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A Future for the Krogan by AndrewRyanArt A Future for the Krogan by AndrewRyanArt
Wow the extended cut was just announced hours ago and I'm super excited, posting this piece to mark the occasion.

Link to the Tuchunka music that inspired me to do this piece: [link] thanks to the user who found it for me. That music plays on the curing genophage mission when Shepard emerges from the tunnels to see green on Tuchunka for the first time. It was a powerful moment from the last game that stayed with me.

So in this alternate future, some time after the ending to ME3, the Krogan are gifted cloned Kakliosaurs by the salarians as a gesture of goodwill and a parade is held on Tuchunka to celebrate the curing of the genophage and a move towards more peaceful relations between the salarians/turians and Krogan.
Wrex is holding his kid named after Mordin while the salarian scientist who cloned the kakliosaurs walks alongside. Grunt leads to the left with some members of Aralakh company and Eve is of course in the center because females are now running the show and keeping peace.

For anyone who doesn't remember what kakliosaurs are they were an animal species on Tuchunka that went extinct and there is a side quest on the citadel to give a kakliosaur skull to a salarian scientist for possible cloning/research purposes. There are also paintings of Krogan riding them in the underground tunnels, which is what I referenced when drawing them.
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AsumaShepard Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member Student Writer
Awww so cute NaiyaVakarian 
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Procrastilove Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
This is incredible!
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mivpus Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
"Forth, and fear no Reapers! Arise! Arise, Sons of Tuchanka! Guns shall be shaken, shields shall be splintered! A hammer day, a red day! Ere Aralakh rises!"
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Jokerz-1824 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015
"Ride now!  Ride now!  Ride, ride for ruin, and the galaxy's ending! Death!"
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:iconmivpus:
mivpus Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015
Harbinger: "Well...fuck us."
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:iconxelianthought:
xelianthought Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
Cool.
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:iconicedude1994:
icedude1994 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
this is Awesome *one word of advice never go against Krogans in a war!!!!!*
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ShatteredandSplendid Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
Oh, the baby Krogan! I love when you do baby Krogan!
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:iconflayer1993:
Flayer1993 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
dude. you are amazing
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:iconclacabookorme5:
ClacabooKorME5 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hell yes..
***one of my favourite pieces of soundtrack of the whole series that was..***
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:iconjannadann:
jannadann Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
Great detail.
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:iconmarianne2o:
Marianne2O Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
This. Is. Awesome!!!
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:iconmasterofsteam:
masterofsteam Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
BADASS.
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Sorn90 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
Great job :)
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ThexSilverxWolf Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
Awesome job :)
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:iconregidrian:
Regidrian Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
Oh my God, baby krogan are the cutest thing ever!
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Vashar23 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Man, baby krogans are ADORABLE!!!

Makes sense Wrex would named a child after Mordin and the other million after Shepard

"Daddy" "Shepard"

"Daddy!" "Shepard!"

"Daaaaaaaddy!" "(sigh) Shepard"

"DADDYDADDYDADDY!!!" "Can I go back to fight Reapers please?"
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BlueStoneArcher Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy cow this is friggin amazing!  The detail is just plain stunning, and everythings is just spot on!  Kudos!!
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WickedPrince Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Very cool. I missed that painting in the tunnels I guess. :)
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Aonon Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Just curious, what did program did you use, Photoshop, GIMP, Sai?
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AndrewRyanArt Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Student General Artist
photoshop
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:iconart-vod:
Art-vod Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is one of the best Mass Effect art I've ever seen!
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UnsungAntiHero Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is just all kinds of badass.. and I love those baby Krogen!  ^_^
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Deviator101 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
I personally think that the Krogan are far more likely to form a deep friendship with humanity rather than the Turians and Salurians. After all, if it weren't for humans the genophage would never have been cured. Plus lets not forget that the Tuarians and Salarians gave them the genophage to begin with. While relations will get better over time there probably will still be lingering animosity between Krogans and Tuarians/Salarians.
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DarnellxHall Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
you are awsome
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HaiDaiyu Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
The baby Krogan are so cute!
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Motion-Music Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
you know, I am pretty sure bioware can and will adopt your Kaklio interpretation
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SN2 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
oh yes seeing vegetation on Tuchunka made me stop and say wow there was once life on this planet and how dramatically it all changed and reminds me of the Aztec empire going through those ruins. then the dome were great battles were held had a gladiator vibe to it. then seeing the old painting of the mother of all  thresher maw. Wrex and Garrus are always in my party :) in ME 1 
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Dotterall Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013   General Artist
Wow! What an awesome perspective, really cinematic and the lighting is so dramatic!
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mivpus Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
damn...Yeaah, I've got nothing on this. Simply eye-goughingly amazing!
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Kratosismad Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
That parade music at the end of SW: Phantom Menace is playing in my head as I stare at this.
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TMcGeeSDCA Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Love your ME work.  This is a wonderful tribute to the Krogan story.
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scarreach Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Who knew Krogan could be cute? Excellent
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RickydoubleL-Art Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it! You are very talented!
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beefers Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
great piece, I love it!
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Lopez23 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
This made me tear up a little... ;-;
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cgCCCP Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
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burtda11 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome!!!!!!
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Veni-Scripsi-Vici Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
omg those babies :iconloveloveplz:
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DanteaX Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Those kakliosaurs are freaking AWESOME :w00t:
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MoonlightShadow1989 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
This is absolutely incredible. The detail not only in the painting itself but in selecting the light source and the consistancy of the shadows is nothing short of awe inspiring. I especially like the usage of shadow to frame the main subjects of the piece. Well done!
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LostOddity Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
This is so amazing! I would love so much to see Bakara, Wrex and Grunt riding kakliosaurs! And the little krogan babies! Best picture ever. <3
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SylviaDragon Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
mlarglmergblarp! Oh my gosh the Krogan kids are just so darn cute! I think I choked on the cute-ness. This looks great and I love the mood it captures. Well done.
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ResidualRose Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
^-This. So freaking adorable! Y'know...for little balls of rampaging destruction incarnate!

"Who's an cute little destroyer of worlds? You are, yes you are!"
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ArechigaManuel Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Amazing, but why did you quit the primarch Victus? he was in your sketch, and which program did you use by the way? :D
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AndrewRyanArt Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student General Artist
He seemed to be taking too much attention away from the krogans. Photoshop
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Reptillicus Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
you get the badass seal of approval!
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DarkWarlock86 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Holy shit! Those Krogan children are so fucking cute!
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Ladyguillotine Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
A beautiful and well done piece of art. :)
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ForTheLoveOfxD Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful, Wrex, Grunt, and Bacara is just awesome :) *heart exploded into more hearts*

*picks up one of the little ones and squeals* XD
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