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Mass Effect: Cockatoos? by Nightlyre Mass Effect: Cockatoos? by Nightlyre
8.5" x 11" prints available from our store!

Excuse to practice drawing turians? Check.

Excuse to draw a lovely umbrella cockatoo? Check.

Excuse to make silly random jokes at the expense of my poor multiplayer character? Check!

The turian is Temis, and when I say he's my multiplayer character, what I actually mean is he's the character who dies a lot when my husband and I attempt to duo the multiplayer part of ME3 which is supposed to be for 4 people. But as we're more comfortable duoing... well, we die a lot. Heh. Poor Temis.

Turians get called 'avian' a lot, especially in the ME novels. I can kind of see it, though they definitely resemble birdlike dinosaurs far more than modern birds. Still, I couldn't resist the cockatoo thing, with the crest and all. There is some resemblance! Well, that and I'm convinced umbrella cockatoos automatically adore everyone and everything in the galaxy, so meeting an alien wouldn't be a problem.

I am working on some more serious artwork, but I want to get some of these random fanart comics out of my head too... so you might see a few of them in the near future. It's been a while since I did the last one for Dragon Age, and they're starting to pile up!

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Kuwashiifangirl Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Always thought they looked like a cross between a bird and a dragon. I mean, look at dem teeth! And scales...those too.
T-Gam3r Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
Beautiful picture ! But to the Multiplayer part :D Hw can you die ?! Is so easy (exept Platin but you are fucked up even with 4 players there)
mulgrumm Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
now thats cute!
Nightlyre Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
mulgrumm Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
your welcome!
pie-lord Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought the turians were like something of a humanoid bug cat thing, I just can't see the bird in them.
CarbonBasedAndroid Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
It's funny, because I never thought they looked "bird-like" at all. I always got more of a feline feel from the Turians.
Nightlyre Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Did you catch Grunt's joke about that in the Citadel DLC? Well... more like drunken rambling than joke, but I liked it. :)
CarbonBasedAndroid Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
Lol, no.  I had no desire to play the Citadel DLC. Funny they acknowledged it though.
Tonnar Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
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