Merry Christmas Poupon!!!!!!!
(EDIT: Tumblr hates large images, so go here to see fullsize!) ((EDIT 2: OH GOSH I didn’t put Shepard’s shadow in!!!! DEEERRRPP Okay fixed.))
WOOOO! I made it in time!!! I was beginning to doubt the existence of such a thing as a “finish line.” This Christmas, I wanted to do something special for my internet pal Poupon. She’s so kind, talented (goes without saying), and entertaining. This year she had to back out of the Dragon Age Secret Santa, but I didn’t like the idea of one of the best people on the internet not being gifted. I saw other gift arts headed her way yesterday (or was it earlier?), which makes me delighted! May you wake up showered in strange and wonderful gifts!
And you guessed my secret Poupon! Your theory was correct, I was the cowboy the whole time. What gave me away? I am now convinced you are a master detective/spy. Anywho, as you requested, here is a western crossover of my choosing - Mass Effect. I threw in Poup shep! Had to go digging deep for that reference you drew, and as you called her Poup Shep I’ll assume that is her actual name. I took the female Dennis Rodman comment literally and went with a somewhat similar skin/haircolor. Garrus is sheriff, Legion the old reliable bartender (rapidly forms consensus for quality advice on your organic problems), Tali is in a quasi-flamenco dress and is wearing a mantilla, and Wrex and Mordin are…. wrex and mordin. Mordin has a hat. That’s western right? Looks like their card game isn’t going so well (put those guns away gentlemen). This picture really kicked my ass over the past two and a half days, but I think it came out halfway respectable? I was in so far over my head! But I learned a lot of the specifics of what I need to practice and improve upon, so that was very helpful!
Here’s a Poup Shep closeup:
Anyway, you’ve brought me so many smiles, directly and indirectly, and an endless supply of laughs, so I hope your Christmas is filled with joy and kittens and nikos and dragons and dovakins and effects of the massive sort!! You are fantastic, and if you ever forget it, we’ll be here to remind you :)
Notable Credits: Ongaku88 helped me come up with Tali’s costume and did the dress design, and assisted with some of the shiny bits on Legion, and was part of the brainstorming for overall costume ideas for the picture! She was a huge help and her assistance and moral support were crucial to me actually finishing this thing. The “historical” portraits on the wall were all created by Poupon. The wood textures were from ncrow and Tigg-stock, and the techniques I used, as well as part of the color scheme, came from Alexds1’s coloring tutorial.
*stealthfully re-reblogs the updated version*
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I honestly don’t know what to say! So I will babble incoherently! This is so well thought out and wonderful, the textures are well integrated, the lighting’s great and has that golden varnish tinge to it that I love. Legion would be a wonderful bartender, esp. since he has an internet hookup to look up every cocktail recipe ever posted! Oh, except he won’t be able to taste them for quality control. And garrus’ little sheriff star he probably lifted off the body of a real sheriff—it’s okay, Garrus, you’re probably SOMEONE’s favorite deputee! Maybe Tali’s. You even got poupshep perfect despite me not posting pictures of her in a yearrrrr adfkljwwgl.
VS, you are the very image of a modern major gentlemen and such a national treasure it’s a wonder nicholas cage doesn’t try to steal you!