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Journal Entry: Sun Nov 27, 2011, 12:11 PM
Provisions for use.

These references are provided with permission from BioWare under provisions as listed below. Please note: I am in no way affiliated with BioWare or EA.

  1. Copyright cannot be assumed over anything created from usage of the reference images (BioWare owns the copyrights to the characters).
  2. No commerce. People cannot sell or profit from the images or works based on them – not even for charity (it tends to get very complicated very quickly)
  3. BioWare must be credited as the copyright holder for the reference images , this holds true for derivative works as well though (things created based on the references provided).
  4. You can’t represent yourself as a BioWare or EA employee, agent or representative.

#1, #2, #3 should be noted by everyone using these images (#2 doesn't mean that BioWare couldn't pay you for an idea and use it themselves, though.)

Some time ago, I created a tumblr account (which can be found here).  I'm not sure if I will ever get around to posting anything in it (or figuring out how to use it), but if anyone wants to make requests there, feel free to do so.

Characters (Generic or nameless):

Characters (Plot or named NPCs):

Characters (Protagonist/Squadmates):


Enemies - Cerberus

Enemies - Reaperised

Multiplayer - Characters

Multiplayer - Weapons



Weapons (Heavy):

Weapons (Melee/Omni-tool):

Weapons (Standard):

There may be others not currently listed.  You can search the reference gallery if you can't find what you're looking for here.  Please note that if you can't find something after searching for it, you can always make a request.

Unused in-game ship models can be found here.

The Mass Effect font can be found here.

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A library of Mass Effect references. Please note that all of these models are made, and owned, by BioWare/EA.

You are free to use them however you want.
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111 points giveaway!The winner:

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 9:59 AM
Hello, sweeties (:

Ornaments by naked-in-the-rain

Sending huggies again while doing some fashion experiments with a skirt I found in my closet :giggle:

I also joined so if you have any questions (photography and non photography related), you can ask me here:
I decided to make someone smile again by giving one lucky deviant 111 points.

All you have to do to participate is:

:+fav: fav this journal
well, that's it :giggle:

You don't have to visit my gallery nor watch me, but if you do, thank you :heart:

I will pick the winner with a little help of and announce it in this journal on 23rd January around 5pm (GMT+1) (:

Have fun :la:


+ random from my gallery:
Rapunzel by naked-in-the-rain
Snow Kingdom by naked-in-the-rainTen tousand fireflies by naked-in-the-rain

Thank you everyone for participating (:
The winner is

Congrats and enjoy your points :heart:

*naked-in-the-rain giving away 111 :points:
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Hello, lovelies (:

Since it's summer and the school is over for some people (*yay*) I guess everyone will find a little bit more time for deviantart.
That's why I decided to make some of our lovely deviants happy by giving them a premium membership and points :aww:

All you have to do:

fav this journal in order to participate and voila!

(*faving this journal is needed just so I can know who's entering the contest. Counting each comment would be a hard job
*the prize can't be transferred to someone else's account)

The prizes:

- 3 month premium membership
- 3 month premium membership

The 2 lucky winners will be chosen by generator.

update* deadline:  8th July, 2012.

Don't forget to tell your friends so they can participate too :happybounce:

Good luck and xo

The Winners:

Two lucky people who picked are


:iconlucky88duck: and :iconpineap:

Congrats, guys!
Also, thank you all for participating. I am glad this giveaway has been very popular and many deviants entered.
See you soon in the next contest :la:

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IMPORTANT update: I hope I'm not breaking any rules by organizing this giveaway contest. I sent a question to ask people in charge is this allowed after getting a note from one of the deviants.
This is a giveaway. I don't ask anything in return. I just wanted to be fair and give a chance to people who might have never had a premium membership to get one as a gift.

If being kind and generous will get me banned, someone please tell me.

Thank you

I've always disliked the term "talented".

It implies that things come to you naturally and without any effort, while in reality the people that are considered extremely talented rarely get to the top without any practice. And the 'rarely' is an understatement. I've never seen anyone reach the top without effort. Not ever. I dislike how 'not having talent' is often used as an excuse for not being good at something, while in reality the only real reason that keeps people from accomplishing things is not working hard enough for it. And sure, not working hard enough can have its reasons. Very valid reasons like having different priority's in life, not having enough time next to your school, job or family life, or even battling an illness. It doesn't change the fact that you're capable of doing it. 

I always tend to compare art (or any craft in that matter) with running a marathon. Anyone that's not severely handicapped could run a marathon, but it takes a lot of dedication and hard work. Professional marathon runners are training for months, if not years. They dedicate a huge amount of their time to running, even if it means they have to cancel other appointments because they need to train. They're often left exhausted after their big run -- meaning it doesn't come easily for them either
Why will some people run a marathon and others will never do it? It's because some people care and others don't. 

Art is no different from running. Motivation is key here. 
The reason why most artists are good at art, is because they practiced. Sure, some people have a genetic predisposition. They might be born a bit more creative, have a better hand-eye coordination, or sharper senses that allow them to see and feel more than the average human. Kids like those like often like to do art in their early years. They're good at it, are praised for it by their teachers and parents, and the boost in self esteem that comes with that might keep them drawing for years. This opposed to the people that don't have that genetic predisposition. All they see it how bad they do in comparison to their classmates, and eventually that often discourages them to quit doing art. Both of them could make an amazing artwork if they really set their minds to it, though.

Drawing, writing, and all other forms or art are learned skills. Nobody knows how to draw the minute they are born. Hell, most kids under 5 years old haven't even learned how to write. 
In our early years we learn a lot of things, and the way we're build has a lot to do with how we develop. By praise and comparison with classmates we'll soon learn to distinguish between activity's we like and we don't like. Because what kid doesn't like to be praised for something he does well? We learn to invest in the activity's we like, and set aside those activity's we don't like. The kid that was praised for his beautiful art is likely to keep drawing during his teenage and adult years. The kid that was bad at doing art quit doing art after grade school and invests his time in doing something he's better at. 

It's said that any craft can be done reasonably good when spend enough hours doing it, and we start accumulating these 'hours' very early already.
By the time we reach adulthood there's a huge gap between the person that kept drawing all through high school and the person that quit drawing after kindergarten because he didn't believe he was any good at it. And this is the point where some people are perceived as talented and others are not. In reality it doesn't have to do so much with talent, but more with a huge gap in skill.

Do I rule out natural talent entirely with this? No... I don't think it's that simple.
There are genetics at work. Some people are more intelligent than others and learn with more ease. Some people have body's and brains that are better adjusted for certain tasks. Some people need 10.000 hours to master a certain craft, while others need a bit more. Just like anyone could run a marathon, but not everybody could do it in record time. The same thing goes for art. Not everybody can become an truly outstanding artist, but most people will be able to do some really amazing work with the right amount of practice. 

You just need to keep yourself motivated. 
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