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Commission - Human Resistance by Shimmering-Sword Commission - Human Resistance by Shimmering-Sword
3 months since my last submission, sorry for being so quiet lately. I've been working on my art book since November so my attention was focused there. Now I need to resume freelance work as my book funding is running out, gotta pay those bills. So, you'll finally see me resume regular art submission to DA, lots of commission work on the way.

This is a commission for :iconalpha-dilophosaurus: Alpha-Dilophosaurus
Aliens are sieging earth and here Russian forces hold out in their own land. Troops equipped with heavy body armor and powerful rifles cover a 4 legged tank that has been immobilized. In the distance along the front lines the troops are meeting similar resistance as their enemies prove difficult to bring down.
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:iconblackboxbeing:
BlackBoxBeing Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Hammer and sickle again...
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:icontimohuovinen:
timohuovinen Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist
I love the fact that backgrounds finally became an important part of your pictures
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Einsenhorm Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
as always ... wonderfull!
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MattGett Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014   Traditional Artist
wow great action
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:iconspacewolflord:
spacewolflord Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
I high quality picture as always.  Those evil bills that always sap away our money.

  Speaking of the book how it coming along? 
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm slowly working my way through all the proof reading. It's a bit over 1/3 proofed at this point. I have to check for spelling AND every technical detail to ensure setting accuracy.
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spacewolflord Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
I would imagine that keeping the 'science' of a fictional setting straight would be a little difficult.  It is good to hear that there is progress, even if its slower then expected.  Keep up the good work both to pay the bills and making the book.
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JWright-3D-Graphics Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Student General Artist
very cool
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goeliath Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
a futuristic soviet union?!
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:iconalpha-dilophosaurus:
Alpha-Dilophosaurus Featured By Owner Edited Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Here is some back story. At the end of the 21st century the world saw a mass economic reshuffle, countries who relied heavily on oil and other fossil fuels were hit the hardest. A Neo-Socialist movement crept in, starting not in Russia but in Alaska. Alaska now with it's oil all but useless(not that it had much left) become very impoverished, along with Russia & China. This was the perfect climate for Socialist ideals to reignite, not the centralist form but more like a confederate one. The soviets formed an alliance with the alien race known as the Cerruon. The Soviet Alliance officially formed in 2120 with some of its former territories and new ones in China, Africa, Alaska and space colonies. It lasted to 2184 when The Great Red War broke out due to tensions between them and the alien race the Clhattians mainly with the Confederation of Dalloyn Systems. The soviets were found to be supporting revolutions in the territories of  the Confederation of Dalloyn Systems. Mass sanctions against the soviets especially in energy trade caused their economy to reach the brink of collapse. In September of 2184 they attacked the joint European-Dalloyn colonial planet of  Thauclite and the helium 3 mining gas giant it orbited. The picture here shows the last years of the war when the allies attacked the soviet alliances weak point earth. It was not counting on the war spreading past the colonies.
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Wisky-08 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
more please
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:iconalpha-dilophosaurus:
Alpha-Dilophosaurus Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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NightSlayer44 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the back story
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RevealedFromtheVoy Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I missed you a LOOOT !

But you're here again :D

So, I love it, firstly because of the aliens : finally we get some with metallic armors ! And not something really strange, no, something we can almost say "seems to be human". Great.
Secondly, the tank is really cool :D But the problem with the four legged ones is that they get quickly immobilized, no ?
Thirdly, the russians with soviet emblem ^-^
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Well, the tank can move on tracks or by walking. So long as it doesn't take too big a leg hit it'd be fine, not any more vulnerable than a usual tank getting it's tracks hit.
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RevealedFromtheVoy Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh okay, I see :)

The tracks are hard to see on the picture x)
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:iconacebird1234:
acebird1234 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Impressive
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:iconwisky-08:
Wisky-08 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
can I have a link to the story?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
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badger94 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
this is fantastic great job I feel like right there in the firefight I'll be the medic if that's all right with you.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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:iconkalgrost:
Kalgrost Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
Dynamic, beautifully realized, with excellent attention to detail and a very nice, sparing use of effects in the form of muzzle flashes and line of fire, not to mention excellent perspective. Beautiful.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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:iconfai-kwan:
fai-kwan Featured By Owner Edited Jul 17, 2014
I love how you are able to draw the far off background as well. Just adds so much depth to the scene, fantastic!

Edit: Would be better to see those "aliens" using some kind of energy weaponry though. I noticed the dead alien in the bottom left corner of the drawing, and saw what looked like ammunition/buckshot/shells on a strap/ammo belt. Ruined the immersion a little. Will you change that?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
How does an Alien using a ballistic weapon ruin immersion for you? Watch more scifi, aliens use ballistic weapons all the time.
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fai-kwan Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Well my argument was that Aliens would typically have technology differences than ours and not discover ballistics but instead energy weaponization instead..
I'll go away now. :(
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, I wanted to point out that being strict about that kind of thinking leads to it's own kind of "boring". A race would discover ballistics before they discover enery weapons, and it's possible they will find advancing those ballistic weapons more efficient than energy weapons. It's ok to present you ideas, but be careful how you word them, and remember that commissioned work doesn't leave everything up to the artist.
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fai-kwan Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
Oh okay, my bad. Didn't know people who commissioned liked to go into that kind of detail as well, seeing as I've never commissioned. 
Your first point is very valid, that is true.
Thanks.
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:iconmegalothero:
megalothero Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
Fot mother Russia! Chaarge!

Love it
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:iconjburns272:
Jburns272 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great scene!
I like that most of the aliens are far away and have little detail to them.
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LegatusDavoke Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing, I love the feel of a massive battle that this scene has.
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:icon3ihard:
3ihard Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014   Digital Artist
why cccp :) it's not soviet it's russian :) anyway despite historical flaws great work.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I don't think the hammer and sickle are exclusively a cccp icon, they represent more than that.
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sciencevsart Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible execution and angle!
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:iconthevampiredio:
thevampiredio Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
oh man! awesome work again!:D
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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:iconthevampiredio:
thevampiredio Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
welcome!
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:iconbioazard:
bioazard Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
wilkomme to motherrr russia !!! 
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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:iconlukeldh:
LukeLdh Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
For the Motherland =)
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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BlitzJaeger Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
Great job Shimmy, love to see you go all out on pieces now and then. Your fire and smoke are looking really good lately. Course power armor has always been rather solid so no point reiterating that (I guess I just did) but the environment is a nice change. All those block gray backgrounds with dust can get a wee bit tiresome.

Cheers mate! :ahoy:
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, everyone loves dust and smoke :P
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:iconblitzjaeger:
BlitzJaeger Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
Truly they do. Just nice to see you do somin with more flare lol :clap:
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:iconvongrapple:
vongrapple Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
No matter what situation they are in, Russians are always bad asses.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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brony-shiningarmor Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
HA MY COMRADES!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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Sekitonbo Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
Go, go, go!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:la:
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