Hey, sorry if this sounds like spam but I'm just doing a survey on Mass Effect art for a uni assignment I'm doing. I wish to understand why you (if you have created fan-art or intend to, or if you have some feelings on the issue) create fan-art for this amazing narrative? Do you feel a sense of duty to uphold the relationships or story that Bioware first invisioned? Is it a desire to further build upon the emotional relationships that you face throughout the game? What compels this reaction of artistic expressionism? Anything you say that I use ill make sure to quote and give you full credit. Also if you give me permission to use your work as an example I'll make sure to give you credit for that too. thanks
Wow... That's some really complicated questions. x)
I never thought about it very much. I don't feel any duty of any kind toward the game. In this particular case, I didn't even know much thing about the story of the game or even the character. It was months before the release of Mass Effect 2 and the first appearance of the character was just leaked. The design, the voice, the way the character was animated and the atmosphere really impressed me and inspired me. So I wanted to draw something. In that case, there was also a challenge. I wasn't used to do lightings like that and I tried some new techniques.
But most of the time, I simply draw what the game makes me imagine, what is unsaid or what I want to reinterpret. That's also a way to show to people what I like and, to be honest, making fanarts is the only way to make people come see your gallery on deviantArt when you're an unknown artist.
(You can use my fanarts for your assignment if you want.)
Well its an awesome picture sir, and your response was great too, thank you very much for helping, I've finally finished the assignment which has given me time to respond to everyone, including yourself. If you want to have a look at the study you can find it on my blog masseffectfanartdiscussion.blogspot.com just scroll through the interviews (of which you will find yours) and you should come across the study. Again thanks heaps for taking the time to contribute and if you want to comment/leave feedback etc on the case study feel free, anything helps me to hone my academic skills and also I just generally think its an interesting topic, otherwise thanks for the help once more and I hope you keep creating awesome ME works