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Nyreen Kandros by Taosenchi Nyreen Kandros by Taosenchi
Nyreen was created as a foil for Aria T'Loak, a past lover of the crime lord with a very paragon outlook on the world. One of the main reasons I adore the dynamic between Aria and Nyreen is that the turian can see good in everything. Even on Omega, one of the most crime filled stations in the galaxy, she can see the good in people that live there and the good Aria does in keeping them safe and giving them a place to call home if they want it.

It an unfortunate end that she meets, but helps develop another side of Aria that we don't get to see until that point.

original 9 1/2" x 12" ink on bristol paper
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GrungeFox22 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
I did like Nyreen and would have loved to keep her on my crew... but ot was never ment to be... beatiful piece
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tientai1 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
Just freaking awesome piece. I know people who can't do half of that with computer editing, myself being one of them, and you did it with paper and pen. Just freaking awesome. Great job!
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Taosenchi Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks! I'm really proud of the set of these and how well they've been admired within the Artistic community here and on Tumblr. 
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tientai1 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
They deserve more. Believe me: that set is just awesome.
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Medsylicious Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Awesome job. I think you nailed the design more than perfectly, better than Bioware. The neck placement and size doesn't feel awkward (as opposed to Bioware's design), and I love the way you hid the "baldness", even giving her what looks to be some semblance of an actual fringe.

And very much agreed on the ending. It was the most stupid and contrived way to eliminate a character they had no idea what to do with once the DLC ended.
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Taosenchi Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you! I know that not everyone was happy with BioWare's design of Nyreen, but I think that was because they used an existing rig and modified it to create her (Creating an entirely new character rig is time consuming and stupidly expensive.) I know there was a lot of debate around how her neck looked and whether or not female turians had fringes or not (as Garrus suggested in ME2) so I left it as ambiguous.

Sadly, I can understand why they killed Nyreen off after reading Ann Lemay's ideas on the entire DLC. It was to show Aria's raw power and the fact that she did have more of an emotional side to her than just playing the 'Ice queen' trope. I still wish they would've kept her as a constant irritation to Aria, that could've played out interestingly in their other media. I'll forever love Nyreen as a character, as sad as I am that they killed off the only female turian we've seen in the entire series.
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CedroN7 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Nice work :D Can you do Miranda ? ;)
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Taosenchi Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Student General Artist
I have a set that I'm working on right now but Miranda will be included soon!
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changingcactus Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
it's too bad she didn't get to stick around longer that would have been great.
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Taosenchi Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Student General Artist
I know, it's sad but I understand why they did it. I just wanted more badass turian ladies around.
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