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Mass Effect 3 Teaser Wallpaper

Generally this piece was inspired by the...conversation with Sovereign. Yes, yes in order to create this fan art I had to return to the first part of ME :)
Basically the goal was to create the teaser looking wallpaper where I tried to make Shepard more...human. So looking at his face you can see anger, helplessness, confusion, fear. Whatever he looks at and whatever lies before him is unknown and that is what generates all those emotions he has and eagers the viewer the see it in actual game.
I wanted to put him in a situation where there are no easy choices and he doesn't have ready answers. In my vision Shepard is about to suffer for humanity (but not by dying as that would be too easy). Actually I think it would be cool to have an ending in which there are no decorations, no solemn speeches, no victory celebration(s). Bitter ending where Shepard must sell his soul in some way in order to save humanity (if it is even possible). I guess that would be much more interesting then yet-another-hero-in-galaxy finale. So in this last act the focus is on him since the trilogy is Shepard's story after all.

I also focused on N7 emblem which is dripping with Shepard's blood and rain. I thought of giving it more symbolic suffering and fight meaning.

If you want to you can check out this phenomenal track which helped me to create this artwork. It is called "Ancient City" and was created by Michael Land. It comes from a from breathtaking soundtrack of forgotten game called "The Dig". [link]

As for the technical aspects. A few background elements were overpainted. The image was revised several times as I wasn't content with the final result. One time the artwork looked too corny and had numeous errors, the other time it wasn't appealing enough. I allowed myself to play with an armor and a gun a bit. I thought of a combination between default and collectors' armor. Also the rifle carried by Shepard is running with dirt and mud. Of course a huge number of ME2 screenshots were used as reference as well as some textures to give more believeablitiy. Just like on previous arts I did not use any 3d software neither for modeling Shepard nor for "setting up" the scene.

The original size is over 6000x4000 pixels
This is the fan and"skills-showing" portfolio art, so no copyright infringement was intended.
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aka700's avatar
When I first saw your paintings of Mass Effect characters, I thought they were official pictures released by Bioware. You really did a fantastic job :)
markoatonc's avatar
I don't get it. I am watching you for some time already, but only now it occurred to me that you wrote here "The original size is over 6000x4000 pixels". So, Where is original, if it is at all possible got get it.

Ps. "Patryk Olejniczak"...   Jesteś z Polski?
Actinbad's avatar
This is amazing!!! You really hit the emotion on the head. "There is a realm of existence so far beyond your own you can not even imagine it. I am beyond your comprehension. I am Sovereign!"..."Your threats are as empty as your future. This exchange is over." Sometimes i go back to Mass Effect 1 to play Virmire. If I could make one huge request. Please some more femsheps like the e3 wallpaper you made:)))
this is just f....n pro dude
Deemonef's avatar
This was my Desktopbackground for almost five months:)
FellerofWinds's avatar
Well, your description for this shepards ending was pretty spot on with the actual ending. Good work!
eburel506's avatar
(Jaw drops to the floor) This is amazing!
XxWafiqah's avatar
This is just fantastic. I love the colours and the lighting is superb :wow:
alysarver's avatar
wow, all of these are so beautiful !
ArteSusanna's avatar
My goodness, this is marvelous! I love how detailed his armor is and the lighting is absolutely superb! :D
Omilophile's avatar
This is beautiful. It looks very gritty and intense. Thanks for sharing it!
Brilliant , just brilliant! awesome skills! Very impressive work , i made same wallpaper based on yours cause it's coolest wallpaper of Mass Effect 3 , also added helmet... [link]
FuzzehWuzz's avatar
Well I'll be damned, I love it, but not for a wallpaper.
Can you get the original size wallapper is 6000x4000 pixels? Or 1080p wallpaper without logo ME3?
Novenir's avatar
a bit late to comment on this but looks really good,especially the suit and as i have beat mass effect 3 i can say that your prediction was exactly right shepard suffered and so did bioware after everyone saw the ending
Kypres's avatar
Beautiful. And, the song suits it perfectly - very moving.
Deviss-SOA's avatar
It kinda looks like part of his face is decaying... Maybe it's just me o.O

Great though!
sonicpower23's avatar
I honestly hope Bioware uses some of your art for the upcoming movies.
KingBeezyB's avatar
all of your work is amazing!! :)
ultrazzurri07's avatar
semplicemente meraviglioso
Jazz117Volkov's avatar
The pipes to the lower sides remind me of something from Matrix.
You never cease to amaze.
Pac-Pacman's avatar
i want to play Mass Effect 3, now!! Dx
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