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Seashores of Eternity by Derlaine8 Seashores of Eternity by Derlaine8
Mordin is one of my favorite characters ever

Making myself post this before I noodle on it any more... but crits are welcome

Cross posted to my Mass Effect filled tumblr [link]

:star::star::star:Prints available at [link] :star::star::star:

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It is emotional & touching. You would think at first that this was a picture of a vacation but then once you know the story then it turns poignant, I can see the stars in the horizon to REALLY mean something.
I have to say the pose & art moved me. I think it is like mourning the loss of a great character.
I can just imagine him staring into the stars knowing what is happening.
Does he know that he has passed on? That he is in heaven? The stance gives me a clue that maybe he does yet doesn't. Like he is looking onward knowing he is dreaming... or have passed on.

Well I give it a high rating because it made me cry... not allot of art does that for me.
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easily one of the most beautiful things that i've seen, its simple but its unique and it portrays the exact thoughts hopes and feelings of the players as Mordin sacraficed his life for the genophage. this is what i hope he would be doing in his afterlife and this captures it beautifully. i really like this and i'm absolutely going to see if i can view some of her other work as well because this is truly what art is, conveys a nice beautiful meaning with simple yet impressive artistry. i love this peice of work, it is aboslutely gorgeous.
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LNBAKAKiller7 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015   General Artist
Man, I can still here him sing "I am the very model of a scientist salarian."
StrawberryMoonlight Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
This looks like the beach from Destiny Islands...
klein-k Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I could start to cry! Right in the feels. Beautiful artwork
Sugoi-kun Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This is perfect, like Mordin wished. :(
Love  Heart 
jdwtpa74 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I found this very moving.  It even inspired a fic I'm working my way through at the moment.  I read one of the comments below and agree whole-heartedly...the shooting star is the Normandy. 
JCA99 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
Keyshe54 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014   Traditional Artist
Such gorgeous blues... I am really blown away from the image here. That with the fandom feels from such a series as Mass Effect. It just takes my breath away. I am so much a part of what I'm seeing it just takes my breath away. Gorgeous work.
Panchima Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
This is so beautiful and touching! :heart:
EpicFemShep Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is gorgeous! Such a masterpiece! Nice work!
flameheart10 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
:heart: :-)
ArtTraveller77 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really, really like this picture, especially if you've played Mass Effect 3, you know exactly what it means. This is just beautifully colored and thought out. And I always enjoyed Mordin, he was such a great character. And had one of the saddest, heroic, and most memorable deaths. This picture makes me think of his little last words about the seashells. I find this deep.
kirkata85 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
His death was one of the hardest deaths in the entire series :( 

But you have absolutely nailed this.... this image is so beautiful :D :) :D :)

TheLurkingWriter Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I choose to look at that "star" as a working Mass Relay flinging the Normandy into the far reaches of the unknown.

Such a simple design, yet filled with nuance and wonder. As a huge fan of the Mass Effect Universe, this pulls on all the right emotions brilliantly. Adding this to my favourites, and wishing you Kudos and Bluebells for a fantastic piece of art.
Black-Mech Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
So many feels! :iconsobplz:
Fistful-Of-Radical Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I cried all over again.
Firestream175 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
Itīs wonderfull, the thought that Mordin still got his beach in the end made my smile :) But if i had to guess he'd still have taken stuff to analyse seashells ^^
TestingTheSeaShells Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
Apparently a beach side lab is great, but sometimes you need to stand in the waves and contemplate the meaning of life, the universe and everything. All a natural part of the scientific process. 
DragonmageAuthoress Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student Writer
This is absolutely gorgeous--it's exactly what I picture when I think of the afterlife Mordin may have gone happily to, perhaps meeting Thane on his way. The colors, shapes, and light work together brilliantly.
Vazgen11 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Breath-taking! Thanks for that wonderful art!
JohnShepardBF3 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Masterpiece !
Eromaxi Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013   Digital Artist
The best.
Journei Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I wish it was bigger so I could have this as my background. So beautiful and bittersweet. RIP buddy hated to let you go
Zazu75 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ouch. right in my feels. ;.;
shadow-hostage Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
RebelliousRehan Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
i would sit for hours and stare at this...
Tutafi Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist
Oh if only this is how Mordin's story had ended.

Must. Not. Cry.
bluekrishna Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
I love the composition, first off. There's a clear focal point in the foreground and then it draws the eye to the horizon, which is nearly indistinct from the sky, rife with symbolism. I'm sure you had that in mind, though. I have to agree with other critiques about that flashy star, it's nice in a cutesy way, but I think it detracts from the viewer contemplating that far place WITH Mordin. I really like how clear an image this is, how it conveys feelings so easily, you can almost hear the ocean if you squint a bit.
bluekrishna Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional General Artist I meant to put that up there in the critiques section. Whoops.
Firebirdie Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
This can best be described as "unspeakably gorgeous." Excuse me while I go sob my eyes out in the corner over there . . . Beautiful piece.
Fancy-Indigo Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:icontearfulplz: Sea Sheeeeellllllllz!
AlertedRapierImp19 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Thi is amazing and it tugs at my heartstrings, but this helps the ache. Mordin i hope ur enjoying seashells.
TestingTheSeaShells Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
Don't worry. Testing the sea shells is quite an enjoyable experience. 
MasterArt40000 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
some how this reminds me of Kingdom Hearts
Gothambats Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
MelancholyTiger Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student Artist
<3 Mordin
LightwaveNinja Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Absolutely beautiful. Mordin was one of the best ME characters and perhaps one my favorite characters of all time. I love the colors in this and the ever vanishing horizon is fantastic. There's a sort of beauty to the every beginning / every ending feel of the piece. Thank you a thousand times over for this!
Jiubei Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
*sniff* Afterlife. Very unscientific. Also find irony in dying in a fire and awakening at the sea. Might be able to discover human's concept of the soul... Human... Shepard. Yes, Remember it clearly now... Not to worry. Have the greatest of confidence in Shepard. Will definitely win against Reapers.

Ah yes, seashells. Need to harvest a few specimens to study. Might be able to find new ways of consumption by the time the others arrive.

*hums tunes*
AnnaKitty Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
I'm crying...your comment and the image combined managed to bring me to tears yet again...why do they have to kill off so many of the characters? I know they want us to get a sense of what war is really like but I just...
Bigbenhoward Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is exactly the exchange I imagine Mordin having with himself when he got there.

What dreams may come.
Iseutl Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
I wish this is how Mordin‘s story ends
Turkey13 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
No. It's alright. I didn't need those tears anyway.
NickolieShepard Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
*Sniff*.........DAMN ONIONS
moominpaul Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
"I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me."

Sir David Brewster, writing about Sir Isaac Newton
B6L6U6E Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student General Artist
OMG! Mordin's death hit me so hard. And this pic just brings it all back. R.I.P. Mordin. May you forever be able to study seashells on the seashore. ^_^
ActuallyFenHarel Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
SAME HERE omg. I am a SHAMELESS Mordin Solus fangirl, and this is beyond beautiful.

Seracen Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Awesome work!

Only Mordin could collect seashells barefoot on the beach and STILL LOOK LIKE A BOSS!!!
VampireGoddess0806 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
OOOH, MORDIN. NO. I told myself I would refuse to cry manly tears. I would refuse. No. I wo--*sniff* Darn it!
foxdoc84 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
davethesoldier Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
in one hour he goes to be mad XDD
Laarn Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Fuck. That's awesome. *tries to cry like a man*
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