Marie Shepard

Doing my job. Calm down.

(( In truth, though; Dealing with life. Sick and stuff. Also, I’m so amazed that you people are still sticking around ToT And thank you so much for all the sweet messages! ))

(( I just spent the entire day playing the new DLC. And it brought me laughter and bouts of uncontrollable giggles instead of tears. Which is totally awesome.
The story bit -almost- felt like a parody episode and the plot-twist quite frankly made my jaw drop. And made me laugh. It’s ridiculously funny and I can honestly say I loved every little bit of this DLC. Though it gets a little difficult to take it seriously.
Also
MINOR SPOILER ALERT
Finding Kasumi rummaging through Marie’s underwear killed me. And also watching Grunt taking a shower. That was amazing. ))

(( I just spent the entire day playing the new DLC. And it brought me laughter and bouts of uncontrollable giggles instead of tears. Which is totally awesome.

The story bit -almost- felt like a parody episode and the plot-twist quite frankly made my jaw drop. And made me laugh. It’s ridiculously funny and I can honestly say I loved every little bit of this DLC. Though it gets a little difficult to take it seriously.

Also

MINOR SPOILER ALERT

Finding Kasumi rummaging through Marie’s underwear killed me. And also watching Grunt taking a shower. That was amazing. ))

could you by chance show us a tutorial on your drawing process? i love the way you draw :)

(( Oh, gosh, thank you so much :,D

I… Will think about it. Haha, I always feel my art process to be so chaotic that making a tutorial of it seems like such an impossible task. But I’ll surely think about it! ))

(( Just venting some emotional feelings regarding -the last- DLC to come. I don’t want it to end. ;_; ))

I don’t dwell on things like that. Next question…

(( I’m just gonna pretend I have an artistic grasp of anatomy. And I want all of you to play along and nod approvingly. Thank you <3 ))

Guns - Part 1/3 “M-5 Phalanx”

I’m not as reliant on weapons as I used to be, but that’s not saying I never use them anymore. Quite the contrary.

I have three guns I’d call my “favorites”. Though one of them no longer lives up to its former glory. 

(( Still going through stuff. Still love this game. Still want to do more updates. ))

(( Been considering doing some shorter updates as these long-ass detailed ones I’ve been doing lately, despite having a blast doing them, just take a lil more effort than I have the energy for as it is right now. I hope you guys don’t mind <3 ))

(( Here are the flashback images Marie had in the latest gif I posted. I try not to come empty handed when I post <3 ))

It was back on the Normandy SR-1… Some 3 years ago, I guess?

Like I’ve mentioned before, I used to have some problems utilizing my biotic abilities. Liara took it upon herself to help me “unlock” whatever it was that held me back.

And let me just say that there are no secrets during a melding with an asari… That is all I’ll tell you about it.

(( Ok, I wasn&#8217;t able to finish it in time for tonight. =/ But I&#8217;ve come far enough to know for certain that it will be done tomorrow. 95% complete. Have some scrapped, unused art from the update while you wait. &lt;3 ))

(( Ok, I wasn’t able to finish it in time for tonight. =/ But I’ve come far enough to know for certain that it will be done tomorrow. 95% complete. Have some scrapped, unused art from the update while you wait. <3 ))

(( Hi, guys~ <3 I’m slowly starting to get back on my feet. ))

(( I’ve got an update coming up — hopefully later today — but I’m starting to have stupid second doubts. :p  I’m taking some creative liberty on this one and there’s quite a lot of detailed art assets involved… Artistic insecurity strikes at random and it blows. No one is safe. :p ))

(( The last few updates has been too large for Tumblr to handle correctly, so I’ve had to resort to some ghetto solutions as you might have noticed. I apologize for that and would do it differently if I had the chance. =/ Still trying to make them as visually appealing and easy to catch at first glance, though. ))

(( I’d also like to take the chance to just say thank you and tell you how much I appreciate all you lovely people for sending me messages of support <3 It’s an awesome thing to come back to <3 )) 

(( I’ve been sick for a while and I still am, sadly. There’s just no energy in me to work on something nice and proper. But I made this to blow off some steam. I hope no one minds… ))

(( Don’t take this too seriously, though. It’s just a one time thing for shits ‘n giggles. <3 ))

(( I’ll be up and around again sometime soon, I hope. <3 Until then; I hope you all take good care of yourselves and eachother. <3 ))

(( And again: Thank you all for your kind words and support! Really means a lot to me! <3  ))

(Totally unrelated to the blog, but what do you use for your lineart? It's so clean and crisp. Sorry if this has been asked!)
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(( I use Photoshop CS3 from start to finish. =) I tend to use relatively thick lines with a normal brush, so they are sorta easy to keep clean. And I work in the same resolution I post in. 500x300 pixels at 400 DPI. Such low resolution allows for simpler and faster manipulation of strokes, imo. No need for vector tools. I also use a Cintiq 21UX “drawing tablet”. ))

Just some guy in my past. I think I was around 14 at the time… Just before things started going downhill.

(( Posting a WIP to go with my plead for help or advice. ))

(( I’d like to ask straight out into the masses if you guys know any place where to get clean sound files from the Mass Effect games. Dialogue and sound alike. I haven’t had much luck extracting from my 360 disks, sadly. u_u It’s for… Potential epic fun. But I don’t wanna start anything before I have anything to, uh… Work with. *sly smirk* So any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated! Send me a PM if you think you can help! :D ))