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Commission - Ion Armor by Shimmering-Sword Commission - Ion Armor by Shimmering-Sword
A commission for :icondeathd02: ~DeathD02 who wanted a power armor design similar to my Elementals, so yeah, I'm sure this looks very familiar :D

This is a one off suit made for a character who can manipulate the ion energy around her. Her suit is for protection while her powers handle offense. Heavy revolvers feature bullets that she can infuse with energy for extra kick.
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:iconjovha:
Jovha Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
clean
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:icontheinventor200:
TheInventor200 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Can someone explain to me the significance of that helmet design? I have seen that EXACT SAME HELMET DESIGN in, like, 5 other sci-fi universes, and many different artists. Is there a symbolism reason I'm missing here? When every little forehead-faceplate-chin detail copies over completely, I'm wondering if it's not coincidence.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I think you need to go back and look at all those supposed "exact" designs again, I think you'll find they're all slightly different. What you're seeing is design style, some artists share similarities even if they've never seen each others work before.
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:icontheinventor200:
TheInventor200 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Very true, I'm sorry.

Still, I mean, it really seems unlike a coincidence when the visor shape is seen in many other places, as well as that forehead-nose-chin shape. Thought I suppose the same could be said about the helmets seen in other franchises, such as Last Man Standing's helmet, and the early "quarter-dome" helmets the older Onyx Spartans had in the Halo franchise.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist

It's all about logical and convergent/parallel design. Some of us different artists have arrived at the same design style because they make sense. There are only so many nice looking shapes you can make with a helmet visor, and sharp forms are appealing when you're looking for something aggressive.

On the surface, "consumers" (what I name those seeing the art, but not creating it) will see this as inspiration, or even accuse people of copying, but this is only because they're unaware of the scale of what's going on. Someone sees a cool green helmet and they think it must copy Halo (the only power armor game they play) when in reality there are 100s of artists creating similar helmets simply because they're a good idea, not because they saw someone else do it.

And don't worry, you weren't offensive in the way you worded your initial comment, but I'm very open with educating about this issue, and often the first step is simple: "go look at them again". Once you make yourself aware that things can be similar without copying, you start to notice the originality in things.

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:iconthevampiredio:
thevampiredio Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
woo this is a beauty!!!
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:iconosol78:
OSOL78 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
love the feet, legendary armor.
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Gun-Cougar Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013

Cool piece overall, but I especially love the sexy revolver.  Wheel guns are drastically overlooked for their limitations on ammo capacity, but they are infinitely more versatile than automatics for the type of specialty ammo that one can use; and that can often compensate for the lower cartridge count.

 

 

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ChuckWalton Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
EPIC and job well done!!!! Auto fav activated! May I ask what software this was rendered in and how long i it take (a rough estimate is good for me)?
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sharperofthefew Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Still better than females in Halo T3t
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:icondantedesertfox:
Dantedesertfox Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
What can i say? I'm speechless.
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:icontigadee:
Tigadee Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Reminds me of Bubblegum Crisis suits...
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:iconkratosismad:
Kratosismad Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YES! Delicious Elemental art.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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:iconthegothicwriter:
TheGothicWriter Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Amazing.
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:iconblackrain8:
blackrain8 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Dude, you should so make a comic or something for these concepts.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm working on an art book. A comic is too much work for just myself right now.
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:iconblackrain8:
blackrain8 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh shit, an artbook.
Any price ideas yet?
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I was thinking a $40 100 page hardcover, but I may need to start with PDF only.
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:iconblackrain8:
blackrain8 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Well, let me know when you do a hardcover.
Very interested :)
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:iconrottingshortly:
RottingShortly Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Wonderful!
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:iconvertous:
Vertous Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student Artist
Me Gusta!
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:iconezeikel77:
Ezeikel77 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hahaha nice i have this weird idea for a Mass Effect character...he wears a old western style duster over his armor even in space...cant seem to get a good visual of it though...
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Just save up some money and commission the design from someone :)
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:iconezeikel77:
Ezeikel77 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
sadly...I'm so broke that I cant get the cash sadly...
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:icontemplar127:
templar127 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
NICE!
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:iconblitzjaeger:
BlitzJaeger Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
Your generous to do a commission so similar to your own work, but then, I suppose thats some of the most fun as well! =)

Great job.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It definitely makes work easy :D
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:icondeadpool7100:
Deadpool7100 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
very HALO-esque feel!
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:iconmarkhammil87:
MarkHammil87 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dead Space 3 Helmet?
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nope, I've had this design around for years.
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:iconiridescentcatalyst:
IridescentCatalyst Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
Very nice design, this should go in a movie or videogame!
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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:iconjsoldiergirl:
JSoldierGirl Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
This is awesome, i realy like this suit, and the revolver bullets on her armour looks badass! ^^
keep up the good work :)
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I'll keep em coming.
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:iconheretic1311:
Heretic1311 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
I like your elementals anyway, so this one of course too.
I assume she also has jet packs build in for mobility?
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I don't think so, the commissioner said the suit doesn't have anything fancy. Her powers might be able to levitate her though.
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Heretic1311 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
Had that idea too right after posting my comment :headache:
You´re always cleverer the second after...
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CaesarsNail Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
very sexy, i'll leave my number on the night stand
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lol
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emiliogiz Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
Simply awesome.

I especially like the pouches on her lower midriff and waist, they add... something, just something. I think it's because they almost look like ribs, it just really makes the armor look alive.

My brain doesn't seem to want to make sense of the chestpiece though. If I look at it piece by piece, I can put it together, but when I look at the whole thing, I can't mentally visualize it. It's weird.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The angles, they elude you :P
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Badass! Knight Sabers meets Halo. :-)
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Power armor meets power armor looks like power armor?
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:iconcaesarsnail:
CaesarsNail Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
LOL
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Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yep, looks familiar. :XD: Looks pretty awesome all the same.  Ion energy, eh, she supposed to zap people or something?  
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
If you fancy calling your burning electrocutive death a zap then yeah.
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CrimsonVlkyrie Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
Shades of Bubblegum Crisis, looks awesome!
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Never seen that myself. Thanks.
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