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Mass Effect - Pick up the Pieces by ghostfire Mass Effect - Pick up the Pieces by ghostfire
Even though I never played as male Shepard, I always thought of Tali as a really adorable best friend/little sister for mine. In another universe, after the reapers are gone and they return to Rannoch, she's definitely jumping into her Shepard's arms with their partially completed home in the background.

Concept drawings for this piece here:

Previous Mass Effect Art:

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Deviazero Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016
This is so sweet!  My male Shepard aquainted with tali too!  She's so adorable.  I love this picture!  Excellent piece! Heart
54L Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
May I use this as the cover for my fan fiction...?
Because it's...really...really good and sweet... :3
i-wear-red-sox Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015
Gosh I love this.  I like to think that, with the extended cut and a high enough EMS, that this is eventually a part of my Shepard's ending.  Nice job incorporating elements of Tali's enviro-suit into her clothes here.  There's a ton of Mass Effect art out there, but this is definitely one of my favorites.
ghostfire Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Paragon male Shepard ending up with Tali is my second favorite Mass Effect playthrough. She's so much fun, and I think having Shepard staying with the quarians would greatly bolster the aid they receive after the war is over. I also think a lot of the adult quarians would choose the wear their suits, either in part or in full, long after it's necessary, because it's become such a huge part of their identity.
i-wear-red-sox Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015
I'm with you there, Shepard's presence on Rannoch would definitely be a boon for the Quarians.  I also agree that the suit would have become an important part of Quarian culture.  I think they would eventually develop clothing styles that sort of mimic the suit, but would move away from the actual suits themselves when they are able.
CommanderKip Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
aaaaah this is so beautiful and adorable and tali's outfit is so well thought out
ghostfire Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I went through a lot of different versions of the "after the war" outfit for Tali before I decided on this one. :)
CommanderKip Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
well i can definitely tell that you put a lot of thought and effort into it and it looks great
darkian343 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i love the Tali romance its my favorite of them all Male Shep and Tali wiether im playing as femshep or not this is the best pairing for me
Skianous Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wish Tali could be romanced by a female Shepard as well :(

She's just so adorable <3 Especially when she has those jitters when idle.
kibnegkidnegkid Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
As someone who has romanced Tali on every play through as a male Shepard, I can tell you that this is amazing. This is exactly what I always imagined she would look like.
SkayuGame Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
imran911 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
HewhoDwells Featured By Owner Edited Feb 1, 2015
That would've been beautiful.
Building a home with Tali. Hell, even if half of mass effect 4 were carrying stones for the home on Rannoch, I'd gladly play it.
Caine001 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
neilacomics Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much for making this. i love it.
The-Shadowsmiths Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I just wanna say, I found this during a google search tonight and it made me cry a little.

Sniperwolf13 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
Yeah... The picture has been there for a while and I just see it now... Feels a bit late but but I want to say it's well made and it made me smile and also a little sad so... Good job and thank you? Yeah, seems right to still say that.
Canderou Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
Oh man, now I really wish BioWare did a ending like this. Man I wanted to see a great happy ending with Tali. Anyway very well done work
connorm1712 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
I think this may be my favourite picture ever
Serendiipitii Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Good grief, this is so beautiful ..
pittbull44 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
That's beautiful.
IBlackcrossI Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
love it!
FlashD81 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
I love this work. After playing through the series Tali had won special place in my heart. Thank you for making this.
jricht Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
Lovely. Love  This is the best Tali fanart out there. I love how you salvaged the bioware "design" and made it work. Amazing work with the colors and lighting.

*overdone meme* "Still a better ending than ME3 *end overdone meme*
angelgirl121 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is so cute! Tali is my favorite Mass Effect character, second only to Garrus.
T-Gam3r Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
Well well better mass effect 3 ending this is my ending too :) screw bioware for not bringing tali and shepard back to ranoch
HotaruNS13 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Wolvengra Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I still love this picture.
TGrebel2 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
"MY" mass effect 3 ending :-)
Tassodar Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
This is TRUE ending of mass effect trilogy for me!
FrenzyWolf Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Thank You for portraying the - in my opinion - most likeable male - fem - combination in the whole series. Lovely picture!
Art-vod Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My favorite picture of Tali for ever!
januszpn7 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
Woa... It is very touching, I'm in awe :) Brings back good memories from the games ^^
ImmortalAlucard Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
Awesome! This piece of art inspired me to start the whole trilogy again, but with Tali as my love interest. (Spoiler --> Too bad you can not romance her in ME1.)
darkian343 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i want to draw my own version of Shepard and Tali myself this gives me an idea for the hair suits her i think :D
darkian343 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ok love your idea for the Tali i love her face to cute but yet very cute. i think of Carmalita from Sly Cooper with the hair which suits Tali very well thx ill share this on my page later on facebook
Averant Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful. Love it. :D +Fave!
kuroi-getsuga Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Tali Zorah. My all time favorite romance
forrest255245 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
Thank you!!this is the ending that i want !!
70R4N Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:clap: :clap: :clap:
Brainm4n Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
Yeah, this scene was missing...!
TheDarkCorvus Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
this is the ending that i want !!!!!
n7warrior007 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
see that should be the endings for this romance shepherd using his omni tool to help build the roof
Lesprit-deLescalier Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013…

And didn't credit you either, what a rude.
mal-adam Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
Nice! Love this
Gobba42 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Student Writer
I don't even know these characters but dawwwwwwwwwww :sqwee: 
hunter8906 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
You went with the human Tali as opposed to the Turian-esque Tali that many people were bitching was the 'real' Tali. Kudos for the great picture.
A2theC2theG Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
Well that turned out wonderfully. Good job you overachiever.
AeDisMon Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Beautiful. Much better than the original
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