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Commission - Iron Element by Shimmering-Sword Commission - Iron Element by Shimmering-Sword
A commission for :icongoldenblackdragon: ~GoldenBlackDragon
I was asked to design a powered armor suit for a female character using a mix of my own style and the iron man aesthetic. Had fun with this one.
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KJID Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That's awesome :D
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jamiecoz Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
or halo
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jamiecoz Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it re minds me of mass affect
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jamiecoz Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
epic[link]
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SamSakurai Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm seeing the Iron Man influences, but it's not so prevalent that any facet is outright stolen. Great job!
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Maddog3060 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Nicely done.
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Tearahk Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is very cool. And it has a very Iron Man feel to it. :D
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templar127 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Coolness!
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this - at least the backside area looks perfect and not decended into sexist "cyber buttocks" or worse, "rubber bottoms" as in Batman and Robin's costumes!!!!!!!

This is a damn handsome suit and the best thing is that to me it does NOT come across as that female - more like practical, if that makes sense.

Been looking for a powersuit concept myself - this is the business! Cheers!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's not too hard with this type of compact armor to be clear what gender is wearing it without adding cues to the armor itself. Aside from the breast shape it's all in the hips and waist.
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed - just nice to see someone concentrate on the practicallity of such a system instead of the sex.

Excellent stuff as always sir :)
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Thanatosstorm Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Where'd you get the inspiration for the claws on the feet?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lol, from animals, with claws, on feet :)
Real life has plenty of nice reference, I don't look to other games/artists much for inspiration.
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Thanatosstorm Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Heh, just curious. :) Thought maybe it was for something, but 'just looks good' works too.
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Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
IRONWOMAN!!!!! :la: Ha ha, nice work Shimmy!!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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SultanOfAwesomeness Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It really reminds me of the armor for the Shadow Broker agents from Mass Effect 2. I love it. .
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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Commander-Fillmore Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
That looks really cool
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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metalzerofour Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Reminds me of Ghost's redesign from Ultimate Armor Wars.
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Qeztotz Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I Love your helmets shimmy, noone does them like you do
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:D Thanks.
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Ecfor Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can't.... handle... the.... badass! *explodes*
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lol
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Vertous Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Student Artist
Daaa-Daaa-Ironman!!! [Guitar Fanfare]
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:la:
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Patrucca Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Student General Artist
It looks really good! :)

-P.A.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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PlasmaFire3000 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
You weren't perchance thinking of female turian faces when applying that helmet pattern, were you? :)

Very nicely done, without the usual overused female armor tropes. Love the clawed feet in particular!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No thought at all :D
At the top you have implied hair line, and the bottom has teeth, and that's about it.
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l-Nightowl-l Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013   General Artist
I very like your style its very nice B3
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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LasloLF Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Awesome suit bro! :D
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man.
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Exunary Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Finally a proper suit that will do in battle.
'-'
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's pretty easy to do when you're not selling out to male hormones :P
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Exunary Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh xD Let's hope it stays that way o-o
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Losrandir Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Writer
Looks badass! Good work!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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Okneer Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Very cool, I love how you avoided the "boob-shot-trap" issue with female cleavage and armor.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha yep. The chest is an important area to armor and a great spot to house internals when most of your suit is articulated. It's too valuable of a location to lose to "armor cleavage".
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SinisterGehe Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well if you look at the military gear women use in modern military it is quite easy avoid. Just make the chest piece standard flat and allow the space to come from sides. The modern realistic armor design is so good that you cant really tell the difference between man and woman. Expect when it comes to helmets because they are always standard issue (except in navy).

But I agree with you, too many artist fall in to that trap, not everything has to be "anatomically" correct on exterior. Specially on military gear that is designed with function, durability and safety in mind. - Something that artist around the world keep forgetting.
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SinisterGehe Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your exoskeletal armor style. They all look sleek and nice, but still strong and powerful.

I wish I could pay you for a commission but I am kinda broke atm because of my expensive tour in america with my orchestra.

But if you have time and want something to do here is an idea. I would love to see you make a suit that is light and agile (for male). Something for a special-op or such. Kinda the way you designed the scout or DarksideniYokoso picture.

Also I'd like to do one of your designs in to a 3D model and then do Cycles or Lux rendering of them. ButI'd like to know what of your designs are original and what am I allowed to do and if I am allowed to use it in my private portfolio. I can do one that you'd like.
I'd love to do one of these for you, I love your works so much.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Pretty much all my Elemental/Ranger stuff is open game for practice modeling. A lot ask to do this, none complete it :)
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SinisterGehe Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is that a challenge? :D
I work as 3D designer. And worked in a game development studio for a while as a environment designer and artist. Character modelling is more of a - Hmh... side-project. I am trying to expand my portfolio and skill base a bit more so I am more of a useful resource to hire - if you get what I mean.

I'll start working on it... Soon as my current "firebird" is finished.
Drop a follow if you care to see the progress. But I am sure to credit and inform you when I am done on it or set certain goals. I also might ask you about some minor details, since I am trying to do YOUR design not my interpretation of it.

Also if it was a challenge Ill take you on it. How about if we bet 2 toes of mech-walker and on bolt from the tracks of a mammoth tank... lol
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, I wouldn't quite call it a challenge. I'd very much enjoy to see some of my work in 3D form though. It's just that I get a few offers like this a year, but few make it very far. The best one guy did was model and texture most of a soldier, but was never quite done. He was working at big game studios though, so I can't blame him for being busy.
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GoldenBlackDragon Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
looks even cooler online thanks again
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome.
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