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Rangers by Shimmering-Sword Rangers by Shimmering-Sword
Haven't posted any art in a while, and here is why. Finally finished and happy with it.
Big thanks goes out to everyone that joined the livestreams to keep me going, and for providing keen advice.

"Today the sun shines, for the battle was won by a showing of arms, and not their application"
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Given 2010-06-08
Rangers by =Shimmering-Sword Suggester says: "This one is one of finished painting that he has, and it shows some great sci-fi design." Make sure to check the rest of this deviant's gallery! ( Suggested by kabarsa and Featured by MacRebisz )
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Awesome suits and nice colours. The Shading of the armors is really nice and the composition is pretty good.

The only negatives are:

- i can see, that you only used one brush for the background and there are missing some more reflections of the bright clouds on the suits

- theres missing some shading in her face and her eyes are a little bit too big

- her suit on their belly is too male looking and her breasts kinda disappear in the mass of armor

- the suited guy on the right side stands like a tree. more motion with his arms would look better.

greetz
masterstryke
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Critique by Draconis-Wyrm Jun 8, 2010, 7:43:49 PM
I think this is pretty cool, bro. :U

I can see what whatsisface means by you only used one brush for the clouds. Now that it's pointed out, it does seem a little weird.

But you know what? You're doing pretty fine everywhere else. If the suits aren't supershiny, they're not going to have cloud reflections. And not every female character has DD breasts that need custom armour to support and show them off. I like what you did with her because a lot of women actually are quite small, and her armour looks like it still has room for normal sizes. Because of her, the other two don't look like generic army men; they could very well be girls also, and I love to see equality in things like this. Or in general.

So keep on trucking! Though the fuzzy digitalness is a little offputting, there is a huge amount of detail here.


Oh, yeah, the movement thing. I don't know why s/he wanted the dude on the right's arms to be flailing. The dude seems to be holding a lot of heavy gear. That does not allow one to move their arms very much.
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commander31able Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
in relation to the quote, "peace through superior firepower."
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Kova031 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
I've seen this style of sci-fi soldier armor on many works of art here on deviant art. Could you please tell me is this from some franchise or are they similar by accident?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
There are only so many styles of armor out there, you will always find similar designs that have nothing to do with each other. I have my own story developing, but no other artist is working on it.
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ikir1610 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Awesome
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ICEFALCON29 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Student Artist
This is awesome
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gigglesalot Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome! The colours are wonderful!
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Three people stand in the aftermath or the start of hell. This is the embodiment of heroic cool. Period.
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RyuKomagora8 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
i love the one in the front! why dont u havemore pieces of him/her/it
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:iconhundredhands:
HundredHands Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
So... beautiful....
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Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sweet, love the armor & the fleet, a carrier right & gunships?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yep.
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:iconschlegel120:
Schlegel120 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012   Digital Artist
Great work on the atmosphere of the work and the Command Ship appearing in the back round.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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WatermelonPancake Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome super awesome
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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WatermelonPancake Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Np
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Lean-V Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The ship emerging from the clouds is simply awesome.

Fantastic work.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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pivotalmonk Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
love it
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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elijahwan Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
favorited
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:iconarekkusu-maafi:
Arekkusu-Maafi Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Omg ur amazing!!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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Neville6000 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
These ladies look like Sardaukar than anything else I've seen. Great work.
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Miss-Tristie-Enne Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing!!! :la:
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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Miss-Tristie-Enne Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. :)
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ISAFSoldier Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Rangers Lead the Way
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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Hoborginc Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
I love it. The color scheme, the armor design, everything fits.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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Triumviratus Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Apart from the fact that the girl looks like she's had a brick thrown in her face without post-injury surgery, this is a very good pic, especially the ship in the background which adds a sense of detachment from this world at the thought of the future.
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SirVante117 Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
This looks soo Epic
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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IanMcAllister Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
hi,
very dynamic view.
I like the amoured guys too.

lg
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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Nils-Iver Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
the ships in the backround is the coolest part
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
lol, thanks.
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Nils-Iver Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
no problem :peace:
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Wesleyzen Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This drawing has inspired me to move onward and continue to write through my writers block!
Your amazing keep it up! :D
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:) I get quite a few writers telling me that, good luck.
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Wesleyzen Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
:) thanks!
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NaniLam Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Student General Artist
cool!
the sky and airships looks great! the armor looks amazing
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, glad you like it.
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Anim8andElimin8 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
I like this piece very much. I always enjoy your pieces with the Elementals. I have noticed something that girl she appears several times in your pieces with the Elementals. Is she a main character? Also the armor to the far right, Is that a helmet variation compared to the one on the far left or is the helmet just viewed at a different angle.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yea she's a main character. The armor differences are variation, still working out how I like them best.
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Defiant-2-the-End Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
(low whistle)- Rangers Lead the Way.
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13lackFriday Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
Awesome designs on the suits there...really intricate designs, yet practical-looking.

I love the anime concept-art feel of it, and the clouds and the fleet in the background are just amazing.

The chick and the guy on the right's poses are a little stiff (yeah, I read the critiques first :P), but the overall way they tie the whole scene together's pretty sick.

btw I dig the quote :)
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I like making up quotes on the fly :D
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MiriyaParino Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
Just found your page, I really like the artwork you are doing. Keep it up.
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