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Flagship Fleet by Shimmering-Sword Flagship Fleet by Shimmering-Sword
Another quick paint between commissions to keep me sane, I think I'm getting down a nice balance.

Here's the Star Protectorate flagship with an escort fleet. It is the most powerful ship on it's side of known space. Rarely deployed into battle, it stands watch over the protectorate, a deterrent to any invasion.
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noneofurbussiness Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
This is nice, I like the whole battle group thing. Do you have any more detailed works of these ships, something more than a quick paint?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Not really, i've yet to do a detailed painting of my own space stuff.
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noneofurbussiness Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Aww, oh well. Perhaps it might make a neat future project some time.
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XEN3 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Impressive
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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Ihavenoname16 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
I love the design.
...I feel I've seen these somewhere before.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
orly
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Legopwnage Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
Sweeeeeet!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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nosirrahnosam Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
I love your work
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man, welcome to DA.
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nosirrahnosam Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
welcome
I'm thinking of using a few designs in a rp; if you are okay with it
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
A lot of my work is copyright to others or similar, you'll need to ask specifically which you had in mind.
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TranquilRuins Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm attractive battlegroup, love that main flag ship - the grouping of the main guns - mid sides - nice nice
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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Anderty Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Great wiew.
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gummy-gundam Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
Sane! you call the enamy flotilla of ageing crates charging down our battlegroup of modern mechanized meat grinders sane?
no one ever said the enamy was sensable sir

first I like the three-quarters view its like the local news channel is filming the fleet and once again the darkness of space just gives it a cold feel again not much detail and wheres the darnd fighter escort! this harkens back to fleet dispersal of WW 2 capital ships
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thenotsowelltaught Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
these ships go well together.the design is undoubtedly,intimidating. purple is the right color for this scenery since it gives the feel that the fleet just came out of a portal.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe, I do hope they look powerfull :P
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Militant-Antibody Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
Is this your original ip? I'd love to grab some back story for this.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yea my ip. What do you want to know?
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Militant-Antibody Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
I like the ships designs, very classic battleship style. I guess I was wondering if you had more info about this STar Protectorate or any larger universal story. Humans? Non-Humans? Colonial empire? Interstellar association of world? Ya know the usual guide to what's up. I'm a big fan of space-opera type stories and I think your work could certainly support one.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
The StarProc is an area of systems freed by the StarEmpire, which originates from systems outside previously known space (think returning exiles).
They have discovered an extinct alien species (non industrial) who's biology has combat applications. They are trying to form the worlds into a republic and so must battle the original 3 empires.
This is all very messy and will probably change :D
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AzraelusGuy Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Look on fleet looks pretty amazing:)

So main capitalship is escorted by dreadnoughts I think, and look magnificently more powerfoul than them :)
Congratulations for idea
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DarkProxy Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Nice which one is which
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Top right and the small ones at the bottom are Defense Frigates.
Close one on the right is a Destroyer.
Top left is a Battlecruiser.
And the monster on the left is the Superflagship of the Star Protectorate. Whose main forward battery could pulverize all these escorts in one salvo.
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angry-green-toast Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Professional Filmographer
great colors!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:D thanks
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Myselfsama Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Wow sweet stuff :D I really like the purple tones. Dunno why but it makes it feel like outer space. Like they belong together.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Homeworld proved that space is better in color :)
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MishaHyde Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
It looks very nice, but the space around them is a little dark (may just be my laptop) and could use some more variety of colors to really help the gray ships pop. The Photoshop worms clearly visible around the purple spacy-ness are also distracting from them, and could use a good smudging or blurring to bring the attention back to the focal point.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yea I think my screen is brighter than most, so my images don't fair to well on the dark ones. Also forgot to levels adjust at the end to bring it out.
Who doesn't like PS worms? True a few of the obvious ones I should have worked down. Yay for starting paintings at midnight :)
Thanks for the crits, I need people keeping me in line.
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Zaeta-K Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool looking ships :)
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Now I just need to design the style of other faction ships.
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Zaeta-K Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ha, I'm sure it won't be a problem for someone like you XD I can't wait to see what you come up with!
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kabarsa Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
This fleet is awesome. I can imagine some fighters dogfights somewhere around.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
When they go into battle, indeed there will be a lot of fighter action.
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biometal79 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
This is a QUICK paint? Wow - looks fantastic.

I might need a few like these in the near future, so I hope you don't mind doing them for money as well :D
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Well, on and off doodling for 3hours, so not quick, but not one of my multi session paints either.

Yea, looking forward to when I get to do some more involved stuff, though I still like the sketch work to, good filler between painting.
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Keydan Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
Great once again :)
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yur spammin mah devs! nah lol thanks again.
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