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Mass Effect 3 Teaser Wallpaper by patryk-garrett Mass Effect 3 Teaser Wallpaper by patryk-garrett
Generally this piece was inspired by the...conversation with Sovereign. Yes, yes in order to create this fan art I had to return to the first part of ME :)
Basically the goal was to create the teaser looking wallpaper where I tried to make Shepard more...human. So looking at his face you can see anger, helplessness, confusion, fear. Whatever he looks at and whatever lies before him is unknown and that is what generates all those emotions he has and eagers the viewer the see it in actual game.
I wanted to put him in a situation where there are no easy choices and he doesn't have ready answers. In my vision Shepard is about to suffer for humanity (but not by dying as that would be too easy). Actually I think it would be cool to have an ending in which there are no decorations, no solemn speeches, no victory celebration(s). Bitter ending where Shepard must sell his soul in some way in order to save humanity (if it is even possible). I guess that would be much more interesting then yet-another-hero-in-galaxy finale. So in this last act the focus is on him since the trilogy is Shepard's story after all.

I also focused on N7 emblem which is dripping with Shepard's blood and rain. I thought of giving it more symbolic suffering and fight meaning.

If you want to you can check out this phenomenal track which helped me to create this artwork. It is called "Ancient City" and was created by Michael Land. It comes from a from breathtaking soundtrack of forgotten game called "The Dig". [link]

As for the technical aspects. A few background elements were overpainted. The image was revised several times as I wasn't content with the final result. One time the artwork looked too corny and had numeous errors, the other time it wasn't appealing enough. I allowed myself to play with an armor and a gun a bit. I thought of a combination between default and collectors' armor. Also the rifle carried by Shepard is running with dirt and mud. Of course a huge number of ME2 screenshots were used as reference as well as some textures to give more believeablitiy. Just like on previous arts I did not use any 3d software neither for modeling Shepard nor for "setting up" the scene.

The original size is over 6000x4000 pixels
This is the fan and"skills-showing" portfolio art, so no copyright infringement was intended.
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:iconaka700:
aka700 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
When I first saw your paintings of Mass Effect characters, I thought they were official pictures released by Bioware. You really did a fantastic job :)
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markoatonc Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
I don't get it. I am watching you for some time already, but only now it occurred to me that you wrote here "The original size is over 6000x4000 pixels". So, Where is original, if it is at all possible got get it.


Ps. "Patryk Olejniczak"...   Jesteś z Polski?
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krikr2 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
amazing !
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Actinbad Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
This is amazing!!! You really hit the emotion on the head. "There is a realm of existence so far beyond your own you can not even imagine it. I am beyond your comprehension. I am Sovereign!"..."Your threats are as empty as your future. This exchange is over." Sometimes i go back to Mass Effect 1 to play Virmire. If I could make one huge request. Please some more femsheps like the e3 wallpaper you made:)))
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sidaa Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
this is just f....n pro dude
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:icondeemonef:
Deemonef Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This was my Desktopbackground for almost five months:)
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:iconfellerofwinds:
FellerofWinds Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Well, your description for this shepards ending was pretty spot on with the actual ending. Good work!
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eburel506 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
(Jaw drops to the floor) This is amazing!
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:iconxxwafiqah:
XxWafiqah Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is just fantastic. I love the colours and the lighting is superb :wow:
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:iconalysarver:
alysarver Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
wow, all of these are so beautiful !
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ArteSusanna Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Student General Artist
My goodness, this is marvelous! I love how detailed his armor is and the lighting is absolutely superb! :D
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:iconomilophile:
Omilophile Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
This is beautiful. It looks very gritty and intense. Thanks for sharing it!
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lunijavij Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Brilliant , just brilliant! awesome skills! Very impressive work , i made same wallpaper based on yours cause it's coolest wallpaper of Mass Effect 3 , also added helmet... [link]
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FuzzehWuzz Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Well I'll be damned, I love it, but not for a wallpaper.
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AlexZoh Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
Can you get the original size wallapper is 6000x4000 pixels? Or 1080p wallpaper without logo ME3?
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Korra-does-Krav Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
a bit late to comment on this but looks really good,especially the suit and as i have beat mass effect 3 i can say that your prediction was exactly right shepard suffered and so did bioware after everyone saw the ending
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Kypres Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful. And, the song suits it perfectly - very moving.
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:icondeviss-soa:
Deviss-SOA Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
It kinda looks like part of his face is decaying... Maybe it's just me o.O

Great though!
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sonicpower23 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
I honestly hope Bioware uses some of your art for the upcoming movies.
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KingBeezyB Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
all of your work is amazing!! :)
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:iconultrazzurri07:
ultrazzurri07 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
semplicemente meraviglioso
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:iconjazz117volkov:
Jazz117Volkov Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The pipes to the lower sides remind me of something from Matrix.
You never cease to amaze.
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Pac-Pacman Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
i want to play Mass Effect 3, now!! Dx
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ViolaNarRayya Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What would happened when all Characters in Mass Effect2 Die?
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devil001 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
Look at your men now look at me now back to your men now back to me, I'm not one of your men
now look at your men now back to me, I'm flipping you off
now look at your men, they're all dead. Why? Cause I'm Commander Shepard and I'm just getting warmed up
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Scarledian Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Caught the mood brilliantly :D

And indeed - Shepard dying would be too easy of an ending.. as much as we love him/her, they need to suffer, even in the slightest bit, for it to have a greater impact :3

Methinks this song needs to be considered for Mass Effect 3 end credits: Zack Hemsey - "Vengeance"
[link]

Stunning work, you've got here :D
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MochiArts Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Great job man
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:iconcelestial-insanity:
celestial-insanity Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my, it looks like he is in a giant mouth! :O

Seriously though, good work! :)
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BearMaster9013 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Shepard: Braaaaaainz....

Just my first impression not seeing the right eye. xP great job!
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Whachamacallit1 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
I personally hope there's an ending where every sapient species in the galaxy gets annihilated by the Reapers because Shepard's fuck ups. That'll make my angry douche Shepard get the best bitch slap ever!
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Geinrendour Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
Could you give us a 1080p version? I really would love to have this on my desktop. :D
Also, no need to say, but awesome job.
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:icondevil001:
devil001 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
Look at your men now look at me now back to your men now back to me, I'm not one of your men
now look at your men now back to me, I'm flipping you off
now look at your men, they're all dead. Why? Cause I'm Commander Shepard and this universe is my b**ch
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natecramps Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
cool
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:iconsswolf:
SSWOLF Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
NICE
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waltage Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
about N7 index
Shepard is, obviously very much more than "N" and "7"
give pls him another index
maybe O8 ?
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eirikurbjorn Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011   Digital Artist
The Dig is one of the best video games ever. It screams science fiction. It's just so pure.
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Mora1970 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
Cooooool 8-)
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sythiar Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My goodness.... I'm very impressed by your gallery. I just wish I knew how you make that kind of art. I wish I could ask you for a step by step of one of your paintings, but I don't know if you would like to share such information about your work. As it is, I just stand in awe.
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Pennlocke Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
Am currently using it as my wallpaper. I am intrigued by his right eye socket being hollowed out, exudes the impression that Shepard is ready to fight and forfeit his own life in order to save every civilization in the galaxy. Of course one could look at it as, 'the Reapers better take note, Death claims all, regardless of namesake.' Awesome work.
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valiantsoul7 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
Fantastic Wallpaper. Looks like something Bioware would most likely use as an actual poster.
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Deinoss Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
wow great wallpaper
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onlywish Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
incredible. I want more! :) preferably at 1920 x 1080. me2 vistas, characters, w/e. your stuff is just so awesome. ty for it.
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yamatokira54 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
Its a cool shepard picture but the coloring it kind of makes him look like a greying Zombie.His eyes are hollow to so it adds to this zombie effect.
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Aranuman8160 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
There is a possibility that Shepard has been converted into a Sleeper Agent for the Reapers.

On the Arrival when Shepard investigated the meteor where the Reaper Artifact was stored Shepard walked in front of it and was hit by a blast of unknown Reaper energy weakening Shepard, trying to fight off as many indoctrinated humans as possible, but was captured, hours and hours passed he woke up, escaped from imprisonment and launched the meteor at the Mass Effect Accelerator, but with a heavy price.

And now Shepard is either indoctrinated fully or Shepard will be used against the entire galactic populace as the ultimate weapon the Reapers have ever used: A Sleeper Agent
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Kyero Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
um...no, because the Artifact was activated by Ash first.
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Aranuman8160 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
The Reaper Artifact on the meteor?
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:iconkyero:
Kyero Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
at the very beginning of the game. I dont think shepard is a sleeper agent.. or else the reapers wouldnt be getting thier asses kicked so hard.
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quiet-Disturbance Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Going to be my desktop for a while! i really admire your art
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deathunit100010 Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
Morbidly bad-ass.

They should hire you for their posters, should they make any... *cough* They are *cough*
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deathunit100010 Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
On a related note, this goes nicely with the song "Mitternacht" by E Nomine :P
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