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HUMAN LIARA: Mass Effect Character Impressionism by Eddy-Shinjuku HUMAN LIARA: Mass Effect Character Impressionism by Eddy-Shinjuku
...Prothean Fangirl in an everyday humanised impression...

:bulletblue: Here, I tried to materialize her personality into human form instead of conceptually converting an alien Asari into human. So basically I depict the impression I felt of her when long gone from playing Mass Effect.

:bulletblue: To the Liara aficionados, do accept her with open hearts - I'm not directly portraying what she may look like in physical human form, but an emotional impression of her. She'll always remain that bubbly and sheepish blue Asari that we know of :nod:

:bulletblue: Okay, she's a ginger here; of course I didn't self-indulge but gathered opinions from the mass Liara fanatics - the general direction of the concept is as depicted.

CREDITS

- ImagineFX magazine Issue 91 (January 2013) for neat textured brushes and resources.
- Couple of in game screenshots from Mass Effect 3 for Liara facial features reference.
- A hairstlist friend for pitching in the idea for the braided hairstyle.
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The picture is a very stirringly amazing picture that I find both interesting and really aesthetically exceptional.

Vision:The painting does an truly astonishing work of reflecting a human version of how Liara might be portrayed had she been a human character. It is an excellent likeness of her physical appearance. Her facial structure and her features bear striking resemblance to her asari-self to the point that I can imagine the change of colour and her few exotic alien-features in my mind and practically see her before me. The way that her hair is styled to emulate the asari crest in particular deserves praise for the creative and innovative design which is brilliant in its simplicity. The choice of making her hair a light-brown/blond colour is well-chosen in my opinion as it compliments her skin-colour much the same way that Liara’s real bright blue skin is a natural part of the blue and white of her crest.

But even more than her physical appearance what is really stirring here for me is the portrayal of her personality and the essence of the person that she is in the games. She is not just drawn in a way to make her pleasing to people who might not find her true appearance appealing but painted with a respect for her and who she is; more an emotional representation as a human than just a woman who happens to physically resemble Liara. Her expression; the way that she looks at the viewer and the way that her lips is ever so slight parted and the subtlety and empathic radiance that characterises her really makes Liara shine forth through the picture for me.

Originality:While there certainly are pictures of characters changed across either gender or species there are few that really manages to preserve the essence of the character portrayed like this does. The way that even features that is not part of her real appearance – like most obviously her hair here – adds to what binds her to her original self rather than detracts from it is something I have rarely seen. The way that she is so easily recognisable as her quintessence and fundamental nature have been carries over to this incarnation while retaining respect for who she is really adds something phenomenal to the picture.

Technique:The painting is picture of superb quality. The composition with the blurred monitors of Liara’s quarters in the Normandy in the background and the way the lighting creates gorgeous spectral plays of shadow across her throat and eyes and highlights across her hair and lips itself is a feat considerable skill. And that is before taking into account the sheer talent of making her not only so near photo-realistic but so true to her inspirational asari-self in features and general looks while still painting her as a human is impressive to say the least.

Impact: I love Liara and will always prefer her original appearance that I have grown so fond of over any other version of her and am not usually a fan of changing the way a character is. That said I will say that this picture does a wonderful job of showing the essence of her emotional self across the species barrier while still respecting who she really is. It really resonates clearly with the ideals I adore about Liara while it remains a unique work in itself. A truly delicate balance to be sure, one that is very well achieved here.

An amazingly inspiring piece of art the creation of which I really appreciates.
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FoxxyLover Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014
Liara's not my favorite character of the series, but I like her importance in the Mass Effect universe. I like how you portrayed her as a human; it looks totally realistic.
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FrankWalsingham Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
LOVE IT.

I've always imagined human Liara as a blond or strawberry redhead. Fits the image I have of asari being comparable to WASPs, I guess. Plus, it distances her from a resemblance to Jane Shep.

Still love it.
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techgi19 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
love the freckles and the lips the eyes
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MudslingerArtist Featured By Owner May 15, 2014   Digital Artist
The braids are a pretty smart idea and but the skin seems to be a cross between the asari and human skin as it almost like both have different textures.  The lip color does seem fitting as she has does have some in game. The same goes for the freckles and the eyes which striking resemble her game character.  Truly if the asari looked more humanoid (Or were one of the races in The Original Star Trek series as nearly every alien there looks like A human in there.) I would see liara looking alot like this ^_^
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yawningpheonix Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
dont let anybody tell you this is anything less than superb
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Ymanagan Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<font><font>waaaaaah ... </font><font>incroyable it's fantastic. Very nice liara :)</font></font>
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Tloakjr Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014

Great job!

I like it :D

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LeszczuKiller Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This. Is. Incredible.
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TalonxCreations Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE?
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WithLight Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Student Writer
Steak, Liara. I fuck'n love steak.
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:iconwilkurussia:
WilkuRussia Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
Am I your... dirty little secret?
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:iconwithlight:
WithLight Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Student Writer
We'll bang, okay?
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:iconwilkurussia:
WilkuRussia Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
Jack, thank you Sir!
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:iconjokerz-1824:
Jokerz-1824 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
:icongarrusplz: "I'm Garrus Vakarian and this is my rectum."
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:iconwilkurussia:
WilkuRussia Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
"Male Shepard... are you ready to be ... a... WOMAN?"
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:iconjokerz-1824:
Jokerz-1824 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
You're a damn butt pirate.
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AOPrinciple Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Great job. I do wish they had kept the original face model inspired by Jillian Murray, though.
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:iconlsquall:
lsquall Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Holy crap! WOW, just WOW! =P
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
LOL! :iconurhappyplz:
Great that you dug this fun depiction :D
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:iconred-vanguard:
Red-Vanguard Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Very interesting. You even got the hair right.
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome to hear that! :w00t:
Certainly this is just a concept, just for fun ;p
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mandyalenko Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist
This is great!
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Mirk217 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
:love: +
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beefers Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
very interesting... nicely done!
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ultimasdragonxx5 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just ..awesome you really captured the essence of Liara.
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MagMagdas Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
just miss here long hair. (but my problem).This is totally perfect.You are genius!! I love this :)
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:iconrmtg:
RMTG Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Gosh, speechless I must say..... I saw that model for Liara in real life, not as pretty as how you draw her.
I love your work always have the moist warmth feeling from the sun set of Hawaii.
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zoompixs Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
I think your interpretation is genius and probably perfect!
Love it! Well done!!
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:iconfabmariani:
FabMariani Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh niiiiiice!
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Plenty of thanks for the view! :iconohjoyplz:
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:iconfabmariani:
FabMariani Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish she'd look like this, it'd be awesome!
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cantbreath45 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've died and gone to eternity.
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
LOL :icongrin--plz:

Awesome that you dug her in this majestic form! XD
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cantbreath45 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very majestic form!
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Veronicad21 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW, this is totally unreal, how can you even paint that (i wanna paint like that) :jawdrop: . Well..., it's really great! Well done!
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sometimes the most sincere depiction does it; my advice, paint of what you feel instead of what you see. Hope that makes sense, cheers! :w00t:
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Veronicad21 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, Thanks! It does make sense :)
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fishbone76 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
wow she allready has a pretty face in her asari form but she looks really cute here, the freckles add a lot of cuteness :)
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome for you to drop by! :D

Yes, she always remain an Asari, here is just how we 'see' her personality as a human being, hope it makes sense lol XD
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fishbone76 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Of course it makes sense, beautiful sense actually. She looks great with hair.
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Deemonef Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow..... so damn genius and so beautiful :)
Are you looking forward to draw other Asari as human... I mean... wow :love:

Perfect Artwork:hug:
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Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This was on a whim when I made it as this idea has been brewing in my mind for quite some time, so it made it a quite a 'potent' idea :nod:
I don't know if humanising other characters would do quite the same charm as Liara; I would consider Tali next :w00t:

Btw many thanks for checking out this artwork, it means a lot getting to share the beauty of Liara within :D
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Deemonef Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are very welcome :hug:
Your are right she is a real beauty... and I like her more as a human than a asari :D

And no problem. I'm only a fan of Samara and thought of her as a human, no Problem :hug:

You make great artworks :)
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Sythgara Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That looks great ^^
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome for you to drop by! XD
I really wouldn't humanize a character until it's warranted for it; I've decided to do it of late because the idea has been 'brewing' in my mind long enough for me to depict her very close to the intended concept :nod:
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randommuthafu Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Holy shit! It's Liara! I really like it, the mouth looks kinda odd, but I love it nonetheless :D
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Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for spotting the error, I realized it now on the top edge part of the lips isn't in a smooth line, I was too busy enjoying the art myself perhaps lol

Anyways heaps of thanks for dropping by! Cheers! XD
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LordAirhain Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Love it!!!
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome that you dug her! :iconohjoyplz:
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BunjiTheWolf Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
wow Liara was already beautiful but now she's...her beauty is beyond such words, well done :D
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