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May 21, 2012
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Liara T'Soni Portrait by Hidennka Liara T'Soni Portrait by Hidennka
I decided to give Liara some love after having such sucess with the picture of Garrus I did. I'm thinking of doing a few more of the characters from the Mass Effect series like this. It still needs some work, I'm not too happy with the shadowing around the eyes or the specks on her face but I will probably pick it up again in the future and fix it.

This took me about 21hrs and was sketched and painted in Photoshop CS4. My main tools were the paint brush, the dodge/burn tool and the smudge tool.

Edit: Lessened the darkness surrounding her eyes as *Akernis suggested. Also added sheen to eyeballs and more speckles under brows.

Liara T'Soni & Mass Effect - ©Bioware
Fan art © =ThePinkFoxx
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The picture is easily one of the better pieces of Liara I have seen, it is always lovely to see a painting that does justice to her. Her armour is practically flawless. Her head crest flows fluidly, a features that is often difficult to incorborate right when painting the asari. And her tenderly caring face is showing her naturally as the character I have grown to so love through the three games.
The composition works as it appears to have been envisioned. While I would have liked a background the black around her serves to focus the attention on what deserves it.

Vision: The painting does an excellent work of reflecting Liara, both in the purely physical sense of resembling her appearance and by keeping in with her personality as a character. It is kept subtle as suiting her demeanour in the games without becoming boring or vacant.

Originality: I will not say that the picture is exactly new in its depiction of her, but neither would I want it to be. Generally I prefer people keeping true her rather than showing an out-of-character version.

Technique: The technique behind the illustration is splendid; the piece is easily recognisable as being a high quality work of art. The depth and the use of lighting and shading give a quiet life to the painting. There could have been more details involved, particularly concerning her skin if a more closely depiction of her newest high resolution gameplay design from ME3 was attempted, but I understand the difficulty of such an endeavour and it works really well for a more soft way of showing her.

Impact: The piece keeps true to Liara as a character and as such resonates clearly with my love for her. For me it invokes a series of vivid imaginations where I can see her in a scene unfolding around her.

All in all I will say that it is a beautiful and inspiring piece of work of Liara and I appreciate being able to enjoy it.
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1andonlycrazist Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
This is, without a doubt, the best Liara picture I have ever seen. You are incredible. 
rlchill Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
OMG! u should make this available to buy! i'd SOOOO buy this! would make an AWESOME poster!
Hidennka Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If I were to make it available, would you be interested? :D
rlchill Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
of course I would! lol
NdM-Art Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent! 21 Hours is a lot of time, but when I draw it also takes a lot!
Deviant258 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Love this
Jadedragonmtr Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Oh, wow! I looked at this after seeing your comment on my oil pointing! Wow! This is gorgeous!

I did a digital version of this Liara as well with different effects, and painted base on that digital version.

But love your images!
Ghooosti Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Oh wow that picture is just amazing. I wish i would have even half the talent you have. Absolutely amazing.
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Hidennka Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Everybody is entitled to their own opinions.
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