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Omega - Nyreen Kandros by calicoJill Omega - Nyreen Kandros by calicoJill
I really like Nyreen. She's a character that actually feels real. She has her insecurities and fears and flaws but she pushes passed them all. I really didn't expect her to be as fleshed out as she is considering I completed the DLC in about 2 and a half hours. I also really like her and Aria as a couple. I bet they were one fucked up but adorable couple :)

Anyway, I took a screen shot I loved of Nyreen and redrew it, which was kind of a pain because the screen shot was really dark so I needed a few reference pictures to figure a few things out.

Sorry, I know this isn't the comic and what not, but... She's just... I like her!
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FreelancerNorth Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Is it just me, or does she look like an ASSASSIN! From AC
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selvokaz Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
I wonder if Nyreen would have returned to her home of Palaven had she known what the reapers were doing to it? Maybe she did know but just didn't care, even though I suppose she had good reason.
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1Dat Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Amazing! I really like her! Great work! Please, more!
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calicoJill Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
I really like her too! Such a shame that we didn't get more of her. Hopefully the next Mass Effect will have a lady turian on the crew! :) Thanks!
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AMYisC0P1C Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student
really cool
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christophernicol Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist
Before DLC was relased I was excited we'll finally can see female turian but I was affraid she will be I don't know how to say that, empty character like some random, normal npc who just once had bigger role. And I was pretty suprised. She had her past, fears etc and her and Aria relationship was adorable(I first time saw Aria "true face" and it was nice saw that she rly can care about someone) and painfull because their love couldn't be like "together forever" becuse differences between Aria and Nayreen. I rly like Nayreen. And your pic is great as always :meow:
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calicoJill Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Yeah, I was surprised as well. I thought she would be a very flat character so I was surprised to see how well they managed to flesh her out in that short time. I think the fact that her and Aria are polar opposites also helped define her character faster too, so that probably helped make her into more than just some passing face.

Thanks!
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livia29 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
Amazing! :happybounce:
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calicoJill Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Thanks!
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tientai1 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
Coolest DLC character EVER! Nice work! :squee:
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calicoJill Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Thanks! and agreed!
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MatFi Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
awesome picture of an awesome turian huntress!
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calicoJill Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Thank you!
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Mihoshi5 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Fantastic art :la:
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calicoJill Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Thanks!
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Mihoshi5 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
No problem ;p
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Empress-Cethlisss Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Aaaah. <3 I love Nyreen! I also loved how, in this DLC, they kept saying how manipulative and cold Aria is, yet she obviously cared so much about Nyreen.
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calicoJill Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
:) yeah, I liked that too. I'm glad we got to see that Aria isn't always completely made of stone. Though I imagine their relationship would have been a difficult one heh
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Empress-Cethlisss Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Yeaaah. Most likely. >_> She is pretty damn manipulative.
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theVoodooQueen Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student General Artist
entireley awesome :D
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calicoJill Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Thanks!
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EmperorKarino Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome job
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calicoJill Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Thank you!
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EmperorKarino Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome.
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Vampireguardian Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
You really made her come to life! I love the way the light and shadows hit her. Amazing work, I love the Talcon sign in the background. Amazing work! I really like her expression, as if she's about to face off with Aria...again :P I also was impressed with the depth they went into her character and that ending! She's my favorite female turian :D
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MatFi Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
yep :D she´s my favorite turian female too :P ;)
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calicoJill Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Ha, yeah. It all just started as a little practice with colour and shading from a screen cap but the more I got done the better it looked.

Yeah, considering how short the DLC is, I was fairly pleased with how much we were able to take from her character. I guess she's my favourite female turian too, though to be fair, she's the only female turian I know of =P
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Cardboredbox Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
SWEET. Love it!
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calicoJill Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Thanks!
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Koralika Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
You can always start a comic dedicated to Aria and Nyreen, just saaaaaying. :p
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calicoJill Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Oh man! I wish I had the time and effort to do that! But hey! Who knows. Maybe one day I'll do a short comic dedicated to them :)
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Koralika Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
:heart:
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Natsumi494 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Awesome...

I really sad the way Nyreen ends...
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calicoJill Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Yeah... I really thought Aria and Shepard would get there in time. :(

Thanks!
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pulsarc Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This great. :)
You should make one of Garrus with the Archangel logo.
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calicoJill Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
heh thanks! Maybe in the future. I have a lot on my plate right now :)
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FoxHawke Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Nyreen was a fantastic character she just had such a presence to her and like Aria in 2 she instantly won me over, guess it also helped with who Bioware got for her voice actress. :)
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calicoJill Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
I really liked the way things just rolled off her back. She didn't let Aria get to her. I wonder if she had been like then when she met Aria or if that was an adaptation from knowing her lol

Yeah, I really liked her voice. It suited her nicely. :)
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Akernis Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I liked her as well, a shame she had to go out the way she did :cries:

Also; great work :)

You really nailed her features quite strikingly and I lover the shadow play on, around and inside her hood.

Quite impressive how you can manage to get such an quiet yet thoughtful expression with so alien facial features.

Don't worry about it not being the comic you have to draw what you feel like, we will be here to appreciate :)
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calicoJill Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
It really is. And I don't even think she HAD to go out the way she did... but I get WHY they did it. What better way to enrage Aria than to take away EVERYTHING she's ever cared about. I don't know if you've read the books but Cerberus also killed Aria's daughter. It's no wonder she lost her shit.

Ha, well to be fair, I used a screen cap for reference. I wanted to practice on colour blending and shading and I thought the screen cap would be great for that. I didn't actually expect it to turn out as well as it did. It was just meant to be a practice, not something that would actually make it onto DA.

Heh, I just hope I don't stray too much from the comic, because I know me, and if I get too distracted, I won't go back so. Got to make sure I keep myself interested in that story and getting it done too! :) Thanks!
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Akernis Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
As pleasure as always :)

I did read the books, really wanted to gut Kai Leng for that :upset:
But I agree it served its purpose even if it was a sorry thing to see.

That just goes to show that sometimes what we just consider light work or practise can turn out way better than we expected it to.

Oh, I know that feeling, I am having the same problem with my writing, if I don't stay more or less constantly in the flow of work it becomes harder and harder to get it done. And then it is just about getting back to work to renew the interest.
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calicoJill Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Agreed. I would have loved her to be a regular character. It's a shame they didn't have her from the beginning. I think that would have made it a lot more emotional too.

Very true! Although more times than not, I set out to make and actual picture and end up scrapping it because it pisses me off. Maybe that just means I shouldn't be focusing on an end product.

Exactly. I've done the same thing before. I lost interest in a story I was writing, took about a year before I got back into it BUT I did eventually finish it. If only that drive was something you could just switch on.
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Akernis Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed, I would have liked to have her from the beginning, some chances to get to know her better would also have been nice.

I know what that is like, I often have trouble finishing pictures as I grow dissatisfied with them the more I work on them, shame that self-critic is the harshest there is.

Good to hear that you mange to finish it. And so true if that drive and inspiration was something you could just turn on when needed things would get so much easier.
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Pusc Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Nicely done!
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calicoJill Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Thanks!
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Belanna42 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
This is beautiful :D
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calicoJill Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Thank you!
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PhantomDragoness Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I actually think the story could have been fleshed out more, but I loved Nyreen very much. She displayed the epitome of the turian spirit.
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calicoJill Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Oh I definitely agree, however, with how short it was, I was surprised how much they were able to flesh her out. Though I would have LOVED to see what they could have done with a good 10 hours of play time or so. Thanks!
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jurriaan-12 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nyreen looks like Amon with her hood (from the Legend of Korra)
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