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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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Jovha Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
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.
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.
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.
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.

thevampiredio Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
woo this is a beauty!!!
OSOL78 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
love the feet, legendary armor.
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.



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)?
sharperofthefew Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Still better than females in Halo T3t
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