Okay, I need to do this rant before I lose my shit. Maybe misplaced since you don't seem to be a fan of this pairing yourself (as it's a request), but here goes;
Why the hell does ANYONE think this is a good pairing? The intelligent but arrogant politician and the rampant psychopath? I swear this ship makes me want to physically HURT PEOPLE!
I don't even know why people like Aria, much less Aria x (Whatever female character) pairings. She's a stuck up, self-absorbed and self-important bitch with delusions of grandeur. Are we supposed to be intimidated by her? Bitch, I killed Saren. I KILLED A THRESHER MAW. ON FOOT. Get over yourself already!
Stupid little cunt can't die fast enough. Grrrh.
Hate-rant aside I actually like the picture, though the eyes on Tevos look really kinda odd. Otherwise attention to detail and good lighting makes it look very pretty.
Honestly, I 'hate' it because I dislike it when characters who are really nothing more than violent psychopaths gets fans "because they're cool".
In a setting like Mass Effect, with so many great characters of depth, nuance and emotion, why do people get attached to the poorly voice-acted generic kingpin character just 'cause she's got tits? You certainly don't see this kind of love for similar characters if they're male.
I think 'hate' is really the wrong word. It's just sad disappointment that people are so childish these days when it comes to entertainment, that the backlash against 'good guy' characters leads to anyone who isn't lawful good being praised as "best char ever". As a writer, this bothers me quite a lot.
Goddess, this work is some of my favorite. This scene has such a depth of emotion that you could drown in it. Literally drown in it.
In regards to the question 'why'... Why not? Honestly, if there is ever a couple that makes sense it's Aria and Tevos. Neither would have felt challenged enough in other relationships, and both are equals in their own unique way. I found this ship completely by accident over on fanfiction, and let me tell you - once I thought about it (and I mean REALLY thought about it - probably way more than was healthy) - it clicked. Can't get it out of my headcanon now.
I get that you might not be able to look beneath the surface of "don't fk with Aria", but don't freak out on an artist's page just because you can't wrap your mind around something.
And Saren? LOL. That indoctrinated idiot got nothing compared to Aria.... and we pretty much know nothing about her, "bitch" has lived for over 1000 years. You don't know, maybe she fought thresher maws, she also admitted killing Krogans by her own hands and sure as hell she's not that "easy" as you may think.
Even Wrex has killed a thresher maw and he said he fought an asari back then and it was the hardest fight of his life, the asari was a mercenary named Aleena and later it was confirmed by the devs that it was Aria. So yeah, she even fought the mighty Wrex. And you still think she's nothing? LOL. Sure.
Like I said, that's your opinion but saying hating stuff like this it annoys people.
I may have commented on this already, but daaaaaang is this hot. And the clarity!!! Holy crap this is rendered b-e-a-utiful! Aria's jacket looks real enough to touch, and the computer and crap on the desk that Tevos is, *cough* on, is so precise. Freaking awesome!!!!!