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Mass Effect 3 box art cover
By avatar Pleiades 40 on February 21st, 2012

Thanks to everyone in the "Abandon-O-Rama" thread who encouraged me to continue working on this. I was damn near ready to give up, but went back to it and was able to turn things around. In the end, I'm happy with the result.

A printable is available as well.

Comments and critique, as always, are welcome.

[ Box updated on March 4th, 2012 ] [ original ]

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Comment on Pleiades's Mass Effect 3 Box Art / Cover.

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Daemon 46 [ 8 years ago ]

Came out great. Glad you decided to not scrap it.

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Pleiades 40 [ 8 years ago ]

Thanks, both for the comment and telling me to continue with it. Once I overcame the lack of resources, it was a fun project.

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aelixus 45 [ 8 years ago ]

Wow, wow, wow. Beautiful! I just don't like the dark space around the box.

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jesse777 35 [ 8 years ago ]

Glad you didn't scrap this This is very lovely work!

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Deividas 47 [ 8 years ago ]

Love it. Really despise the dark square around though, especially on the front around her hair, it looks odd.

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Spiderpig24 47 [ 8 years ago ]

Excellent job, it's good to see that you continued to work on this and you really turned it into a great box.

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MrJellyBabiez 9 [ 8 years ago ]

Fantastic. The ideas work beautifully. I was saving my first favourite on this account, but this has done it for me. Take it in your steps towards the Hall, and say no more.

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Pleiades 40 [ 8 years ago ]

Thanks. Might I ask what your previous account was?

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MrJellyBabiez 9 [ 8 years ago ]

@Pleiades Techno Guy. Before that Dan999. You can see the change. It's been almost 2 years since I last uploaded, I believe. :L

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AgentLampshade 46 [ 8 years ago ]

You continue to impress me, it's as if you have no limit when making boxes. You always knock it out of the park. Hats off to you, sir.

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Patches 30 [ 8 years ago ]

Awesome! Props for including FemShep not once but twice, always great to see some new idea.

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Pleiades 40 [ 8 years ago ]

I felt that, since BioWare themselves have placed greater emphasis on FemShepard's presence in the story, my design should reflect that choice. The fact that I've started my first ME2 playthrough as her also played a part in her inclusion. Thanks a lot. ;]

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MattStar 48 [ 8 years ago ]

Amazing job man.

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Magical 41 [ 8 years ago ]

This is brilliant. Nothing I can fault.

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Joeseye 47 [ 8 years ago ]

Hot damn...

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Gunslinger 42 [ 8 years ago ]

Great job my friend.

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Artist 33 [ 8 years ago ]

So fantastic, I love it!

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Bastart 48 [ 8 years ago ]

The front ain't bad, but I think you could have done something more exciting with it. The back is the strongest part of the box imo. I really like how you matched the tagline with the ME3 Logo and it looks clean and very well organized, nice job.

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Pleiades 40 [ 8 years ago ]

Thanks. I agree the front doesn't break any new ground creatively, aesthetically. On occasion I feel like making a "traditional" cover, imbued with my own style. Case in point, the vibrant colors and bright lighting.

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deiviuxs 46 [ 8 years ago ]

Colorful and well planned out. However, like other have mentioned, I am not a big fan of the square on front and back. The tagline in the back looks great and I see that you tried to match the logo, but I think the "Fight to the very" part should be a bit smaller. All in all, great design with unique design choices.

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Pleiades 40 [ 8 years ago ]

Thanks everyone for the large amount of feedback. It's more than I would have expected, so I appreciate it. I'm surprised at the disdain for the darkened border, as I personally felt it drew attention to the center of the image. The outer edges looked messy unaltered. Either way, I'm all for honest comments so I thank you for that.

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Throavium 1 [ 8 years ago ]

Pretty good, the front looks off to me because of the awkward pose of the protagonist, and the unbalanced premise. Mainly how there are characters on the right, and the left has a bit of red and black instead of blue.

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Pleiades 40 [ 8 years ago ]

I hadn't noticed the imbalance in characters until you mentioned it, but I suppose you are correct. As for the color, I opted to use a color combination cliche, the red/blue contrast, as I felt it gave a sense of variety to the palette without seeming too random or out of place. I'd originally changed the front to feature nothing but varying tones of blue, and it was overbearing. Thanks for the critique.

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XBU Philippe 35 [ 8 years ago ]

Fantastic. Simply fantastic. Love the placement of the artworks. Love the main female character. Love the way you decided to put in the screenshots. Fantastic idea with the slogan "Fight the the end, the very end".

Front is amazing. I have no complaints, whatsoever, and that's means something! Absolutely fantastic. Should definitely be HoF!!

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Taylor360unc 1 [ 8 years ago ]

Hold on let me clean my pants........... This is Awesome!!!

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hesit8 45 [ 8 years ago ]

I'm not fond of the case, and I mean the actually case surrounding the box art, nor am I too fond of the presentation. The box is dark and the presentation is dark, not the best choice IMO. Otherwise, another home run my friend!

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Pleiades 40 [ 8 years ago ]

I decided to use a standard plastic casing since I'm not a fan of the Blu-ray plastic on official PS3 covers, but I understand.

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Majidblack 49 [ 8 years ago ]

Very nice!

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mchapra 33 [ 8 years ago ]

This is some sexy stuff.

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Pleiades 40 [ 8 years ago ]

Again, I can't express enough my thanks for all of the support, guys.

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deadboy 30 [ 8 years ago ]

very very nice

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Titan38 42 [ 8 years ago ]

Love this. The colors are phenomenal.

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Magical 41 [ 8 years ago ]

Congratulations! As I said before, the box is brilliant.

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ZombieDeadpool8 22 [ 8 years ago ]

I'm so glad you didn't abandon this, it's excellent.

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Daemon 46 [ 8 years ago ]

Congrats! Well-deserved.

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Bastart 48 [ 8 years ago ]

Congrats on your 2nd HOF box under a new alias.

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Eggboy'13 48 [ 8 years ago ]

This is commander eggboy, and this is my favorite box

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Crotale 30 [ 8 years ago ]

Not too shabby, but there are a few things I dislike. The dark border kinda disrupts the flow since it isn't totally opaque. The blending of the border, in my opinion, makes a bad change to FemShep's hair color. If you were to move her down the page so that the border didn't cover her head at all, maybe it would work otherwise.

Speaking of FemShep on the front, her right shoulder is clipped rather badly and needs to fixed, along with a better blend with that area of the front.

Other than that, darned nice work.

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Pleiades 40 [ 8 years ago ]

I'll look into those and see if I can get an update submitted soon. Thanks for the critique.

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crazyjp 33 [ 8 years ago ]

Very nice box but I think too much is going on in the front.

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Pleiades 40 [ 8 years ago ]

Understandable, thanks.

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Pleiades 40 [ 8 years ago ]

Didn't expect that one. Thank you kindly, everyone.

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twoxT 34 [ 8 years ago ]

Well done.

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Pleiades 40 [ 8 years ago ]

Thanks, man.

I updated with a few minor changes suggested by Crotale. Printable is up to date as well.

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sajjad_mabani 36 [ 8 years ago ]

Love it man

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Crotale 30 [ 8 years ago ]

Much better now! Faved!

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Pleiades 40 [ 8 years ago ]

Thanks Crotale. ;]

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KM18 1 [ 8 years ago ]

This is just awesome. Great work. The back is my favorite part.

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del337er 40 [ 8 years ago ]

Incredible job man, I love the use of color and the layout of everything!

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Pleiades 40 [ 8 years ago ]

Thanks, del. :]

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zalayetta 43 [ 8 years ago ]

i like it...

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Martiniii332 48 [ 7 years ago ]

Never saw this, but Goddamn, Pleiades. When will you ever stop.

This is amazing. I actually have no complains, even though I am way too late to the party, but I want to say amazing job. No, wait; amazing fails to describe this.

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