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Female Krogan by Asurael-Returns Female Krogan by Asurael-Returns
First of all I must state that this is official Mass Effect concept art and that I take no credit for it. This is copyrighted material. All I've really done is photoshop the male krogan to what I believe a female krogan would look like.

Now that that's out of the way, I'll explain my thought process. I started by trying to remove all traits that would be distinctively male, meaning all traits that males would use to impress females, such as the larger hump, larger jaw and the spikier bits in their plate armor. After that I decided to widen the hips a bit, a distinctive female trait due to child birth. I even slightly slimmed down the waist.

What I imagined of Krogan childbirth is that they wouldn't lay eggs, instead they would give birth like mammals, only without going through the stage of breast feeding, meaning no breasts. I imagine Krogan children would be eating solids practically from birth and already be quite self reliant, something like an 8 year old human child. This would make sense with the "rapid expansion" idea of the Krogans from before the Genophage. I dont think the children (or runts) would even be entirely raised by females, rather, they'd be raised by their clan. Being trained for battle from birth.

Given all this, I think the female krogan would look as such, not very different from males, but different enough to serve practical uses. The mention of a female warlord in the game was already enough of a giveaway to make me think females are just as capable at fighting as males.

Oh, and the female with make-up pic was partially just for fun, but I do think the violet eye shadow makes it look better and more female, the lipstick was just for kicks :P.
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Sha-doki Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
The first thing that caught my eye was the change in the hump. I can agree somewhat that it can be viewed as a something essential for all krogan, especially since EDI once comments about krogan being able to survive for a time through the nutrients stored in their hump. And since female krogan are the ones who carry the children, it seems like they should have a hump either the same or just larger than the standard male so they'd be able to provide nutrients for both the unborn as well as themselves, just in case they were ever cut off from external food sources.

That said, I like how you didn't change the height or anything too significant. Definitely suits the idea of a female krogan. Nicely done.
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Asurael-Returns Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree that the function of humps would make them just as necessary for females, but it seemed to me that after a certain point, the size of humps started being simply aesthetic and mostly just bone/shell. Eve, seen in ME3 did seem to have a normal sized hump, though, but with all the clothes it was difficult to really compare. For the most part, she looked mostly like any other Male Krogan. I really agreed with her voice, it suited her well, and would most likely be one of the few ways for non-Krogan to distinguish Male Krogans from Female Krogans.
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Ca11m3Raven Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Student Artist
RLY?
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Asurael-Returns Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YA RLY
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Ca11m3Raven Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Student Artist
I see little difference.
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Asurael-Returns Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sort of the idea, but there are differences, mostly practical ones.
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Jenvas Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
females dont have to allways be smaller than the males. in therms of protecting their children. so the female krogan could look even more battle-made than the males ;P
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Asurael-Returns Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed, and if you see my female Salarian you'll notice that she's actually taller than the male versions. But I don't think the female Krogans would be better fir for battle or even look it more, not that it's not possible, only that if that were the case then their society would put much more emphasis on their war-like aspect, and there would be much more female Krogan leaders. And of course there's the damning evidence with Eve who shows up in ME3, who though it too covered up, can noticeably be appreciated to be the same size as Wrex.
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Jenvas Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
oh it was just a general thought about male-female concepts
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Worver Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Student Writer
I always thought Krogans share a lot of similarities with cockroaches.
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