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Commission - Retribution Headshot by Shimmering-Sword Commission - Retribution Headshot by Shimmering-Sword
A piece of Blacklight Retribution fan art commissioned by :iconmousedenton: *MouseDenton
This soldier is unfortunate enough to take an anti materiel round to the head, but will luckily survive it, after half his face is synthetically reconstructed.
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:iconjob210:
job210 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Student
Query: Was this shot fatal? It looks like he's dealing with a major hole in his face, and a broken cheekbone, but seems too off-center to have struck anything critical. That could be a flaw of my perspective on the piece, so again, I'm just asking. Great work, whatever the answer!

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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Non fatal.
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:iconjob210:
job210 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Student
thanks. I need to read the writing under these things more often..
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greyghost096 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ouch!! awesome O.O
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Trial-ND-Error Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Student Artist
Ooo... That's gonna leave the mark
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:iconnightslayer44:
NightSlayer44 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why does the writing on the shoulder say arm?
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:iconplzdontmindme:
plzdontmindme Featured By Owner Edited Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I know im a year and a half late, but I'm a Blacklight player with some knowledge of the lore.  ARM is short for ARMCOM which is one of the armor and weapons manufacturers.
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NightSlayer44 Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Knowledge is knowledge. The time it is learned should not matter. I thank you for the explanation.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Name of their employer I think.
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NightSlayer44 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for clearing that up. Btw, great work
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:icontaux:
taux Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yaaay, people like my helmet! :D
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aetArtakTorosyan Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
yea..
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:iconabdufizz:
abdufizz Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
This is a perfect representation of me in Blacklight. Dead....
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lol
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Kagehiisa Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
What's the point of armored helmets if they can't protect against fucking head shots?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Infantry armor can't protect you from a nuclear bomb, does that mean you're not going to wear armor that can stop a small caliber bullet? Common sense man, armor is never impenetrable.
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Kagehiisa Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Okay, One: A BULLET and a NUCLEAR WEAPON are two different kettles of fish all together.

Two: My inquiery was more about the DELIBERATE obselecence of certain materials or equipment just to keep up good manufacturing demands. It's one thing when someone has Armor-Penetrating ammunition, it's another when the manufactureers don't keep up the requirements of necessary protection.

That being said, I suppose these little facts are a cold comfort to the poor bastard up-top, with half his face gone. You'd think he would've considered that surgical insurance plan when he signed up for this shit.
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plzdontmindme Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
BLR Player here.  The helmets do protect against head shots... to a certain extent.  If you get HSed by a sniper, then you die.  In this case, the description said he was hit with an anti-material rifle which is used to take out tanks, so I don't think headgear would make much of a difference.

Just wanted to clear things up even though it's been, what, almost 2 years?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist

I just gave the extreme of the idea of imperfect protection, because it's a simple fact yet some people have trouble understanding it. It doesn't matter if it's going to take a high caliber, armor piercing, a cannon shell, or a nuke, there is always something out there that can penetrate your armor. Knowing that, you don't say "I want impenetrable armor", you have to choose "what level of armor", and for most infantry that's protection from shrapnel, handgun calibers, and some protection from rifle calibers. If you tell a solder what you told me in your first post, you'd get slapped :P

(and no, I do not think armor manufacturers deliberately make bad products. Armor breaks when it WORKS and requires regular replacement by default. If it didn't break it wouldn't be as effective)

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Kagehiisa Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
My first post was a twisted take on humor to a rather gruesome scenario. No offense intended.
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Ichnieveris Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Interesting take on the Fox+Cat SR7. :3
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Nimrohd Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd say it's the prototype helmet. You know, the split-face one.
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Panzerfire Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ouch!

Well you know.... girls do dig scars. ;P


hehe just kidding. But this is a nice piece.
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SultanOfAwesomeness Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
He had a bad day.
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:iconzminz:
Zminz Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not a bad game I enjoyed it, and its free so not much to complain there. (always went well with Bang r Rang)

With I could do some gore effects like this.
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xXEX3AL1BURXx Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Farewell, soldier.
Nice art.
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kingsalvation Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, do any of you guys wanna play with me and my brother on Blacklight? We are on the US/AU Server. My name is kingsalvation and my brother's name is DominatorofEarth
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Nimrohd Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely adore your work :D Will we be seeing any BL:R hero fan art. (I'd love to see some Viper artwork^^)
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Not likely to do any more as even this one was commissioned. Not much time to do fan art when you're paid to do other things most of the time.
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avilcap Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
very VERY nice!
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Sev808 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice!
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SkirmisherDak Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*that really cool in-gmae voice we all know and love*
HEADSHOT THE MAX
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Sammeck Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh gawd, I'm absolutely awful at Blacklight, but this is great!
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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SamSakurai Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OUUUUUUUCHHHHHHAHAHAHAHAHA


Got some nice density on that there spray. Really looks very globby and opaque.
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Alpha1ance Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
The changing moment of Zaeed
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:iconpixeldudenath:
PixelDudeNath Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome and yet so painful
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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Spaceman-Jon Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ouch, but looks good!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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Spaceman-Jon Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yup
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rocketscribble Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Student General Artist
wow
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:iconcolliewolf2010:
colliewolf2010 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
why cant people use ordinary rifles like most people -.-
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
There's always that guy a mile away that wants to be different.
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colliewolf2010 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
true but it gets annoying when people waste expensive ammo on squishy targets
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Dantedesertfox Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
Nothing says beautiful like a bullet to the face with a nice exit wound. He looks dashing with a splash of red!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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:iconlord-kothless:
Lord-Kothless Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
OOOH! Going for the scared up badass kinda hero with a half cyborg face huh?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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Lord-Kothless Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
:iconzoominplz: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH MAAAAAAAAAAN!
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