Jul 29, 2015

The 31 Day Drawing Challenge - Day 28: Trapped in a Video Game

It's no secret that I'm a big Elder Scrolls fan. At least I don't think it is, I've gushed excessively about it in the past, I'm very sure.
So when it came to doing this topic, there was really no question that I was going to draw something in relation to those games I love so much...

So the story with this illustration is...
There is a very steep stretch of road between the Corbolo and Silverfish Rivers in the land of Ctrodiil where a large boulder can be found just to the side. There is usually a fellow hanging around there who is intent on killing you and stealing your gold and possibly your weapons and armour. He's quite often of the cat-like race called the Khajiit.
If you've ever played Oblivion for any real amount of time, you'll know that the game is riddled with glitches and foibles. It's all part of the game's charm though, I assure you!
One of those said glitches is that sometimes this bad guy is actually literally stuck inside that boulder. You can see his head and various other parts sticking out of the boulder as he runs around, telling you how he's going to kill you, completely unable to escape. It's pretty funny.

I also find it kinda sad though. Which is sad in itself. I know it's just a game, and I know that the bad guy is just a bunch of pixels and mathematical points, but I always try and put him out of his misery quickly and humanely...

There was some great art produced for this topic, go check it all here! Gord even made an animation!

And then there were three.

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