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Carrier Battle Cruiser by Shimmering-Sword Carrier Battle Cruiser by Shimmering-Sword
Another fleet painting, this time of an invasion capable Battle Cruiser.

From the same specialized shipworks that created the colossal protectorate flagship, this ship is designed to command and deliver serious firepower deep into enemy space, with or without an accompanying fleet.
Three main forward cannons handle long range engagements, 12 turrets house secondary gun pairs that provide closing range firepower. Various other points give protection against smaller threats. Onboard is carried a compliment of fighters and gunships, along with the capability to carry and launch a strike battalion via dropships.
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Hey Shimmering Sword,

Your work is spectacular, your paintings spur the imagination, and provide tonnes of storyline in them as well, for instance this piece of work, you could write a whole novel based simply upon the life onboard the cruiser, or following one minor crewman, or even a sci fi epic based on a galactic civil war.

This piece here is reminiscent of Homeworld art, gaming and concept art, which is by no means bad, it's one of my all time favourite universes, you paint in the same mannerisms, scale (of epicness) and allow the viewer to fully comprehend the magnitude of the scene.

I could immerse myself in this painting, build some intricate plot just by sitting there and daydreaming with this infront of me, and I think it is mostly because of the background scene, the cruiser, albeit being an awesome structure, lacks the detail which would make it majestic, or menacing. It's awesome, but I believe a tad bit more work on the cruiser and this will find itself on my wall

Keep up the good work dude, cheers for sharing your talent
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This picture is simply amazing.I mean how often do you see a spaceship in that type of way before.I'm loving this picture,you've done an amazing job on the picture.

Let me example why is that.Number one reason is that the way you draw out the background is very impressive,even myself couldn't do something like that in my life.Another reason would be the clouds around the ship contain stars in them,and to make it better you include the clouds in a purple color to look like the ship is in outer space.Last and finally reason would be the ship itself,in my life I've never seen a ship like this before so points go to that,well done.All in all you put a lot work into this art piece,and it looks like a lot of people enjoy it as well as I.Your an amazing artist keep that up.

Thakn you,and remember to keep drawing.
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Hunter2045 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Nice work.
Krcmar Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
Badass, especially liking the portside batteries, not to mention the hangars
Wisky-08 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Nice ship. :)
Shadowkey392 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
AURA116 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is the main cannon of sorts a projectile launcher, like a gauss cannon, or projected energy based ,like plasma?
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Physical projectiles, which can include missiles.
SchattenLotus Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
*See's this* o__o *___* !!!

*Plays Star Fox Corneria Theme* :D xD [link]

By the Way, awesome Pic :D
Setzuo Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those colors are awesome, the scenery is awe-inspiring. I stared at this for like 5 minutes trying to determine how big this ship was exactly, just to put it into some kind of perspective. Very engaging work, excellent job!
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It's a pretty big ship, not many bigger until you get into rare flagships and fortresses :)
Arklyte84826 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
pictures like this make me think about hameworld 2
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