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Don't leave me by Dashiana Don't leave me by Dashiana
"Minä annoin sinulle kaikkeni,
viimeisin voimin taistelin.
Tuuli hajottaa.
Kaikki katkeaa."

~Jippu, Väärinpäin lentävät linnut

"I gave you my everything,
fought with the last remaining strength.
Wind blows from afar.
Everything falls apart.

~Jippu, Birds flying upside down.

So, finally! I finished this after letting it dangle for a couple of weeks because of my chronic busyness. :,D It's my first Mass Effect 3 fan art o my favorite pairing, FemShep x Thane. I have yet to play through the game so please, no spoilers! I'm 23 hours into the game at the moment and have played through the parts with these two and frankly, I would have wanted to see a little bit more ... emotion. So, I figured I'd draw it myself.

The picture was inspired by the beautiful lyrics of Jippu's new single "Väärinpäin lentävät linnut"! Hopefully you like what I came up with and I'm hoping to complete more stuff soon!

And the rest of my Mass Effect fan arts can be found here!
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AssassinNahomy Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
OMG I'm crying in this moment T_T Amanzing FanArt <3
sweettea22 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Gosh this is sad :'(
BoomBuzz Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the emotion that game should have had,
BroShep97 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
how... why...
BWAAAAAAAAAAAAHFappy Cry :criesthrust: Tears of Joy CloudDesperate for Ziggles+Yami :sob: snuggy sob
halvwyn Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I was soooo mad at this part!!!!! This picture is amazing, though! I love the emotion that is in the picture!
YamCaked Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Would you mind if I used this in a video?
Dashiana Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sure! :) As long as you credit/link back to the original, you may use this for whatever! :heart: I'm just flattered you'f consider my art good enough for using!
teknoman021 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
This pairing, I always thought, was the most emotional out of any of the romantic interests in any of the Mass Effects. The night they share in the Normandy in ME2, their reunion in the Citadel, his death protecting the Salarian councilor, and the Citadel DLC content [a must-see for any fan of this pairing] will cause an emotional overload that can bring anyone to tears.

Thane was such a bad-ass in ME2 and ME3 that it shocked me when I saw Kai Leng kill him in my very first playthrough. This hit me so hard that I couldn't play the game for a week! I still believe that there was no way Kai Leng could've killed Thane if Thane was in the same condition he was in during ME2, but that's another story.

Your pic brought back all the emotion I felt when I played through ME3 and watched the Citadel DLC content with Thane as the LI. Pure awesomeness!
Nbbren Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Why couldn't you save him?
Zombiehorse2 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Awwwww . . . I hate Thanes death. He's so amazing and totally awesome. Plus he and Shepard are perfect for one another. Thumbs up for Thane X Shepard
TreeWyrm Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You've done the pain on her face so unbelievably well! This is very good work, thank you! LOL not sure the shadows make sense but only someone as finicky as me would notice that! It's still remarkably gorgeous and even with the lighting versus shadows it adds to the whole feel of the picture. Very nice.

Random question: if you'd be willing to give permission I'd love to add this to the albums of a Facebook page I admin called Mass Effect Female Shepard. I'd include reference to you as artist and a link to your original here in the photo caption?
Dashiana Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Of course! :) Go right ahead! I'm happy to hear you like this picture so! :heart:
TreeWyrm Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I've just uploaded it here: [link]
flipside6627 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Oh God! :nuu:
</3 D,: The Citadel DLC really gets you if you romanced him. I did. </3
LiZonTOP Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
OMG... made me want to cry...
Big-Wired Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
I'm sorry, I can't properly look at this photo through all the tears flowing through my eyes...
Orifiel-M Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is beautiful. I wish BioWare had included something like this in the game. You did a fantastic job.
CSphire Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Took awhile before it hit me that in this his spirit has probably just left his body and his last act was to smile and look upon her. *sniffles*
Nerdymum Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, it just hurts to look at this, but your technique and use of light is simply mesmerizing! Stunning and compelling! :crying:
A moving piece, to say the least!
bbb35 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
So sad, sweet adn beautiful!
Spearheart Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012   Writer
I'm going to go hide in my corner and have a good cry now. T_T
cantbreath45 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:( :( The emotions! *Runs away to cry*
Desona Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just have to comment on this gets me every time....the faces...soooo saaaaad... waaaaaaaaaaa :'(
nikkithm Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
The raw emotion in this drawing! Huuuurrr so beautiful!
I miss thane so much!
I really wish they put at least a LITTLE more emotion in his death scene
^points at pic
NickolieShepard Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
we-are-legion153 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
if only if only
2kxTc Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
I love this! Too bad it didn't happen like this in the game. She just stood there....sigh. Still, love it!
Desona Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The emotion on her face is perfect!! It just makes me want to cry looking at her :'(
kmouhot09 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
on hers? i'm looking at thanes!! he's so serene and at peace, it's heartbreaking!!!!!
Desona Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well his too, I mean the fact that he's so serene is the sad part and she's bawling so it makes it even more emotionally intense haha its really the combination of the two that makes it heartbreaking..damn Sickness and damn Kai Leng ugh
kmouhot09 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
seriously! i played all three games 100% paragon but when it came time for that renegade option fighting Kai at the cerberus base i just couldn't help myself! "That was for Thane you son of a bitch!" i stood up and screamed it at the tv lol my kids thought i'd gone nuts
Desona Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahah thats great! I completely would have done the same thing! (I haven't gotten there yet, but Kai Leng has got a storm coming for him)
kmouhot09 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a kick-ass feeling! I hated Kai leng and when that moment came i was making an ass out of myself lol but it was awesome!!!
Desona Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahah oh I believe it!
ATalkingDinosaur Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
I love all of your Mass Effect fanart but especially this one. Their faces are just wonderful and it's just really well done overall. You do a great job drawing Thane's face, by the way. Very few people seem to be able to get him right =).
The-Undead-Poet Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thane is definitely my favorite romance for FemShep. Awesome job with this!
Saddles18 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
its so sad yet happy! i luv it!!! keep the good work up!
TheLoneWolfer Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
I want to cry just looking at this. This is a reason I didn't go into a relationship with him, and still I couldn't stand it when he passed away. Why the fuck do they have to be so cruel like that?!!
vegetaXgoku4ever Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
i almost cried when i did that walkthrough wit thane XD my bf made fun but i was like 'idc!!'
good pic though uber sad but good!!
LaneMafect Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really nice picture,I cried a lot when i got to this part of the game
OkamiMars Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Thank you for doing this! I completely bawled my eyes out in that scene and I'm not ashamed to say it.
LadySiha Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful! I completely hear you on wanting a little more emotion in this part...
MochiMimi Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Seanfall Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
I feel no shame in admitting I cried at this moment.
screwinon Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
CURSE YOU KEPRAL SYNDROME. Why couldn't we cure that that AND the Genophage? :cries:

Thane you were my friend. :iconcryforeverplz:
LePumpkin Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Damn you manly tears 3:
Mihoshi5 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Beautiful art :love:
literaryguy Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Student Writer
In the game, it was the prayer that got me. I'm just imagining Kolyat in the background reciting it.
Nodoka-Vaiski Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
Thane... ; ____ ;
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