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Commander Shepard Doubts by Gigi-FenixPhoenix Commander Shepard Doubts by Gigi-FenixPhoenix
So, finally I did it! I've been meaning to draw Commander Shepard of the game Mass Effect for a long time, but I was daunted. It's a game I love so much, that I didn't want to screw up my tribute.

I also wanted to have Shepard in a bleak mood. ME3 is the game where Shepard starts to question herself and her ability to lead the war. So I chose to have her in her dream background, which already seems desolate and colorless. Ashes raining down and Javik's words ringing in her head. I also added some scars because, no matter what you did, in ME3 you had to embrace your renegade side.

Shepard will forever be one of my favorite characters. So thank you bioware for creating such a memorable game.

EDIT:
*I fixed the red stripped in the armor, which made the arm look weird. The arm is pressing down on her leg and tilted inwards, so the strip should move inwards as well. :)

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Shepard Series
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Commander Shepard -- Doubt
[link] Commander Shepard -- Resolution
[link] Commander Shepard --Synthesis
[link] Commander Shepard --Destroy
[link] Commander Shepard --Control
Commander Shepard --Peace
[link] Commander Shepard --Regrets
[link] Commander Shepard -- Refusal

BONUS:
[link] Wallpaper

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The Shepard Files
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*the first link would be the fanfic, the second the image that goes with it

[ONE] Colonist [link] [link]
[TWO] Colonist/Sole Survivor [link] [link]

[THREE] Spacer
[FOUR] Spacer/Ruthless

[FIVE] Earthborn
[SIX] Earthborn/War Hero

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Lanca226 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
Oh! I never made the connection between the dream sequences and Javiks conversations. But Shepard literally is standing in the ashes of those that died before him/her. Javik really does provide a lot of insight into the games themes ....


Nice deviation.
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Gigi-FenixPhoenix Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
Thanks! I agree, too bad Javik was DLC because a lot of people missed his input. He seemed so important to understanding the past lore, that he should have been part of the game from the beginning (meaning not DLC).
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hunterXIII Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Student
Shepard wonders that if she DOES manage to stop the Reapers, if there will be anyone left that she has saved
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Gigi-FenixPhoenix Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
And she dreads the thought
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halomom86 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
YES! Exactly what I think is going on in femsheps head!   sorry for excitement, it's just so beautifully sad!
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Gigi-FenixPhoenix Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
Thank you! I still love that scene, where she loses the Asari homeword and she leans on the wall, utterly defeated, possibly blaming herself for the failure. Such a strong character being show in a moment of vulnerability... made her human for me.
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DreamSeeker13 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
The grays and desolation are a visual form of doubt itself. I'm finding myself speechless, unable to put to words how you've captured the feeling doubt here. I can feel the weight of it.

There's not much more can say. I'm sorry. I wish I could say more, but damn, girl. Beautifully done.
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Gigi-FenixPhoenix Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
Thank you for your kind words! I do hope you get the opportunity to play it! It's awesome!
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Aneksunamun Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
Very touching. She looks like the sadness itself in flesh.
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Gigi-FenixPhoenix Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
Thank you! I always loved that the games didn't make her a perfect fictional character. Shepard was able to crumble and doubt herself, making her real. We've all been there, maybe not in comparable odds, but the attention to detail in regards to human nature was appreciated!
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