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Mass Effect - A Distance Erased by ghostfire Mass Effect - A Distance Erased by ghostfire
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Alt. Version here:

"Then, we're going to retire somewhere warm and tropical and live off the royalties from the vids..."

If Shepard won't be granted a proper hero's death, then I'll give her a long, happy life.

The title is from Vienna Teng's "Eric's Song". It's one I listened to quite a bit while painting this piece, and, since I'm working on both a Shepard/Tali (85% complete) (edit 4/20/2012 - now finished and linked below) and a Shepard/Liara painting (10% complete), I can't help but connect the lyrics to all three relationships.

As far as Garrus's appearance - yes, I've seen the ubiquitous nude turian concept art piece. I've got the art books, though, and quarians had half a dozen facial concept sketches - none of which turned out to be what they went for. No nude (or even shirtless) turian ever appeared in the games, so I mostly worked from my own concept piece done two years ago (to the day):

Previous Mass Effect Art:

Many of the pieces from this gallery are available as prints through or specifically at the ghostfire market.
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MegaAzornumbers09 Feb 25, 2014  Student General Artist
Garrus you dog OuO
Oh no, help me, I have acquired feels!
Shadow-Wing-Darkstar Jan 23, 2014  New member Student General Artist
garrus is a mothafuckin badass
Blackheartedlady222 Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah i did make love with garus buuuuuuuuuuuuuuut i think he's better in his suit but good drawing
MeliHitchcock Aug 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I just finished this game series last night for the first time (yeah yeah am I late to a party or what?). I ended up taking the destruction route so when I saw Shep draw a breath at the tail end I immediately thought, "ZOMG! Maybe they will get to retire near that beach!" I would have actually yelled it had I not been choking and sobbing.

So yeah, this art? :heart: Perfect
Wow, nice color and textures.
Nbbren Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Garrus: Eat your heart out Howard.
RenatoAruffo Jun 15, 2013  Professional Artist
Everybody loves Garrus.

Awesome work, I love Mass Effect as well, ended up every single many times to see the many ends with female and male.

I always thought about alternative ways in the world of Mass Effect.

Really good work!
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