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Commission - Drop Ship by Shimmering-Sword Commission - Drop Ship by Shimmering-Sword
Another sketch commission, likely the first of many in a set as my queue cycles through.

For :iconbankruptstudios: ~bankruptstudios
A drop ship used to transport infantry, powered suits, and light vehicles between ground and space positions.
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:iconhmlegarreta:
HMLegarreta Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks like an exact VTOL Replica of another DevID's concept O_O

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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Where?
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:iconhmlegarreta:
HMLegarreta Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I think they work together on a project, as I remember seeing that guys other ship designs when I was working on commissions around that time.
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HMLegarreta Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah ok, just wanted to make sure then.
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:iconfdjw88:
fdjw88 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
reminds me of those gunships i saw in EVA.
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:iconironspark98:
IronSpark98 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
its kinda like a pelican frome halo
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Never seen a vtol before?
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:iconironspark98:
IronSpark98 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
no.. i have not?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, just sayin, this design has almost nothing in common with a pelican other than they're both vtols, which is a very common concept.
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IronSpark98 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
... im supose to know what that means!!!! why do i feal stupid now?!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Vertical Take Off and Landing. Basically any aircraft that doesn't need a runway to land or takeoff, technically this includes helicopters too but generally only refers to aircraft that use winged lift during normal flight mode (harrier jet, osprey transport). In that sense this dropship and the Pelican in halo fill the same roll, but the idea of a transport vtol is common in most scifi, the Pelican is definitely nothing new or original :)
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:iconironspark98:
IronSpark98 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
..... *takes notes* okay! what els?! this is stuff i like hearing about
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daringdreamerzart Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I've seen four "drop ships"now and they all have those upturned engines, What's the deal?
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's called VTOL, Vertical Take Off and Landing. They can rotate.
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daringdreamerzart Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
But how about one that couldn't rotate?
Is it a helicopter, or a plane? Or is it someone who just got a llama badge for acting dumb (I.E: me)
Great art all in all.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
If they are shown straight forward it 'could' be a plane, if they are shown full vertical it 'could' be a heli, but if they're shown at an angle like this one it's almost guaranteed to be a tilt engine vtol.
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daringdreamerzart Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Very true, but I was just playing around. I just commented a reoccurring pattern in VTOLS that I saw
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roman11777 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Reminds me of a Goblin Shark.
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:icon777legion777:
777LEGION777 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
THAT IS RANK...
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:iconshanenelson:
ShaneNelson Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
this ship is awesome! love the whole front of the ship. so unique.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I had some interesting requirements :)
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:iconbabeskull16:
babeskull16 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Nice!
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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babeskull16 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student Interface Designer
:)
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:icontwistedkiki:
twistedkiki Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
very sweet picture ^-^ How would you like to see this in a video game?
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Not sure if it's a game, but they're already being used for something :)
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:iconevil-cozmo:
Evil-Cozmo Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
this is badd to the ass
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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Unit-ZER0 Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I'm thinking a ship like this would have a name like the "Wee Beastie"
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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Edarneor Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
VTOL?
Where's the loading ramp? on the rear?
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yep and yep.
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
well done, a bit on the conservative side, though :)
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tomahowktotheface Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
whats the guns caliber and what are thoughts on the end of the wings
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
35-40mm cannon mabe? I don't know :P
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michaellines5683 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Student General Artist
Kind of a Falcon/Pelican combo from Halo 3/Reach.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Just the usual vtol :)
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michaellines5683 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Student General Artist
Not sure what that is :D
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michaellines5683 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Student General Artist
Aaah I see
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michaellines5683 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Student General Artist
Yeah, I drew it because I was playing a lot of AC that week, and I love plague doctors. I have the full picture in my gallery.
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Unit-ZER0 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I'd definitely want one of these guys backing me up when I made planetfall...
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Mrkirby2 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
it looks like far engine could use a bit of work, the black matte part looks interwoven into the plates, so it looks...wierd

Cockpit is unusual =D and original
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exocolumn Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
very nice!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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Jpskyline Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice design. Especially like the front of the ship which separates the design from many other drop ships (since the back end and wings always seem to look the same -_-)
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yea it was interesting doing a different look like this.
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