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April 28, 2012
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Don't Fear the Reaper -rough- by Kharta Don't Fear the Reaper -rough- by Kharta
Rough sketch of Mass Effect's female Vanguard Shepard. I was long overdue her a piece.
A tribute to my fallen shepard. Lived a paragon, died a paragon.

Over the course of the week I shall attempt a new style to finish the piece. I hope to do her justice.

Inspiration for the artwork: [link] You are too awesome Gavin!

Coloured version now up: [link]
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Hi. I'm a first-year student in college studying digital media arts. I have a character illustration assignment that requires me to ink out an artist's rough sketch in Illustrator. I admire your artwork and this is something I'd love to ink out for my assignment. I'd like to reassure you that I will not be making any profit from this assignment; it is strictly for learning and educational purposes and you will be credited for your work. Upon completion, it will be posted on a WordPress production blog used for school. I can show you the finished product once it is completed as well.

It would be great if you could let me know what you think of this.
Thank you!
Kharta Nov 18, 2012  Student
Oh sure feel free to do so^^
I'd love to see it when you're done too. I thought this picture was going to be a bit hard to line because of how roughly I sketched it so I didn't try.
Goodluck with your project.
Erm... Why don't you master a style before hopping onto the next?
Kharta May 2, 2012  Student
Because I'll get bored?
avgn521 Apr 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
OMG i thought that was Smoke from MK9
Kharta Apr 30, 2012  Student
Nope its just a Graal Spike Thrower. A vanguard's best friend.
Maxamillion2009 Apr 29, 2012  Student Writer
Come at me, bro!
Kharta Apr 29, 2012  Student
Lol oh dear. It does look like that meme...
I like the style! Approve of the visor instead of helmet. Her biotics will be in the finished version?

(I still have to finish the game! But I spent free time working on a new chapter instead, and the readiness rating decays MUCH faster than I'd originally down to 60% :-( )
Kharta Apr 28, 2012  Student
Oh noes! That's no good. You gotta finish the game D= I'm already half way through my 2nd playthrough, insanity mode.
If you need help playing through multiplayer TK is pretty good, you could add her on your team. She's got a Geth Engineer which is basically a shield pylon. It recharges your shield whenever you get close to their turret.
Or have her play Krogan Vanguard and never have to do anything in the match ever again.
And yeah I plan to add blue biotics effects after I finished all else. She's completely geared as a quickcharge biotics badass.
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