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The Mass Effect Trilogy by Kmadden2004 The Mass Effect Trilogy by Kmadden2004
:sigh: I'm going to have to take a crack at Dragon Age now, aren't I?

EDIT: Okay, thanks for the feedback, everyone, I've fixed the whole "Shepherd's face" issue to the best of my admittedly feeble abilities.:salute:

EDIT 2: I will do a "FemShep/Kaiden lives" variant at some point in the future. Just not right now... feeling like I've had my fill of Mass Effect for the moment...

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First of all, I have to start off by saying amazing work. I am sure this took lots of painstaking attention to detail to get this looking as awesome as it does. So definitely do continue to do more, and yes, even take that crack at Dragon Age if you feel up to it.

In regards critique though, I would recommend one major thing. Try not to let your shading and darkening get a way from you. It seems like in some of the darker tones of the piece, the saturation is low and so some of the detail is lost.

I would also suggest perhaps taking a look at Shepards facial design. I know some people like to break from the norm and draw the Shep differently than the ingame and promo art represents, and that is cool. But if you are going to go for that Sheppard, it is good to keep it as close as possible.

On a side note, but somewhat related, perhaps we could get a FemShep version as well? I know the fans love FemShep possibly even more than MaleShep. Just a thought.

But finally, I just want to reiterate what I said at the beginning. Amazing work. Just beautiful and surreal. I can't praise it enough. But do continue to improve your work. Even if it isn't in the areas I suggested, always work to make your hand, eye, and mind better. :)
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Ok this is for all three covers.
I have taken a look at all three individual covers, and I have to say: These are FANTASTIC. Beautiful adaptations of all the characters, superb designing, the eye is drawn just as it should be on down the line from Shepard, and you've created something that SHOULD be the covers of all three games.

Now, I've never written a critique on DA before, but you've inspired me. You've got every possible element needed in a cover. Each one is clear, it tells the story of each game beautifully, and highlights the characters that have the most impact, as well as bringing in a wonderfully tasteful element of action into the scene.

You've captured the very essence of each game perfectly, and looking at them evokes the same emotions in me that playing the games do, so much so that I got chills looking at them. Each character seems to jump out of the page and tell you their story, which is a difficult thing to accomplish, but you've done it quite well here.

All in all, excellent work, and very wonderfully executed. :)
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Behellmorph Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
These are good enough to be official movie posters, I assume they were designed after the Star Wars movie posters? Because I am getting that vibe. 

Needless to say that are dramatic as hell.
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laserbase Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
AMAZING !!!!!!!!!
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Lawlessness45 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Holy Cow! This is amazing. The depth of color, the detail, it all just blew me away. Wonderful Job!
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IceStormy Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
this is awesome XD the background color remind me of 3 endings
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Ultamisia Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are pretty damn awesome!!
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izvoranu Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
I'm afraid I'm only left with: WOW
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martik642 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing work!
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P-Leon-Atrox Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student General Artist
i had an idea about this for a while, floating in my head. well, i guess somebody had to do it first, very good.
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Kmadden2004 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Go for it, mate.:)

It'd be pretty depressing if the guy who has the monopoly on Struzan-inspired Mass Effect posters turned out to be me.

Let me know how they turn out.
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KAINBANE Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
mass effect forever !
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TheEliteBrit Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
You missed out Tali in the ME2 poster (or I just can't see her)!

Apart from that, amazing pieces of work.
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Kmadden2004 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nope, Tali's in there. She's just to the left of Legion. :)
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GeekTruth64 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
All three o these are really great. Among the best ME posters I've seen. They should have used something like this for the boxart, because this is the kind of EPIC cover work that you need to convey just how awesome these games are. I love how you managed to fit in so many characters, without making any of the posters look crowded. I know that can be hard sometimes. Really great job, it really gives me some layout ideas for some of my future posters as well. Thank You for sharing and keep up the good work. :clap:
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Goastantie Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Awesome work, to bad ME3 removed a lot of the characters from ME2
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yahtzeefan Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
I'm thinking of doing a Mass Effect retrospective down the line. Can I use this for my writing?
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:iconkmadden2004:
Kmadden2004 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sure, go for it.:)
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yahtzeefan Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Thank you kindly.
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IIxHarbinger Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
The best games ever made.
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ReaverKiller Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Coool
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Natsumi494 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
This is EPIC !!
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DTKPrime Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
These are the best Mass Effect posters I have ever seen.
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Black-Mech Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome job! :D
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Vergil89 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow
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Zumbotron Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
I absolutely love these posters

Reminds me so much of Drew Struzan's work on posters like Star Wars or Indiana Jones
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malizlewa Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Exactly what came to mind. An homage to Star Wars, for a new generation of Sci-Fi Opera Fiction Epic.
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thefireknight2008 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
This should be the box covers of the three games :D
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oldones Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
I really like the main colours you chose ^_^
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ShadowcatPrime Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
These are incredible, really. Truly striking.
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sam4sonia Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
loe the use of the three colours from the ending too.

very well done,

few little points here and there on some of them,

but id still say a good 9/10 for all three.

great work.
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Mr-Illusionist-1331 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Excellent, I love it:)
Please do Bioshock 1 & 2 with Infinite next:D
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changingcactus Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Man I'd love to have this as a poster.
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Commander-Afro Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Damn... I would have written a critique, but the first two summed up what I think pretty well! Really, really really awesome work!
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syris427 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
nice. these are awesome
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animeart12 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Wow these three Mass Effect posters are just masterpieces in my opinion and I personally would not mind if these posters were the official ones that promoted the games

Each poster has the characters that illustrates each of the Mass Effect story plots so you are right on the money
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spiraloutward Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
THESE are the kind of posters we need in the BioWare store! These are fantastic!
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jessypet92 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow! These are absolutely beautiful pieces of art! :D I love them. :love:
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AMYisC0P1C Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student
your style is really great i love the way you colored those :3
its really cool :clap:
compliments to you
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Paladin-Girl Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
There's not enough love to show how amazing these are.
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ActuallyFenHarel Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is flipping awesome. Very well done, fantastic covers :D
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PictureThisDeviant Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Gread job on fixing Shepherd's face! Looks much better :)
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Archon89 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Maybe Shepard's face in the three works is a little bit odd, but for the rest these are really very well done and interesting in their concept!! Awesome work! :D
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Objurgo Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is cool, can't wait for the dragon age one x]
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Kmadden2004 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
One? Aren't there six origin stories in Dragon Age ;)
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Objurgo Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha yeah, looking forward to it
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Traditionalfire Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Student
Pretty cool, although Shepard's face is a bit weird.
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Kmadden2004 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I'm fixing that now. Hey, it ain't a Mass Effect tribute without releasing an "Extended Cut" a couple of months down the line ;)
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Traditionalfire Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Student
LoL.

But now that you mention it, did you like it? I thought was pretty good.
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Kmadden2004 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The extended cut? I thought it was okay, it did what it needed to do, and kudos for Bioware for listening to the fans.

But, then again, I was okay with the ending to begin with. I wouldn't say I was 'bouncing-off-the-walls-with-joy' over it, but I was at least satisfied.
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Traditionalfire Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Student
I was to okay with the ending. I can see why people diden't like it, but i personally did go apeshit about it.
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matajosjake Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
And now we make a movie!
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