Welcome to my first Skyrim mod! I haven’t done any Skyrim modding simply because there are so many great mods out there that I never really needed to create my own stuff. Well, the other day, I was looking for a Hawke blood smear from Dragon Age 2 to use on my Skyrim character and couldn’t find one so I made my own. Then I got the modding bug and decided to create ten video game character (loosely) inspired warpaints, because hey, male characters don’t get nearly enough love in Skyrim. Enjoy the fruits of my labor!
These are some high resolution (2048×2048) swanky male warpaints made by me, based on my favorite video game characters of all time. Some are pretty literal (like Hawke’s blood smear) and some are very loosely inspired (like Shepard’s tattoo … those are Reaper scratch marks hehehe!). My mod is available for download for a limited time on Nexusmods.
Here is a little explanation for my warpaint names, if you’re interested:
Squall – I know Squall Leonhart from Final Fantasy VIII has a scar down the middle of his face, but the warpaint looked really ugly there so I moved it over. Like I said, “loosely inspired.”
Kenway – This warpaint was inspired by this image of Connor Kenway (Ratonhnhake:ton), cool, huh!
Redfield – I don’t know why this reminded me of Chris Redfield from the Resident Evil series … I guess it looks a little jock-y and that’s what Chris is to me.
Shepard – Look, Reaper claw marks! Inspired by Mass Effect 3.
Axton – this is pretty full on exactly how Axton has his tattoo in Borderlands 2.
Solas – technically, the script is in Lord of the Rings Elvish and says something like “live faithful” … I just liked how the script looked, and it reminded me of Solas from Dragon Age: Inquisition.
Booker – inspired by Booker from Bioshock: Infinite … it’s Elizabeth’s handprint, duh.
Hawke – oh you know, Hawke’s warpaint/blood smear from Dragon Age 2.
Noctis – this tattoo was like “goth lite” to me, just like Noctis from FFXV
Jensen – I love Adam Jensen’s eye implants in Deus Ex but I wanted a subtle reminder in this warpaint
Hope you enjoy!
How to install:
Use NMM to install all the warpaints.
Or,if you want to only install a few, manually unzip the file and put only the warpaints you want into your Data/textures/actors/character/character assets/tintmasks folder.
For high resolution warpaints to display properly, you will need to make these adjustments in your SKSE folder:
- Locate your Data directory
- Create SKSE folder if it is not already there
- Create SKSE.ini if it is not already there
- Add “[Display]” category
- Add “iTintTextureResolution=2048”
Here, have some more eye candy: