This is the second piece from my Three-piece-Series of Fanart for AlishaTorn’s story [In These Walls].
Like the first piece, lighting and position of the characters were very important to me. I actually spent a lot of time studying old oil-paintings, see how they put the light and what story was told in them.
Here, I wanted to show a very desperate and frustrated Kaidan, who -though he’s back at home- still lingers in a darker place.
Shepard on the other side is Kaidan’s anchor, protecting him and shielding his back side. The term “I’ve got your back.” came back to my mind all the time.
First Piece here
Absolutely stunning work from Lucy, for my fic “In These Walls”. Her use of light and shadow really brought out the emotion in this piece, and I’m so SO happy with it. Thank you, darling! <3
"In These Walls" - Mass Effect - John Shepard/Kaidan Alenko
Second part now posted!
This was done for AlishaTorn and her awesome story [In These Walls].
It’s about Shepard visiting Kaidan in the hospital while Kaidan was suffering PDSD. After many years, they finally were united but not everything is simple when you went through Hell.
I did my best to create this picture due to AlishaTorn’s writing. Putting emotion into this picture provided a challenge for me, but I mastered it as good as I could. I have planned a three-piece for this whole story and will upload the following pieces as AlishaTorn continues with her story. (Don’t want to spoiler anything so wonderful. XD)
Fic: In These Walls (1/3)
Summary: An AU where the Reaper threat does not exist, and John Shepard never joined the Alliance. His partner, Staff Lieutenant Kaidan Alenko, is found on a Batarian slaver ship after years of being missing and presumed dead. With the scars of his imprisonment still fresh, Kaidan struggles to cope with his newfound freedom and John makes certain that he does not face it alone.
Notes: With illustrations by the wonderful heavenonfire. <3 You are marvelous, sweetie.
Previews for three out of four of my art claims for the MEBB! I’ve got two MShenko claims and two fem!Shep femslash claims. I’m still coloring the last fem!Shep piece, but I should be able to post it within the week. Whew!
"Four Years Later" chapter update: http://archiveofourown.org/works/372418/chapters/794904
Ending on an unforgivable cliffhanger because I didn’t have time to finish the illustrations for the next chapters! D: It was either put up this little bit or nothing at all; terribly sorry for the inconvenience, guys. ;_; Update again next Sunday, hopefully.
"Four Years Later" finally updated! (Parts 54 through 57 linked below!)
A/N: Work’s been kicking my butt for the past few weeks, but it looks like things might finally be evening out. Also, the Extended Cut DLC coming out absolutely lit a fire under my butt, so I’m hoping I can finish all my WIPs for this fandom asap. If anyone is still following this fill, thank you so much for sticking with it! <3