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Mass Effect - After the Reaper by ghostfire Mass Effect - After the Reaper by ghostfire
(Garrus Vakarian and my custom build female Shepard from the game Mass Effect 2, for those of you coming in who don't know the source.)

Colonist, sole survivor, vanguard, full paragon... (All on PC - I haven't dusted off the 360 in months.) After not having played the first game when it came out, when ME2 came out, I played both back to back for about 70 hours of great times. I think my proudest moment was bum rushing Harbinger. It was a thing of beauty.

As much as I love femShep/Garrus, I have every intention of producing some Shepard/Tali in the future. And Mordin, Wrex, Legion, Liara... Also, Joker/Kelly. Really, there's very little I'm not inspired by with this series.

And yes, I have seen the single piece of concept art of a nude turian. Until we see one in the game, I'm going with it being just that - a concept. Why the smooth collar ring when everything else we see is scale or segment-like? I'll have to upload my own idea at some point.

My other Mass Effect art - Tali, Mordin, etc!

Many of the pieces from this gallery are available as prints on my website at or specifically at the ghostfire market.
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Mass Effect - After the Reaper by *ghostfire The suggester says:"The sheer mastery of emotion with these two seems to flow beyond the edges of the picture and right into your own heart." ( Suggested by Niraven and Featured by elicoronel16 )
Canderou Featured By Owner 23 hours ago
I got to admit, the Garrus romance was pretty interesting, man too bad Bioware couldn't had this as a ending for Garrus Romancers. Anyway nice work
ashnichole17 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I purchased this at Anime USA in DC this year and I am so happy I found your booth. I joined deviant art around the time when I first began playing the Mass Effect series and this was one of the first pieces with Garrus and Shepard I found on deviant art. I love having this print sit on my bookcase where I can see it. Thank you again for this print and I cannot wait to purchase more!
ayashi77 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
Super happy my friend got this and another picture for me at AUSA :heart: I'm a very happy fangirl!!
Hope to see you at another con to buy more!
Serendiipitii Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
My most favorite piece on Garrus and Shepard, oh my heart ..
Deemonef Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My absolutly favorite Shakarian art:love:
trackles Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
totally love this one.
Randomman96 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
Well, I notice that your Shepard has DEEP emotional scars, with the Sole Survivor and Colonist background.
yunamoonflower Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This is one of my favorite Shakarian painting, I can stare at this for hours, is very emotive and sweet, perfect for this couple. Great job!
Hinata1313 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just wow... the scales, the skin, the emotions... great!
Soulfire117 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
Ok, so I just finished my very first playthrough of the ME trilogy, and I thought the first game really pushed you into romancing with Kaidan, so I did. I found out you could romance with Garrus and I totally freaked out! But I wanted to stay true to Kaidan (that's just how I'm built), so I passed up the option. I loved the great friendship that Garrus and I developed! It was like my Femshep loved Kaidan, but I, as the outside player, fell in love with Garrus. I totally did. And then I saw this pic, and oh my gosh! Woah. This pic is SO AMAZING. It captures all the tenderness that I would expect from this couple. I love it! It's my favorite picture ever! I love the other Shekarian art, but I always come back to this one. Because wow. And I seriously think Bioware should hire you as one of their graphic artists. Because your skill level is through the roof! Absolutely amazing. Ok, I'll stop gushing now. Wow. So good.
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