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Darkness Is Best Discerned.. by Shimmering-Sword Darkness Is Best Discerned.. by Shimmering-Sword
..With keen eyes.

Continued idea work, and especially the redevelopment of my technique.
**Updated. Extended out as planned, this one may go to a full figure, more updates to come.**

A variation on my special operations rangers, around the idea of elite guard, or a unique detachment.
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:iconmetalstormer:
Metalstormer Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love your work ...well impressed 😊
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:icontartanjester:
TartanJester Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
How long do these usually take you to do ? So cool Dancing Pumkin head 2 
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
A few hours, different every time depending on the level of detail.
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:iconkuheilah:
KuHeilah Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
Blacklight design is really nice, good inspiration, and goos work !
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I made this before Blacklight.
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:iconacebird1234:
acebird1234 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Plain cool!
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:iconthemintycrab:
TheMintyCrab Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Very nice, but. . . Blacklight Heavy Helmet?
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Mine came first.
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:iconthemintycrab:
TheMintyCrab Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Wait, nvm. Blacklight went live 2012, this is dated 2010.
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:icon509freak:
509freak Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Creepy-awesome helmet! Is there a full body concept in your gallery?
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No full shot, eventually there will be.
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:icon509freak:
509freak Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can hardly wait. You're work is amazing. I really like the contrast in color between the helmet and the rest of the gear that soldier is wearing. Great stuff
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:iconsekt7:
SekT7 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Wow. This reminds me of the enemies from Metal Gear Rising.
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:iconsamsakurai:
SamSakurai Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hm, after recently discovering the unique F2P FPS that is Blacklight: Retribution, this particular helmet seems quite similar, which is awesome. Did you get any inspiration from Blacklight at any point?
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
My designs were done before Blacklight even started production, I think they took inspiration from me :P
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:iconsamsakurai:
SamSakurai Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Mmmhm. I think so too now.
Still, must be cool to see your designs thrown up in 3D, stolen or not!
And I think they are close enough to your designs to just refer to them as yours, I'll be honest. xD
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:iconsamsakurai:
SamSakurai Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ha, or perhaps they got inspiration from you... xD
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:icontearahk:
Tearahk Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice. I liked the other design, but this has some very good points to it. It feels lighter, more flexible and maneuverable. More discreet and thinner framed, and it seems to have a lot more protection. Very well done. ^_^
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:iconyoji00:
Yoji00 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
That helmet demands a papercraft version. I would cosplay the hell out that.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
If you can make it yourself you could :)
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:iconnamesonkel:
namesOnkeL Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Looks a bit like the Replica soldiers from FEAR 2. I like it.
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:iconboomerang098:
Boomerang098 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
I don't get what the four eyes are for, unless they are sensors?
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
They are the everything :D
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:iconboomerang098:
Boomerang098 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Hmmmm that would be cool. I wonder how they would integrate all that?
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:iconthegobo:
TheGobo Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
That sensory array is creepy as hell,
well designed.
Almost as effective as the iconic Nazi helm.
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:iconsekt7:
SekT7 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
This reminds me of the enemies from MGS: Peace Walker.
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Acnologia Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
damn ascii doesnt translate well... but this is absolutely amazing
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:iconmdude009:
mdude009 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
"You want a stereotypical spec ops soldier with black armor who seems emotionless? Do you not know who I am! I am Shimmering-Sword! I kill where I wish and none dare resist! I am strong, strong! STRONG!!!!"

...Yeah... Kinda got carried away there, so... Awesome design dude, very unique compared to everything else I've seen from hundreds of different artists.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Unique, until Blacklight copies me :D
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:iconungetabe:
ungetabe Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
There is a game named Blacklight Retribution , the armors in it are the same as the armors you draw

[link]
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha yeah I'm told that all the time. They're pretty inspired by a lot of popular scifi artists.
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:iconjak88s:
jak88s Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
id like to see the face under the mask
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It would be a troll face :D
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:iconjak88s:
jak88s Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
of course
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:iconluczar:
LuCzar Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Man this is amazing i love it! so i was just wondering but are those cameras on the helmet that lead to a screen on the inside of the helmet?
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, cams with internal HUD.
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:iconluczar:
LuCzar Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Well you really got some awesome stuff!
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:iconryuuichi-kun:
Ryuuichi-kun Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
Niiiice!
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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:iconrazek2648:
Razek2648 Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
The helmet design has been put into a game! (with some changes here and there, mind you :P)

[link]
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Quite a few changes. Inspired maybe, copied no. (also been told this a million times :P)
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:iconrazek2648:
Razek2648 Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
Yeah, let me rephrase to inspired XD

And I guess you would've been told by now. It's been out for quite some time already.
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:iconirclunasm:
ircLunasm Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Reminds me a lot of Blacklight: Retribution character design.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Mine came first :)
There's a good chance they referenced my designs.
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:icontemplar127:
templar127 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
Epic Armor! Reminds me of Blacklight: Retribution!
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:iconmetrocop150:
metrocop150 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
HOLY SHIT I was just about to say that
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:icontemplar127:
templar127 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
LOL!
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Is that game out yet?
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:icontemplar127:
templar127 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
I heard it's free! I think the beta is over. =))
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