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Space Fleet Commission 2 by Shimmering-Sword Space Fleet Commission 2 by Shimmering-Sword
:iconatomskmaster6: ~atomskmaster6 Contacted me asking for another commission, which I gladly accepted. Here is the result.

The general looks down at the fleet, which is going through docking maneuvers with a station over mars. Hot tea anyone?
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:icondukeleto:
damn there are times I miss Flickr's Note function. Ah well I'll try my best to be specific without it :p

GREAT concept and I love the ship designs, plus the humourous characterisation of the general (admiral, surely?) and his teapot! The planet looks absolutely sick, altho I think there's a scale problem (again, sorry) with the orbital docks, unless they are incredibly vast, they aught to vanish around the curvature of the planet, the most distant visible parts just suggested by points of light.

The Shining Blade is a particularly beautiful ship. it's running lights are fantastic. It's hull plating is very flat, but that presumably suggests a very smooth texture, so that's fair enough. I'm finding the lighting on it very confusing tho. There's too much global illumination, for one thing. The port side is darker, but it should be much darker still, basically a silhouette where the primary light source doesn't fall. That said it could do with orange rim lighting, since it would be lit up from below by the red planet.

There are some problems too, with the drawing of the flagship. The little circular bays visible below the general are slightly out of perspective, appearing tilted away from the viewer. (unless that's intentional?) The glazing line that's parallel with the port side of the Shining Blade is a bit distracting, and some of the holographic panels are a bit wonky, especially the large one third from right.

Sorry to be so pedantic, but this piece (and your work in general) is so CLOSE to awesome that I think it'd benefit a lot from improving in these areas. Again, this is a stunning concept, looking forward to seeing more!
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:iconkrcmar:
Krcmar Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
Sort of an aberration to your usual style but amazing nonetheless 
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:iconkilo139:
kilo139 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
O_O is purtyful
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:iconnightslayer44:
NightSlayer44 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Right when you thought you had defeated the enemy.
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:iconwinterwolf27:
Winterwolf27 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is a beautiful piece of artwork! Absolutely fantastic!
Would I be able to use it as a reference picture on my website? I am currently writing a novel and this suits one of the factions perfectly. Full acknowledgements would be made and a link to this picture would be posted.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You'd have to ask the commissioner for permission to use the art.
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:iconwinterwolf27:
Winterwolf27 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ah ok, thank you. :D
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:iconthexsilverxwolf:
ThexSilverxWolf Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Amazing job!
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Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Nice work!! Love the hot, red tea. :) Those space docks only appear to surround Mars in their "crescent" because of our viewing angle, right? It looks to me like the station is orbiting a great distance from the planet, not encircling it, as dukeleto seems to think- in that case, the station is just fine.
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:iconandreu1991:
Andreu1991 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
Una imagen muy buena.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HELLO NURSE!!!!

All the general is missing from this EXCELLENT View is a Gin and tonic.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
He has his red tea :)
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sounds divine! Superb work as always :D
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:icontx-game-player21:
tx-game-player21 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
nicely done :)
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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:icontriumviratus:
Triumviratus Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Stunning atmosphere in the image. Gives you a true sense of scale and impending events. Excellent work, comrade.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it, and thanks :)
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:iconthepitbulllover:
ThePitbullLover Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Awesome concept! I like how you packed so much detail into the painting!
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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:iconidahobeef:
idahobeef Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
WOW, really incredible! I hope to see more of these!
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:iconsharksinspace:
SharksinSpace Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
Is that a window or a view-screen?
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Window, totally not safe :D
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:iconunspacy:
unspacy Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
wow love it
looking over mars any parking space down below ?
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
lol
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:iconjesse-the-art-maker:
Jesse-the-art-maker Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
Just got finished watching: "RETURN OF THE JEDI", and this reminds me of the final battle! ITS A TRAP!
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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:iconthejboy88:
Thejboy88 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
The pointed design seems to suggest that you drew inspiration from the Star destroyers of Star Wras.

Am I correct?
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
The commissioner wanted a mix between starwars and my own design style, so yea.
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:iconprowler117:
Prowler117 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
I love your spaceships. Is there a backstory to this fleet and tea loving general?
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
For story on these you'd have to ask the commissioner. I know some of it is used in a forum RP.
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:iconorcbruto:
orcbruto Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow! Look a bit like Star Wars ships =D
Liked them a lot :eager:
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yea, I used them as inspiration a bit.
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:iconhigh-guard:
High-Guard Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Very cool. dA needs more stuff like this!
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed :)
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:iconmonkeysuncle30:
monkeysuncle30 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
Holy Moly! That is amazing. Great work!
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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:iconmonkeysuncle30:
monkeysuncle30 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
You're welcome.
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:iconsupermenchin:
Supermenchin Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
So good, id love to know how you do it.
Do you free-and or use straight lines?
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I used line tools to help a bit with defining the edges of the viewing deck, but otherwise it's all freehand.
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:iconsupermenchin:
Supermenchin Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
no doubt. Im just starting to learn to use gimp/photoshop, and i do most of my work freehand. I do a lot of pencil drawing then clean-up. It has just taken me awhile to get anything ready, but i should have something up soon.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
If you have photoshop, don't use gimp :D
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:iconsupermenchin:
Supermenchin Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
i unfortunately dont have photoshop :(
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:iconjackallf88:
jackallf88 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
woa this is nice
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconbludrgn426:
BluDrgn426 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
awesome work
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:la:
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:icongiorgioespinos:
GiorgioEspinos Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, what-a-view.. i wish my apartment got a view like this!
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
lol
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:icondark-infinities:
Dark-Infinities Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The ring design for the station reminds me of the platforms from Conquest Frontier Wars and Starship Troopers
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
True, I remember the Troopers ring :)
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