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Contact Vtol Transport Gunship by Shimmering-Sword Contact Vtol Transport Gunship by Shimmering-Sword
We decided to give you guys a taste of some recent Contact RPG art, for those that can't make it to the livestreams. There's a lot of art not posting to DA these days, just to save some content for those who purchase the book when it goes to print. Still, all of it can be seen in progress in my livestream.

Here's another you guys have probably seen before, remastered for the book. Thanks goes to ~Stigmartyr762 for commissioning the original design, and to ~biometal79 for funding it all the way to color.

Contact designs are not for personal or commercial use, no derivative works please.
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:iconpsy850:
PSY850 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
now that is the kind of transport I'd wanna ride into battle! =)  Nice work
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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:iconreldencalder:
ReldenCalder Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Why can't this be real?
I want one. :(
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:iconzalen:
Zalen Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer

Reminds me of a Pelican from HALO a little bit, but with more equipment.

 

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:iconacebird1234:
acebird1234 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool transport gunship.Man can I get one?
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:icon1devilishdude:
1DeViLiShDuDe Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn! That is indeed one clean mean design! :D
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:iconf33r-the-b33r:
F33R-the-B33R Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
I love your style! Is there any particular process you go through to make these types of concepts?
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
First I sketch out several ideas and pick the best details to use in a final design. Now days I'll usually 3D model it's basic shapes to help with perspective and lighting, but this step isn't required. Then I simply paint it. No special layers usually, I try to use as few layers as possible and focus on brushwork.
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:iconbrutechieftan:
Brutechieftan Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Was this a reference [link] ?
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nope.
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:iconbrutechieftan:
Brutechieftan Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Hmmm well they still look similar
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:iconhelopilotoh58:
helopilotoh58 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
It's like a futuristic Hind helicopter.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yah.
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:iconhelopilotoh58:
helopilotoh58 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Pretty sweet.
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:iconwisky-08:
Wisky-08 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Thank you.
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:iconwisky-08:
Wisky-08 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
Can you link me to the RPG?
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
contactrpg.com
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:iconarklyte84826:
Arklyte84826 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
is it an assault flyer (like ah-64 and mi-28) or it has some transport capabilities (like mi-24)?
good work
realistic and fictional at the same time
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Transport.
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:iconprince-arcane:
Prince-Arcane Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Sweeeeeeeeeett Bird!! Bottom gun link carries armor piercing rounds?? :D
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:iconzacroebuck:
zacroebuck Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
loveit got ne more vtols
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I have a few around my gallery.
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:iconalucardbellsing:
Alucardbellsing Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
im writing a book but im having truble trying to discribe the ship. and i have been looking for all kind for it and i have found 2 from you that i just love and i was wondering if i could use them in a way.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
If you're just going to write a description of a similar ship I don't see the problem. You just can't use any images.
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:iconalucardbellsing:
Alucardbellsing Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
well the thing is it's going to be a anime show in a way so the full effects of the story can come to life and all.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
So is it a novel or an anime? Gotta choose :)
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:iconalucardbellsing:
Alucardbellsing Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
anime i just hope it's good for all to watch.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
In that case you can't use any of my work. All of it is either copyright work for others or designs for my personal project. Hope you understand.
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:iconalucardbellsing:
Alucardbellsing Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
i do and your art did HELP ME get a great idea of what all of it looks like and i do understand.
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:iconbiodude711:
biodude711 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
Love it!
Anyway, is it too late to purchase the Contact RPG book?
Also, is there an art book for the Contact RPG?
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
The book hasn't gone to print yet, still waiting on the pulisher.
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:iconbiodude711:
biodude711 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
Thanks for the reply.
Really love your art! Keep up the excellent work!
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:iconsketchy208:
sketchy208 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
impressive work!
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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:iconthebeast3521:
thebeast3521 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
i would not mind having one of those for my own personal use
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wouldn't we all :)
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:iconradu-b:
Radu-B Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Good to see these back. Loving it!
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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:iconryan4tor:
ryan4tor Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
I'm in love.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:la:
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:iconphht:
Phht Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
Flipping through the comments, I can say I definitely see the Osprey influence at the rear and the Hind and Apache influences in the middle and front. Though at first I was thinking of the various Orca VTOLs from the Command & Conquer Tiberium series of games, and maybe the transport VTOL from Crysis a bit.

Anyway you cut it, she's a beauty.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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:iconiridias89:
Iridias89 Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that's simply awesome, i'm truly speechless.

By the way, is it just coincidence or inspiration that make it somewhat resemble the AV-8 Aerodyne Gunship from the old Cyberpunk 2020 RPG?
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I wouldn't know, the only image I could find of it looked like a silly little toy ship :P
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:iconcalebdark:
CalebDark Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
i like this gunship
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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:iconrdfaf:
RDFAF Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
Looks like the hardpoints would be in the way of the exhaust when full tilt.
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Professional
very nice work
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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:iconfkids:
Fkids Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
Good one, reminds of BF2142
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