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Edit: And the prologue...

So, peering through the Garrus appreciation thread on the BSN earlier today, someone pointed out that we've seen Garrus with turian baby ( ), femShep with turian baby ( ), turian-human baby ( ), (as well as about a thousand adorable asari babies) but so far no Garrus with human baby. I couldn't think of any, so the challenge was (sketchily) accepted.

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RandomGamingOtaku Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2017  Student General Artist
Garrus will protect his smol, fleshy baby.
Chris000 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
It's a nice picture, even though turians and humans are not genetically compatible. 

Maybe the child's adopted. 

All the same, nice work. I think though if the mandibles were a bit further apart, it might seem more like a smile, judging off how one of the turians spoke in the first Mass Effect. 
garrus368 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016
Garrus Will be a good father xD
CommanderKip Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Student General Artist
oop that's it i'm dying
HotaruNS13 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
man, that's amazingly scary. So great.
Lupiiz-btr Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
Fucking feels!!! I love it!
juggalette57 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014   Traditional Artist
love it it. I like to think he would addopt after Sheps death in memory to her. you realy tuged my hart strings with this one.
m-angel05 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I think next month when I do my monthly journal feature its going to be on Mass Effect and this might make the cut for it.

Loved. :iconheartemote:
DaanVakarian Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
Very Cute
Kayla-Na Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
o3o you liked my sketch?
GoldenWingedAngel Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Good! THis fandom is taking over my life!
TheSeanchaithe Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Student Writer
I've actually had a head canon concoction, if you will, where Shepard and Garrus eventually settle down after the war and because a Turian/Human mix child is impossible they call in some favors with some scientist friends they helped and/or saved, and genetically engineer sperm for Shep to become impregnated with (some carrying traits like Garrus's sky blue eyes, for example or whatever hair color Garrus thinks he might have if he were human). I have theories involving Shep possibly handling a turian baby pregnancy (with a LOT of help from science) but a Turian/Human baby is just not feasible, based on my research... 

But this is kind of what I would imagine would be Garrus's reaction upon first holding his newly born son or daughter.
greenyoda123 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
So I just found this picture and I have to say it's absolutely gorgeous. I'm actually working on a fanfic revolving around Garrus and his human daughter (with Shepard of course) and this picture just struck a chord with me. This is exactly how I envisioned him looking while holding his child: just absolute joy and peace. I've also been facing a mild case of writer's block and this has actually spurred me to write more. It gave me inspiration. So thanks! Your work is absolutely beautiful.
WindSparrow Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Dacha-thwei Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This one is very beautiful - I love the details!
Nanahuatli Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Am I weird for finding turian babies cute and human babies boring?
ghostfire Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Not weird, no, but I've seen several pictures of Garrus and Shepard with turian or krogan babies, so I wanted to make one like this. :)
Nanahuatli Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Well, I'm sure Garrus would be an amazing dad no matter what.
MadnessInMayhem Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Love it! So touching!
ghostfire Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Aww, thank you! :D
MadnessInMayhem Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
No problem, thanks for sharing your art with us :)
jeanwrap Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
JackJack71 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
SO ADORABLE! OMG! *Squealing for joy*
Silver-Ying Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
VenusinaMarciana Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
you know theres is also a sugestion about addopting a krogan baby how about that type of mixed family XD
shygravel Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
LOVE! LOVE! :happybounce: There is no end to the looooove!
AmethystStar94 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Needs to happen. Excellent job! :iconbigheartplz:
Apricots-from-Nara Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Student General Artist
I can just imagine Garrus looking up on human babies and learning that they can suddenly die for no reason and a simple shake can kill them. Then he would be utterly terrified of even touching and obsessively watch over it.
Mizutanitony Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
HE'S SO PRECIOUS! I just finished my FemShep run last night....I cried saying goodbye to him. DAMN YOU BIOWARE YOU DON'T WRITE THAT AND THEN NOT GIVE ME A HAPPY ENDING!
eva017 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
Fuck this is like looking directly into valhalla... so beautiful
bookworm232 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*sigh* I love Garrus soooo much... And this makes him even more loveable!
SupernaturalBlonde Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
vr5angel Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Love it!! I feel it really captures the feeling (plus I want this ending)
fatalkaiser Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Wow, you captured his face exactly. Strangely, (and probably due to fanfics ive read coupled with my own extrapolations) I always imagined Garrus to be the type whod want kids/a kid at some point (i always kinda thought shepard was indifferent about it though) but knew that it would probably never manifest in game. UNTIL the end of me3 and that comment about turian human babies. It really adds another dimension to his personality. And once again, Everything about your drawing is spot on, very impressive.
ghostfire Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Like a huge number of the main cast, Garrus has some parent issues. The writers seemed to channel his into wanting to have a family and be a good father, though (not just at the final scene - if you break things off in the citadel date, he also mentions kids, so it seems reasonably canon to assume he'd been thinking of it for at least that long, if not longer). For that, Bioware writers, I thank you.

About Shepard's reaction - there is no wrong Shepard, so I'm glad they offered players the chance to say "no thanks" without it breaking the relationship, but for my Shepard, it would have been something she'd pushed far into the back of her mind when she joined the military, and beat further back with a shovel when the Reaper war started unfolding, but would give her something very personal to hope for just at the final push of battle. It's easy to lose lose sight of the future when all you're seeing around you is pain and death.
Mihoshi5 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Awsome art :la:
saruwarui Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hunnybunny12 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
OMG this picture is so awesome! I love the connection between alien and human shown in it! GENIOUS!
zeldog Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
Omgooosh!! <3 Amazing. I love absolutely everything about this sketch!
LexSterling Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I may or may not have just burst unexpectedly into tears :C

That image... breaks my heart <3
livia29 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
AWW :happycry:
gotika44 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
D'awwwwww so cute :3
AmbivalentSymphony Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
so wonderfull *tears in eyes*
HayateTsukiko Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
afhahdag hfagagjahg ahag ajhga.
Nuff said.
mottledmoth Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
This simply amazing work. Well done.
RayneEthelwulf Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
cthellis Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
"Mmm... Looks delicious."
Buggirl70 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012

does not even compute how wonderful this is to me right now.
xChocolateRainbowx Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm such a sucker for a Guy with a baby

RestARose13 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
This is a beautiful piece!
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