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Nayora Sharp WIP by Shimmering-Sword Nayora Sharp WIP by Shimmering-Sword
First section of my old project that I'll be finishing individually.

Nayora Sharp, and her Elemental Diya. A somewhat reserved soldier off the battlefield, with unique fighting abilities lending to close quarters fighting. She is often an instructor of new Elemental recruits but prefers to work alone on the battlefield or with equals, rarely taking apprentices along.
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M1K3PR0 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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cowan Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
really good armor design, i think alot of your recent stuff was getting too bulky, but i like this
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'll have a role for all sorts of armor, skinny and fat :D But yeah, these ones are my main concentration.
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xXF4de2Bl4ckXx Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
Are the blue rings Neural uplinks or something that connect to a mech?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
They're the shield generators.
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xXF4de2Bl4ckXx Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
Kewl
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Dantedesertfox Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
Just what i like to see. People in armor with guns, viewing massive kick ass ships.
Good times.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, indeed.
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Nice, I really like the "prongs" on the helmet and the segmented lower back armor. I like how your armor designs are always bullshit-free and functional-looking. Since it's a WIP I guess you'll be detailing the rifle, left arm and legs next! Can't wait to see the rifle done :D.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
New one is up to see. BS free is definitely a goal of mine, for the most part :D
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achanceofclouds Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
can't wait to see the finished project!! how much longer !!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Should only be a little to finish this one. Got 2 others to complete separately though.
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SprocketAndSpear Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
Yum!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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hotwaxonlobsters Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
I love your art style, and the style of your tech. Particularly the armor. What you've shared of the fiction behind the art is also intriguing, and I am very interested in learning more about it.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This year I should be doing a project that fills you guys in a lot more.
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CaesarsNail Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
FINALLY u draw good ol' 4fins! love it!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
lol :la:
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Aerozopher Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
wohoo, this gonna be high-end
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
So much work though :D
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Defiant-2-the-End Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is only inspiring me to try harder.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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colliewolf2010 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
awsome work as allways!:thumbsup:. its easy to understand why she dosent take new blood along
ussually hardend specialests get killed saveing them, amongst other reasons.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Exactly, or more so they can't keep up, so if it gets too hot she has to leave them to die. She doesn't want to leave people for dead, but she's calculated enough to understand that you don't give up a top asset for a lower one.
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colliewolf2010 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
as it is in war. thay're like the pices on a chest board, altough at times of crisis, you need to give up yore valuble ones to win.
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Protozerg Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So awesome!

I've wondered what the blue rings are for some time now.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Shield generators.
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Protozerg Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
oh i see.
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Chedring Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
One sexy piece right here :]
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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Hazi657 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man these armours are sweet, they look well protective yet flexible, awesome job!
Would be cool if someone made them playable in Fallout :O
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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Archie621 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Student General Artist
Does lack emotion, considering the description...Your always good Shimmer, but if you hadn't told us it was Nayora we wouldn't have figured it out...my suggestion:I'm thinking elementals would cutomize thier armor for whatever reason, maybe with war paint or messages etc. I'm thinking Nayora should have some sort of customized armor, aesthetically anyway...

Otherwise, your anatomy is spot on as always...and the idea itself is great...just work on making the characters more unique...at least...with thier helmets on anyway...
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yea they aren't the easiest to tell apart especially from behind, we'll see what happens down the road. This shot wasn't meant to end up like this though, so it's pretty much just a generic presentation of a design. Even though my description has more detail, the art doesn't come with the same intention.
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CaesarsNail Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Maybe a "spoil of war" of sorts to show off, whether it be blood smeared on the armor or bright florescent paint in an asymmetrical design that can only be earned by some rare achievement; something to show some individuality and really make it a recognizable character and also to show honor and high rank, make the new bloods say "watch out and respect". Then again u aren't finished with the project and idk a ton about the story
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
These are futuristic elite soldiers, no barbarians :P
They can customize their armor, even asymmetrically at will, so long as it has a use.
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Archie621 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Student General Artist
yeah..shame you didnt complete that piece, was looking forward to that...why did you give it up anyway?

But aside, I can imagine Elementals customizing their armour to differentiate from eachother during combat, like in that one star wars game, Republic Commando...
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I just felt for such a large project I hadn't planned it out properly, so was less worth my time. While splitting it into individual parts would still be worthwhile.
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Archie621 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Student General Artist
I suppose thats a good enough reason...But I expect a full 4000000 word essay by 2mrw on why you thought it wouldnt be worthwhile...or you die...
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CaesarsNail Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I totally agree with u

Maybe a "spoil of war" of sorts to show off, whether it be blood smeared on the armor or bright florescent paint in an asymmetrical design that can only be earned by some rare achievement; something to show some individuality and really make it a recognizable character and also to show honor and high rank, make the new bloods say "watch out and respect". Then again u aren't finished with the project and idk a ton about the story :)
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Archie621 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Student General Artist
I remember in a description of one of your other drawings something about purple division or something, not exactly sure...I have seen it in awhile...
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PazWus Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
Hello person that likes to bully me :D

great piece but question how do the elbows and joints work on armor like this? Cause i went down this road with full armor a while back but i never managed to get the joints to work out well with armor getting in the way as they move their limbs...
And the added problem of loss of armor if i reduced it to be more manouverable...
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You just have to think out the design and what motions you need, you can always cheat too.
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PazWus Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
XD realism is what i always try to go for.... and making characters i can constantly redraw so cheating is bad because they will be in different poses and look different each time :S...

Still appreciate the advice :D
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LordKaniche Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Flat ass but nice armor XD
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
lol, didn't shade there yet :P
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Lianaya Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Oooooohhhh looove :3
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Let's run away together!
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Lianaya Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Huh?
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