Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Commission: Presidium by Weissidian Commission: Presidium by Weissidian
On tumblr, please don't repost anywhere without permission

AT LAST. Finished commission request from my friend Taylor that I have been working on frequently for the last little while. Also probably why I’ve barely been posting other art lately.

Shepard and Garrus/Mass Effect (c) BioWare
Add a Comment:
debott Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
"I'm Garrus Vakarian and this is my favourite spot on the Citadel"
                                                                           - Garrus Vakarian
Seizom Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Well, now somebody needs to find a way to mod the face textures in ME cuz this needs to be a thing in the game lol
angelgirl121 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, this is so beautiful. I love the fact that she got matching facial tattoos.
Soulfire117 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
OH MY GOD SHE HAS HIS CLAN MARKINGS!!!! EEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love the happiness you can just see on both their faces! Great work!!
TavalyaRa Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This was adorable already, but the clan markings? EEE! That is such a great touch.
Quinn-G Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Here I am, browsing dA for some Shakarian art (is it weird to look for such a thing when you're a guy?), then, out of nowhere, BAM! I stumble upon this beauty.

Setting the Presidium in nighttime is a nice and lovely change from the constant in-game daylight. The characters' pose is sweet and hits me right in the feels, and the lighting helps to improve the mood a great deal. Overall, it's a fantastic piece of fanart that earns you a new WATCHer! :D

:iconfemshepplz::iconsaysplz:And exactly how many regulations did you break to change the lighting?

:icongarrusplz::iconsaysplz:I could tell you, but, honestly, I don't care... It was worth it.
bbb35 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
:iconsqueeeeplz: VAKARIAN CLAN MARKED SHEPARD!! :la: :love:
mango-pop Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
This will always be my absolute favorite. <3
Deemonef Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awwwww my gawwwd:love:
And Shep has Garrus' face paitings :blush:
Thsi is an awsome work! Wow:clap:
4evergarrus Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
great picture like a wedding
tipthepanda2864 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would imagine this is a marriage tradition for the turians at their weddings and I super approve :D
halloweenjack64 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
ZOMG the face paint.
madmonty98 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Dang it's so romantic.... I hate to be the dick to pick at this, but the face tattoo indicates place of birth for Turians, so it wouldn't really be proper for Shepard :/
CreeppingDeath Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
oh, that's very sweet! Love this
Zedrick775 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful Artwork! I really love Shepard's makeup! Great work!
Atlessa Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Love her makeup ^^
The should have put facepaint options in the game :D
ThatCrazyShipper Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student
Shakarian managed to become my otp of all time in the matter of a few days, and my second favorite pairing was something I thought I'd never make my 2nd most committed pairing.

gonna be honest and tell you that picture of saren and benezia is a good idea and i'm glad i am not the only one who thought about it
nightchildmoonchild Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Aww, they look so happy!
drakenimmortal Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
the Matching make-up was a great amazing moment you've captured here...always loved them as a couple.
Nateyou Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awww, sweet ^^
Wolvengra Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, absolutely stunning! ^^
MoonEcho Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Ooooho, this is gorgeous. I adore the balance of the soft colors against the deep blues, between Shep and Garrus and echoed again in the ground versus the backdrop. So excellent! :heart:
JasmineAlexandra Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Student General Artist
actually I purchased a few comic books about ME & found that NONE of the female Turians have face paint, NOT even Garrus' mom.... So I did a little digging & come to find that it is the MALES who carry the face paint & not the females.
It is like a bird society I guess, where like birds, the MALES have the brightest plumage. Which might explain the bright colors in outfits for the male turians while most females wear more neutral colors. Just thought I throw it out there for you. Still it is a nice picture.
AniDragon Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I realise this is an old comment, but Nyreen from the Omega DLC had face paint.
Weissidian Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Haha, it's a commission and the person requested face paint.
But if you're regarding perhaps Homeworlds or Evolution, they only show like one female turian each or something, unless I see a little more than two I'm still pretty open to the idea of females having face paint myself. Unless you're talking about some other comics that I may have missed. Otherwise there isn't a whole lot out there on female turians to begin with, and I mean it's a fictional race, if people haven't seen much for the 'canon' designs then I feel anyone is free to interpret them as they wish. If you believe they don't have markings, great, if someone else thinks otherwise, so be it.
But again=commission=requested facepaint, as in it's not really necessary for you to clear your findings and theories with me, sorry. I don't normally engage in these kind of things, if you really want to get your point out to someone who is more willing to listen and discuss further, I'm sure there are forums out there with relevant topics.
JasmineAlexandra Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Student General Artist
well... I was really referring to Garrus mother who did not have face paint in the ME comic "Bullet for your Sin". But I it was a request so it is all good. Just was thought I drop that bit of info. The artist is here in DA... He is awesome & his ink work rocks.
Weissidian Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Yes I am aware, I actually watch the artist currently! o:
kmouhot09 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist <3!!!
CaptBuck98 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Exactly how it should be, very nice!!!
o-rlyization Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student General Artist



But with how sweet and tender this is it's totally ok. :heart:

Cannot tell you how much I ADORE your coloring here--it's so smooth and soft and the play on orange and blue is just perfect.
TheLoneWolfer Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
This. Is. So. Sweet. Oh gawd, here comes the tears. QwQ
RedAngel-Sarah Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This atmospheric is just breathtaking and magic *.*
Weissidian Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
Sorael-Ignis Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm going to refrain from going "aisuhfaisfha otp" like I usually would and comment on the masterfully done composition. I honestly believe I love the background a bit more than shep and garrus (I know whooa) D; It just looks so beautiful and effortless, I can tell you took the time for all the details. They look consistent and the lighting and textures work wonderfully. I also really like the floor! Yes the floor! haha and how the colors lead to you Shep's wedding dress. I can see the dedication that went into it and the aesthetics it produced! I've seen this on Taylor's tumblr for a while but I don't think I have ever told you how much I enjoy it. Well here it is. Cheers :D
Weissidian Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Oh my gosh I'm Commander Liz and this is my favorite comment on the Citadel, okay
Thank you so much aaah ;m; I did work very very hard on it, especially since backgrounds are a huge weakness for me I really appreciate this just dhjdkhjf everything ty ty ty a million times thank you <3
Sorael-Ignis Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha you're very welcome! You deserve it :D
estrild-7 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
i regret on romancing Garrus!
Kastorr Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
Those tattoos. I can practically smell the OTP through my computer screen.
Selfphobia Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
guh <3
Enis1337 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Very nice
goldenfire124 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
love it :)
maidofmer Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Archon89 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
This is really a beautiful work! I also love the background with the Presidium "on night" brings back a little bit the ME1 style! :)
matt67potter Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Nessamelda Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
This is absolutely lovely. And totally the ending I want with Garrus.
slycooper998 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pure beauty~

I also love the fact that shepard has garrus' war paint (?) on. X3
YouFeMeI Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
love the imagination, beauty, excellent
KlemensKraz Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
It's my love!
SgtPossum Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
A Dance of Galactic Beauty

What a Fine Forever

Carry Me Away, Garrus.

Any takers?
Weissidian Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Add a Comment:


Submitted on
April 24, 2012
Image Size
750 KB


36,281 (3 today)
1,309 (who?)