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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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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 6 days ago
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  New member 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
Iceman-ire Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
How is this possible lol so cool
Chantel-sky Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is amazing!
fungames82 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart 
Maehedrose Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
This has always been a cool design. 
PRAEst76 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
Fits my mental image of Tali much better than the stock photo in the game. Well done that wife.
zabadoohp Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This is incredible! Truly breathtaking
coffeeronin Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
It would have been much better than that model's picture in ME3 :D
thewaffler89 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
I like that from an in-game perspective the anatomy makes a lot of sense because Quarians seem to share a lot of their anatomy with Taurians (legs, arms, hands and feet), but with a more human-like body, pelvis and face.
blacklords373 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
Just how I would picture her too :) Perfect!
Art-vod Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing job man, it's just...well, perfect!
Kagehiisa Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
Fuck Bioware's answer; THIS is Canon Tali!
raccooncitizen Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Seeing so many versions of some purple-skinned human female without irises has become so boring...
Your take on Tali is like a fresh wind! It is, in fact, the rendition of Tali that looks perfectly credible and legit to me. You've created a whole species, not just one Quarian.
Amazing job! :thumbsup:
HorokehUsui Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Ohhhhhh god. You have to make more from mass effect. You are just amazing man. Thanks for sharing it with us :D
juggalette57 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014   Traditional Artist
now that is how I would imagen Tali to look. <(^_^)> love it
Caliber127 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Words...cannot express....
thaBEAST Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
holy crap.
elmjuniper Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like this Tali so much better than the face in the game. THIS is Tali. This is what I would have totally expected to see. I'm so in love with this. :love:
Joraglove Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
SO GOOD! One of the best! Saw only ONE version that is better than this! I hate the fact that, in ME3, she reveals to be "Beautiful". IDK I just think she shouldnt be beautiful... She should be an alien totally diferent from the human patterns, but still humanoid... Well, hugs for yu wife!
BattleshipAgincourt Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
I absolutely love this version of Tali. She's exotic enough as to not be a human knockoff, and yet human enough to be quite beautiful. Why oh why did Bioware not just select a fan's variant, rather than go with such a crude photoshop rendition?

This is as perfect a version of Tali as I've ever seen.
thegethinaitor Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
actually, they didn't. in ME3's last DLC, if you invite tali to your apartment as a LI.
after she's done singing. she proceeds to take of her mask. but before we can see her face, the screen fades to black, like before bioware revealed the photoshop. its a safe bet that bioware doesn't want to acknowledge any fanart, but neither will they set the photoshop as cannon. so basically, we're back to square one, where all versions are valid.
fuadgerm Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
is this the real drawing or she redraw this?
Asha-Lin-vas-Yaska Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
May I use this design when drawing my quarian oc without helmet? Itīs really amazing and I could totaly see it in game.
thegethinaitor Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
oooooo. let me know when its done
Asha-Lin-vas-Yaska Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Well this is full body, but I did combine some stuff from this design for her head with my own quarian design, and next Iīll just a more detailed portrait…
pepoluan Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm with Nuveena777 ... Please make a male version... Pretty please with sugar on top? :D

I need to get my 3rd chapter published ;)
Nuveena777 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
this is absolutely my favorite version of the quarian.  Would love to see a male version
thegethinaitor Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
that's actually a very good idea
Tali in Love
Nuveena777 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Well, LOL, tell your wifey-pooh to get on it!!  Big Smiles!!
thegethinaitor Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
Nuveena777 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
sorry I think I was talking to nebezial and accidentally posted to you!  My apologies!
thegethinaitor Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
sure okay 
DefyGravity18 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
Please do more with her...she is stunning.
nardmonster Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
This is super amazing!!!  Just a 'pretty' as I would have expected, and just enough 'alien' look to her to make her interesting (and not just a stock character).  Great job!!!  
TheJarett Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Ever since I first saw this when you posted it, I haven't been able to think of Tali any other way.
Fieta Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student General Artist
So beautiful and shiny. This will forever be how quarians look to me now!
Leo256 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
Amazing job
oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist
I'm always finding more of your work I haven't seen before and it's always great, cheers!
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