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ARIA: Taking Back What Is Mine - Mass Effect 3 by Eddy-Shinjuku ARIA: Taking Back What Is Mine - Mass Effect 3 by Eddy-Shinjuku
Photoshop CS6: Painting, Airbrushing and Photoshop Post-processing.
18 hours +/-


Pirate Queen of Omega, she's badass, enough said :iconbadassplz:

Yes, her blood in the ME lore isn't red (as for most Asari), AND it's not her blood to begin with as she doesn't bleed easy and has no time to bleed lol ;p
Still, the red blood here is more of a metaphor and symbolism, in which:

1) Red blood provokes us as viewers naturally because it's reminds us of death, blood is Memento Mori; here Aria has caused and witness death prior to the moment captured in this depiction. She has been "baptizes" by death and reminders of mortality. I believe a different color blood won't make you (us humans generally) feel that way.
2) She wore a pure white jacket, when 'tainted' with blood (cultural reference) it symbolizes that she has to get her hands dirty; here instead of sitting back and giving orders, she has to grab the bull by it's horn.


:bulletred:This art was an effort to promote the DLC but obviously I missed out that deadline by more than a month lol; couldn't finish this in December because that was a hectic of a month where I needed to pretty much wrap up 2012.
Heaps of textured brushes used, mostly what I got from ImagineFX.

CREDITS:

- Bioware and Mass Effect 3
- In-game screenshots for references.
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:iconthebethm1:
TheBethM1 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Absolutely beautiful! The amount of detail is stunning! I love it <3
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:iconlaciboj:
Laciboj Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
Wow :jawdrop:
"There is only one rule in Omega. Don't f*ck with Aria." :D
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:iconjonkiser:
jonkiser Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<font><font>This is w artwork is all about...I stand in awe!</font></font>
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SparrowStew Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Sweet
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:iconqirrix:
Qirrix Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
I love this! <3
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:iconjimmymyself:
jimmymyself Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
You do some of the best light work in your pics. 
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:iconshujie:
ShujiE Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aria is my favourite asari ever.
And a quick question about the DLC; is it worth it? I mean, I'll probably buy it later anyway, because it has more Aria in it, but is it otherwise worth it?
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:iconmercenar:
Mercenar Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
impressive !
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:iconhellraiser-89:
Hellraiser-89 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic work! She looks like the badas she is :D
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yup, she personifies that! ;p

Thanks for the drop by, btw I have a new ME work, it's the highly dependable Broshep:
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AlouetteCosplay Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Student Photographer
Oh my gosh just....damn! This is so awesome! I wish I had better words than just that but DAMN! I (obviously lol) love Aria a TON and this is just a perfect representation of her!!!! :heart:
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Much apologies for the late reply; hope this depiction helps you in some ways at carrying out your Aria-ing duties in the cosplaying department :w00t:
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:iconalouettecosplay:
AlouetteCosplay Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Student Photographer
No worries at all! :)
And trust me, it totally does! :D :heart:
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:iconsomelarder:
Somelarder Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Simply amazing, you reached the perfection !! :$
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I wish I was there yet, I'm far for perfect lol
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:iconsomelarder:
Somelarder Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Not as far as you think ahah :)
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:iconlunailluminara:
LunaIlluminara Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
Does Aria complete Justice (no matter how ironic).
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well said! Thanks for the dropped by and don't mind my late reply ;p
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:iconcbyn:
cbyn Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool! :)
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:iconoo-monkey-oo:
oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist
Beautiful work
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thnx again man! XD
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:iconvictor2112:
Victor2112 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Awesome work!!! Great job on the lighting of Aria. The explosion behind her definately lets you know she just ruined someone's day, and she's not done yet. :P
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:iconlcbtr001:
LCBTR001 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Holy S#!* this is just Beautiful! :OMG:


:love:
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great to hear such awesomeness! XD
Many thanks for the support :w00t:
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:iconlcbtr001:
LCBTR001 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
nw "hats off"

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:iconguzzardi:
Guzzardi Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
This is insanely good!! The details and textures are stunning :love:
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:iconamyisc0p1c:
AMYisC0P1C Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student
wow that's just awesome!!!!
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:iconespy-shinrai:
Espy-Shinrai Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing stuff, it looks like something straight out of the game o.o
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the kind words! XD
Awesome that you dug this artwork, it's a special one to me :nod:
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:iconliyaperfidious:
liyaperfidious Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
This is really impressive.
The grainy effect around her is certainly a good addition.
I think that blue bright glow/light at the back makes it look more awesome too.
:>
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yup, I'm trying to bring out the atmosphere and trying out something a bit different with a M.E. fanart :nod:
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CrescentMoogle Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow...
I like the idea of changing the blood colour, actually... It really works!
ONLY 18 hours? O.o

I am the vanguard of your cupcakes ;)
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome that you view this other artwork of mine! XD

It's not that detailed really, I've rushed it hence some region looking "painter-ly", so 18 hours is fair I guess. ^^;
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:iconmaloriann:
Maloriann Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
now this is awesome piece of work
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome for the input! XD
Plentiful of thanks for dropping by! :w00t:
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Maloriann Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
no i thank you, cause i could enjoy such great picture
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TheDarkKnight1983 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Hey, I'm glad you took the time to finish it while NOT in hectic. Would love to see another one from you while Aria is kissing Shepard (as seen in the ME3 Omega DLC-Trailer). :-) Great work!!!
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
What?! She kissed Shepard?! And Femshep too?! :faint:
Wasn't in any curtscenes, damn trailer :shakefist:

I guess it was a good thing that this project got held back; with no pressure I get to add as much details as needed :D
Btws many thanks for the visit, awesome to see a loyal Watcher have faith in my works, cheers! XD
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BoundlesCosmos Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Fantastic! Awesome!
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome to hear that! XD

Thanks for dropping by, cheers! :w00t:
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:iconvitezislav:
Vitezislav Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Holy shit epic work
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's always depends on the character, and she is! XD
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MajinVegeta1987 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
now THAT's badass:iconyoyobadassplz:
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great that you dug it :iconbadassplz:
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:icondrumpower:
Drumpower Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D Awesome i love it
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Splendidly great for the support and awesome that you dug her here! XD
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cantbreath45 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing, beyond shocking and truly brilliant. The, well everything about it is stunning. I want to focus on the eyes, but then I look at the blood and then the background, the lights the face, the gun. Everything is so balanced and yet intense. Plus anything with Aria is badass so this is epic badass!
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is such awesome observation! XD
Glad that you took the time to appreciate subtle nuances and the depth in this artwork, it made all the details worth while! :icongrin--plz:
Btw don't mind the late reply, my inbox is stacked with comments for me to keep up at it lol ;p
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cantbreath45 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha, trust me I don't mind the late replay. I'm just... Wow this is everything and everywhere but not the bad kind you know? Its amazing all around and keeps me from zooming in on one thing only and ignoring the rest! Amazing!
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Glad to hear that! Great timing, do check my new ME releases, it's a non-serious fun art: [link] [link] [link]
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