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Garrus and Kaidan - No Excuses by efleck Garrus and Kaidan - No Excuses by efleck
Ok, I'm calling this done. It's really not done, and I will probably fiddle with it tomorrow and then upload it again, or maybe I won't.

This drawing was supposed to help me stop thinking about how Kaidan and Garrus will react to each other in ME3. But I'm still wondering.

I'd love to know what everyone else thinks may have just happened in this picture.

Anything is possible.

EDIT: scanned drawing at work... I think it looks better now.

Here is a link to the WIP of this drawing.

And here is a link to a detail of Gar's face.

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darlarosa Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nefariadarksoul Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016
Love this
Jiinxiiful Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Geez, Garrus... If looks could kill...
NamelessManic Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
Fight to the death!

...Dat shep ass though.
ladyhawk76 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Again, I wish I could draw half as good as this. It is just awesome.

I am a fierce Kaidan-lover, so my Shep always stay faithful to him. I just can't romance anyone else. I know a lot of people can't understand it, but there it is. Garrus is her best friend, her turian brother. He isn't happy with Kaidan in ME 2 or when Kaidan first comes back to the Normandy in ME 3, but my Shep makes them clear the air. She's like: "You two aren't leaving this room until things are settled between you! And I am not talking fighting!"
AIK13 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
I just love the look of contempt on Kaiden.
Soulfire117 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
Ooh, they do not look happy to see each other.... Nice work!!! The detail is pretty freaking amazing here. Love it!
nightchildmoonchild Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
And suddenly I quote Zoids:

brutalbeauty214 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
This is by far the best picture I have seen. I absolutely love these games and of course I love Garrus.
Crida Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great drawing!
Well, I think that there is definetely jealousy in this situation. I also think that Garrus and Kaidan act childish around Shepard. Shepard already turned her back, like she's done with the situation. So my guess is that Shepard made some kind of decision. She decided that one of the both will do something or come with her on a mission and the other one not for some reason. Something like that.
I can imagine the conversation between the two, Kaidan saying that he knows Shepard longer and Garrus saying that he knows her better. That would be a possible childish fight between the two. xD
Hexnaw Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
The tension is simply addicting in this pic. Amazing work capturing this moment
efleck Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! =D
Livnica Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Garrus rocks!
GiselleHawke Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Great scene! Great emotions in their expressions. I love your work!
wannabuyabun Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Love this picture.
But we all know the true main focus of this piece.

That collector particle beam
hnnnng <3 <3 <3
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Kaidan's facial expression in this is spot on! Nice work!
jjdoggirl Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I mean I can see why Kaidan would be upset and my femshep would totally say "Hey, how are you?" after like two years of being dead (even though she thinks she's been asleep for a few DAYS >.>). But I think Garrus would try to win her over, whether or not you romanced him because hes so nice. I stayed loyal to Kaidan on this playthrough (its my first one) but the next one I do Roxy's gonna get some turian lovin >.<
writtenrhythm1 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
i would love to see one in the same way, only with Jacob!
Moth-kin Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
I love this picture so much! It's perfect in every way.
ratmctre Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
Kaidan: Sooooo you and Shepard
Garrus: Yep.
Kaidan: Have you two-
Garrus: Oh yeah
Kaiden: You do know she can-
Garrus: Mmhmm
Kaiden: Did she..?
Garrus: yep, couldn't walk straight for a couple days.
Kaidan: Ah, what about the-
Shepard: What are you two talking about?
Garrus: Calibrations! Yeah, um, calibrations.
Kaidan: Yeah, mmhmm, gotta love those, uh, calibrations!
MayaLilith Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist
It's so childish and classic...
I laughed so hard that I almost knocked over my laptop
audieleigh Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student Artist
Thats classic! I couldnt help the giggles. I never giggle. Thanks for the funnies!
Marethyn Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
I don't know what made me laugh more - this pic, or your comment XD
DragonFenix97 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Garrus = Best Mass Effect Character EVER!
Xarga12 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
this is fantastic :) lol
cantbreath45 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The detail, is amazing!
Rapndash Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great detail in this! I wasn't a huge fan of Kaiden, but I was still royally pissed at him for turning his back on Shepard. Still hard to choose between Garrus and Thane...made me mad I couldn't go to Garrus when Thane died. :(
BadAsSquirrel Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
My friend and I were just chatting about how appropriate it is that Garrus and Kaidan are never really seen or heard to talk after Kiadan returns to the Normandy. In fact, Kaidan is never seen in the presence of any of the legacy Normandy crew while on the ship. Of all of the legacy team Kaidan was the only one who did not have Shep's back when she needed him, and he was the one she needed most. Given how fiercely loyal everyone (*especially* Garrus) is, how protective, we can't imagine any of them ever really forgiving him after Horizon. This is perfect. Exactly what I wanted to see. My main character was always faithful to Kaidan, so there is no Garrus relationship to conflict, but even so I think this picture saying everything. The lover who betrayed, and the best friend who will never forget it.
Drusilla52 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
Neffin Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist
We fight or we die... ok^^
EmeraldxTemptress Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
Fisticuffs in the Mess Hall. That is what I have imagined and it is staying that way. In my head [because they were my go team for all my missions in ME1 and I romance Kaidan obvs then Garrus] they are the best of friends and Garrus/Shep is like UBER BETRAYAL OF THE BRO CODE in Kaidan's eyes. FACT.
MidNiteArtist Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This picture makes me think... fight fight fight... fight over sheppard. lol hehe.
AwesomeLass Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
As much growing up as Kaidan has done in ME3, Garrus still has more quads than him. The look in his eyes totally screams he'd kill Kaidan before letting Shepard go. I love this drawing. <3
kcjones88 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So true!
cool-cookie Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
Fab drawing. Well done :D

And now let the 'Ironside' music from Kill Bill start to play ...
sparker-marker Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
GAAHHHH. Kaidan is such a WIMP. XDDD I romanced him though anyways... but seriously? Garrus makes me squee everytime he says something cute and calibration like.... >w< SHARRUS ALL THE WAY!
Journei Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm all for Team Garrus Vakarian!!
Jaleeni Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh man, talk about awkward when Kaidan asks about you and Garrus.

My reaction to Kaidan's question: "I DIDN'T CHEAT ON YOU, DAMN IT! YOU BROKE MY HEART ON HORIZON!"

lol, Hence why I'm all for Garrus now. <3
KuramaTengu Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
fffffff! Why wasn't that in the dialog wheel?!
Jaleeni Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seriously. A smack would have been nice too.
ChaosOfGods Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Student Photographer
It's alright *SPOILERS* Garrus finds someone.
AlisonGunn Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Mmmm.. really nice :)
HawthornSong Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Oh dear. That awkward moment when you realise you've banged both your team-mates.
efleck Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am SOOO looking forward to that moment, lol =D
N7-REAPER-HUNTRER Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Let the war begin. Personally I'm for Garrus, screw Kaiden.
efleck Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like to keep Kaidan around for the drama. =D ME3 is just around the corner! =D
Roarkshop Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Lilian-Palpatine Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
Love it! :)
efleck Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! =D
hidden-emotion Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
Awesome job. Hope we get to see a good old fashion brawl between these two!
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