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FINAL HOURS - Mass Effect by Eddy-Shinjuku FINAL HOURS - Mass Effect by Eddy-Shinjuku
Shepard: "Behold my badass stubble while I stay in this cool pose in utter desolation and solitude"

Photoshop CS6: Painting, Airbrushing, Post-processing.
Working hours: A month's worth of project


I wanted a video gaming promo art look and this piece is inspired by one of the official Mass Effect 2 promo art; it's that air of desolation and forlorn that I can't quite capture with Femshep, it's as if Broshep as a character was made to bear the burden of an entire galaxy while keeping it all to himself and no one else to show it to.

Despite my many Femshep artworks, Broshep is what I played throughout the saga and I synchronized 100% with him here in this piece, hence really could sincerely express myself here in this depiction - a badass, war-fatigued Shepard that carries an intergalactic weight on his shoulders and wants this to end soon one way or another.

For the Mass Effect fans: This is the very moment on earth before he headed for the beacon, a man that all depends on.

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CREDITS:
- Bioware and EA.
- For an epic manly depiction, there is only one brushset I know that could pull it off: Brush-set from `DanLuVisiArt: danluvisiart.deviantart.com/ar…
- Carbon Fibre pattern by ~mrkra: mrkra.deviantart.com/art/Carbo…
- In-game screenshots for armor references.
- Mark Vanderloo for face references.

Do Check out my other M.E. artworks:

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:iconpalumbo54:
Palumbo54 Featured By Owner 8 hours ago
this is amazing.. 
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:icontheblackpancake:
TheBlackPancake Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
This is absolutely stunning! :heart:
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:iconthisnewjoe:
thisnewjoe Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
This man looks like he knows he won't come out of this, and that he has no doubt that the path he's chosen is the one that will end the worst things the galaxy has seen. There's a whole lifetime of choices, regrets, passion and anger captured in this piece.

Pretty freaking amazing. Thank you for sharing it!
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Ra-i-zer Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
Amazing art work!
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:iconoptimus-primexarcee:
Optimus-PrimexArcee Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
I'm working on a fanfic, and do you think it's okay if I ask for a picture of Liara and Master Chief?
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:icon7lightyears:
7lightyears Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You made him look like a God..!
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:icongfslegion:
GFSLEGION Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's great.
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:iconlolipupsandrainbows:
LolipupsandRainbows Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omai, did you draw this? If so, you are a god xD Breath-taking work!
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:iconflyingbluerabbits:
flyingbluerabbits Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow O____o EPIC
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:iconaaawhyme:
aaawhyme Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
dude, do you make tutorials? beautifully done! there is no 3D in this picture? you didn't use a program such as maya or zbrush or anything? how did you make it look so real? incredible! how do you make it have a 'movie' effect???
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Dauganor Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there.
I'm from MassEffect Universe and I would like to add your masterpiece (and some of your other awesome works) to our FanArt Gallery on Facebook.
They should really be shared and you'll be mentioned and linked in the description.

Greetings,
Dauganor
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:icongraze90:
Graze90 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
I've lost for words
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:iconcanadian-lunatic:
Canadian-Lunatic Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the effects.
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:iconelmjuniper:
elmjuniper Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing!
It looks like a screen cap that's how good it is. I love your art. :love:
Oh and happy belated birthday.
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:iconyoh015:
yoh015 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Love this.
You can feel the tension of the character.
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:iconn7-waffles:
N7-Waffles Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
Yay you put it up for sale, I love this.
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:iconarkavan:
arkavan Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
The mood created through the light and facial expression is just breathtaking. Thanks for this :iconawesomefaceplz:
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:iconphyreflye:
Phyreflye Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
diztclkfldxcikze *dies*
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hunter8906 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
Created a profile for the sole purpose of telling you how awesome this is. From the stubble, to the scratches on the armor, down to the dust particles in the air, this looks great.
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:iconfrancolz:
FranColz Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
make a video showing your procces pleasee
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:icondryadeh-l:
Dryadeh-L Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
Impressive, AMAZING, favs!
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:iconlucasblahblah:
lucasblahblah Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Omaigerd WOW. Stunning lighting and detail and everything
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:iconhappylarry:
Happylarry Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
The ending of ME3 was like eh... I don't really know what to think of it. The "directors cut" they added made the endings alot better.
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Happylarry Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
I forgot to say this.... THIS IS AMAZING! I started to sing the one song (I totally forgot the name) you hear at the end in my head. This is stunning.
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CaseyKobies Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Student Artist
awesome description :) super informative. love the contrast and the lighting in this one
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:icondistantredemption:
DistantRedemption Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist
It's so cinematic, almost as if it were part of the game... O-O
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Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That was the goal of this artwork, I didn't want to make it 'painterly' and tried my best at mimicking '3D' looking image :D
Thanks for dropping by! :w00t:
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oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist
Woow, doesn't get much more perfect than that!
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow it got on to the front page after 2 months in dormance, this artwork. I'm just glad that broshep finally get some attention in dA haha 
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:iconoo-monkey-oo:
oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist
Especially when it looks this good! ;)
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LeoCariaga Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist
This is very impressive, I love mass effect one of the greatest videogames saga of all time 

P.S: Sorry for my englisg greetings from Mexico :)
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MarianaErwin555 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Stunning work! :D
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:iconbingboo:
BingBoo Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning work! :D :rainbow: 
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:iconsuperturok:
SuperTurok Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
Reminds me THAT time... The End Once For All... :')
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:iconsatiricalkat:
SatiricalKat Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DAAAYYYUM! that atmosphere tho! XD
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:iconbaneeden:
BaneEden Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Nicely done :)
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:iconsilvermittt:
silvermittt Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
WOWWWWWW... speechless!!!!
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:icondarthjones55:
DarthJones55 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
There's not alot of BroShep love...ESPECIALLY on this site. This piece is great!
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yup, this guy has been since the very beginning of everything Mass Effect, so it's fair that he should be to the very end :nod: 
lol yeah, it's always femshep here in dA and I have numbers of artworks on her too ;p
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Spectre4hire Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
This is incredible. 

You're really talented.

Thanks for sharing,

-Spectre4hire
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artificial-anfa Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Are you sure this is a drawing? Because it look amazing!
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:iconviszera:
Viszera Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013   Digital Artist
This. Is. Awesome.
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:iconjimmymyself:
jimmymyself Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
This portrayal (not sure if spelled right) is perfect.
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:iconceriselightning:
ceriselightning Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I could stare at this all day, it is just so damned perfect :')
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:iconekoi1995:
ekoi1995 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
umm I mean! real! o.O
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:iconekoi1995:
ekoi1995 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow it looks almost realistic! :iconwowplz:
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:iconcelebhol:
Celebhol Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You. Are. Awesome!!
Just finished the trilogy, again and see this.
Awesome!!!
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:icongagomk:
Gagomk Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Instant fav xD
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nirzor12 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
He looks as if he knew that he was going to die. So sad
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Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have been featured. cinnamoncandy.deviantart.com/j… :heart:
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