Oh my! Not only is this an utterly beautiful and tender moment between Garrus and Shepard that ties in perfectly with Roarkshop's fanfic, but you've quite possibly created the loveliest rendition of femShep that I've ever seen. Truly, she is stunning (and so is her hair - I mean, really, I LOVE red hair anyway, but those wavy curls are to die for) and I can now totally understand why every man (and a lot of the females as well) are drooling over her. LOL! Garrus, may I suggest you keep you keep that sniper rifle of yours close at hand, my friend. You may end up having to shoot a few token people before they finally learn to stay away from your woman. *wink*
In fact, Sempaiko was the first artist to really truly NAIL the way I saw Shepard. did a good job capturing her personality, but as far as physical looks go, like... took Shepard right out of my head cannon and some how put her in a picture. I literally teared up when I saw it because it was so rewarding to see something I wrote come to life like this. Holy shenanigans!
Well, all I can say is that I am in total agreement with your head-canon, then. This is a definite improvement to the standard femShep we get in the game (although I like that you kept her hair color and eye color the same). To be honest I always wished that we could give our Shepard's long hair in game as well. I know that that might not fit in to some people's view of a female "soldier" but Ashley is a soldier too and even she got longish hair (at least in ME3).
Anyway, kinda got OT a bit there, but I am so glad your Shepard was the inspiration for this piece. The minute I saw it I think I almost messed up my keyboard I hit the button so fast! LOL!
I'm unable to fully articulate just how awed I was when I first saw the finished piece. This is the background on my desktop now because that's JUST how good it is. It literally made me tear up. Thank you so much for this. When I become a millionaire you will be one of the first to receive a batch of home made cookies with a side of money.