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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 )
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.

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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."
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?
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.
ikir1610 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
ICEFALCON29 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Student Artist
This is awesome
gigglesalot Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome! The colours are wonderful!
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.
RyuKomagora8 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
i love the one in the front! why dont u havemore pieces of him/her/it
HundredHands Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
So... beautiful....
Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sweet, love the armor & the fleet, a carrier right & gunships?
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