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Mass Effect: Tali'Zorah

Mass Effect: Tali'Zorah by Sarrah Wilkinson - A digital painting of Tali, a character from the Mass Effect game series, removing her mask to gaze upon Rannoch, her people's homeworld.

"You've heard me say, 'Keelah sel'ai'? The best translation I can come up with is, 'By the homeworld I hope to see someday'." -Tali'Zorah vas Normandy

Choosing to create fanart of a character with about a billion swirling patterns on her outfit... not one of my saner decisions. But Tali deserves it! This was a great piece to practice on. I found Rannoch to be an incredibly beautiful place, and knew I had to paint her here.

I based her unmasked look off of what you can see behind her faceplate, as well as off of the two official quarian teasers we've gotten from Bioware (the photo for a romanced male Shep, and the still from the EC), while still making her look a little less human. I imagine quarians look roughly as human as drell do - mostly, but with distinct differences. I did not base her look on any fan-made renditions of how quarians look - in fact, while I was working on this piece, I deliberately avoided quarian fanart so I could render her my own way.

Available For Sale:

An 8.5" x 11" art print of my digital painting of Tali, the quarian squadmate from the Mass Effect video game series.8.5" x 11" prints - via

© 2012 Artwork by Sarrah Wilkinson. Tali and Mass Effect belong to BioWare.

Completion date: 7/18/2012 - Page last updated: 7/10/2015

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Categories: Artwork, Digital Paintings, Science Fiction