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LOOK! I BRING ART! AND SOMETHING THAT TOOK TIME, TOO!
I've been in a Mass Effect mood for weeks now so I decided to be creative with it. I know that everyone and their mother has drawn an unmasked Tali, but I really wanted to try my hand on it since <spoiler spoiler spoiler> I did not like how Bioware handled it in ME3. I actually really would have preferred her face to stay a secret instead of that cheap shot they pulled </spoiler spoiler spoiler>.
I had a lot of fun with her skin and the texture. I kind of just winged everything else. I imagine, if you have a helmet on for your entire life, you'd have either short hair, no hair, or something that requires next to no effort so braids seemed appropriate (and they look badass).
This is just a fairly simple concept drawing, hence the bust shot, but I'm rather proud of it. The colors were also extremely fun to work with. Thank you, Mass Effect, for bring out my creative side again.
Art (c) Me (a few hours in Paint Tool Sai)}
Tali'Zorah (c) Bioware