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W00t! Finished! Replaced the old image with this. I was kinda rushing through this piece while I'm the only one at home. I already have a hard time justifying why I constantly draw people making out, I could never have explained this. lol.

A few notes on this piece. I had wanted to make it PG but the boob wanted out! Also, I have no idea what a Turian looks like without armor, so I made it up. I figured they'd be somewhat like a tricked out Ninja Turtle. And let's pretend that Garrus used the upgraded med-bay to get rid of his scars. :p

I was listening to Tom McRae, particularly this song [link] , while painting this. It seemed to fit.

Mass Effect and its characters © Bioware
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AlienLover123 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016
Beautiful artwork.  I am totally in love with it! Love 
leonkaonka Featured By Owner May 13, 2016
Amazing :)
Kamria Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Wow amazing work!! The lighting and mood is absolutely perfect! I'm so in love :love:
dblood42 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015
Wow! It's really great!
Jimperbam Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015
I think this should replace all the world's nations' flags.
drifterknight7 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015
I definitely pretend it, like you say, as I really like believing that to be the case since the beginning. It's so lovely! The thought of Shepard and Garrus both being able to exclusively employ facial regeneration at the med bay station. Totally headcanon. Heart 

I like the anatomy you gave Garrus. It's really nice turian concept. Beautiful piece!
sun-stone Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist
This is so adorable. I imagine they're both not quite sure what to do next. ^_^
CarlaNatalie Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
B E A U T I F U L.
Matt561 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Savor the last shot before you pop the heatsink
ToNyEmBlEy Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional Writer
Honestly, the thing that stands out the most in this piece (IMO) is the eye contact. They almost seem somewhat nervous or shy but the scene expresses otherwise. All the emotion and feelings that need be aid or found can be easily located in eyes as well.

It's an amazingly intimate piece and really captures the moment and the personifies its Title (Calm Before the Storm).

Keep up the amazing work

P.S. I Love Nara as well. ;) cant wait for the update
JulesElyot Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful. Just brilliant :heart:
Lost-in-Hogwarts Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Cute. :)
Raydis Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
And then came the chafing...

Excellent piece
Akeliana Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
just.....ahhhh *Q*
Ashynioki Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Shepard is so cute. I love the way she's looking at Garrus!
VesuviusValentine Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
That of the most romantic things i've ever seen.
vanduobones Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Student Interface Designer
gosh...this is just wonderful! i absolutely love the colours and the lighting, even the expressions are lovely to look at.
bravo!! :3
reban Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
That is THE MOST sensual look on Shephard's face... And you can see tenderness in Garrus' eyes, amirite?

(srsly your Shep is so sexy I might just jump in between them and ask if there is room for one more...)
Erikonil Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely picture, the lighting is fantastic.
Dark-Feanix Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
As someone who romanced Garrus on his first playthrough of Mass Effect 2, let me just say: Love it! It's very... simply done? Does that make sense? Simple is good, by the way. It's not over the top or anything.
nquam7 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
There is something very tranquil and sweet about this, and personally i think you did a good job at making up Turian biology (everything belong the neck I mean) I just home Shepard doesn't hurt herself on that chest hook...that looks nasty :D
TheDevilReborn Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
I think you have done a very sweet picec of art here.
Good job!
NIELSPETERDEJONG Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
Veeeeery sexy! :3 I love how this came out! XD
Cait16 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
You did a very wonderful improvision for Garrus! It looks great!
Rana-E Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Student General Artist
This is so beautiful!! GOSH!
Nefelem Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
Great work! You make a good point, why didn't he use the med bay upgrade too? Also, ME2 should have had more wierd alien sex, like the first one! hehe
AkatsukiChild Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
Alien Sex FTW!
artzfreak Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
NightEpitaph Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
your art is amazing and beautiful, even tho they are nude, i simply get this feeling of purity and deep trust. this is amazing. good job =3
Omega-Knight01 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
That is so sweet, great job this was my paring in Mass Effect 2. Garrus is sooooo good looking
Sythgara Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
love the lighting, love the expressions
Kasanra Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Hobbyist
The scars are only on one side aren't they? Why not just flip the pic?

This is awesome.
DOWModder Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Ahhhh! How beautiful! Damn why - WHY BioWare didn`t do the same in the game?! Bastards!

Your Shepard is very beautiful and Garrus is also very well drawn, I like his chest spikes and franchy back!
001-JeSter-100 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh god! I love it!! :3
WeirdoQueen Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
that's actually not too far off for a turian, based on the concept art.
ZGM-ZGM Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
This should be ME cannon. XD
neuropathology Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
You did well! Here's a Turian without armor: [link]
Ramzes9999 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
This... is... probably the best turian I've ever seen. He looks great! And it's really big compliment because I am pro-human/racist/cerberus type :P One question: where are all fishes?
obinaka Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
How did I JUST find this? And through Google images no less?
yukidamarr Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
This is awesome, but I love it that much more since she looks like my Shep xD Garrus <3
lucidmediums Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I always come back and look at this piece when I am on DA, it is very beautiful and extremely drawing.
Lamina-aka-Blackwolf Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Soooo pretty . . . The light effects of the aquarium, ah, uh...Oh god I can't express awesomeness ! XD &&Ahhh the mystery of Turian nakedness . . . Aaand of these ' Turian women ' . If we don't see any in ME3, I'll call 'em a myth. And will call Garrus a liar and a virgin.

'' But - What? NO! I SWEAR! There are females ! She had reach and all, I swear ! D8 ''

XD *delirium* Ehh. Great job ! Gaw you rock. Now where's that dayum subscription button?! *dashes off*
nomoretears805 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
Never played Mass Effect, but I find this pic to be awesome! :D
LordBloodySoul Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So cool! :clap:

Garrus! :iconx3v2plz: So adorable and smexy :love:
Grendich Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Student General Artist
I LOVE GARRUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HE'S AWSOME!!!!!
jiggermole Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
fukin amazing. I LOVE THIS ONE. Honestly I really do. I really enjoy the expression you have on fem shepard's face. It sets the whole mood especially since I've done one playthrough with this Paramour. I would have commented on no scarring but I see you addressed that.

Thank you for the beutiful work.
Tanni-chan Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist
I've never played the game...(probably shouldx) ) But this pic is so wonderful!!:heart:
NeverAnArtistEver Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow...This Is Perfect xD
SophiaXRose Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
Very beautiful. You are an amazing artist.
phoenixandashes Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work! I love how you've done Garrus, he looks amazing :)
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