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Commission - Homeworld Clandestine by Shimmering-Sword Commission - Homeworld Clandestine by Shimmering-Sword
Commissioned by :iconb8factor: ~b8factor. I was excited to work on a painting of one of my favorite games back when Homeworld2 released. While I haven't played it in years, the game has a huge impact on how I paint space scenes, and influences how I design ships. Few space or RTS games to date have left such a mark on me.

Under the shadow of colossal Progenitor derelicts, a Captain watches as special cargo is transported by frigate to another battlecruiser. Escort frigates and fighters screen the area. For anyone with the privilege of looking out a window the remnants of the galaxies past on a nebulan horizon would be quite the view.

Map in the glass reflection by :iconnorsehound: ~Norsehound
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:icontuntematonsika:
TuntematonSika Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
scrolling through your art and seeing this made me squeal inside. This was one of the most beautiful games out there.
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:iconjlblacksmith:
JLBlacksmith Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
Homeworld... gotta love it! never played the game myself but I saw some videos... instant fan.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It's a cool rts, HW2 plays well, HW1 has a tricky UI.
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:iconjakehunter:
jakehunter Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
wow great
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:iconflakface:
flakface Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
somebody help me find my jaw

I think it's gone to china

D:
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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:iconaltair75:
Altair75 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014   Photographer
This is a amazing view from inside the spacecraft! :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconnomedos:
Nomedos Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Велеколепно!) Боевой Крейсер Ваигр!)
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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:iconthemacchine:
TheMACchine Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
this is amazing !!! great work :)
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:iconsnowmonk:
SnowMonk Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Love the depth and direction of everything.

Very Cool.
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:iconfdjw88:
fdjw88 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
great work!im a huge homeworld fan
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:iconshadow0zx:
Shadow0ZX Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
This is beautiful. Truly beautiful. Though I never imagined the Vaygr to wear such civilized outfits. o_O
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'd have gone with a different outfit, but that was requested by the client.
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:iconrebornusmc:
Rebornusmc Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
incredibly awesome game and it also had the same effect on me, and then i found eve online lol. your art is awesome. I remember Bettletech and Mechwarrior back in the day as well. great fun times.
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:iconlobo7922:
Lobo7922 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Great job.
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:iconjayesterria:
Jayesterria Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
Impressive
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:iconnogreenbottles:
NoGreenBottles Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
amazing!!!! probs my all time fav rts you have just got a fan for this one pic lol.. thank you :)
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
One of my favorite RTS too, along with supreme commander.
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:iconnogreenbottles:
NoGreenBottles Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
well we have a similar taste in games it seems... well if you like shooters there's a good ftp called warframe on steam atm, I love it always been improved so never stays the same so replay value is good :)
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vicarious1228 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
I've seen a lot of HW fanart and this is by far one of my favorites. It sets the backdrop for so many smaller stories that could have been told inside the HW universe. I mean, you rarely even see an interior of any ship in the game albeit a few screenshots of the MS. Great work, bravo!
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, glad you like it.
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:iconflyingdextersart:
flyingdextersart Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
Best Vegas ship I have seen
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:iconflyingdextersart:
flyingdextersart Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Fantastic
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:iconpacebreaker23:
PaceBreaker23 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
Battlecruiser <3! Nothing like the main cannon of a Vaygr Battlecruiser to turn a Hiigaran's favorite frigate line into scrap metal >:D

They really need to get in gear and make HW3 already...
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
HW3 is a cool idea, but I'm also afraid of what it will look like. Devs have proven they're terrible at staying faithful to old games.
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:iconwootmannen:
WootMannen Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
Homeworld 2. Aw yiss. This game is awesome. And it has mods that are beyond awesome.

This picture really brings back some good memories.
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:iconhammer326:
hammer326 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
beautiful job, but if you're open to criticism, I really do think fleet officers of the homeworld universe, if pictured like this, would have a lot more unique and out there aesthetics and clothing, as per the precious few paintings of people that we have. That being said, there isn't a single other gripe I could ever have with anything about this. Well done.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I agree with that, though the commissioner specifically asked for this simple suit design, much to everyone's disagreement :D
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:iconhammer326:
hammer326 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
I see, be that as it may, it does not take away from the piece.
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:iconnicoflare:
nicoflare Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
omg well done
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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:iconnicoflare:
nicoflare Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
np ^^ i really do love the game
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:iconthenightseeker01:
thenightseeker01 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
bloody love homeworld!
brilliant how youve captured the artstyle of the concept art in this piece
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ChipsOfDOOM Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
This takes me back to when I first bought Homeworld 2. I was very excited to start playing it, but it was sad as I spent ages trying to find the first Homeworld game at a couple of stores. But that hardly diminished my enjoyment of the game, and it was probably one of the best RTS's I've played in my lifetime, just under Age of Empires and the original StarCraft.

This piece brings back that Vaygr dominance I used to know and fear equally back in those days, so well done indeed :)
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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:iconnorsehound:
Norsehound Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Never noticed it until I was staring at this at full res on the Gearbox forums, but it appears you used my homeworld map in your image, in the reflection of the glass.

Would have been nice to know.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ah you did do it, my apologies, I pulled it off google and didn't think to check. I can throw you in some crediting, or do you want it removed?

On the subject of maps, do you take commissions of that sort? I'm slowly building up a story and eventually I'll need to build a star map. Not being able to interpret chart data well enough myself I'm keeping an eye out for someone that can build a semi realistic chart to display several factions inside our galaxy.
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Norsehound Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Credit in your description would be appreciated :) my own rule of thumb is to reference someone if I use a particular asset of theirs in a drawing... for instance, I borrowed someone's Kharak art for the Kharak system map I did for Homeworld.

You can mail me at Norsehound@gmail.com and we can talk about doing a commission. I have done maps similar to the homeworld one on commission before.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Alright credit added.
I've put your email on file. There's still a fair bit of development still needed in my base world documents and progress on that is at the pace of my busy writer. I'd also need to pull some funding together for you, which is tricky when I'm barely scraping by doing my own art for a living :D
Anyway, I'll shoot you an email once the time is right.
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IsoGraph60XYZ Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
HW2-good stuff! Not to many done[well-that ive seen]w/actual figure in frame.
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:iconcptbmac199:
cptbmac199 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
very nicely done, sword, This is going in my favorites for sure.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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:iconsaitou-san:
Saitou-san Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Vaygr! ^_^
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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:iconsamsakurai:
SamSakurai Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful color there, though I must admit the over all chaotic nature I'm getting from the placement of the ships and the various perspectives going on is a little unsatisfying.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The homeworld games are all about open space combat, including elevation. Having everything moving on a similar plane wouldn't do it justice.
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:iconsamsakurai:
SamSakurai Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Good enough for me! I have seen that before, and I do like it when it's portrayed correctly. Aesthetically, it may not be as 'pretty', but authenticy in this case wins out. :3 Great work!
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redsword79 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Wow ! I love this picture , is a good work and i love Homeworld :D !
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DivisionLeitbild Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
love it.
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