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Battletech - Unseen Moon by Shimmering-Sword Battletech - Unseen Moon by Shimmering-Sword

(If you want a print of this artwork, you can buy it's file from me to print locally, just send me a note and we'll sort out details)

Finally finished! I've painted this on and off over the last 5 months as a commission for :iconvoidwarhammer: VoidWarhammer, though I put a substantial amount of my own time into the piece to go beyond the original idea. When I first ran the design project on the Marauder a year and a half ago I considered adding each additional redesign to the same scene, but was soon after commissioned to make the artwork intended for shirt printing. This commission here revived the original idea and with my added time I made it a dual screen desktop.

For those that would like to use this piece as a desktop (dual or single screen), this stash link has a zip of all the files you'll need

Grey Death Legion mercenaries. A Warhammer, Marauder, Rifleman, and Archer rush forward. Meanwhile a Thunderbolt exits their landed Fortress dropship. Defensive naval lasers on the moon surface meant an aggressive approach was necessary for a timely assault. An Elephant dropship is completing the risky angled deceleration burn and roll toward the surface. The objective is a Lyrian facility who's aerospace assets have been scrambled to defend. Two Lucifers don't fare well during their strafing run. This battle will be short and bloody.

*Edit* Thanks go out to Shue13 for the DD award. I worked really hard on this piece so it's nice to see that pay off. Enjoy the spotlight Battletech! :la:

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pagengamer Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
So much Unseen!
Myselfsama Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Whoa dude! Awesome! This has that old game feel like Total Annihilation or heavy gear, mech warrior. The arts of those. I wish there was at least one explosion (even if theres no fire in space) or something to break up the composition a little better, and something to bridge the gap in the middle. There is a very clear division of the two halves of the piece, leaving the right side less visually active than the left. Skill wise though I'd say you've gotten really good man!
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
The reason I didn't cross anything over the middle is because this is designed to work as a dual screen desktop, or using one half for a single screen. I didn't want objects being cut off on the screen, or randomly appearing in the image for anyone only using half.
Myselfsama Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I see, I thought about it being dual screened I must have skimmed over that part lol. Looks good man.
Fedorchik Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
DaLintyMan Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Wow, I managed to call three of these before looking at the text. :)
David-Michaels Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Featured in portuguese blog Coisas da Interwebs. Have an awesome weekend!…
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
David-Michaels Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Professional Filmographer
You're most very welcome! =D
ColonelSkills Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
This absolutely is awesome. I logged into my DA account for the first time in years, as I only saw this after googling after seeing it in No Guts No Galaxy's stream the other day. Sent a note, definitely interested in buying the file to print locally and throwing up on my wall. 
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