The ninth picture featuring Zaeed Massani
Originally I wanted to set him in a night club (a slaughter house) but eventually went with a dusty and sultry setting. Zaeed's armor is covered with sand/dirt and a bit of rust (a little homage to that shittty old rifle - Jessie). Even though his original design is perfect I could not resist and made a few changes in his gauntlet (nothing too drastic though). I love his voice, stories. Love him for being so damn nostalgic make my wish he was my relative - I shit you not.
No photo tracing or 3D models were used here. Only some small elements of the background were overpainted. I also used the ME2 screenshots as references for Zaeed's face and bunch of photo textures. The armor lighting was inspired by the Iron Man render I once saw. The original size is A4 with 300dpi. This is the fan and"skills-showing" portfolio art, so no copyright infringement was intended.
that has to be one of the coolest picture ive ever seen, awesome job! was their any custom brushes which you used to get that realistic skin look?
I really love the atmosphere you put in this image. It just really...suits him, is all I can think of to say. So thank you for sharing this with the internet. Thank you so much.
And is he smoking something or is it just a smoking piece of paper or something? Can't make it out.
Love Zaeed, wish there was more of him in ME3
But.. Zaeed don't smoke and do not advise to Shepard