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my wife's tali zorah redesign in 3d by nebezial my wife's tali zorah redesign in 3d by nebezial
just had some zbrush fun with my wife's old fanart of mass effects tali zorah. it is a topic that annoyed us to no end these days... ugh.. but ill not go into that discussion all over again, i think i got the nerd rage out of my system... anyhoo

quick model with photoshop postwork and compositing, all in all a 2 and a half hour funtime
and here is the original pic it was based on

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lostpapers Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015
This is surely the best fanart of Tali I've ever seen! Gosh this is splendid and so appropriate
AlizesArt Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015
Love it. This is now my headcanon of what Tali looks like.
GreedyGymnogyps Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Kinda looks like Dichen Lachman. Anyone else see it?
dizzandesigns Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I can see that design working under that helmet she wears
reeboker Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015
lovely <3
Skyrawathi Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  Student Filmographer
well done! :D looks awesome
Kecoey Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  Student General Artist
Now whyyyyy couldn't they just do this... -_-
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Papineau Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
NovaCatMeow Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  New Deviant
yo that looks straight up clean can you do some more of that. It looks awesome
Kaguyo Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015
It doesn't get any better than this ! Clap La la la la Love 
FlashD81 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015
Well done sir, well done. I remember seeing the original when I did a binge viewing of Mass Effect fan art. 

BTW most of the fan art I have seen for Tali has been better than what Bioware did (unfortunately). 
mostprettywomen Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  New Deviant
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DeeTheArtist Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Can someone find a way to mod this into the game instead of the pic from Google Images that Bioware and EA gave us.
Cyan-Hawk Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this. 100% this.
ewrwrqeqe Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this comment 
jayh Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015
Zaparcik Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015
Let's better never speak of "canon" version of her. I prefer much more fanart designs, like this one :P I dig her hair.
Batwing89 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015
Truly, this is what she should have looked like. Beautiful, yet distinctly alien at the same time. An awesome piece of work.
LordadmiralDrake Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015
This should be put in the game
LittleFireDragon Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Better than canon.
leloup144 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015
Thank you.
Canderou Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015
Holy crap that's awesome!
ivana81uy Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015
 love this version of Tali, so beautiful!
I always did like this.
Pudding-de-Neko Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it, excellent work!
Yurosoku Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015
I'm gonna miss Tali in the next game...Sigh.
tuwas1 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this version of Tali, not like those uncreative almost-humans that Bioware came up with... I really hope they redesign the quarians for the next Mass Effect, hopefully so they look more akin to this.
QozbroQqn Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just amazing. Thank you for creating and sharing. Maybe you could do a wallpaper?

Would love to hear your opinion about how pale quarians must be after centuries without direct sunlight. Asked a few people (mainly biologists and anthropologists from my university) already and I still have not a definite clue. It all depends on the skin color and we have to assume quarian skin doesn't react much different on sunlight. If we assume a purple, than your version here would fit totally.
mshenkoshipper Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I've seen this picture all over the place and omg I love this so much! Like a lot of people I was so disappointed with the lack of creativity from Bioware when they showed Tali unmasked. They literally took a stock image and just photoshopped it a little bit. Such a huge dissapointment, but I've seen so much amazing fan art from people that is so much better and so much more creative than Tali's "real" face but wow THIS is my favorite one! Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! <3
Tyrranus Featured By Owner May 22, 2015
just stumbled on these... and I have to say that these are now my official head-canon for what quarians, and specifically tali, look like... this is epic
MaxisTheWolf Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thats amazing
ArtisticNinjaCat Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Tali looks a lot like a cross between a Turian & a human in this design but she looks WICKED AWESOME!! Great Job!
leloup144 Featured By Owner May 4, 2015
B1ackR0ckSh00ter Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Student Artist
lol is this ur wife? ur wife looks like an old woman to me with a bald LOL|!
Ownerest Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
better than the game's lazy photoshopped model art
Mangalore Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is to the credit of the Mass Effect universe that I could go on nerd raging forever given the wasted opportunities and cheap cop outs.

Your Tali/Quarian design remains the best combo of properly alien given the Quarian's mysterious physique while still looking essentially beautiful to satisfy any inner or outer fanboy out there.
TheAwesomeTRex Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
Leave to the dream team of spousal super artist to out do a multimillion dollar game company! Seriously guys, you rock so god damn hard!
Fastmax Featured By Owner Edited Mar 10, 2015
By far the best "unmask" rendition.
I really feel she's beautiful too.
Is there an "official" released design image of her face/ head???
Tsubodai1 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015
NO. And don't let anyone tell you any different. And under no circumstances google such a thing. EVER.

P.S. I'm not joking. You do not need that kind of pain. Really.
69SkullCandy69 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
SirBaird Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
A gorgeous rendition of the Quarian! Beautiful creation of a character that is clearly not human yet still has an exotic, alluring beauty to her. And those eyes... hypnotic. Definitely my favorite take on Tali I've seen yet!
JediTc Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I always loved that piece of Fan-Art, and I don't think there's many that was happy about the choices they made with the revelation of Tali's face in the game.
I'd much more like an approach like this :)
Jinx6648 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
well done, i like to say that now, Tali get a real face i can remember :) thks!
SPARTAN2746 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
This is quite the impressive design, and I can see the level of love and detail that went into the concept of it. Dark corneas with light iris' coincide with the silhouette that we were able to make out in Mass Effect 1. The plate like features on her head seem inspired by turian physiology, understandable given their shared dextro-amino buildup, and the fact they share the same number of fingers and toes.It seems logical for her hair to be braided and kept back like that, as it would need to be kept in check to avoid obstructing her view, as such an issue could only be corrected by taking off her mask. The model quality is quite good and the original picture equally detailed. It's such a shame Bioware took the cop out of doing a lame photoshop with no consideration for actual design or originality. I'm glad to say this is how I will picture unmasked quarians from here on out. Excellent work.
scyther149 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
it's the best version of tali :3
ArcanumTwilight Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
Love Tali. ^3^ :heart:
rar-rawer Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
The hair kind of looks like a bunch of black shoelaces
delphian-era Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Student Digital Artist
:( can't unsee it now either. Why did I read that comment :(
nebezial Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
aaaand now i can't unsee it XD
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