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Crash and Burn by Shimmering-Sword Crash and Burn by Shimmering-Sword
Finished this off in my internet downtime during my move to NZ. I finished this to a lesser extent a few weeks ago but lost half of it due to PS crashing literally right before my final save, so here it is again.

Portrait practice mixed with my usual 'Rangers all the things' habit.
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xxVectorZeroxx Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that is, i assume the blue things are a type of visual aid system
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xxVectorZeroxx Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
6 eyes total must give a great return data feed. i can only imagine how the depth perception works inside the helmet.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Visuals projected at each eye to properly simulate depth perception, while also being able to tweak the rules when it helps.
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bnorthr Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome!! What program do you use?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Photoshop.
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:iconbnorthr:
bnorthr Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks!! That's what I figured. :)
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DVStaboo Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Loving your series of mechs!
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:iconl2466:
l2466 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Hackers comes to mind....
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:iconthelivewire:
TheLiveWire Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Has anyone identified the Robot Jox reference? Or, am I just being silly on an obvious here... lol.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
There is no reference. Might be coincidence though.
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Valaska Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
It told me to comment sooo, I like... Salt, and this picture. I like this picture more than salt, though.
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:iconbbtomahawk12:
bbtomahawk12 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
i think im in love
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:iconfaceless117:
faceless117 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Hmmmmm, she's cute... Love the portrait. I may have just missed some work of yours but are there any male Rangers? Happy New Year BTW.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Rangers yes, not Elementals in the official program.
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faceless117 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
So what are the Elementals...are they AI or are they integrated into the armor?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's the name of the individuals and system as a whole, the pilot, armor, and AI. A design classification and a title.
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faceless117 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
ah, that makes sense now. thanks. so the shields are...what...hard-light?

Sorry to pester you with questions but I love artwork with a unified story behind it. XD
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hard light is a good way to describe it. It can have varying levels of friction and heat.
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:iconfaceless117:
faceless117 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Well thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. BTW on your commissions page you said that you're working on a book for the Rangers. I look forward to reading it.
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Maddog3060 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Hel-loooo nurse.
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:iconmdude009:
mdude009 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
I haven't really been reading every description for every picture you have but I thought elementalists had those pseudo tear drops burned on from the armor (unless of course I read the description wrong or am thinking of something else)
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Only Kristen has the eye scars.
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:iconmdude009:
mdude009 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Ah, I see... You could fucking write a novel with all this shit man.
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:iconmrtbsc:
MrTBSC Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
hello beautifull ... ^^
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ZephyrChaos Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
beautiful...
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:icontatsujinedge:
TatsujinEdge Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Amazing work especially on the eyes they just suck ya into the piece. :nod:
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ImperialGuard202 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
so what is this story your drawing for? would love to read the back story on these guys
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I don't have a story written, but I'm slowly working on the universe.
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ImperialGuard202 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
keep at it and hope to see what you come up with
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warsol12343 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
soooo are rangers only women?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The Elementals are female, Rangers are a larger entity (undecided on what level of military scale contains them so far).
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warsol12343 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
cool tell me when you have it figured out
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AdaptableSimon Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Student General Artist
This is so perfect I cant even begin to compliment you!
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:iconhhiste:
hhiste Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012   Artist
Oh migob. She's got white-freckley skin. Please let it be true. I will be in love forever if I am right.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha white freckles, probably would be hot. Just little scars here.
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:iconhhiste:
hhiste Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012   Artist
I'm melting. No white freckleses?
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:iconz3r0m1nd:
z3r0m1nd Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Looks great. Glad we get to see an unmasked elemental. Nice job.
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:iconpatriartis:
Patriartis Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Sweet =) Lovely face
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AdaptableSimon Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Freaking Amazing!
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Empyrean-Minerva Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
I enjoy your sketchwork, and then you draw something so amazingly detailed like this and man. Just so good. I honestly can't decide which aspect of your art I like more, your black and white sketches, or these full colored full detailed pieces.
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hyodong Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student Writer
Always amazing!
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lukebm Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Very good, welcome to New Zealand by the way!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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DreadHaven Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Nice skin tone.
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Ronjah-Sarran Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Dat armor...If I had the time to do something like that...
hats off to you, Shimmering sword. Hats off.
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MexicanPanda91 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work again, Sword. I love this face, It seems a little weary and has seen some action but yet is still beautiful. Hope your move is/was alright.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
A few hickups along the trip, but everything made it here ok.
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gabrielps Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such a rough helmet, to such a delicate face... Awesome.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It is nice to finally see what one of your soldiers look like under all that crazy body armor. :D I hate it when PS crashes just before my final save. Blasted piece of bloody annoying (but useful) junk!!
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