Photoshop CS6: Painting, Airbrushing and Photoshop Post-processing.
18 hours +/-
Pirate Queen of Omega, she's badass, enough said
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
Still, the red blood here is more of a metaphor
, 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.
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.