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ADIEU MY FRIEND - Mass Effect FanFic (Commission) by Eddy-Shinjuku ADIEU MY FRIEND - Mass Effect FanFic (Commission) by Eddy-Shinjuku
Photoshop CS6: Painting, Airbrushing and Photoshop post-processing; 16 hours +/-


ME3: From Chapter 28
Scene: Horizon Sanctuary med lab
..........The cannibal howled in frustration as it tried to stand up. He knew that he got to Sh'sk before…he could do it again…if only for a few more seconds. He had to try…he had to find out where Andromeda went. Jumping over him, Garrus pinned him down. "Where is she?!" The cannibal snarled and wiggled trying to get free.

Catching up to him, Ashley became stunned at what she was seeing. "Garrus…what the hell-"

"Where is Andromeda?!" Garrus' voice rose. He shook the cannibal roughly as the monster squealed. "Sh'sk, listen!"

Calming, the creature whimpered gently as it looked up at him. Pain struck his face hard. Garrus' grip on him loosened up. "Sh'sk…is she a husk too?" He could barely get the words out of his mouth himself. After several seconds, the cannibal shook its head slowly. Sh'sk leaned his head up further, his wide gaped mouth trying to speak but no audible words could be heard. Garrus could tell that Sh'sk was really trying. His heart started to race as he watched........


:bulletblue: Though this scene takes place in the labs, the background depicts a limbo or purgatorial-like 'plane of existent', like a 'station' to the afterlife sort of to speak; similar concept in Assassin's Creed where Altair/Ezio/Connor farewell his assassinated 'key' enemies in this 'realm' of non-enxistence.

:bulletblue:: The darkened eye line I did to Garrus is a technique adapted from manga and anime, where it depicts obscurity. Here we can tell Garrus is tormented and torn between what he felt inside and how to react.

:bulletblue: The fact that Garrus called the Cannibal by name makes me believe Garrus still sense the individuality in 'it' - hence the illusion of seeing the Batarian( Sh'sk) facial feature when obviously the Cannibal is beyond salvation.

:bulletblue: The blue light flare cut across the Garrus and the Canibal Sh'sk symbolized disconnection in to contrast to their once good friendship when Sh'sk was still a Batarian.


- ImagineFX magazine Issue 88 and 89 for awesome resources and neat brushes.
- Bioware and Mass Effect 3
- In-game screenshots for references.
- Will add more soon...
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nolovesouls Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
SirFerrick Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're pretty epic at aliens, huh. Probably due to your use of different brushes and textures and stuff, although i can't tell if this is textured or if you just used epic brushes...
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's ashamed I can't transposed these alien drawing skill onto other artworks, so my Mass Effect arts will certainly stand apart from my other works.
SirFerrick Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And yet, it was for your people that i watched you.
DesoPL Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Damn i look this fan art again, and some memories back to me, and obviously... I sad with that, really...
Turian-Lover Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Heartbreaking scene!
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, it truly is, especially when you know how close these two were in the fanfic :nod:
It sucks to see you friend 'Reaperized' then dies on you ;p
Natsumi494 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Awesome work... The fic really touch me... Very moving !!
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great to share your input! XD
Glad to hear that this artwork does some degree of justice for a well written fanfic :nod:
So, many thanks for the support! :w00t:
Akernis Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think there is much individuality left when the husk conversion process is finished but that ignored this is a really heartfelt scene :)

It really gives off that tragic feel of the horrors of the war, particularly the brothers, sisters, family and friends against each other, even despite their will.

The colouring is splendid as always, while I prefer Garrus's appearance I will have to give credit to how well you made the cannibal look. The light flares scattered about really serves to give this an almost photo-like quality that really enhanced the effect, great work :)
The lighting is also superb and contrasts very nicely with the darkness at the bottom of the picture.
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