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This creature, this monster by a-iccara This creature, this monster by a-iccara

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"This creature, this… monster. She is my daughter." 
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rollingpinkstone Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
this is beautifully done!
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makmix2 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Damn...  Hit me right in the feels....  It hurts like a nut punch....

All jokes aside, this is bloody amazing.  Nothing else needed to be said.
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aaaaceace Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
Beautiful and sad. Excellent work. You really captured the emotion that she must have been going through.  
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JesterDK Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014   General Artist
Cool picture concept. Samara and her backstory stuff = fascinating to me. I loved her conversations in ME2.
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Knight-commander12 Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Right in motherf**cking feels! This is literally the first time ANYTHING has made me cry on first glance. Such a powerful image that it is.  Samara holding Morinth and looking so happy and proud and in the background.... My eye's just filled up with tears. 
And that sentence, 'This creature.. this monster.. she is my daughter.." Just made me sob. 
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nightchildmoonchild Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful work
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GuardsmanKoto Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
Ow...right in feelings
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Deemonef Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my holy fu**ing god:faint:
YOu ahve to know I am a giant Samara and Morinth fan... wrote their whole backgound story... and seeing this makes me so happy... and sad the same moment:clap:
Amazinf art:hug:
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Alpha1ance Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
Poor Samara :(
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cheernerd7 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SO sad!!!!!! DX
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Wrecker-lady Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Right in the feels! This is so beautiful, but makes me feel sad.
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MyNameIsYuukiChan Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
<font><font>Samara is so beautiful , omg <3</font></font>
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flatlinedreams Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
This picture makes me so sad.  Actually, I'm crying while I write this.  Samara looks so happy and proud.  Morinth looks so comfortable in her mother's arms.  Those things make this picture so difficult to look at when one knows what becomes of their relationship.

The background being in purple is an inspired choice.  It's the color of asari blood.  It bleeds into the foreground.  It perfectly compliments the background and connects it with the foreground.  I get the feeling that the blood-like dripping effect refers to more than just any blood Samara and Morinth may have shed when feuding with each other.  It also symbolizes the heartbreak the two of them have felt in having to feud in the first place.

I love the color of Samara's dress.  Red and gold, just like her Justicar outfit.  She wears her etched gold neckband, too.  It says so much about how her past and present are connected.  It also says so much about how personal her decision to become a Justicar must have been.  I also like that her forehead ornaments are something you show her wearing in the past.  A lot of people think they're some kind of badge of a Justicar, but Liara wears them too.

Thank you for paying attention to the details of Samara's features.  I could see this picture losing its effect if you weren't so fastidious.  You show the darker color of her head-crests, you show her strong cheekbones, you even show the moles on one of her breasts.

This is such a heart-wrenching picture.  Thank you for making it.  Thank you for making me cry.  :cry:
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RagingNerd Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
:cries: This was the saddest loyalty mission in ME2, methinks :( Even though she does not accept pity, all I wanted to say was - of, poor Samara... 
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SiwaPyra Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Rip my heart out, yeah?

Dang this is amazing

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Black-Mech Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is beautiful. Nicely done!
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Natsumi494 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
Such amazing work... ! Congrats !
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poly-m Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Professional Filmographer
noooooo there goes my heart !
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ardensia Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gaaahhh. Just got hit with the feels from this. I just remember Samara at the monastery so broken from the loss of two daughters that she was about to kill herself so she wouldn't have to end the life of the last of them. She spends so much time wearing that stern face, but you get the impression there's so much emotion she's just not showing.
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cantbreath45 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That line just broke my heart, as did this gorgeous piece of art.
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a-iccara Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
What a difficult position Samara was in, resigned or not...

Thank you!
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cantbreath45 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You ever think if she had known back then what Morinth would have become if she'd.... I don't know.
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DarkKnightJRK Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Gorgeous, gorgeous work. 
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a-iccara Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you kindly!
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Shanoon8 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oh my goodness, this is so very heartbreaking. And incredibly beautiful
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a-iccara Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :]
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hanaraad Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
So beautiful! So heartbreaking ; A ;
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Drachorn Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It reminds me of the hunchback of notre dame c: Really quite beautiful though <3
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AnnaKitty Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
I remember sitting there for a moment after she said that and then just go "Oh, hon...." and wanting to hug her so bad.
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inb4myself Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely heart breaking
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CleopatraDiNekomata Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Aww! This make me cry, I'm so sad for Samara and her daughter.
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