I've seen plenty of Mass Effect fan arts, and among them Shepard portraits, and this one is by far the best of all. It is amazingly expressive, and the line is so spontaneus, so vivid - I don't know how you do it ! Is this fully digital or is it part digital, part traditional ?
I love the detail and utter creepiness of the picture, the lack of hope for anything less than a catastrophe. It's still Shepard, a profile never to be mistaken under the layers of tech piercing the skin and fluids changing into oil. It's not even about the lost battle never even begun with such a twist of fate but rather the lost opportunities of a life never meant even to twinkle on the horizon.
Shepard is not even a name, a star for everyone to look at and not have his chances. It's a broken man lured by things he thought fitting that became his end finally. I love this artwork, it makes me think so many things at once and yet just feel so strongly for the character. Have no idea why such a strong emotional reaction on my part but it's there. More ME fanart like that. Thank you for your hard work and God bless tumblr for highlighting such beautiful pieces.