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Saren Arterius by NKarlie Saren Arterius by NKarlie
Saren Arterius. Without indoctrination.

Saren, Mass Effect and turians belong to Bioware :)

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buhbuhBilly Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
i enjoy the softness of his eyes and his general poise, kind of like an old alpha lion. such a bad ass looking character. i feel this portrait is one they would show at his memorial.
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Worgen Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
What always boggled my mind 'bout Saren's appearance in Mass Effect was that he was clearly indoctrinated from the start. How did NOBODY notice that? This here is what he should've looked like until the crew of the Normandy encountered him on Virmire!
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buhbuhBilly Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
no one knew what being indoctrinated was, let alone what it looked like because the last time something like that happened was thousands upon thousands of years ago. if you want character/story awareness i suppose people could have thought he was augmented because of science fantasy future stuff… or he just didn’t age well. you have to think of what the characters in that universe know and understand instead of what you know and  may or may not assume. this is something you have to do a lot with any sort of storytelling. sure i mean clearly he looks like a bad guy, but never judge a book by its cover! there is still good in him!
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carminefall9 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
I call him a fag.....Saren is a fag 

Shepherd: Saren is a fag 
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NKarlie Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol
STFU and thank!
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carminefall9 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
no problem 
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Z101rocks Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Saren should've snapped out of his trance at the end of the game, and then helped destroy sovereign. Then maybe in the second game, he became a follower? Headcanons.
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SocQA Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Well done :) looks cool
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nikaro Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very well done! he was always one of my favorite Video Game villains!
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regnaze Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Wow!!!! Amazing work!!!!
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NKarlie Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Mesanthroppee Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Never liked Saren with all those implants, but i gotta say, that "natural" Saren is very cute)) Like a teddy bear)))
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LyonRyan Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Now just need a younger Saren... ^_^

I had been seeing about gimp'ing (like photoshop) a screenshot of Saren for a younger version...
I imagine Saren with Garrus-type-Blue eyes.

Saren my fave, Garrus second. I play a femshep.
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killacam1982 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it.
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NKarlie Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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Illusive-Penguin Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Best character in whole series. Wrex is a close second.
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NKarlie Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love them both <3
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GlaberN7 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
I always wondered how normal Saren looked like, great job!
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NKarlie Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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vanash84 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Very nice!
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NKarlie Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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thearcadeguy Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
I love this. Saren is probably my favorite character. I would love to learn how to do this. Ive got a tablet thats barely ever been used.
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NKarlie Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.
Mass Effect is such a great inspiration. I wish you luck!
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Vazgen11 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Amazing work! Great representation of one of my favorite villains in video game history! :)
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NKarlie Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks ^^
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Mihoshi5 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Awsome art :la:
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NKarlie Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you <3
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Mihoshi5 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
No problem ;p
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Belanna42 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
So handsome! :heart:
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NKarlie Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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ChicimonoArt Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student General Artist
WOW this amazing great work! i love Saren he was such a good character he needs more love xDD probs one of my fav turians
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NKarlie Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! Saren is a great character <3
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ActuallyFenHarel Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh wow. Saren without his cybernetics. Wow.... And I thought he couldn't get any hotter. :3

~love~
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NKarlie Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahh thanks ^^
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ActuallyFenHarel Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Most welcome!
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Symphonic-Silence Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
I love you for this.

There's way too little Saren fanart. He's one of my favorite characters in the series - my second favorite turian, for sure. Thanks for doing him justice - the details are stunning.
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NKarlie Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! We need more Saren XD. Who is your favourite turian?
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Symphonic-Silence Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Garrus and Nihlus are tied for first. I don't know if that makes Saren second or third, but I'm going to stick with second. Makes him seem that much more awesome.
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Hedgey Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
amazing work!
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NKarlie Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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Hedgey Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome :)
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Robin-birdly Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Student General Artist
wow, nice one!
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NKarlie Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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Desona Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He actually looks like he has a soul :P
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NKarlie Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow thanks XD
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Desona Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha no problem! great job!
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ArtBleed Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow... he's actually very handsome, heh.
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NKarlie Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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Ecfor Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Asdfhdf, how am I supposed to look at this when there's so much BADASS
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NKarlie Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! xD
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