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Mass Effect3: Finish the Fight by Arkis Mass Effect3: Finish the Fight by Arkis
Commander Shepard is ready for Mass Effect 3. Are you?

Seriously, I've never geeked-out about a video game as much as I do for the Mass Effect series. And it gives me a fun subject for practicing. Win win? Still this took waaaaaaay longer than it should (and I nearly put my fist through my computer several times. Damn you Photoshop!)

Anyshwoo, since my last ME fanart seemed to go over well, I decided to crack another. Hope you like! Comments and critiques welcome, Thanks!

Photoshop Elements, somewhere between 8-10 hours (blegh)

*EDIT* So after some helpful critiques (thanks guys!) I went back and re-worked the image, mainly fixing some anatomy issues (ie. his arm and hands...). I think this one is much better. Thanks for the help!
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Bosmeroya Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2017
This is to date one of my favorite renditions of Shepard.
nishagandhi Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist…
featured on my blog here :)
Admiral-Hackett Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
"Warriors of the Alliance! Today we become legends. Today we become gods. Today we drive your foe from our home. Today we will be victories. Lets finish the fight. Hackett Out." I salute you! I salute you!   
Shellsock Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015
That's what the final speech should have been!
Admiral-Hackett Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015
damn right
KingKryptor Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Man, this is badass! Nice work!
Neffin Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist
amazing Work!
addzero Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
finishing the fight...hey wait that's not Master Chief.
What kind of futuristic FPS is this tomfoolery?
Shadowheartlight Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
Stoic and an amazing job with the colors.
that1dude0092 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
"We got a new contact, unknown classification!"
"It aint one of ours. Take it out"
"This Commander Shepard of the Normandy. Can anyone hear me, Over!"
"Isolate that signal! Commander Shepard, would you mind telling what your doing in a Cerberus Ship?"
"Sir, Taking back Earth!"
matt67potter Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
admiral hackett: commander shepard mind telling my why your on that reapper

commander shepard: sir finishing this fight
Neytiri789 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Very nice !!!
DeadlyNinja Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Browncoat1969 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
This is pure awesomeness

25 Hours left!!.
EvilShepard Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
Awesome work, keep it up!
NickShepard117 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
Hope that happens in the game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MACKFLAK Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
Haha, Awesome Alliance Recruiting Pic
Tavia-chan Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
Your lovely work has been featured here: [link]
alorix Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
I feel like this should have more. Like, the Reapers the ships are firing at.
PrimeShift01 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Just CANT get more badass than Shepard......yea thats right.. I said it!!! love this work.
2Spark Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
You know all Shepard really needs as a squad mate is just Master Chief himself.
Avendus-VII Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is an amazing picture!
Dagoth11 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Crysis Effect
xsoulxreaperx88 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
I don't know why I didn't already have this in my favs....I am totally ashamed of myself :ashamed:
INKWISITOR1 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
epic....just epic)
Vader999 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
Looks like Master Chief John Shepard 117 is ready for duty........
PaladinMagnus Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
You can fight like a krogan, run like leopard but you'll never be better than Commander Sheperd!
DarthRalek Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
The sheer epicness of this art is overwhelming.
twimoonclips Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
This is in Comic-Con Mass Effect Artshow, right? :D This is epic man! *giggles*
Below-Depth Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm certainly not ready for it. The Reapers scare the hell out of me. Doesn't mean I won't fight though. I'll be defiant to the end.
InexperiencedDeviant Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Master Chief much? Needless to say, pure skill.
Arkis Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha shhh!
starry-aurora Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
Wow this is absolutely amazing!! I really like the colours and the disposition of Shepard.
Also, I totally agree on the geeking out part- I've never been so enthusiastic about a game before!
Anyways, well done :)
SirNekanv Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful work Love and fav
McMa2244 Featured By Owner May 3, 2011

People do crazy things when they're in love :heart::heart::heart::heart:
Lostoverlord Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
Hackett: Any sign of the Commander?
*Shepard regains conciousness*
Joker: Negative sir, I think we lost him!
Shepard: *gets up, puts on helmet and grabs discarded assault rifle* Not yet...


Sorry, that's just what I hear when I see this image.
I love it. Shepard is really gonna have his work cut out for him in Number 3 - in fact I wouldn't be surprised if he died... as much as it saddens me to say... - Well - maybe not died, but collapsed or fell unconcious or something and its left for the player to decide whether or not he's still alive.... some cliffhanger like that.
OMGANIOMG Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
Bioware in general is freaking amazing. I geeked out when i got the pre-order for Dragon Age 2 (I never get pre orders and i love that i get an extra sword!)
Shepard-17 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist
Shepard looks like a Spartan. Though this is really cool.
IndigoWolfe Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011   Digital Artist
"They let me pick. Did I ever tell you that? Choose whichever Spectre I wanted. You know me, I did my research --watched as you became the soldier we needed you to be. Like the others you were swift and strong and brave. But you had something they didn't, something no one else saw, but me. Can you guess?

PrototypeB Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Shepard doesn't need luck, just a kick ass fanbase. :P
IndigoWolfe Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011   Digital Artist
You're missing the point.
PrototypeB Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol my bad.
InvaderCaim Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
tbh this game and elder scrolls 5 are the only two games I WANT this year :3
DeadlyNinja Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
adore it :O
MasterArt40000 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
Finish the fight is that a Halo 3 reference
StarMarine Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
Awesome! I love the armor!
Arkis Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! That was the most fun.
StarksWolfpack Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
Fight for mother earth
Arkis Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Drakkinstorm Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011

I think people already commented regarding the arms, something's amiss there, and there's surely some problems with the rest (the left leg looks a bit weird).
However, brilliant poster!! Love it, great lighting, great mood.
You should put typography and the title in it, would look perfect.
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