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Favorite Store on the Citadel by HuggyBear742 Favorite Store on the Citadel by HuggyBear742
Whenever the Normandy docks at the Citadel, the Family Shepard always makes it a point to visit thier favorite shops.

This one took me a lot longer to complete than I expected. Most of the time was spent trying to light everything in a way I was happy with. Protip: The shadows cast by 8 lights on ~100 models will bring a middle of the road laptop to its knees!

Also, for those interested, take a look at a behind-the-scenes style followup:
WORKFLOW - Favorite Store on the Citadel by HuggyBear742

Rendered in Source Filmmaker
Shepard by Nikout / GoOr
Liara by Urgarulga / Deus ex Nihilo / LordAardvark / GoOr / Huggybear
Liara's Tee inspired by art from Pop Vinyl
Zia by GoOr / Haxxer / LordAardvark / Huggybear
Quarian by Squiddy
Various Toys & Props by Haxxer / GoOr / FloaterTwo
Normandy SR-1 map by LordAardvark
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Deviant258 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015
Specter discount
xshananiganx Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015
Skarfar90 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015
Hmm.. The quarian shopkeeper reminds me of Kenn, the quarian that Shepard helps getting off Omega
Maybe he liked to sell stuff, and somehow managed to get enough credits to open his own store on the Citadel, after he completed his Pilgrimage

Now, Kenn sell toys and child-friendly stuff instead of salvage
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pmcognn Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
where to to download zia?
HuggyBear742 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry, there is no model to download. Zia's a composite of multiple models. See
TheFerrango Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
So, you mean ALL the stores on the Citadel, right?
Gagomk Featured By Owner Edited Jan 4, 2015
Paragon Lost and Dawn of the Seeker behind Liara. Great work :D
BlueEyedBrigadier Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
Hmmm...I guess Liara's keeping Zia busy while Shepherd does both some shopping for himself and Liara, plus placing an advanced order for the latest hot toy? Good trick, though I figure Zia's gonna figure something out quick...I doubt the daughter of the Saviour of the Galaxy and the Shadow Broker's big nemesis is anything but sharp-minded ;)

Another spectacular piece of artwork!

japasam2 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Majestic-MSFC Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work, the amount of models in that render must have taken ages for your PC to render. 
NuclearSeagull Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
"But mommy, I want an elcor!"

"Sorry honey, it's too expensive. Maybe for your birthday."
Rac0r Featured By Owner Edited Jul 5, 2014
On the background Shepard: "*sigh* I'm Commander Shepard and this is my favorite store on the Citadel".. Does people start to wonder when they keep hearing that in every store on the Citadel, how many favorite stores does he have?! :D
As usual, your work is so gorgeous! Good job!
YraelMogget Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonder how old Asari need to be before their parents decide they can get their first facial tattoos?
13en-works Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
Wouldn't that be the Shepard Family, but this is nice
gibbs615 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
Well they did say they would have little blue children after all.(chuckle)
EyrisArt Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehehe Shepard holding Liara's purchases from ehem "Shiala's Secret". :))
darkian343 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
noticed that you put the jacket the little bot was wearing at the start of ME3 on their daughter. think of a name yet/ well if Ash died in ME1 id say have the name be Ashley :)
die-yng Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
Loving it!
CaptainPrower Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Is that Spock on Liara's shirt?
the9oodbyeman Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
krose20 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
This is so cute!I'm usually a F!Shep/Garrus kind of gal, but this is amazing, all of your work is!
krose20 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
And hot!
Shades-of-gray-2 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
I love your background, Dragon age anime and Mass Effect Anime with James Vega, nice!
davedodson Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
Phenomenal!  I love it.  Especially the look on Liara's face.
JamieAizen Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Ironically my husband just finish playing this game and I am just starting ME1. 
But this is really cute....
wunderwolfer Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Wow! Really good :love:
bigdave42 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
Fantastic. Very charming and amusing "family picture." Excellent detail work, especially in the background. (The toys, crates, "Shiala's Secret" bag, etc.) Must have taken a lot of work. I'm definitely impressed.
pyromaniac831 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Meanwhile Shepard is in the background trying to get and endorsement deal. A very nicely done picture. I applaud you my friend.
ADM-Ntek Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
why dont they have any commander Shepard action ficures.
PakunaMatata Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
They all sold out.
Lurwyn Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
The lighting is absolutely amazing!
Rainbowhawk1993 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer

Shiala's Secret. Couldn't be a shopping center without at least one "Secret." :D (Big Grin) 

Outstanding picture and I'm glad you're continuing this trend because this site lacks this sort of thing.

CamossDarkfly Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014

I agree.  HuggyBear elevates the fan art to a whole new level.  So much emotion and feeling in these jobs. how long before he does one where Zia is pouting about having to pick up her toys.  LOL.

anorexianevrosa Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic!!! I love the use of the Male Quarian Model!
murasen Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

Victoria's Secret: Citadel...I've already added you to my Watch List :p 

That is just too great! I don't think I'll ever stop laughing every time I see this! :D

dawntempest Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
Freaking adorable.  "Mommy, mommy, I want the Krogan doll!"
Rainbowhawk1993 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Actually that's an Elcor doll.
Dagoth11 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful :)
ElynicHujy Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
You know when to be embarrassed because your dad's voice is constantly playing whenever someone enters the shops.
HaloBuff Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
I'm very impressed by your work. I love the Mass Effect games, and these look like an amazing ending for them.
MaxFusion Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
"What do you mean there's no Commander Shepard doll!" Shepard shouts at the toy store clerk
boxedcrow Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
That bear looks like it's from Dead Rising. Gah. Can't stand that thing and it's freaky 'I Love You'. I wish this store existed though!
Panchima Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
G R E A T work!!!! :+favlove: This must have taken forever... Awesome posing and scenery!!! :nod:
nerdlantern Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
this is so adorable in a totally awesome way.
TswordZ Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Lol, very cute and great scene. Fav!
cheernerd7 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Shiala's Secret!!!!! OMG!!!! XD
Adorable picture by the way. Supremely detailed. Zia is adorable. Liara's face=perfect. And Shepard in the background..probably trying to hassle the quarian for a discount XD
CaptainPrower Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
"I'm Commander Shepard, and this is my favorite store on the-"
"That's what you said at the last three stores! I can still hear things outside this suit, you idiot!"
PistachioInfernal Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
The kid is so adorable, and Liara's long suffering face is SWEET. :D :heart:
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