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A 'fan commission' for :iconhorn-adama: ~Horn-Adama

Two rangers. An Elemental powered armor with sword drawn, and a specops soldier with battle rifle leveled. They have each others backs , ready for the swarm that is about to fall on them.

Thanks to everyone that watched in the streams, keeping me company and providing valuable critiques. And another thanks to Horn for the commission, without it this nice piece of work wouldn't have happened.

Fluff - The Shield Sword is a basic shield based weapon that was devised during the early testing of the mysterious new technology. It allowed the test deployment of shields in a simple device that could be used without implants.
No longer commonly used due to the restriction of shield material and advancement of dynamic internal battle armor shields. It is now only seen ceremonially or among a select few who have stuck to it's use, it still retains it's diversity as an easily deployed utility weapon. It can form a heat blade, defensive bubble or wall, and counter frequency fields and paths to better penetrate projectiles, or any other specialized form that is programmed in.
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:iconnickpalmer:
I think you have some really great ideas going on here. Nice composition! I really like the helmet visors and the armor designs. I think the stander's right arm is a little funky looking. You might straighten it out for better readability and stronger form. The silhouettes are interesting. Just be careful to keep the structures and components in your designs meaningful for better design. For example, the structures on the head of the stander are not completely clear with respect to what they are and look like they might get in his way. Maybe you could make them a little smaller and more aerodynamic, or delicate with the addition of some electrical components or antennae segments. Great work. Just take my opinions here with a grain of salt. Use what is useful to you and keep it up!
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:iconkurlozneekan:
KurlozNeekan Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015
Epic<3
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:iconpotatoealloy:
PotatoeAlloy Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
How much is it to get a commission done with two people in it like this with no background.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Depends on the designs and level of detail, maybe around $240 or more.
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josh121213 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
i love 'fluff'

can it be used as a grapple beam?
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
The field is typically hot unless the user has refined them a lot, so you'd burn whatever you pull.
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:iconsniper0092:
Sniper0092 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Guess what? You are one of my new favorite artist.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Not bad, though the shield effect is a bit over obscuring.
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:iconceraxemre:
Ceraxemre Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
 Great work, magnificent armor design. I love it mate, please keep up the good work.
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:iconnvrmorthaemo:
NVRMORTHAEMO Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
i thought the sword was a flare at first
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:iconfreezepl:
Freezepl Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
Hello there Shimmering-Sword.
Could you explain to me basic fluff hiding behind Elementals? They're very interesting idea and i got something similar in my pen and paper rpg. Maybe we can share ideas?
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
There's a lot you can read up on from the descriptions under each peice I've made. I'm also working on a book :D
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:iconsharperofthefew:
sharperofthefew Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like this sort of animated style just as much as your realistic one :D

It would be nice to see them mixed...
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:iconsaberlily29:
saberlily29 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
so cool :)
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:iconyoshitakainksamurai:
YoshitakaInkSamurai Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
what are all these characters from they look amazing?
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
They're for my own story project, still nothing written to show though.
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:iconmagniwald:
Magniwald Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
For some reason it's easier to draw characters than it is to write about them, wouldn't you agree?
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:iconnvrmorthaemo:
NVRMORTHAEMO Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
true, i fail at completing storylines because I'm best at combat scenes (which i'm really good at) but drawing has always been easier for me
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Which is why I have a writer helping me :)
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:iconazriel86:
azriel86 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Fantastic design work. Seriously awesome
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:iconisograph60xyz:
IsoGraph60XYZ Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Poseidon space marines? Appleseed influence? Nice stuff.good layouts on armor coverage of body vs flexibility
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I've seen appleseed, but there eyes and fins thing that people always call to were designed before I saw any of it. So no reference.
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:iconhaikeb89:
haikeb89 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
i love the art about war!
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:iconpenclguy:
PenclGuy Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Reminds me of the Animated film "Appleseed: Ex Machina" :)
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:icontayot84:
Tayot84 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
I think I have never favorited your work, which I am really ashamed to say becuase I watched it since 2009 I think.
Your concept art is probably the best I've seen.
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:iconcryonindustries:
CryonIndustries Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Someone finally did a cosplay of your characters :D
[link]
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe, not quite the same (lots of his own style there too) but there's definitely the referencing :)
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:iconzephyrchaos:
ZephyrChaos Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Words can not be written how cool this is...
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:iconmrtbsc:
MrTBSC Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
... ... ... sub zero ! ;P
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:iconboguslav4:
boguslav4 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
I must say - Your artworks have amazing design...

Sorry for my english :)
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:iconzen-3:
zen-3 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
I love it
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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:iconlanargus:
Lanargus Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Actions of rangers looks concerted. They have each others backs so close. Rifle looks menacingly. Thanks for that nice work!
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome.
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:iconblack-baruko:
Black-Baruko Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Just... AWESOME!
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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:iconnolove14:
nolove14 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
something tells me the weigh quite a bit but verry protected unlike my mech im working on
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Dense and heavy for their size, but they're just infantry in power armor.
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:iconwackyadhie:
wackyadhie Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
i like the head armor design ..
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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:iconironsides11:
ironsides11 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
I really like the shield sword
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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:icondark-vengeance912:
Dark-Vengeance912 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
Very nice, the coloring suits it perfectly :)
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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:iconsavagehenry89:
savagehenry89 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Very sweet
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:iconctap:
CTap Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
I was just wondering what the white helmets are for. Do they signify rank or something?
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You could say that, more that the higher ranked you are the more freedom you have to modify your gear.
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:iconctap:
CTap Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
BTW this is an amizing piece
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:iconkingofundrock:
KingofUndrock Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
question about ur lineart, do u do it before or after the painting?
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