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How about a dance, Shepard by Striped-Stocking How about a dance, Shepard by Striped-Stocking
Guess Shep and Liara are at some Alliance celebration or another :P. Not only is Shep...not the greatest dancer, but she also feels a little awkward in the uniform. At least mine does, cause she only ever wears her hoodie :D

I'm on a roll with Liara and Shep pics, lately. The idea had been in my head for a bit, started this last night and it's already done! I wish I was always this productive :D. Oh well, off to making the follow up pic to this...Spoiler alert, it involves different kind of dancing xDD.

As always, please don't steal, trace, copy or post without permission.

Characters belong to BioWare, Art to me
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BlueKosh Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014
And here I thought Shep was preggers. :)
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PeekabooCU Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
Nice
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Striped-Stocking Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :)
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darthcooltax Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
everyone knows Shepard can't dance.
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Striped-Stocking Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
True :D But she can try! For Liara's sake! :D
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PrincessFelia Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Liara is so beautiful..:love:
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jlel Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh nice! I love it! :D

Quick question, did you use Photoshop or Painter?
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Striped-Stocking Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
I used Manga Studio for inking this, actually, and Photoshop for the sketch and the coloring :D.
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jlel Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooooh! I see! I was wondering about the "effect" you achieved. But cool! Lovely work!
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Striped-Stocking Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
I wasn't aware that I had achieved an "effect", actually :D If you specify, maybe I can help :)?
And thank you again :D
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jlel Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's the thing. It's hard to explain what I meant. XD I guess I mean it looks very unique. Kinda looks like a traditional media piece to be honest. Before I enlarged the image I thought that it was a traditional media deviation. It kinda looks like you've colored it with either markers/felt pen/colour pencil. I think the red portion on Liara's dress is so cool btw!
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Striped-Stocking Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wow, thanks a lot! :D I wasn't aware it had that effect :D. I guess it comes from 2 things. The textures I used on Shep's outfit (which is just a texture from..I think a t-shirt, btw) and also, the way I color the outfits.

For Liara, I put down the colors and then blended them with a textured brush, so I used the same technique I do for the faces, but for Shep's entire outfit and a part of Liara's I take the basic colors, duplicate the layer, set it to multiply and that way, I can add the darker parts the same way you'd do with, say, a copic marker :). It's really useful, cause it's fast and I like the effect ^^.

Hahaha, thank you again, the red part on her dress was actually pretty easy, I just painted it like the rest of the dress and then put the texture over it, setting the layer option to color dodge (I think..I like to just try things out 'til they work :D) Hope that helped a little :).
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jlel Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhh I see! That makes a lot of sense. I figured you must have used some kind of texture brush or something. It makes it look interesting - very much like what a marker drawing would look like.

Thanks for sharing how you did what you did. I know many artists who wouldn't disclose their "techniques". ;)
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Striped-Stocking Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Sure thing! :) Naah, I think artists should collaborate and help each other out, no reason not to :) Not like it's a contest :D Thankfully, there are many, many amazing artists who share their techniques, so we can all learn from them :)
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raw666 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Very nice, keep it up.
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Striped-Stocking Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks :)!
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Vorred Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work on this, and again I really like their expresions! Shepard blushes when Liara asks her to dance.. at least a little bit. The detailing on both the uniform and the dress is fantastic! So next picture is Shepard making her famous Lame Dance :D ?
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Striped-Stocking Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thankies :meow: I was hoping the blush would be visible but not too obvious :D. Hehehehe, the next pic..well..I guess you could call it dancing, but definitely not lame :D
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Vorred Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm very excited for the new one, and with "lame" I only meant Shepard's dance skills :D
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Striped-Stocking Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
I know what you meant, I was just trying to imply that whatever "dancing" they may do, it will probably be more exciting than Shep on the dancefloor :D.
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WolfScribble Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Very very cool .. I love it !
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Striped-Stocking Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :D I love your avatar, by the way xD
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WolfScribble Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
thankyou ;)
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Servala Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
love your style, the details are highly impressive :) (looks at Liaras dress) and so cute and romantic
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Striped-Stocking Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Aww, thank you, glad you like it :)!
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SScagnetti Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
I like the way you draw Shepard, she may be more cute than Liara.
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Striped-Stocking Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hehehe, thanks! :D Well, Shep is a cutie to begin with, not much I have to add ;D.
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Koralika Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Hey now, no need to insult mshep (i prefer FShep too).. It's just a preference, nothing more.
And i don't think they're all homophobes, i know some mshep fans that they're not.
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comcody336 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Striped-Stocking Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well..obviously I prefer Liara and Femshep as well, but there's no need to hate on the ones that prefer her paired up with maleshep..

I wouldn't call them homophobic because they prefer something else, the game's about choice, that's what's so good about it :). They just feel more comfortable with maleshep/liara, just like we feel more comfortable with femshep/liara.

Disagreeing is fine, but there's no reason to be insulting, towards anyone, just because they don't share your views.
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Striped-Stocking Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
While Mass Effect fans in general are striking me as mostly very intelligent and unbiased people, I also think many men playing the game still prefer Liara/Femshep simply because it's hot, there's not much more reasoning behind it. It explains why Femshep/Liara are a popular couple, because two women getting it on is just very aesthetically pleasing to them. That doesn't mean preferring Maleshep/Liara or any other romance available in the games makes those any less fun or hot, or whatever. Look at all the Talimancers out there, I'm pretty sure they outweigh the Liara/Femshep fans in numbers, that doesn't make Liara/Femshep bad, just because in comparison, it would be the minority.

And while we're on the topic of homophobia, apply your opinion to society. In society, there are more straight than gay people. Obviously, that makes gay people the minority. So, should the straight majority say "screw gay couples, being straight is the way to go" or "screw the minority, they are a parasite that deserve nothing"? You see, it works both ways.

Some people just prefer Maleshep/Liara. Some prefer Tali/Maleshep, Vega/Femshep, Ashley/Maleshep, Steve/Maleshep, Samantha/Femshep, the list goes on, but certainly, you know that. I don't think people romancing Liara when playing Maleshep are doing so, because they're homophobic. They do it, because they, personally like it. They feel comfortable with it. Maybe they enjoy playing as their own gender, when they're male. I know I prefer playing female characters, because I'm a woman and it's easier to identify with. It's all about preference, not about hating something. I think as long as they don't personally attack you for having different beliefs and preferences, there's no need to do the same thing towards them, their choices should get the same amount of respect as everyone elses.
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g805ge Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
As a big fan of the MaleShepxLiara pairing, I really have to say that's is good to see that there are some reasonable FemShepxLiara fans such as yourself. It really makes me want to fave your FemShepxLiara fanart because of it.

BTW ignore the troll, he even shit at trolling in general.
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Striped-Stocking Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks, I really appreciate that :)!
I know he's probably trolling, but I find discrimination against anyone, whether someone's trolling or not, difficult to ignore.
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g805ge Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
You know, that's not the first time most MaleShepxLiara fans take that shit from FemShepxLiara fans. -_-

But people such as yourself, are good examples of tolerable and polite FemShepxLiara fans.
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Striped-Stocking Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yeah, I was just talking about that with my friend, recently. It's ridiculous, you'd think especially people who choose having their Shep paired up in a same-sex relationship would be especially accepting and respectful towards other peoples decisions and preferences.

I apologize on behalf of the tolerant FemShep/Liara fans, guess there's close minded people in every group you come across. People should learn to treat others the same way they would want to be treated.
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Scarledian Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes. Dance :D
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Striped-Stocking Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Suure, dance :iconicwhatudidthereplz:
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Scarledian Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Koralika Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
I'm the first to comment? Yay! Great pic.
And it's a good thing that you're on a roll with this Frecklecouple lately. :p
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Striped-Stocking Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :)
Frecklecouple, eh? I think I prefer that over always writing Liara and Shep :D
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Koralika Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Yeah i like it too, suits them perfectly.
Feel free to use it. :p
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Striped-Stocking Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
In case I do, I'll give you credit for coming up with it :P.
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Koralika Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Aw thanks. :) The frecklecouple name came up into my mind immediately when I first started shipping them. :p
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Striped-Stocking Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
I got talked into giving my shep freckles ^^ I like 'em now that they're there, but I didn't give her any at first, cause
she has that really dark red hair, that's obviously dyed, so I didn't bother with freckles :D.
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Koralika Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Mine was always a redhead with green eyes and freckles. :p
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