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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 sta.sh/01nk5db2gtmc

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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Given 2013-10-11
:iconghostbirdofprey:
GhostBirdofPrey Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
Gah.  I keep coming back to how awesome this is (even have the files on my PC) but it's only 2 monitors wide.  What am I supposed to put on the third screen?
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:iconpagengamer:
pagengamer Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
So much Unseen!
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:iconmyselfsama:
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!
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:iconshimmering-sword:
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.
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:iconmyselfsama:
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.
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:iconfedorchik:
Fedorchik Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
Great!
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:icondalintyman:
DaLintyMan Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Wow, I managed to call three of these before looking at the text. :)
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:icondavid-michaels:
David-Michaels Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Featured in portuguese blog Coisas da Interwebs. Have an awesome weekend!
www.coisasdainterwebs.com/2014…
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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:icondavid-michaels:
David-Michaels Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Professional Filmographer
You're most very welcome! =D
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:iconcolonelskills:
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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:iconcpietrini:
cpietrini Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
Wow!
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:icon1074arius:
1074Arius Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, this made my day.  I miss the Warhammer and Marauder,  I wish I bought those metal minis way back when they were available.

Excellent illustration.  I want to paint robots this good.  :3
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You can still get your hands on some unseen minis on ebay or around the community. They're not over the top expensive, but not as cheap as something in production.
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:icon1074arius:
1074Arius Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Would you believe that I never thought to LOOK for those on ebay?  Right off the bat there were like 3 listings XD  Thanks for the suggestion!
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:iconcolonelskills:
ColonelSkills Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
Just keep an eye out. Lots of fakes on eBay. Poor recastings with inferior materials.

It's unfortunate. :(
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:iconcmoreland:
cmoreland Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just...I...Wooooow *_*
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:iconqain89:
Qain89 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Amazing art pal!
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:iconeirelander:
Eirelander Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
Any way I could order a print of this?
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:iconodanan:
Odanan Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
Your best mech work. Amazing! 
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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:iconmoofart-moof:
moofart-moof Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
can't wait to recreate this in mwo oneday. 


this is too sick man, you fuckin nailed it. 
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Having all the unseen in there would be nice... for PGI's pockets. I can see the jacked up preorder prices already, and I'll agree with them.
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:iconraazorfiend:
Raazorfiend Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
amazing! very very cool m8
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:iconsierra-116:
SIERRA-116 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
I'm guessing it's called "Unseen" because all these 'mechs are Unseen?
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lol, how astute of you :)
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:iconsierra-116:
SIERRA-116 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
Thought so. I much prefer this version of the Marauder, IIC version or not. The other was too... round, too flimsy looking. This, on the other hand, looks solid, looks neat and looks real.
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:iconbl-doom:
BL-Doom Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
*Jaw drops*  Slackjawed
 
 
Nuff said.  
Worship 
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:iconthorgar:
Thorgar Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
love the artwork, the details are amazing and i love seeing my favorite mech the Warhammer stomping about.
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:icongenzouhunterssonn:
GenzouHunterssonn Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic Awesome! :love:

Congratulations for the new Daily Deviation!
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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:iconpsymonster1974:
psymonster1974 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
A well deserved DD. Do you have any art book collections available in print or as e-books?
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm working on one, but all my artwork is here in my gallery too.
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:iconpsymonster1974:
psymonster1974 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
Ah sorry just read your journal post, will look for the Rangers book on Kickstarter.
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013   Digital Artist
That is truly an incredible, and incredibly detailed piece of work. Great dynamic, and colors, and overall a wonderful composition. Great effort, patience and I always love to see treat Battletech artwork. Excellent, and congratulations to the well deserved DD.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013   Digital Artist
You're most welcome!
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:iconkhancopperfox:
khancopperfox Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This was the first of three consecutive amazing pieces you did.  I'm surprised you didn't get a DD trifecta.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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:iconnemesisprime91:
Nemesisprime91 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Student Writer
Hmmm, a stunning usage of color. Sorry, don't fully know the types of paintbrush/digital/whatever else artists use. but a stunning piece nonetheless.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
What you use doesn't matter, only the result :)
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:iconxxfanxofx4869xx:
XXFanXofX4869XX Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Student Writer
This immediately made me think of the Halo: Combat Evolved main theme. Le awesomesauce. :meow:
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:icongobbie2:
Gobbie2 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
WHOA that's awesome!
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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:icondiphylla:
diphylla Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD! :pumpkin:
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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:icondiphylla:
diphylla Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You'e welcome :blowkiss:
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:iconthegalleryofeve:
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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:icontjlive5:
tjlive5 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
this is just too awesome
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