"So much space, walls of stone... It's amazing. I wish my friends could see it. I wish Shepard were here."
I know there wasn't actually a hologram/image of Tali during that log entry, but that's the line that gave me this initial idea. Actually, it'd been so long since I'd played the game that I thought there was a holo image of her, and upon a recent playthrough discovered there wasn't. D'oh! But I was set on making this happen regardless, so there you have it. It can be that line, or the actual conversation later from in game, or your own situation entirely that you'd like to imagine.
This took 5 days, roughly, and I used 5 different references. 3 for Shepard, 1 for Tali, and 1 for the background. I've been told the perspective on Shepard looks off (mainly his head in relation to his body) but after staring at it for so long I admit I don't quite see it. But if that's the case, then, oops, and I'll have to keep that in mind for the future. Maybe when I look at this again in a week I'll see it.
Aside from that though I have to say I'm really extremely happy with how this came out! I hope to start doing more of these images that are more of my own, rather than just drawing exactly what I see. And more Shepard/Tali, of course.
I already have my next idea planned for them. Here's hoping it goes well. Anyway! Hope you guys like.