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Mass Effect - After the Reaper by ghostfire Mass Effect - After the Reaper by ghostfire
(Garrus Vakarian and my custom build female Shepard from the game Mass Effect 2, for those of you coming in who don't know the source.)

Colonist, sole survivor, vanguard, full paragon... (All on PC - I haven't dusted off the 360 in months.) After not having played the first game when it came out, when ME2 came out, I played both back to back for about 70 hours of great times. I think my proudest moment was bum rushing Harbinger. It was a thing of beauty.

As much as I love femShep/Garrus, I have every intention of producing some Shepard/Tali in the future. And Mordin, Wrex, Legion, Liara... Also, Joker/Kelly. Really, there's very little I'm not inspired by with this series.

And yes, I have seen the single piece of concept art of a nude turian. Until we see one in the game, I'm going with it being just that - a concept. Why the smooth collar ring when everything else we see is scale or segment-like? I'll have to upload my own idea at some point.

My other Mass Effect art - Tali, Mordin, etc!
Mass Effect: Tali's Reflection by ghostfire Mass Effect - A Distance Erased by ghostfire Mass Effect Andromeda - Heir of Freedom by ghostfire Something to Fight For by ghostfire

Mature Content

ME: Nude Turian Concepts by ghostfire
Mass Effect: The Ashes of Menae by ghostfire

Many of the pieces from this gallery are available as prints on my website at or specifically at the ghostfire market.
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Mass Effect - After the Reaper by *ghostfire The suggester says:"The sheer mastery of emotion with these two seems to flow beyond the edges of the picture and right into your own heart." ( Suggested by Niraven and Featured by elicoronel16 )
ayashi77 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2018
My friend bought me this print at a con because he knew how much I love this couple. Hopefully I'll get it farmed soon 💜
JohnSpartan1982 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018
This is romanatic
robloxfan200000 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017  Student Filmographer
???U WOT M8?  (Foxy Chat Icon) 
Ky-th Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I remember some time ago Jennifer Hale herself tweeted this! not enough words to describe this piece, I love it way too much 
ghostfire Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I remember that! I had her sign my largest print of it at Connecticon.
lovelykotori Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is so beautiful <3
Darknessangel92 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016
very beautiful Love 
I love Garrus Heart 
SuiGeneris-Art Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Professional General Artist
So glad to have met you at Otakon! Love this piece and glad I was able to purchase it in person!
NaniWrite Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Love this so much.
AlienLover123 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016
Sweet pic!  I totally love it! Love 
ranna-law Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016
I'm replaying the ME series and I'm falling in love with Garrus all over again. Excellent pic! Love it!
AdmiralMacLoud Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2016
There should be a MShep/Tali version of this as well. I'm a Shakarian and Talimancer fan!
ghostfire Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Mass Effect - Pick up the Pieces by ghostfire
This is amazing!! I love it!
Deviant258 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015
Garrus made out of stone
DigiPhic Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
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TheMythicalMenagerie Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Just love this scene and your art style!
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KurtGArt Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
My wife and I bought this one (her romance in the game) and the Shep/Tali (which was mine) and could not be happier with the prints. They go wonderfully with the painting I did of the Mass Effect-Final Supper that I did. Our wall of Mass Effect is coming along nicely thanks to you
poison121 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have to say I love this. Garrus and female shepard? I think yes xD
Canderou Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
I got to admit, the Garrus romance was pretty interesting, man too bad Bioware couldn't had this as a ending for Garrus Romancers. Anyway nice work
ashnichole17 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I purchased this at Anime USA in DC this year and I am so happy I found your booth. I joined deviant art around the time when I first began playing the Mass Effect series and this was one of the first pieces with Garrus and Shepard I found on deviant art. I love having this print sit on my bookcase where I can see it. Thank you again for this print and I cannot wait to purchase more!
ayashi77 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
Super happy my friend got this and another picture for me at AUSA :heart: I'm a very happy fangirl!!
Hope to see you at another con to buy more!
Serendiipitii Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
My most favorite piece on Garrus and Shepard, oh my heart ..
Deemonef Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My absolutly favorite Shakarian art:love:
trackles Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
totally love this one.
Randomman96 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
Well, I notice that your Shepard has DEEP emotional scars, with the Sole Survivor and Colonist background.
yunamoonflower Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This is one of my favorite Shakarian painting, I can stare at this for hours, is very emotive and sweet, perfect for this couple. Great job!
Hinata1313 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just wow... the scales, the skin, the emotions... great!
Soulfire117 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
Ok, so I just finished my very first playthrough of the ME trilogy, and I thought the first game really pushed you into romancing with Kaidan, so I did. I found out you could romance with Garrus and I totally freaked out! But I wanted to stay true to Kaidan (that's just how I'm built), so I passed up the option. I loved the great friendship that Garrus and I developed! It was like my Femshep loved Kaidan, but I, as the outside player, fell in love with Garrus. I totally did. And then I saw this pic, and oh my gosh! Woah. This pic is SO AMAZING. It captures all the tenderness that I would expect from this couple. I love it! It's my favorite picture ever! I love the other Shekarian art, but I always come back to this one. Because wow. And I seriously think Bioware should hire you as one of their graphic artists. Because your skill level is through the roof! Absolutely amazing. Ok, I'll stop gushing now. Wow. So good.
DaanVakarian Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
One of the best i ever seen ;O
GoldenWingedAngel Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
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leonkaonka Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
It's so cute picture :-)
Tonko Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I haven't seen the concept art of the nude turian, but I love this take on it. 
mivpus Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Damn... she is just gorgeous! You are simply amazing at this.
4evergarrus Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
llove it
Vaerijach Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
They're perfect.
compo1 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I like the concept of Garrus's body. You did a pretty good job. The games are awesome for sure!
donnerfox Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
this is really great! I just romanced my femshep with garrus and it was cool
WanderingSketch Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Cute ^^
casadrat06 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Omg.... omgomgomg... <3 Please tell me you will bring these prints to cons?

Love me some femShep/Garrus. ^^
Bought this print at AB and loving every second of this beautiful work
frost29 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Is that officialy what they look like under their armor? If not it should be! It looks great.
ErraticHippie Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is, by far, the most beautiful picture I have ever seen of a Garrus/Shepard moment. Ever.

It's inspired me so much. You have no idea.

May I use this image to build a windows 7 theme (specifically, the start menu image[s])? I will give you credit, of course, and, if it is all right, I'd like to post the completed theme here, on DA, for others to use.

Please, direct any response/questions to my email, if you can. I'm not too sure on how notifications work here.

Thank you for sharing this amazing piece of art.
Vanessalisa Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
so that's what it looks like when he's shirtless
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