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Mass Effect 3: Commander Shepard Promotional Art



*UPDATE 3: For those interested, you can now see the instructional video for this piece, explaining my thought process, technical tricks, stylistic choices.

*UPDATE 2: Now on EGMnow!

*UPDATE 1: I realized that the full res image wasn't available for should be now!


Hi everyone!

In anticipation for Bioware and Electronic Arts's upcoming release, Mass Effect 3, I created this promotional piece.

Overall, this video took 14 hours to paint (one of my lengthier pieces) and was a real pleasure to work on.

Head over to for more info on the piece, as well as a full resolution image for download.

If you enjoyed the video, make sure to 'like' it and 'subscribe' to my channel where more of my work can be seen.

Talk to you soon,

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TreeWyrm's avatar

I've just shared your speedpaint video on my Facebook page 'Mass Effect Female Shepard'. I'd love to add the artwork to the page's albums too (where I can more permanently add a link to your original here, plus a link to your speedpaint video), but I'd like to ask your permission first as some artists are quite rightly strict about controlling where they want their stuff to be posted.

Let me know if this would be OK.

It's really gritty piece of artwork and I'm always on the look out for works that are like that. You've put so much attention into the background, it's a really eye-catching piece. The glow around the omniblade is also really well done.

Anyway I'd love to add it to our albums with your permission.