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Where The Lover Never Leaves by Derlaine8 Where The Lover Never Leaves by Derlaine8
Where The Lover Never Leaves
Where the hungry never starve
Where the traveler never tires

I wanted to paint a tree but I also like Mass Effect and I couldn’t decide which love interest to go with.
crtis welcome~~~!

Had trouble deciding if I wanted to upload 6 pictures or just compile them into one and have a hideous thumbnail; wish DA still allowed you to change thumbnails!

Cross posted to my Mass Effect filled Tumblr [link]

Inspirational music from Battlestar [link]

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

Other Mass Effect art


EDIT 2013: Added Miranda, finally knew what to do for her after the Citadel DLC
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:iconnightchildmoonchild:
nightchildmoonchild Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
If I could have had your picture of Femshep and Garrus together at the end of Mass Effect 3, perhaps after the credits, then I would have been content. I may have had problems with this series in terms of continuity issues, and how the games changed from the first to the third, but despite those qualms I had, I would not have traded away the experience of playing them.

Here's to your excellent work on this piece. 
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:icongwevin-benlie-fan:
Gwevin-Benlie-fan Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
The feels... T-T
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March4Fun Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You left out Jacob...
No problem there. Carry on.
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:icontestingtheseashells:
TestingTheSeaShells Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
I love the Kaidan & Femshep one the best. They belie the serenity of the picture, and their positions are smoother in working with the flowing of the rest of the piece, unlike the other pictures your eye does not HAVE to focus on them, instead allowing you to take in the beauty of the entire piece (This is good because the background is BEAUTIFUL). The only thing that I don't like about that particular frame is that it's Kaidan in there. I say it should be Tali! Because I love Tali! (Yeah, I totally ship Femshep and Tali). 
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:iconouellet:
ouellet Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
no jack :'(
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:icondragonmageauthoress:
DragonmageAuthoress Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student Writer
You're going to kill me with all of this beautiful sad/happy art!
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:iconkukapetal:
Kukapetal Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
OMG, you added Miranda! Love it!
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:iconyamcaked:
YamCaked Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Little blue children!
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:iconmagical-spoon:
magical-spoon Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i just can't get over the tree trunk and tree leaves and the grass the flowers and the mountains and the sky and the clouds and the colorsgdferawla;ssgsd dead i'm dead
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:iconplouie:
PLouie Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Thank you for this. This is so good in every way.
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:iconsaltyosprey:
SaltyOsprey Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful, I can't describe it any other way. Everything is just perfect.
[link]
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B6L6U6E Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Why can't I just fav this a million times!? It's so beautiful! Gaaahhh!!! FEELS! *dies*
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Tenyume-Kasumi Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Any chance you will release desktop BG versions of these? Because they are absolutely too beautiful not to look at everyday. Especially Garrus'! :'D

I've been wondering, how do you paint like that? I mean, how do you paint so that the lineart doesn't show?
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roberta25 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
I love the Moment with Liara and Shepards Child.

Thank You.
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:iconthe-bland-warrior:
the-bland-warrior Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
so lovely!!
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:iconkatrin-chan:
Katrin-chan Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
I love the way how you caught the moments. Especially these with Thane and Garrus are my favourite :heart:.
Great work ^^
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:iconkukapetal:
Kukapetal Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
This piece is stunning! The scenery is beautiful (I love the windswept leaves) and each couple is captured so perfectly...not only the personalities of the various characters, but also the "feel" of each couple as a whole. I've always had trouble deciding who to romance because I really like most of the characters and think so many of the Shepard couples are cute/sweet/lovely, so it's really nice to see so many of them represented here and in such a wonderful context.

Also, that Thane one made me all teary-eyed...

If you ever decide to revisit this concept, it'd be awesome to see some more couples. I think I'd almost die of fangirl joy if you did one with all the female Shepard couples and one with all the male Shepard couples. Of course, that's 21 drawings, if I'm counting correctly, so you probably don't want to do that :P But I'd still love to see some more someday. It'd be cool to see what sweet poses you'd come up with for some of the others.

Once again, wonderful work!
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avenger09 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Word of advice do not listen to this [link] while looking at these images. It will make you teary eyed.
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:iconhexnaw:
Hexnaw Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Beautifully done
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:icondcr3:
dcr3 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Is there any chance you're going to make one more and make the dozens of Jack fans happy? I like it!
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RebelliousRehan Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Gold
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crossbones6732 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Would have liked to have kept Shepard alive and not killed off/badly damaged the machines that weren't trying to blow my head off, (disregarding first encounters ALOT here EDI and Geth), but I'm fine with all three endings either way, thanks to the Extended Cut DLC (and this comic [link]). Bioware all the way!
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Tutafi Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist
It's so beautiful...
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:iconwolfscribble:
WolfScribble Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
This is an incredible MASTERPIECE .. congratulations
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:iconbluekrishna:
bluekrishna Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
made me tear up a little, but in a good way
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:iconshpunkey:
shpunkey Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
This is amazingly beautiful.
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:iconalertedrapierimp19:
AlertedRapierImp19 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Student General Artist
*Sniffle* This is amazing, I hope that would willing to make more with the other important people of the Mass effect series.
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MelancholyTiger Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student Artist
this is gorgeous
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:iconleprapotilas:
Leprapotilas Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have to say that I almost cried, mostly because I completed the whole game series yesterday. A wonderful piece, thank you for drawing it!
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:iconroxxter:
roxxter Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
awesome i love it :love:
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:iconnickolieshepard:
NickolieShepard Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
*Sniff* THIS HURTS USSSSSSS
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:iconltrainbowflare:
LtRainbowFlare Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
whos the 3rd one down other then that EPIC!!!!
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:iconnickolieshepard:
NickolieShepard Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That is Thane my friend
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:iconltrainbowflare:
LtRainbowFlare Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
really? well then
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:iconnickolieshepard:
NickolieShepard Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ya dont worry about it man took me a couple minutes had to narrow it down to figure it out but its my favorite Thane and Shepard pic thus far
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xlakiriax Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
:happycry:
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:iconmagnam13:
Magnam13 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
The first one is my Desktop background
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DemonicFury1485 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Wonderful piece. Would have been nice to have this as an option in ME3
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:iconshinzon3:
Shinzon3 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Very beautiful and poetic art =)
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raw666 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
I find it inersting that its only a femshep and Lira that have a child. It would be better if none of them or the ones with shep and human/Lira have a kid with them as well. I kind of figure with Tali or Garrus, the child have to be adopted.
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Czarcasm101 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
I understand what you're saying, but I think it's because Liara was the only one that Shepherd talked about having kids with.
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:iconraw666:
raw666 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
I figure that, but you also don't have male shepard with kids either. Just saying it was a bit odd, but that is probably just me.
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:iconczarcasm101:
Czarcasm101 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
I thought that was odd too, but I'm guessing the artist didn't want two identical scenes with Liara and the baby, so she decided to make a different scene with Liara excluding the baby. Either way I thought the whole project was very surreal and scienic and I loved it.

Faved
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:iconshadownuri:
ShadowNuri Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How beautiful...
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:iconcflucas:
cflucas Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Student General Artist
ALL MY FEELS....
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:icondesona:
Desona Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful! all really touching scenes! good job!
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:iconcitronnellepetal:
CitronnellePetal Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
It's...stunningly beautiful! :)
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:icondragon-claw666:
Dragon-Claw666 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Simple beautiful!

And I love the colors, they are so easy on the eyes...
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g805ge Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
....

WHY THE FUCK COULDN'T BROSHEP HAVE ONE WITH LITTLE BLUE CHILDREN IN THIS PIC!?

Its like the BroShep was a total after thought to appease to a small minority whom prefer BroShepxLiara, and pander to the FemShepxLiara fandom by adding a little blue child into part of the pic.
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