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S H A L A - Mass Effect OC by Eddy-Shinjuku S H A L A - Mass Effect OC by Eddy-Shinjuku
OC Commission for: ~D1sl3xicpanda

Photoshop CS6: Painting, Illustration, Airbrushing and Post-processing. Working hours: 8++

This is Shala, a Quarian Lady who adores our earthly trend: Punk.
For you Mass Effect aficionados, the shotgun is based on the M-300 Claymore, manufactured by the Krogan. So being able to handle such monster should hint us the badassery of this mischievous lady.

Anyway, the Mass Effect community seems rather quite these days, perhaps I should let out one of my Mass Effect '4' concept art :D

- Bioware and Mass Effect (c)
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AntantaWarrior Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015  New Deviant
Really amazing one!
Tirithek Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015
Oh wow, I just saw a posting of this on Tumblr and had to come express my love for it. This piece is amazing, great work!
nigelr606 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
to many amazing artist 
kaipur Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Nicely done. Tali was always my favorite
colin6969 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
Very Nice !!
DarnellxHall Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
that is one BIG claymore
Hyuga1313 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
This pic is really well done. ^^

Before I read the title, though, I thought this was an alt. outfit for Tali. Damn quarians and their enviro-suits. XD
JarvisValmont Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
I like the skull and crossbones belt-buckle! 
ReaperSlayer05 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
This looks pretty sick. I love the scaling you did too, especially with the claymore, it really shows that it was pretty much made for krogan with the exception of a few badass peeps, like Shala.
ASSKISSER Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
I LOVE IT, Quarians are the best!
Vampireguardian Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
I love your rendition of this quarian! It's so beautifully done.
sincy21 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
Kryptice Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
DTackle59 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
B..E..A utiful! very well done. love it!
Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Student Filmographer
Not even :iconloolplz:
JPHyperX Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Great work and I like the effect on her legs, this is typical mass effect, how I love it! :)
DeepHurting Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
Outstanding! :D
Arcerz Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013

Beautiful Quarianer Girl ;)

QuarianX Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
LOVE it!  its ME  :D
soullesslithium Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
this is amazing,I love it!
Shagliy Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
Beautiful lightning effects!!!

If it's not a secret, which graphic tablet do you use?
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the kind words :D

It's not that much of a secret since the tablet I used is 'standard issue' for digital artists: It's the Wacom Intuos5. If you're planning to get it, it comes in 4 sizes and avoid getting the smallest size (S). The 'medium'(M) size is a good balance between price and usability.

Bamboo is okay for beginners and manga art (linearts), but you can't quite paint with exquisite touches and subtle details, yes the price seems nice being around half the price of Intuos Pro or 5 Medium.
Although the intuos is a godly descent of an investment, so I very much recommend to save up and get that. You will eventually buy the Intuos in the future if you are using the Bamboo then realized it's limitation; so better buy only one tablet for better money spent :thumbsup:  

Shagliy Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
Oh, thank you! I'll take your advice!
PhoenixDemon94 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
god... DAMN! this is one of the best, if not THE best, design for a quarian i've ever seen. i love everything about this. i love the lighting, i love the texture details, i love the background, i love the overall atmosphere, i love the high amount of detail you put into this. Great job. this is just a fantastic picture
milo001 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Amazing work!!
caddman Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Beautiful work! Absolutely stunning...:heart:
Dragaros Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
Simply amazing. Kudos!

Spectacular line work. Amazing colors. The lighting, the attention to detail; the whole composition is lovely. 
melodyofdeaddeanders Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Student General Artist
i think that i want to merry her.. :p
bayzee Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You definitely should!

And this piece is amazing. The skulls feel a bit out of tone to me, but heck, fav goes to you! :)
MaLize Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional Photographer
Great work!
Veleriphon Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I could see a Geth version of the Claymore being carried by a Quarian.  The original Krogan weapon was supposed to be capable of breaking arms of humans, Shepard and those with strength enhancements being the exception.

I think my favorite shotgun had to be the Graal Spike Thrower.  Even the Eviscirator was a better weapon than the Claymore, at least in campaign.

Playing around in ME1, I found the best weapons were the shotguns.  Nothing beat taking down EVERYTHING in that game faster than a few well-placed patterns.
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This very Quarian has a rare talent and genetics that she is able to synchronize her biotic to 'cushion' herself from the monolithic kickback of the Claymore.
Yes, Biotics and Quarians are very rare due to them being on Fleeting ships all the time. I believe she isn't Fleet-born and has biotic training earlier in her life elsewhere. It should explain the fondness of earth culture and un-Quarian-like demeanor. :nod:

Shotguns are awesome! Personally, in ME3 I played as an 'Infiltrator' and required something more 'tactical' and accurate, (playing on PC helpt big time at quick accurate shots), additionally, playing on the most difficult level I didn't haven't the opportunity to really use the shotgun as it exposes Shepard too often. I take your words it's a very satisfying weapon class :D
Veleriphon Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That was the beauty of ME3, no weapons restrictions.  Adept was great for taking down LOTS of enemies quickly.  In that final fights on Earth, I was taking down pairs of Brutes in under twenty seconds.  Mattock with stabilizer and magazine upgrades, AP ammo, and having hit each with a Warp and one with Garrus's Prox Mine.  That was crazy.  I must have done those fights over fifty times for the hell of it.

I barely ever played as an Engineer, since I'm not one for relying on my team to dish out all the major damage.  It's so wired into me to get as much of an army as possible, that I only ever did the Destroy ending once.  Even though the Control option is fairly good, I almost always went for Synthesis.  I loved giving everyone their best possible chance for survival, galaxy-wide.
RhodriT Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
Wrong, wrong, wrong!

Nobody sane puts the barrel of their gun in the dirt, that's just asking for the barrel to be plugged/jammed and for the weapon to explode in your hands/face!

Just saying you should reconsider that part.
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Are you referring to our modern yet primitive gunpowder based weapon or some hypothetical futuristic and intergalactic war-proven weapon that uses plasma energy in which disintegrates any dirt matter at a sub-atomic level?
I'm not a geek or far being a guy of science, surely this weapon isn't that easily prone to catastrophic malfunction is such lame manner.

But of course thanks for sharing with us a life saving precaution when handling any long barrel firearm :thumbsup:  
Although I heard 'squib load' hapens more often than this frontal barrel jam that you mention...
RhodriT Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
I'm referring to firearms in general, not sure how "plasma" or "lasers" would react to this, but in Mass Effect the weapons used a mass accelerated metal slug (any metal would do according to the lore of the first game, just needed a block of it.)

Simply put, the metal slug being fired out of a blocked/jammed barrel would lead to a horrible malfunction of the weapon, simple as that. ^_^
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You mentioned mass accelerated, which means it doesn't use pressure but super instantaneous magnetic waves to accelerate the slug, so pressure build up that consequently led to that 'pipe bomb' like explosion isn't in account.
So not sure about the exploding bit, although if that to occur, I am sure by the looks of the design that they (alien 'weapon manufacturer', and Krogans at at) has overcome much of this design flaw. Look at how fat and rigid that barrel guard! :D
lol why are we having a geeky debate?! ^^;
If I am to agree with you, still the artwork is just for the sakes of aesthetics; the characters seems rebellious and doesn't follow 'protocols' of weapon safety - it just added to the content of the artwork. Only she knows what she is doing :nod:
RhodriT Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
Fair enough, though if you do consider the velocity/speed at which the projectile is accelerated down the barrel, if it were to come into contact with foreign matter, wouldn't you think there would be some negative consequences?

Also yes, art for the sake of art.
macadamstreet Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
i have info about ME4 (by one of the devs himself) ^^ i didnt spoil anything, but its amazing .. cant wait ME4

btw, "SHALA"..hell no , dont forget quarian have long name , you should put name like "SHala vas Rannock" or something like you see ^^

keel'a selai !
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I think this Quarian is kind of rebellious in attitude and likely to refer to herself with a short name. I don't know, I'm just an art maker ;p
Although she's looks interesting and should have more backstory to her. ;D

ME4 or not, it's too early to show the cards right now, the 'story' of this ongoing ME isn't yet structured cohesively, so any concept arts at the moment are too far out the premise and are continuously scrapped.
At least when things settled down there will be accountable 'leaks'
macadamstreet Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
ME4 is on the way , progress good and all ^^
btw, its sure in ME4 we see some quarians and all, its an important part of the ME games itself

((if ME4 appear after the evenment of ME3, then we can be pretty sure to see some quarian without dat outfit ^^))
ArchAngel23 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
Mass Effect 4 Concept Art????........... Don't toy with my emotions please.
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's imminent, the only thing is, are you ready for it? :D
Sounds like an easy question, but to accept the 'new', you have to close the chapter on the 'old'; and the 'old' is that massive universe that spans across the fabric of the fandom. Not sure they are willing to let go and 'undo' all of their dedication and hardwork.

 Btw, thanks for dropping by! :w00t:
ArchAngel23 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
dejame pensar..., I can safely say yes, it's gonna be hard but yes, I can only hope it doesn't suck and that it ends well.

And you're welcome.:happybounce: 
MillianaMoonwalll Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
very nice
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for dropping by! :w00t:
Meckruco Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
daaaaaaaaamn thats based off the m-300.... how does it not break her arms..

looks awesome by the way.
Lozel-Da-Artist Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
Just... amazing.... How do you do it?
Topkicker26 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty badass :la:
Xionice Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Professional Filmographer
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