Well now, I would like to thank whomever gave this image to Mass Effect's official FaceBook page! I was totally in awe at all the positive feedback I got, and the amount of people now able to see it! I was spending most of the day helping a friend move, and my brother kept texting and calling me, and when I finally answered, he told me about it, and I just couldn't believe it!
So, I big THANK YOU to all of you! I love you guys, and couldn't do this work without the people who support me! I do plan on doing the rest of the ME characters like this, so stay tuned, and stay classy!
This looks amazing! I love everything about this art piece! I wish I knew how you did it.
Can I ask a technical question? How did you manage to make the reflections of the purple and blue lens flare on their skins (especially Thane's where its seen the most)? I really wish to learn how to make something like this on Photoshop.
Thank you for you comment, and here's a lil bit on the technique:
As far as the reflections go, for the purple and blue flare on Thane, I painted with a soft brush and set the layer mode to Overlay, and then another one using a Screen layer mode. It's a technique I picked up a while ago, and I wish I could remember who I saw use it! Those layer styles are so useful, just try them out!