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ME OC Merc Leader Spiira by BLACK-HEART-SPIRAL ME OC Merc Leader Spiira by BLACK-HEART-SPIRAL
Yes, i've been dead for a bit. But here's something I completed recently.

Sketch I did up and then inked for one of my Mass Effect OCs, Spiira.

She's a female Turian (shortened the fringe but didn't remove it completely like in the comics) and leader of an almost completely female exclusive Mercenary gang on Omega. She's actually pretty sexist. Oh noes.

She's charismatic and quite the "Lady's Lady" but under the exterior she's got a sadistic streak - especially when fighting. She's got a complicated relationship with her second in command, an Asari by the name of Echilna, who tends to get the jealous streak when Spiira decides to go trapsing in bars and strip clubs of Omega on her off time. Quite protective of her "charges", she's not one you ever want to cross; especially messing with her subordinates.

Her reasons for leaving Palaven are her own. Primarily Vanguard, she uses her biotic abilities to aid in her close combat fighting style. Like the character she is based on (Blackspiral which also explains her sadistic behavior while fighting) she wields two blades with adept proficiency. Her sister is also close combat, but unlike the character she is based on, Rinsla (Ravenwing) is a Soldier and adept at close combat and weapons a plenty.

All around the bar i'm still fiddling with developing them all, as it's fun. I use a lot of already implemented characters in my mind as i'd rather keep them then continually create new ones as they are close to me already.

Anywho, Spiira and art is mine. I LOVED some of the concept art of Saren, mostly the cloaky business so it was implemented with Spiira's design. Though when she's fighting she takes off most of the flowy stuff and just sports her merc leather gear under it.

Traditional sketch work and inks on Strathmore drawing paper. Really not the best for my linework but ugh. Copic Sketch Special Black used to fill in all the dark bits. Levels adjusted in Photoshop.

Mass Effect/Turians Bioware
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LIARATSONIFOREVER Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Would love to use her in a fan fic!!
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RoluevasVasReisa Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
I normally don't favorite much Turian pics and I especially rarely ever favorite bald Turian women since I think it makes them look well to put it lightly much less attractive. It works on Nyreen but otherwise no, im a much bigger fan of Turian women with fringes

yet I think u did a great job on this and I love the detail
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MidNiteArtist Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Are you going to color this? That would be cool.
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BLACK-HEART-SPIRAL Featured By Owner May 30, 2012   General Artist
I'm probably going to do up a better sketch of her as I have been fiddling with her design. I'll post the new bust tonight.
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Bionic-Kitty Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING as always i love turians and i dont think i've ever seen a female one before (cuz im not really that into ME) and i would TRY to steal that cloak but...im afraid to after reading her bio 0_0
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Tayana-Bobana Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my huuuuuu~<3 How? Just... how do you make her look so very alien and... well, turian, and yet still so feminine? Without being absurd and adding bewbs or anything. Just... wow. I am humbled by your artistic prowess.

Ima go make a sorry attempt at a femturian now. xD
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BLACK-HEART-SPIRAL Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012   General Artist
Awwww. Don't say "a sorry attempt"!

And wow i'm slow...but then i've been hiding out a lot lately. Thank you however!

I think the only turian I really bothered to look at for reference that was female was the one from the comics...and that didn't really do all that well all things considered. I mean, i still put a fringe on Spiira's head so...lol.

She's a bit lanky I think for normal female turians maybe, i'm not sure. But that's mostly to fit her character. She's quite the creeper! lol Ok well, not really but close enough.
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Tayana-Bobana Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The fringe is too lovely to omit completely. >w< That is a stylistic choice I would make too. Females' fringes are just... shorter.

Eh, the female in the comics probably wasn't the best reference, anyway. Turians in the comics always look a little wonky to me. Artistic license is always superior. xD

And you're welcome! <33
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gothmylittlepony Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
I can't even find the right words, lol, I keep going back and just... Erm, this is absolutely awesome, cause you know aside from my adoration of turians, the bio was sweet and the drawing is epic. I love how much personality you manage to throw into your characters when you draw them, its quite amazing.

Also, all female merc gang on omega? Oh the fun that could be had, ME ocs are so much fun, hope to see more out of you soon!! x3
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BLACK-HEART-SPIRAL Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012   General Artist
Haha, well, thank you very much! And yes, I need to draw more of them. I've been pretty out of it lately but I hope to turn that soon enough.

And yeah...well, ALMOST completely female. I have a couple Quarians i'm tossing around in my head that are twins and one of them is a male and...I think that's it actually, rofl. As you can imagine it's mostly because they are twins that Spiira allows him around. God, she sounds terrible but at least she watches out tooth and nail for her girls.
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gothmylittlepony Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
It happens to the best of us, sometimes it's really hard to get out of a funk, but keep your chin up!! I'm sure you shouldn't have any problem turning that around.

Haha, the poor guy, SURROUNDED in females.... Okay, maybe not so 'poor guy', but none the less - he probably get's picked on like crazy. *snirks* And hey, ya gotta be tough to be on Omega, and boy are stoopid. >3> lol. Also, Quarians' are adorkable, love. <3
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BLACK-HEART-SPIRAL Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012   General Artist
Eventually it will get back to where it was. I believe this, just, some parts don't.

And LOL, yeeeah. He does get picked on, but they tend to be pretty nice about it. Weirdly enough...I guess I have in my head the group is pretty tight knit...for a Mercenary band.

Maybe i'll attempt to draw them...i've been pretty blah after the leaks going on, but I don't want to lose faith in this new universe I ended up falling in love with so sfdag.
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levitan71 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice one :)
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CheeseWithYourWhine Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
F-bomb sexy :iconnosebleedplz:
Love her Turian design and outfits =D!!
Can't wait how Rinsla looks like ;)
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WindyRen Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
I love me some turians. Male or female. I am their fangirl. and I am definitely this ones fan. Hurrdurr 8B
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GalvatronLikesPonys Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Pretty awesome linework~!!! Very awesome work :nod:~:heart::music:
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Kkqt7 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa!! Her design and bio are way cool!! She looks like a badass!! :icondealwithitplz:
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BLACK-HEART-SPIRAL Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012   General Artist
Thank you very much!
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Kkqt7 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome, she's really cool!!
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D-NightRain Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, you didn't go with the big armors after all? Or was that Rinsla...? Eh, no matter, she still looks BAMF to the max. :nod:
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BLACK-HEART-SPIRAL Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012   General Artist
Rinsla is the one with the armor for the soldier aspect. I felt it would hinder Spiira if she was wearing anything to bulky. And thanks!
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TheCrazyNekoGirl Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Student General Artist
O^O

AMAZING!!
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BLACK-HEART-SPIRAL Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012   General Artist
Thank you kindly. :)
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TheCrazyNekoGirl Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Student General Artist
:tighthug:
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Marazure Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Yay good to see more of your art again!
And Spiira looks amazing. I absolutely love her outfit 83
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BLACK-HEART-SPIRAL Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012   General Artist
Thank you! And yeah, it's a weird mish mash of some Saren concept art and some elements of Asari gear that i've seen in concept work too. Guh I need one of those art books. Will be out soon thus nabbing will happen.
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soy-monk Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh man. Diggin the solid blacks! This needs some Copic love ASAP!
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BLACK-HEART-SPIRAL Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012   General Artist
Haha! I considered it. Just this was done on some pretty shoddy paper so i'd feed weird using my copics on it. Ugh, if only it were Bristol.
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soy-monk Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, I getcha. That's a shame =/
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Reb3llion Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She swing her cape back and forth?
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BLACK-HEART-SPIRAL Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012   General Artist
Yes. Then rips it off and eats people's faces. LOL
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Reb3llion Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
While making OM NOM NOM sounds?
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BLACK-HEART-SPIRAL Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012   General Artist
Yes. Exactly. XD
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Reb3llion Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Like a boss. It's an awesome concept though! I do like the idea of a female merc Turian squad thinga-majig.
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CrescentMoonDemon Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:icondatassplz: Dat cape.

Badass Turian gal! Love the character summary! :D
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D-structive Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
YOU! D:
*Le glomp*

And amazing job dear..I like the pose..X3
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bRamble-r Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
That just looks absolutely fantastic. And I love her bio, by the way.
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BLACK-HEART-SPIRAL Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012   General Artist
Thank you very much! :) I was considering posting these up on my other account but i'm leaving it be for now. I'll have a better bio for her later when i've figured her out more.
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bRamble-r Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
I just love exploring characters- it has got to be one of my favorite things to do.
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