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Saren and Nihlus - Surrender by efleck Saren and Nihlus - Surrender by efleck
An xmas gift for :iconsmehur:, commissioned by :iconvirtualmorrigan:. Saren and Nihlus from Mass Effect, Feros.

I tried my best to satisfy all the requests for this one... I will probably fiddle a little more with it before I ship it... I hope it is close to what you had in mind =D

Charcoal, 11x14.
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:iconmkc01:
MKC01 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Naaaw!  That's just ridiculously cute though. *boop*
Yet another awesome! :)
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Tiny-face Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yes this is adorable i love this its so adorable
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Zalikeh-hyena Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
Aksjdkakdjdjdjfsks


The headbonk! The luuuuuv! So wonderful~


<3
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kokoko-sir Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
My favourite art with that couple! Love it so much <3
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:iconhedgey:
Hedgey Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
this is epic!
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:iconefleck:
efleck Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! =D
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:iconhedgey:
Hedgey Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome :D
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:iconminorelite:
MinorElite Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Adorable! Wort wort :heart:
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:iconefleck:
efleck Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconhurrplz:
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:iconminorelite:
MinorElite Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Btw..you should submit it and the other gay mass effect-stuff if you have some more to this group :D cuz this group really needs it..its too much straigt stuff there x3 [link]
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:iconminorelite:
MinorElite Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
^^
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:iconefleck:
efleck Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sure I can do that =D
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:iconminorelite:
MinorElite Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yay c:
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:iconstellablue2:
StellaBlue2 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How adorable...
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:iconkmouhot09:
kmouhot09 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconnoradole:
Noradole Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
That is truly AMAZING! Great job with the detail!
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:iconsilvermittt:
silvermittt Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
This... I love this.. So much... <3 <3 <3 !!!!!!!!
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:iconartezz:
Artezz Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
nihlus :tears:
i loved him...
he was just so awesome
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:iconarachn:
Arachn Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
I've browsed through your gallery and I love'd it!
This artwork is my favorite though, damn I wish I could draw like that!
I hope to see some more of your Mass Effect art!
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ardensia Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't really ship Saren and Nihlus, but this picture makes me even more sad at how things ended between them. *sniff*

Also, it's beautiful.
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efleck Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :)

Yeah, that moment when Saren turns on Nihlus is just... so sad. Poor Nihlus, he just never saw it coming.
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ardensia Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know! It was so early in the game and I already had a tremendous amount of respect for Nihlus. I mean... a turian willing to take a chance on a human, and help promote them to spectre status.... I respected him even more when I learned how things went down between Anderson and Saren when they were in a similar position to Shepherd and Nihlus's.

Nihlus must have looked up to him like a brother or something. *sniff* NOW YOUR PICTURE IS MAKING ME SAD AGAIN!!! :P
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:iconchiffenysh:
Chiffenysh Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
So cute!
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:iconefleck:
efleck Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconhurrplz:
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Sarephy Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
oh my.. I LOVE this! <3 really impressive work!
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:iconefleck:
efleck Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I try =D
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drbobcat Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
Astounding work. I have a strong appreciation for black and white pieces, and since this is a non-digital piece, I'm that much more impressed. :highfive: You seem to have a solid grasp of turian anatomy and convey your message well through nonverbal communication. I'm glad I came across this. :thumbsup:
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efleck Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you =D

In art school they told me my art was too illustrative, and what can I say, I like pictures to tell a story. I guess it's just the way I was built.
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:iconkit-willams:
Kit-Willams Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Student General Artist
is it being illustrative a bad thing? A picture is a story without words like a story is a picture painted with words.
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:iconefleck:
efleck Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh how I wish you had been in my critique that day, lol, would have been nice to have an ally. =D
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:iconkit-willams:
Kit-Willams Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Student General Artist
*chuckles* every artist has a story to portray in their art, or even a part of a story to portray... the story that you illistrated here gives it life. I dont know if you were, as you were drawing, thinking of a little backstory to the situation.

I dont see why they condemed you for bringing a breath of life to a picture. They are probably old school art experts and if you didnt think of a story maybe you'll inspire someone to write one.Maybe you inspired me :)
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Mihoshi5 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Wonderful art :heart:
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:iconefleck:
efleck Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! =D =D
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Mihoshi5 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
No problem ;p
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luvondarox Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
I'm not really a fan of this kind of ship, but this is so adorable that it made me squee inside. We need more Turian love.

Did they ever explain those weird protrusions coming off of Saren's face, just below his eyes? I've been trying to find another Turian with something comparable, but apparently he was one odd duck. I'm not sure if it's just some alpha Turian thing, or what it is, but it's been bothering me since ME1. It's a weird thing to let bother me, but still...
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DracoAbbys Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
i just think tahts are the upgrades what sovereign did to him but i can be werong :P
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efleck Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL, what ~Celstir57 said. =D

There are a few Saren-like turians in the comics too, though it has never really been explained. BW has a codex for everything else, you'd think they'd have one for those crazy fringe fins.
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Celstir57 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Copy/pasted from another comment I made about this: if you look at other turians, you can actually see the things coming off their cheek bones. Saren simply has that headband in between his head and the...spines? Fringe bits?... which appears to have caused their sprouting off to the sides instead of flat against the head as they are on other turians.

Also, Saren's are abnormally long. That I can't explain XD
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ChristineFury Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
late comment is laaaatteee, but Saren's brother Desolas had them too, and he didn't wear the hood- it's probably just an Arterius thing =3
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Celstir57 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
Haha, and the game guide for the new game has revealed to me that the turian husks (can't remember the name at the moment) have the same look. So I give up trying to figure it out XD
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luvondarox Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Maybe it's like the Turian version of having buck teeth? ^^

I did notice that there was some variation between Turians in that regard, but haven't seen anything quite to his extent. But I think that headband really does kind of skew how things look on him... unless he really does have a rather skimpy- looking fringe. It doesn't seem as full as the others.
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:iconcelstir57:
Celstir57 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
I know, right? His head just seems... really different.

Hehehe, buck-toothed Saren... XD
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efleck Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For some reason that conjures up some really disturbing images of medieval turian braces in my mind... lol
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:iconcelstir57:
Celstir57 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
*coughcoughDRAWITcough*

Can you imagine a turian with braces? o.O
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:iconluvondarox:
luvondarox Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
*is a little freaked out at the idea* I'm not sure if that would make them look scarier or not...

But then, Saren wearing braces would hardly be noticeable with all that tech he sports, right? Unless they were really just *that* insane. But then, any buck-toothed Turian needing braces would probably stand out a bit, so...
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:iconcelstir57:
Celstir57 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
I know, it's like, funny or freaky, funny or freaky, hmmm... XD
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Johnson38 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Student Writer
I for one find this bloody beautiful. And today signals the 2nd year since I moved here to america from Engaland
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efleck Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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Skyward-Dreamer Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
Awwwwwwww. :) Not just bonking foreheads but bumping noses as well? :D
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:iconefleck:
efleck Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They be bumping everything. LOL =D

Looking at it now, I wish I had made their mouths open a bit.
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