0nkeyBread 11 2 Pink Mercy by Tom-Cii Pink Mercy :icontom-cii:Tom-Cii 88 9 Leviathan by fengua-zhong Leviathan :iconfengua-zhong:fengua-zhong 420 12 monday by Heri-Shinato monday :iconheri-shinato:Heri-Shinato 148 4 WIP - Eden by Monanu WIP - Eden :iconmonanu:Monanu 125 9 Forbidden Kingdom by andreasrocha Forbidden Kingdom :iconandreasrocha:andreasrocha 1,741 27 Blake by dishwasher1910 Blake :icondishwasher1910:dishwasher1910 1,363 32 Will this help? by Alassa Will this help? :iconalassa:Alassa 60 1



Mournhold Palace Concept
Hi guys, posting another concept for Beyond Skyrim: Morrowind! There's actually many images that explore the design of this palace but I can only paste one at a time on DA! If you'd like to see more, please visit my ArtStation page :) (Smile)
House Indoril is one of the Great Houses of Morrowind, and I've been designing their royal palace. The Beyond Skyrim community has helped a lot with direction, and it's been a fun process so far. As you can see, the design is based off of East Asian (specifically Japanese) influences and previous designs from the Elder Scrolls series. If you're a fan of this world, please consider joining our community! 
Beyond Skyrim: Morrowind
Hello do you like Skyrim? If so, and it should be "yes," then you might be interested in the work at Beyond Skyrim. It's a community of Elder Scrolls fans who are making expansion mods to the base Skyrim game. These are some images I developed for their Morrowind project. I can't post multiple images to DeviantArt at the moment, so be on the lookout for more! The above images are concepts for the Mournhold Palace. Mostly exploring design language right now. Let me know if you're interested in helping! We are currently in need of 3D artists, but all are welcome to help 
Portrait of Jaime Lannister

Digital portrait for all you Lannisters out there 😉 Recognize the face? The Night King may have an army of undead but the Lannisters have Jaime's majestic jawline (sadly he lost his locks seasons ago...) - painted from photo reference -

Here's my instagram for more  art and poetry >…

Let me know what you think, I've read most of the books and mainly watch the TV show for the battle scenes haha!  

Data Viz Experimental

Data visualization for last weekend's snowstorms, charted across the country. Just messing around here, experimental stuff. I took a snapshot of a radar image and extracted the different data in Photoshop to make a wacky cool artistic data viz. Wish I could show the whole process but I can't upload multiple images, sorry guys! Basically I converted the map to a 3D line drawing and rotated the image to get the cool heartbeat effect, then overlaid it with color representing the location and type of precipitation falling across the U.S on Feb. 4th. I know this isn't super readable but it was more of an experimental exercise than anything. Feel free to see more process shots on my FB…

It's Raining Outside

At the airport I work at there's a nice little courtyard surrounded by trees. The area is enclosed by offices and hallways that slightly resemble Brutalist architecture. This image was inspired by the courtyard, and it was created while listening to the well-measured soundtrack of Ex Machina.

A lot of the things I've been learning on Learn Squared's Intro to Environment Painting helped too. The clipping mask and lasso tools are especially helpful for making quicker images, though this took a little longer than a normal sketch. I also like the film noir aesthetic, and I tried to incorporate a little of it into this shot.

More artwork on Instagram--it's my primary for uploading!…




Like a school of fish

Moving in a synchronized display

The cars in the road

Left as soon as the stoplight turned green

Doing so, it seems,

As a machine performs its function

With little to no

Hesitation or trace of thinking






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Russell J Michelich
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
🎨 artist 🎨 RPG gamer & gentle spirit waiting for the QUN's triumph 😄

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My long-term mission is to inspire others through film, video games, and digital art while living a healthy lifestyle. My work emphasizes environment concept design, and it is largely inspired by video game cut scenes, films, music, and animation. I have a background in illustration, drawing, oil painting, and medieval art history and graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelors of Arts. You may find me on the links below for more art and other hobbies.



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S-E-Sagas Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for :+fav: :hug:
anasofiajc Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the fav!
RussellMichelich Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome! 
mrokat Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey! Catch a llama and have a nice day! :D (Big Grin)
RussellMichelich Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, right back at ya! 
ClockworkRaven00 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the favorite and giving me a warm welcome. I can't wait to see even more of your art
RussellMichelich Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome :) (Smile)  
wytherwing Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2017
;) cheers for the :+fav:'s!
RussellMichelich Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Hey no problem! 😁
nayu-me Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the watch!
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