The Nord is Thackary (I am open to suggestions for his last name), and the wood elf is Rizerax. For the armor and weapons I wanted to compromise between historic, realistic, armor and MMO fantasy. I did a lot of studying reference images of real viking armor and lamellar leather armor.
Side note: I leveled up my Ebonheart pact character to level 10 just to be able to travel into the other zones. I ran a level 11 character through the Rift to get to Windhelm, and I didn't die once! (I feel like I should get an achievement for that )
I realized while coloring that I made both of their heads too big, so after I finished everything else I did a very careful lasso tool selection and resized their bodies.