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spectr.es: Mordin by killjoy spectr.es: Mordin by killjoy
Update much thanks to ^neurotype and ^Lyricanna for the daily deviation! To anyone curious; yes, there are more coming; Garrus is next and I'm working on him now!

Fourth installment from the spectr.es series. I really had problems getting this guy done. Atop some weird health stuff that distracted me pretty badly for almost a full week, Mordin's face had me over a barrel. I just could not get his skin tones and patterns in a state that I found agreeable, and I still have reservations/complaints about the final look. These guys have the least smooth skin of any fly eatin' amphibian I have ever seen.

There was simply no other quote to be had, that sums Mordin up completely, his attitude about himself and the people he worked with. It had to be them.

Mordin also marks the first deviation from simple gradients in the background: the Alliance Logo as it is in ME3 on the Normandy SR-2 Memorial Wall is superimposed on his background. All characters who must die (Mordin, Thane, etc), or you must make a choice that could result in their death (Wrex, Ashley, Kaidan) will have this little flourish.

The spectr.es Series (Prints available at society6)
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spectr.es: Mordin by `killjoy ( Suggested by neurotype and Featured by Lyricanna )
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I love it. My only personal critique would be the text is a little hard to read, on something like that clearer text may be good. The drawing of Mordin is great, I love the simple design on it. Despite the critique I would still absolutely love to hang this on a wall.

Also it is rather irritating that I need a hundred words to say what I can effectively say in less that that.. So I am just going to ramble for a moment so I can say how I feel about this piece.. almost there.. alright and done.
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I like the idea behind this series - Mass Effect has some very powerful characters, specifically ME3 - I experinced genuine loss when Mordin's scene ended. Of all those linked, your portraits of Mordin and EDI have the most powerful pairing of text and image, although in Mordin's case you may have said too much.

The image is sound technically and only suffers from the high-contrast tattoo drawing attention from the rest of the composition. Chiefly, however, sometimes less is more with text. "It had to be me" sucks the focus away from the core message it precedes, as well as breaks up the caption awkwardly into two separate thoughts as opposed to one direct assertion in the way your EDI portrait does, giving it an elegant impact. I'm fairly confident that every person who counted Mordin as a freind would agree that his entire character can be summed up in that one sentence: Someone else might have gotten it wrong.
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Prowler117 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
Man, I love this guy. Made me so sad.
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archive-th Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Interesting idea ... where have I seen this before? Oh yea! [link]
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killjoy Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Yep! Totally where I got the idea from, I talk about it on the blog I dedicated to this series; [link] and I have a copy of that litho hanging up in my office, amongst another 6 or so of Adam's work; absolutely love what he does!
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archive-th Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Yea, sorry I did notice you mentioned it on your Tali pic. Sowwy - my bad.
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killjoy Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
It's all good; glad someone else knows about his work; it's awesome!
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archive-th Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Yea, I have Legion number 3 or 4 - can't remember which. He's pretty good.

Anyway, congrats on the DD. Love it when some ME art gets noticed :)
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archive-th Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Its ok I'll forgive you - I see you did ref Adam on your Tali pic.
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MoonsilverKnight Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
<3
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powder182 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student Filmographer
MORDINNN!!! love it
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YoshiNeko Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
No Mordin! Don't go into that elevator! Mordin noooouuuuuu....

I cried. :(
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