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Mass Effect 3: Mordin by Arkis Mass Effect 3: Mordin by Arkis
The third poster in my Mass Effect 3 lead up series, the Salarians, and the esteemed Mordin Solus. The Salarians have a rather spotted history when it comes to dealing with Galactic events, from unleashing the Rachni, to then unleashing the Krogan in response. Once that didn't pan out, they condemned the Krogan to a slow death via the genophage. Mordin is the most apt example of the ethical dilemma that his species has placed itself in. In the coming war, the redemption of himself and his species may be the key to the survival of the galaxy...

Pen and marker on paper, painted in photoshop. I feel like I'm slowly starting to find my "style". It's been a slow process, but each time I work in digital media, I feel like more of what I want to put on screen is coming through. Still plenty to learn though.

Comments and critiques welcome!

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FringeScience Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I wasn't a big Salarian fan until I found Mordin in ME2 and finished his fight in ME3. He in my perspective was the hero of 2 races, redeemer of the Salarians, and savior of the Krogans.
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masterofsteam Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
Woooo, he looks pissed.
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tuhamburglar79 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
I would Love to have this hang from my cubicle at work... How much would it be for a decent sized print?
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Arkis Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've made the image free to download, so all you need to do is take it to a local print shop and print it yourself!

(just flip me a photo of it hanging so I can see how it looks! :D)
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tuhamburglar79 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Haha Can do. At the moment All I have in my cubicle is ads and what not from game informers. It is kinda hard finding thins I actually like to put up. Once I get it up I shall go ahead and post a picture of it
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tuhamburglar79 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
I would honestly love a print of this to hang in my cubicle at work...
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Unknown-Substance Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks hardcore. Always new my wacky doctor friend had a dark side! Greatly captured! I like it a lot :)
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bigfatcarp93 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
Grumpy Mordin is grumpy.
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AngryTurian Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Mordin Solus: He'll kick your ass... with science
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KombatantN7 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
He's the very model of a scientist salarian. Someone else might've gotten it wrong.
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mercimarionette Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
I love all of these ME3 posters you've made. They're brilliantly done.
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Fox-of-darkness Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Salarain scientist studies sea shells down by the sea shore.
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Frostgore Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think if not the most, his death was one of the most epic moments in ME3. I was, literaly, stunned, blank with no reaction... just watching as he went up the blasted tower and did what he must... "Someone else could have got it wrong"...
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Rike-the-Furious Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
One of the most powerful lines in all of Mass Effect is from Mordin.

"I MADE A MISTAKE!"

I literally almost shat my pants when I heard him say it.
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Exilon58 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
Are you gonna make James, Ashley/kaiden, EDI or Javik? You dude make the awsome fanart
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RobotOwl Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
See, you doing it wrong. It says "Repemption", but what it should say is "Sea Shells".
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Maehedrose Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
Shooting Mordin in the back was one of the hardest things I ever had to do in a video game ... but I needed that army, damnit.
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kraqen Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Do you know you can get both?
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Maehedrose Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Found that out in another playthrough, but my Shep didn't know that at the time and that is what mattered when making the decision.
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Nevar23 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart: My favorite crew member. Just saw your beautiful art on the Forbes blog. [link]
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WarChicken78 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Mordin has the best "exit" of all videogame characters so far.
Love your interpretation of him.
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HalefirePrime Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
Redemption. Definitely the word that comes to mind when we think of Mordin.

Very fine work.
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HELLISH-Werewolf Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Of course had to me someone else might of gotten it wrong
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kongming234 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
well atleast he got it in the end
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Rarmus Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
I am the very model of a Scientist Salariaaaan...

R.I.P, my old friend. He died in my playthrough.
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sam4sonia Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
awesome!
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caporaletravers Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
i hope that u can cure the genophage in ME3...
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MudslingerArtist Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012   Digital Artist
Witha smiple chemical equation you can!!!! (JK)
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2yt4u Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
good job on details
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carlfoxmarten Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
Gee, if you haven't found your style yet, and you're making things that look as awesome as this, I'd love to see what you come up with when you do find your style! =^.^=
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KaryTyrrell Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Impressive work! It really shows that Mordin is more than just a scientist.
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xenowriter Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
WOW that is very impressive!
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wordlife21 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
This is epic.
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Straight-Lace Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Well done. Are you going to use different mediums for the others like you did with wrex and legion?
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DKVonOtto Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
This one turned out really nice! :D I love how you got in the wrinkles and how you did the scars X3
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Punknouveau13 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Even though Mordin's not really one of my favorite characters. (I do love it when he sings though. x3) I absolutely love the way he looks here. A little bit more dark and serious looking.
Really good job. ^_^
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LINCARD1000 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
He was a rather interestingly nuanced character in the game, underplayed by many but good.
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