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Had another go at painting this idea. Kind of tricky to pull off complex transparent forms, still not quite there for me either.

An Elemental soldier is badly wounded and in trouble. Desperate thoughts within the moment unleash a new form. Time for one last push.
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RedLightningNOD608 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Student General Artist
Is that beast thing some kind of hologram to scare enemies or something else that actually does damage?

This is some amazing work, top stuff! :icondragonnod1:
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xTheMadHatter96x Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
been trying to find something like this all day sweet!!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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Zero-Box Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
this character really is astounding!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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Dynr Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
Amazing! And I think the transparency is well enough ^^
Really good job
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Deathwatch116 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Out of all the Elemntal stuff you've done this is my favorite. Might be the Viking blood, not sure but i love this final push. It's given me ideas for my main characters moves in stories i'm writing.
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Deathwatch116 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
*Elemental
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:iconsarpeadon:
Sarpeadon Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
This is AWESOME!
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DarkA2k Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
OMG, this is what I have been looking for. We will be in touch.
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DarkA2k Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
OMG, This is what I have been looking for. I will be in contact with you soon.
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DavidCurser Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
dont you think this technology is a bit op? it seems not to have any limits.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Aren't almost all scifi revolving around something OP? :)
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DavidCurser Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
no, just imagine you would play with others and how angry they would be
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Andyus Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
The soldier has awakened his Persona! ^^
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SambaxRainbow Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
I would love to see a anime based around these soldiers they are just amazing
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SharksinSpace Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
This is the most psychotically hard pose ever: I have been working on just replicating it with a drawing and spent an hour and a half and it still looks terrible.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Just keep practicing your foreshortening skills, you'll get there eventually.
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SharksinSpace Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Thank you for your confidence. ^_^
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:iconzephyrchaos:
ZephyrChaos Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
The idea alone is amazing, I wish I could draw :/
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Just takes practice.
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Yuzas Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
simply awesome!
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Stilltheman Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The form and expression of the soldiers bleeding torso and his dazed stance are exceptionally well portrayed! Love it!
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weaponist Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Student Artist
neat but what did you use and how did you get it transparent?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Layers.
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weaponist Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student Artist
but what settings
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Used one of the overlay type layers, depending on the values and what result you want different ones will work better.
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weaponist Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Student Artist
oh thank you
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Alpha1ance Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
This makes me think of Zabuza is at his final moments. It's intimidation with a mixture of "got nothing to lose"
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hhiste Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012   Artist
omigosh. TRANSPARENT FORMS. And actually, I think you pulled it off excellently. Very holographic-luminescent display feel.
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:iconpyrotactick:
Pyrotactick Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
"I AM....DRAGONBORN!!!!!"
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DreadHaven Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
Great!
When I first looked at this I had a mental image of the Elemental transforming into some kind of cyber werewolf...
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ungetabe Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
Someone gotta' explain to me what those elementals are , because they are awesomely awesome
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe, just a design I've been slowly developing over the years, eventually I'll have a proper document for them.
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Porecomesis Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
*sigh* I'm jealous of you, really. Not because of your drawing skills, although those are certainly impressive. I'm jealous because of your imagination. I wish I could make up something like the Elementals. Unfortunately, I'm just not that savvy with sci-fi, mainly because I have to make sure this stuff is grounded in some sort of real physics and I just don't have the technical know-how for it.

How did you get into sci-fi?

Hang on: I'm just going to see if I can list what these Elementals can do:

- Create personal barriers to protect themselves/what's around them.
- Manipulate their surroundings with their focused energy ([link]).
- Manipulate their mass (and, by extension, gravity).
- Focus the energy into fine points with which they can cut enemies ([link]).
- ... Create ghost arms and giant cat ghosts. Because why not?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
All the abilities you listed are what their shields are capable of. They're an energy field that has variable friction and temperature which can take on simple or complex forms. All the abilities you see are just me steadily coming up with ideas on how this technology could be used.

The big idea? Come up with something interesting, doesn't have to be too elaborate, and over time if you ponder a lot you will evolve it into something cool. My energy shields started as just normal bubble shields for my large mechs.
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Porecomesis Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
I see. That explains a lot. So, pretty much, even YOU don't know the full extent of their abilities?
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Hellzeine Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Very nice, realization shows the thoughts (=
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Anim8andElimin8 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
"What's your tatical helmets say about this Elemental's power level?"
"It's zer- Wait... ITS OVER 9,000! AND RISING!"
"Shit."
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randomeye713 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
I think this was the last thing the enemy soldier saw before the beast ripped him up.
The last thing he said was:
"HAhaha! looks like we got him down for the cou-- WHAT THE HELL?!"
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Shima-Games Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
I like this one
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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templar127 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
The pet's name is Tiny! Awesome!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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templar127 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
XD
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