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Commission - A Moment Together by stevegoad Commission - A Moment Together by stevegoad
Commission for ":iconflatlinedreams: 's

This painting was a bit of a challenge to me because I had some freedom in it but not much. I mainly went off the direction from ~flatlinedreams who was very detailed oriented in the way he wanted it. I don't mind this one bit because it's great to see something from a different perspective, this only makes me stronger as an artist.

So I asked ~flatlinedreams what the meaning behind this piece is and to which he responded:
"Some individuals on the Bioware forums, myself among them, believe that, if Samara were to ever have a romantic moment with Shepard, it would amount to a quiet time spent together, and nothing more. This is the scene that came to my mind, in trying to imagine how that might look."

Created in Painter 9.5 and CS4
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:iconvazgen11:
Vazgen11 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
That's just brilliant! 
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:icondryadeh-l:
Dryadeh-L Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
Sweet and beuatiful :) I love it!
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:iconnessahelyanwee:
NessaHelyanwee Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013   General Artist
Beautiful, really amazing!
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:icontonko:
Tonko Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I juuust started playing Mass Effect, finished ME1 this past weekend, so I'm finding all this art full of spoilery bits but THIS IS BEAUTIFUL SO I DON'T EVEN CARE.
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redyakka Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
I never was intrested in romancing Samara, but to have a moment like this, just sitting or meditating, or comtipalting the universe would have been very nice and allowed me to connect to her character more. Not saying I don't love her as a character, but this scene would have been nice.
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:iconmrjuniorer:
MrJuniorer Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
SO FREAKIN' AWESOME!!!
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:iconmatteow:
matteow Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
BEST COUPLE EVARRRRRRR
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:iconwilli1113:
Willi1113 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Wonderfull!!!
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:iconnightchildmoonchild:
nightchildmoonchild Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I like how this holds more intimacy between them than a hug or a kiss.
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:iconneffin:
Neffin Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist
absolutly amazing!
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:iconjrgarrett:
JRGarrett Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really nice piece of artwork, very tranquil
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:iconjetsparhawk91:
jetsparhawk91 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
for a second there I thought they were doing a bro fist
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:iconlonerebelx87:
LoneRebelX87 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
i had actually hoped in mass effect 3, we would see samara for the first time in her life worry for herself and the ppl around her and see a emotional side where she does love Shepard and they spend a night together, oh well, ppl can still imagine :)
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Sorain26 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Student General Artist
I couldn't agree with :iconflatlinedreams: more :), I can definitely see this as the ending scene for a relationship between these two.

I say I think you've captured this beautifully, the serene feeling is boundless and the bond between Shepard and Samara feels strong. Amazing work, very well done.
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:iconcfripi:
cfripi Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
This! A thousand time THIS!!!
Man I wished so hard you could at least have a heart felt moment with her. Didnt need to love, just a moment where two burdened souls find solace in the support of each other.
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:iconsmokinjoefrazier:
SmokinJoeFrazier Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
Yeah I was hoping to have her as a full LI in ME3, there is a group im in on the BSN about this.
[link]
We in this group feel she should have been a full LI as well as a squadmate. If you feel the same way join up and spread the word! Samara needs as much support as she can get.
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:iconliquidfire101:
liquidfire101 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist
Beautiful! I believe you have captured both the essence of the characters well.
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:iconkailinshadowen:
KailinShadowen Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconiloveitplz:

Samara fangirl approves.
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:iconmk456:
mk456 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
love this piece you made an excellent job mate and I hope we can romance her in ME3 she interesting to me. Her character is well done and I mean facing extinction to a galactic scale i think we can say 'screw the rules i'm sheprad' at least once x3.
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:iconioialoha:
Ioialoha Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
absolutly beautiful.
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:iconangelodoafan:
angelodoafan Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
amazing skills u have =o
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:iconlessandra:
Lessandra Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a truly wonderful spiritual piece. I myself find Samara's romantic line one of the most compelling even if not full-fledged.
And this instantly reminded me how Samara had requested a room that overlooks an empty void -- a perfect place for meditating. The nebula view is fantastic, but I am most impressed by the characters' posture, how they just sit and hold hands, and the diagonal positioning of the angle. Beautiful.
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:iconsly2k:
sLy2k Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great peace, sincerly !
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:iconhehewuti:
Hehewuti Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so beautiful on so many levels. The passion and intensity of staring in to an empty void, but the intimacy of doing it together with someone you love and trust, and care about. This piece is SO emotional, I could stare at it for hours. Very, very well done.
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:iconsageofages729:
SageofAges729 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Student Writer
This really warms my heart. They might never get further than this, but sometimes, just being together is all you need. Love it.
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:iconsimple-minds:
simple-minds Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist
I've no idea who they are, but this is so beautiful. They're holding hands gingerly, they are not relaxed, but at ease with each other. It's like they're gonna get interrupted any minute.
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:iconsolomon575:
solomon575 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
This is simply amazing
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:iconbluedemonx:
BlueDemonX Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Great atmosphere! A pity one *MASS EFFECT 2 SPOILER" cant get together with her... =(
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:iconguyverbynon:
guyverbynon Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it never mind the art is mind blowing but the hands the distance I love it.
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:iconcrossbones6732:
crossbones6732 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
Okay, has Bioware ever failed to make a companion character uninteresting and unlikable? Seriously, I'm drawing a blank there.
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crossbones6732 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
Wow, this work is so intense I think at one point it assaulted me. If one has to make a deviantart account, they should stop by here to justify that action.
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:icondestro7000:
Destro7000 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011   Digital Artist
That's cool. Definitely makes me think of the appeal of Farscape.
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:iconsarenarterius:
SarenArterius Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
exelent!
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:iconstevegoad:
stevegoad Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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:icondanitiwa:
danitiwa Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't believe I forgot to fave this.
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:iconstevegoad:
stevegoad Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you for remembering :D
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:iconfunkynok:
FunkyNok Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
Very nice scene, good work !
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:iconstevegoad:
stevegoad Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you, I appreciate it :)
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:iconcannible-peach:
cannible-peach Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
pretty f-ing cool!
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:iconstevegoad:
stevegoad Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconzoneh:
Zoneh Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
This is beautiful on so many levels. I love the way it looks, visually. Its perfect!
And I love the way it tells its story. Someone who isn't familiar with Samara's character, might not see anything behind a pic of two people sitting quietly next to each-other, in the dark room, looking at the endless cosmos and holding hands... which is the only thing they can do.
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:iconstevegoad:
stevegoad Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Hey thanks for the nice compliment I really appreciate it. :)
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:iconsousuke-sagara-kun:
sousuke-sagara-kun Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
So true the way to imagine a romantic moment between Samara and Shepard

Beautiful work ;-)
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:iconstevegoad:
stevegoad Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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:icontanglespud:
tanglespud Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
Perfect.
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:iconstevegoad:
stevegoad Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconsimbandeh:
simbandeh Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
That is a fantastic space scene! I really like the reflection on the glass as well.
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:iconstevegoad:
stevegoad Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
Hey thanks, I appreciate the compliment!
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:iconderlich:
derlich Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
Holy shit, that is gorgeous! You turned it up to 11!
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:iconstevegoad:
stevegoad Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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