brinx2 your work is truly amazing. So much like a photograph! I've been looking through the rest of your Mass Effect works and just can't get over how real they all look. Amazing work!
I've previously asked and subsequently added one of your pieces (of Miranda) to a Facebook page I admin called Mass Effect Miranda Lawson. But I was wondering if you mind me adding this one to another page I admin called Mass Effect Female Shepard? As usual, I'd include link to your original here and reference to you as artist.
The FemShep page is a lot older and wasn't started by me so there's a lot of old pictures in the albums that if credited may never have been posted without permission or worse were never even given links to originals. As such if you ever visit the page and recognise a picture I'd be very grateful if you can let me know where to find the original so I can let the artist know too. I took over properly about a year ago and decided that from then on not only would I post links and reference, I'd also ask artists for permission first.
I find it absolutely unfair that the Female version is getting way more recognition than the male version, even though the male version came first. It just shows how prejudice most (NOT ALL) FemShepxLiara fans are towards MaleShepxLiara fans. And the fact that there's a troll against MaleShepxLiara fandom proves this even more.
You should just ignore them... the reason that the female version gets more recognition is probably because there are a lot of guys amongst the FemShep-Liara fans, not because of any prejudice... (I'm a guy, and a FemShep-Liara fan, but I don't have any problems with the MaleShep-Liara version, or the storyline nor with the MaleShep-Liara fans).
That's exactly what I mean, most of the male FemShepxLiara fans hate MaleShepxLiara. They believe MaleShep should only be paired with Tali and FemShep with Liara. It's one of the reason why there's always a new FemShepxLiara and MaleShepxTali fanart every day. MaleShepxLiara are incredibly rare, and whenever an artist do their damn hardest to make one that is in high quality they're often ignored. It's completely unfuckingfair for MaleShepxLiara fans such as myself.
Well, I'm sorry, and I can only talk for myself, but just because I'm a FemShep-Liara fan, it doesn't mean I hate MaleShep, or the MaleShep-Liara storyline. Personally I do not like MaleShep because the character looks totally like shit. Honestly, I was surprised when I read somewhere that the character was made after some model. It's the most stupid face of a model I've ever seen. But still, it doesn't mean I hate MaleShep or the MaleShep-Liara storyline, it's just that I prefer FemShep, it's only my opinion, it doesn't worth more than anyone else's. I don't think you should take that situation so seriously, we all can like whatever we want, it's not like anybody will force you to watch FemShep-Liara content or prevent you from making or enjoying MaleShep-Liara content.
While I happen to think that Sheploo looks quite handsome and badass, I'm not a big fan of the default looking FemShep. Sorry.
I'm still pretty pissed that MaleShepxLiara fanart are often insulted. Most FemShepxLiara fans go "yuck" over the sight of the those two. It's just that there's too much FemShepxLiara fanart, and too little of MaleShepxLiara fanart. I'm not saying there should be more MaleShepxLiara fanart than FemShepxLiara, all I'm asking for is balance. It seems that's too much to ask for.
Well, they totally screwed her fac up in ME3, though I don't know "most" FemShep-Liara fans' reaction, I did not do any survey or anything like that... Anyway, although I'm not proud of it, sadly the real reason of the more FemShep-Liara fanart is that it's pretty much sexist, I would bet the male players prefer FemShep-Liara over MaleShep-Liara, for obvious reasons. Yes, balance would be good, but sadly this is not how the world works. I wish people would not think every islamists are terrorists, and I wish there would be world peace, but sadly we are far from that. Balance is like perfection in art, we try to reach it knowing we never will, it's more about the race than about the finish line.
It's because most dudes rather draw woman all day then men. Default female shepard looks ugly to me. her face is all weird shaped and so forth. i think the game does a better job at modeling alien faces than they do human ones.
>"It's because most dudes rather draw woman all day then men."
Not true, as plenty of "dudes" draw MaleShep pairings for Miranda, Ashley, Jack, or Tali. Almost none of them draw any MaleShep pairings for Liara. It's like MaleShepxLiara is taboo among the ME fanbase. People even go out of their way to insult whoever post SheplooxLiara fanart.
I hate Ashley and Miranda, but you never see me talk shit about their fanart.