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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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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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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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Qirrix Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
I love this! <3
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jimmymyself Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
You do some of the best light work in your pics. 
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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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Mercenar Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
impressive !
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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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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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