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Blowing Off Steam by SolarDiamond Blowing Off Steam by SolarDiamond
"It sounds like you're carrying some tension. Maybe I could help you get rid of it."

No, not like that, ya pervs.
Okay, fine. Tiebreaker in Shepard's quarters later.

:iconhurrplz:

So, I thought it'd be fun if sparring with Garrus were an actual option. Originally I was going to draw them actually fighting, but then this idea popped into my head.

Reference: ~bobbistock, Mass Effect turian concept art [link]
Mass Effect BioWare.
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:iconwolvengra:
Wolvengra Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hottest couple in Mass Effect when Fem-Shep is involved!
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SolarDiamond Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agreed!
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nightchildmoonchild Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Place your bets now, kids. :)
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OinkyThePiggy Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist
Love their facial expressions.. and Shepard's body is HOT!
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SolarDiamond Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! It was hard to give Garrus any expression at all so I tried to make him smile with his eyes. Also, glad you like athletic femShep! A career soldier (especially a female one) needs to be physically fit to kick all that ass.
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JackScotch Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's great)))
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:iconsolardiamond:
SolarDiamond Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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BuildMyPaperHeart Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes ^o^
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Merjia Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
.... This should be good.
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SolarDiamond Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lots of cursing and snarky banter. And that's just during the tie-breaker.

Oh-ho-ho!
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kh2fanx4ever Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
I just HAD to sign in so I could fave and comment on this... I absolutely love it! Garrus looks perfect and I really like the expression on Shep's face. I'm curious-- what did you use to draw this? :D
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SolarDiamond Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, glad you like it :]

I used the gimp program for this and my other drawings.
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Xanthoc Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
{Insert joke on earlier reach vs. flexibility joke}
My money is on Garrus in a fair fight.....but Shepard never plays fair! 3:)
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SolarDiamond Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahaha, yeah. I think she's got a move or two to use against her favorite turian.
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RavenKale Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
Love this.
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SolarDiamond Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :]
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AmberRicks Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
Haha. I love this. The last run through the game and I had a romance with Garrus I was laughing so hard at the conversation.
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SolarDiamond Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, me too. I had no idea he was romanceable and I had never even considered it. I think I was just about as shocked as he was when I had Shepard hit on him. XD
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AmberRicks Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
And then end romance scene is just as hilarious. xD
Yeah I did not know about it until a friend of mine told me. My instant reaction to it was 'OMG. I need to start over so I can hit on Garrus.'
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SolarDiamond Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahaha. Yeah, it is. I loved when he was like, "Ah craaap." And the music... I'm pretty sure he says something about how bad that music is in ME1, which makes it even better. XD
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Estelindis Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
This is unbelievably freaking awesome. :heart: I wish this was an option in the actual game (and I haven't even romanced Garrus). :D

The only thing I'm wondering really is if boxing gloves for turians would really be the same as for us.
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SolarDiamond Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I soooo wish this was an option, too. Even homies wanna beat each other up sometimes.

For the gloves, I figured there wouldn't be any turian appropriate ones in a Cerberus stocked vessel, so these are the kind with elastic straps that go across the open palm and fingers stick out of freely. If you look closely you can make out Garrus' pinky - and both chars thumbs - stickin' outta the gloves :)
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Krubbus Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm featuring this at my journal... Nothing better than some stress release...

Oh yeah.
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SolarDiamond Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooh, sweetness. Thanks :]

Yes, yes. Stress relief in one form or another is always welcome. Especially if it involves your favorite turian.
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Meken Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous body work on Garrus!!
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SolarDiamond Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :) Turian anatomy sure is a tricky thing! More studies are a good excuse to keep drawing shirtless turians, though.
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sgtcrackers Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
also, awesome pic, but Garrus looks a might to narrow up top, maybe its the angle. Just saying.
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SolarDiamond Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, he is a bit thinner in the chest area than I imagine turians would really be. It's also the angle, like he is slightly hunched with the chest more concave than convex.
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sgtcrackers Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
It would have been so cool, but alas, its an RPG shooter, where the melee option looks like your flailing like a crazy person. Especially the first game cause you have to be close enough to melee, I've had to restart the Feros part of the mission where you subdue the colonists. On bad attempts I have run out of grenades, my squad mates just shoot the poor brain washed colonists, or I'm not close enough and accidentally blast them with my shotgun.

At least the second game gives you a button to mash, not that it has been very useful. For all the talk about how strong Shepard is, you can't even knock down a regular human mercenary. Knocking back a turian or krogan, I can understand, but come on!

Garrus is a cool guy, if Liara hadn't been there, then Garrus would have been my other option. Tali too, but she's only romance-able by male Shepards.
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SolarDiamond Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It would have been a bit much to ask for an actual sparring mini game. A cut scene woulda been a bit fun :) I hear that there will possibly be a new melee class for ME3, but I'm trying to limit the amount of info I read so it's a big surprise.
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sgtcrackers Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
Bioware did say that melee will be a bigger part of gameplay and class design, which is good cause my lean and mean soldier needs something to beat up.
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Skyward-Dreamer Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
AWESOME! :D

And I was so looking forward to do sparring with him! Turned out he's too afraid of being knocked on his ass to even try it though, bah. Never thought of him as a coward until that moment. ;)
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SolarDiamond Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
I think Shepard might be the only person Garrus finds intimidating, lol.
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Skyward-Dreamer Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
Ha ha, yeah maybe. But I think he also looks up so much to Shepard, it just wouldn't be prudent for him to knock her/him on their ass. :)
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Caffeineghost Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
So who did win in the end? Nice work :)
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SolarDiamond Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hrm... Well, Shepard can take quite the beating now, with all the upgrades, but Garrus is high ranking in hand to hand. I'd say if there were a score, Garrus would win. I'm totally going to over analyze this throughout the day now... Thanks. lol XD
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Techta Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow the shading on Shepards face is phenomenal!
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SolarDiamond Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much! :]
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Brasc Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
And it looks like they're in a regulation N7 gymnasium too.
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SolarDiamond Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I almost put a background screen shot of the Normandy's cargo bay. Then I thought a banner behind would be cool. Banner turned into just a simple themed background, lol.
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fatguy88 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i would love to see her box a krogan
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SolarDiamond Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We've seen her head butt one, I can totally see her boxing one! Don't think it'd end well for Shepard, though, lol.
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fatguy88 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol yeah
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CainsAngel Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
beautiful job!
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SolarDiamond Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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GeekTruth64 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
Great job :)
Like the coloring as well.
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SolarDiamond Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :]
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Topkicker26 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Smirk. Is. Priceless .

It's the "This is easy" Face that says that all!

Great job on Garrus! (and your Shepard is kickass!)
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SolarDiamond Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, lol. Shepard is certainly not lacking in confidence. I'm sure she could give Garrus a run for his money.

Thanks for the compliment!
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Topkicker26 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol. You're welcome!
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