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Garrus by guen20 Garrus by guen20
Edit: There were several design issues that were driving me nuts with this piece and so I tweaked it a tiny bit. It seemed off balance to me so I adjusted the tilt on each "head" and added red glare to Garrus and blue to the helmet. I also added a bit more shadow here and there to make certain elements pop more. Also I gave Shepard's helmet more detail to the scratches and a bit more texture.

Ok so! This took forever lol. So much detail to draw in yeesh!:faint: But I'm satisfied that it was worth it in the end. I really wanted to do Garrus's scars justice and I think I managed fairly well. This is a mixed media of painting, airbrushing, and a lot of digital colored pencil on the detail work. No photo-manipulation or tracing. :)

The premise for this piece is after Shepard's final ground-side battle on earth she/he gets up to get beamed up but leaves her/his helmet behind. Too late to follow her through the beam Garrus sees her/his helmet, now scarred and missing large chunks, and picks it up. In the time to come after the final battle he often picks up her/his helmet and contemplates the loss of this most amazing comrade and/or lover.

I've always wanted to do Garrus ever since a dear friend :iconfyrefly12: suggested it over a year ago, but I could never quite picture it right in my head. Finally, I found the right combination ...I hope. Thanks for your patience sugar ;) and I hope you like him.

Garrus Vakarian belongs to the Mass Effect world and the talented people at Bioware.
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Harryeagle Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  New member
I thought this was an epic staring contest! Then I read your description and it turned out to be even more epic! Neat!
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guen20 Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha thx  :)
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Padfoot116 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The more I look at this the sadder I feel. Femshep - romanced Garrus.
Hardest part of the final choice at the end of game was knowing I'd break her promise to him. Hated leaving him, nearly cried during the extened ending cutscene.
Yes I freely admit to getting wrapped up in the story, what's the point otherwise?

This is such an amazing and beautiful piece of art.
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guen20 Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! And thx for the fav too! Lover me some Garrus!
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xXxCalibrationsxXx Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
You have definitely caught all of the emotion within this picture and it is beautiful and it speaks enormous amounts of volume. I love it. :heart:
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guen20 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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xXxCalibrationsxXx Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
You're welcome ^_^.
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guen20 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey thx for the watch and badge too! :hug:
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xXxCalibrationsxXx Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
You are very welcome :D.
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swordoftruthiness Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
;___________;

Feels...

This is so beautiful!
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