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Dragon Age 2 Elf Costumes by joy-ang Dragon Age 2 Elf Costumes by joy-ang
Elf costumes done for DA2. The main goal was to be able to make various components that could mix and match and still look like one cohesive outfit.
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Sindurah Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Student General Artist
Did you draw these? 
I'm pretty sure that Matt Rhode drew these, since he is the concept artist for bioware.
RhodesFavs Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Rhodes here, using my temp account. There are and have been many talented concept artists at Bioware. I'm just a shameless self-promoter I suppose. Not only did Joy and I go to college together, but she spent quite a while at Bioware contributing hugely to dragon age and other projects.
HuntressDream Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
All r hot but 2nd to the left is my fav great work
LostOddity Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
I really like the middle one, mostly for the chainmail panel (unlike the crotchless ones). The feather-pauldron on the second one is lovely though, reminds me of Morrigan's outfit, and I like the baggy collar and trousers on the fourth one.
VennDaVinci Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd love a mixture of the 2nd, 3rd and the last costume.
I think it would be badass. XD
Zephyros-Phoenix Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! This will really help me with designing the outfit for my DA elf OC.
khimerra Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! Though I wish the elves had better footwear in DA2. You'd have to have sturdy feet... and Merrill does not look like she has sturdy feet...
yamilboricua Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Student General Artist
these are aweeeesooomee!!! haha sucks we didnt see something more like this in DA2 but from wat i understood it seems they are gonna do something similar for the next game yay! :D
yasha-oqlie Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, these are amazing! It's sad we couldn't play as other races, but I understand why.
Ryuu901 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh wow these are so awesome n___n! Too bad we couldnt play an elf on da2 D;... i woulda played the rogue!
freak4jesus Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
I really wish I could play as an elf in DA2
Atobe333 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I honestly don't remember these in the game, their fantastic tho... I would have loved to play an elf with these clothes in da 2... maybe da3?
wowplayer00 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
wuuut so much want in game ^^
ladyofdragons Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
wow, fantastic.
krissthebliss Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011   Digital Artist
why why why! why are these designs were not approve by bioware!?
the mage design are awesome but the rogue is fucking epic!!!!
MissBlueJay Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
Seriously, what happened to the sexy Merrill in her concept art? T_T
I think I'd rather have a cute Pokemon by my side rather than they Merrill they made in game.
squ33ky-ness Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
These look awesome!
StruggBuggStudios Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome designs.
edriano Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
Never seen that costume on DA2, a future DLC perhaps?
Ullervoinen Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Somebody most likely has already said this, but seriously I am totally in love with your brilliant designs! The way you have taken taken some ideas from oriental clothing and just polished it a bit further, made me now realize how perfectly those two fit together!

I am not a big fan of the black color though, but that is just a matter of an opinion and maybe I am just too obsessed with an old idea of the elves wearing only greens and browns...

It is really such a shame that these marvels didn´t make it to the game. But maybe we will see them in the third one? :D
Darkness171 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
CaoimheFraney Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you drew the elves better than the ones in DA2
IVbenjamin Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh forgot tell tell you I'm gonna use this as a reference for my Elf OC even though he's a male~

Hope its okay! ^^
IVbenjamin Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These designs are genius!!! :D
SankofaRida Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
Would it be ok if I used these as reference for an elven Dragon Age OC I'm creating. I take it you used japanese influence for these designs and they'd work perfectly with my elf, since i've created a fictional version of japan as her home!

Hope its ok!
exocolumn Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
Awesome work!
hudsonhpm Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
gostei muito das roupas e da própria personagem
Avarius Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic work. Clean, bright and professional. You're an inspiration to me.
UrbanMelon Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I love those, they are really crisp and the different designs work well. Personnaly, I like the 2nd and 4th best I think. It's nice to see girls draw fantasy-type women, when guys do it, it often tends to be overchested. And kind of naked...XD

This is really refreshing!
FallenMordecai Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
Merrill would look awesome with the middle costume.
Spi-ritual-ity Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Oh wow!

Would've loved to have been able to equip Merrill with one of these incredible suits!
ADHadh Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Student Filmographer
And of course every single one of them has to show cleavage.
Not that it's a bad thing.
Nihonfuu Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
Thats some really cool costumes! Too bad ya cant be an elf.
marick626 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
DA2 was FAIL, but your art is WIN. XD
IgnusDei Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
And none of these outfits made it into the final game. What a shame.
Devil-Man13 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
Really cool looking elves, too bad they kinda made 'em look like aliens in DA2. By the way, the drawing and coloring look familiar...did you make the concept art for all the characters race and gender?
BrooklynPhoenix Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!! x2 or x5 rather.
riotkim Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOVE the last one.i wish they would have used it!
jubah Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
it looks great, but it has NOTHING to do with dragon age's elvish style at all...
marcodimaano Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome designs. I love how the Elves were redone for DA2, particularly the bare feet- makes them look so distinct and awesome. Like Hobbits but sexy!
Hypogeum Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah, you worked on Dragon Age? :0
darrenrawlings Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
chlorinesea Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
floofy black scarf + feathered shoulders + red skirt in the middle is my favorite. :) Also, elves apparently hate shoes!

I love designs like this.
vcat Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist
Ohhh :iconblushplz: all the outfits look so cool.

And I really love the forth costume a lot. If I saw that in-game I would be "I want that costume!"
Greipur Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
Interesting design but I think It would be unwise to have cleavage in your armour. Of course, It's just a staple in your every day fantasy world, but personally I'm getting kinda tired of it. Kills the suspension of disbelief for me. I applaud the design for Triss in The Witcher 2 for example! I'm not comparing the two, I just want to tell fellos gamedesigners and artists to reflect more of sexualisation. I mean, give the lads some skimpy suits once in awhile too! Maybe they want to show of some skin too. :P

"A big patch of cleavage over your heart is like a beacon for every archer in the kingdom, causing them to fire their weapons at you. "
Greipur Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
Of course you're probably aware of this already, maybe you *had* to leave a spot there since the company probably know that they'll attract a certain part of the market more if they do. But still. I think It's a shame. I enjoy attractive and beatiful characters, but I wan't to see them in realistic outfits that actually protect their bodies!
joy-ang Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
I was waiting for someone to mention that! I agree with you, I like seeing functional armor that would actually protect vital areas of the body. These concepts were meant to be mages & rogues with very light "armor", so I thought it'd be fine showing some skin. Regardless of that, I consciously stay away from sexualizing any characters that I concept. Although, I do enjoy making sexy characters, and there is a difference. If anything, my problem is that I focused too much on the design of the outfit and trying to make appealing combinations rather than worrying about its protective qualities.

As for lads in skimpy suits, I've actually done a few of those ;).
Greipur Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
Hehe ok, well It's good that you're aware of it. I think most of your art is superb and I was afraid that you had succumbed to knee-jerk reactions fit only for hormone crazed teens. ;)

I think they're good designs, but even though you're a mage or a rogue I think you would've protected your heart. But yeah, they probably wouldn't run around in plate-mail. :)
OliverHarud Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I love your work!!!!!
fedtowolves Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
One cohesive outfit ...and still have cleavage showing? :lol: But seriously, I love these designs; they're very inspiring. Wonderful work. :)
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