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I Wish Shepard Were Here by humans-R-superior I Wish Shepard Were Here by humans-R-superior
"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. :P

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. :D I already have my next idea planned for them. Here's hoping it goes well. Anyway! Hope you guys like. :)

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TheDarkCorvus Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
very good 
Axwi Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
This is great! ^_^

The log could be taken in from different view points, though I'm sure some of us Tali/Shepard fans take the "I wish Shepard were here." as hints that she was expressing her feelings about him. Of course, with a game like Mass Effect allows a lot of freedom with our imaginations.
humans-R-superior Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

And yeah, it could def go either way, which is one of the great things about the series.  But when I played it as dude!Shep I definitely saw it as coming from a more shippy place for Tali.  :)  Thus, the drawing.  xD 
Axxaxxin Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Excellent work! Tali melted my feels when she said this. T_T
artyom2013 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
humans-R-superior Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know she did for me too! Thank you I'm glad you like it. :)
EmperorIke Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
That log always gives me goosebumps.

"I'mma comin', Taliiiiiii!"

Zombiebaile Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's an awesome picture... Good work. I do see the problem. It seems as the though the proportions are a little off. Like his head looks a tad to small for his body.
humans-R-superior Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Too small?? Aaahh! Noes. D: Well, the critique I got was that it's too far over to the right, like it's not lined up with his body properly. Either way at this point it's too late to do anything about it without majorly hacking into the picture. I'll just have to keep it in mind for future projects and try to improve. :P Good to know it's not just one person telling me there's something off, though. Still, I'm glad you like it regardless and found it worthy of a fav. :) Thank you!
Zombiebaile Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem, it's a good picture.
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