Posed and initially lightened in XNALara
Bunch of brushes, background, post-work: Photoshop.
That husk in the corner - mommy!...
Without dwelling into any symbolism (other that Lia is by default awesome cuz she's "Shepard"), like reapers or favourite squaddies, I put Lia rather as a "part of the image" more than "subject of the image". She's still in the center, but there's still something around her that may catch your attention - a fellow N7 and an Alliance soldier fighting beside her.
I could've borked something out of the headache and leave some jagged edges here and there on the original version, you won't see them here.
BioWare as I used their models and I'm playing with them.
LemnosExplorer for the background picture. I had no idea for the background until I stumbled over that piece of cityscape.
Bunch of People for brushes - I lost the names long long ago
but they are here on dA.