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The Glow of Paragon by Splikitt The Glow of Paragon by Splikitt
I  FINISHED IT. Holy **** I finished a picture! 

Sorry that it took so long, been thrown a lot of things that everyone always gets (aka: surprises) and I was struggling to perfect how I wanted the layout to look. I'll likely make another post that has process images because in comparison to the concept sketch I posted up....CLEARLY I STAYED THE COURSE. Lots of changes happened, but I'm happy with the results.

Also I hate drawing/painting asari ships. 

Never again. 

Now theres a question: Why does Shepard not have any weapons?

Well, Paragon is that path that really aims to handle the problems of the universe + and the solution be morally correct. (Even though a lot of shit could be avoided by choosing a renegade answer) Biotics always seemed to me to be a way to attack, control the battlefield, stop enemies from hurting your allies by stunning them or throwing them out of the way (and not necessarily killing them) And therefore as I progressed through the painting the weapons just faded away. The weapons I had considered were pistols, particularly the Quarian Arc Pistol and the Salarian Scorpion. ((PEWPEW))

Done in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

Please take the time to comment, it helps motivate me to work on new work! 

COMING UP NEXT: Reapers

All rights belong to Bioware/EA Games
2013 belongs to Courteney Carr 
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ReelLifeJaneway2 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I really love this piece!!So masterfully constructed and colored - both the pieces that you've done for the paragon and renegade options are just downright amazing! Can't wait to see your next piece - you're really talented! :happybounce: 
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Splikitt Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! :> I'm working on Synthesis at the moment, although its going slowly with other work in the way. I'll likely put up a WIP at some point soon. :>

-thnkyew>3<
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raw666 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
Good work, keep it up.
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Splikitt Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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RagingNerd Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
Holy hell, the detail is absolutely incredible, gorgeous gorgeous work! :heart:
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Splikitt Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! >3<
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Mishai Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woaw...really awesome:) so many details so great face it really hard to even comment it...but if i can nitpick something...those sparks in downside background are bit cheap...just some space looking background with white dots may be better:) but its really a small nitpick...you did awesome job
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Splikitt Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I was aiming for the stars to reflect the Alliance star symbols, but I guess you're right, they are a little cheap. I did try some dots, but since we spend our time going through hyperspace so often I just did darts. Thanks! :D
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WhiteLynx57 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Ooh so cool! I love her hair! I went for Synthesis but this is pretty kickass by itself.
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Splikitt Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I'll have to make a Paragade next, put the Reapers on a TBDL (to be done later) list, youre not the only one that picked synthesis and messaged me. xD
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WhiteLynx57 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
XFD Of course I'm not. Cuz in the end, I couldn't kill the geth and EDI nor did I just want to send the Reapers away only to come back forever from now. Anytime you get around to it is fine with me.
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Splikitt Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah I totally understand that, it was gut-wrenching to choose Destruction because I love the Geth and Edi so much. ;A;
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WhiteLynx57 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
I know that more people chose Control than either Synthesis and Destroy but somehow Synthesis was always the best choice in my mind. What better way to preserve future generations and races than to put both sides on the same level?
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Splikitt Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
True, but because of the Synthesis, a lot I felt is lost. I could imagine people waking up, realizing that everything was now synthetic to the point that reality would be forever tainted and confusing to live with. People would go mad, and very little would be able to handle the idea that the reapers were now suddenly on our side after destroying the universe' Mass Effect gates. 
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WhiteLynx57 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
Well, you could see it as both synthetic and organics seeing eye to eye since synthetics were originally created to up the techno ante or to better organic life while organics have been around since forever. Melding the two together so they're on equal ground gives way to new possibilities of other species finally having crossbreed children (and not just the asari) with all the tech at their disposal so the new life they create doesn't end up being a debilitated mess. That and since geth and Reapers are now 'organic' through the Synthesis choice, peace and expansion opens new roads for them all to travel.

That or I'm just really optimistic.
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Splikitt Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That is a very good point, I just worry about the psychological effects -- not dying (I mean theres a shot where Kasumi's lover comes back to life) and the end effect politics that would influence everyone's decision making. Because if everyone was "synthetic", it sort of makes everyone "the same". There would be such a backlash of identity crisis' I think, but thats just me. 

I do agree that it would allow the possibility of new species, but probably at the heart of it would still be problems since it would be breaking the "old" "natural order" that everyone had become adjusted to. There would be likely new racism involving these "new species" as well. Lastly, if everyone was synthetic, people would and could live forever (Its not mentioned but its a possibility) and that could eventually turn the reapers back to their initial goal to balance the universe. 

I'm such a bore. XD I should hope for peace and balance!


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Sharrukin-of-Akkad Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very slick. Aside from the visual execution, which is superb, you've obviously put a lot of thought into symbolism. Almost an art-nouveau approach.
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Splikitt Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! It took a long time to think what should go in, and I'm glad someone was able to see the symbolism! I was heading to Art Nouveau, so another point to you!
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ZodiacEclipse Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I want this to be a pinball machine. 

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Splikitt Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That would be AWESOME.
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tengu-guro Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
nice work!
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Splikitt Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!
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