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Mass Effect 3 - Shepard by patryk-garrett Mass Effect 3 - Shepard by patryk-garrett
Personal art of Mass Effect.
The second picture featuring Shepard

The very goal behind this was to depict Shepard as a leader. To capture him in a moment of decision (so important for ME games) or inside struggle with the consequences of his actions. The empty gaze and dark gloomy room are to emphasize the emotional aspect of it. The blood and wounds are to show that he has been through battles and skirmishes (2nd important thing in ME games). All in all, the whole piece is less effective in terms of action, but leaves the viewer with something to ponder on.

Just like in the previous arts this was made to look like an offical artwork (just think of of as if it was an actual cover for the game box, artbook or poster. You can even check and see that this image would fit perfectly for Mass Effect section on BioWare site :)).

No photo tracing, overpainting or 3d models were used here. I only went for a reference for hands position (not for the details), and ME2 screenshots. Lots of details stayed in the dark while others were heavily exposed, this is because I wanted to keep it in high contrast and "atmoshperic". Have to say that I had a lot of fun creating this picture, and I learnt alot, especially with lighting the skin which is hit by an artificial light. The original size is A4 with 300dpi. This is the fan and"skills-showing" portfolio art, so no copyright infringement was intended.
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Lanca226 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
This guy made some dark choices.
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AI09CZ Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
You're arts are astonishing and awesome bro,keep up the good work...
this one is my favorite...
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WitcherXIII Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Sorrow.
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Canadian-Lunatic Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The markings on his face remind me of one of Tom Hanks characters in the Cloud Atlas movie. Just look at the cover of it.
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Sas-Star Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
Rewelacja mój faworyt szkoda ze nie wersji żeńskiej :D Może by dało rade coś wykombinować? 
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scarreach Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
A lot of emotion, damn awesome.
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VakarianGirl Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Professional Writer
Congratulations on another stunning piece. I can ony dream of having your talent, my friend. The mood, thoughtfulness and ambivalence in this image are all very tangible!
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Senram Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Another spectacular piece. :)
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Meemoo1 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
i want this as a print :( if you ever decide let me know.
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simmons1101 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really focuses on Shep's humanity and the weight he has to carry....a classic piece.
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