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I have a few paper sketches and old designs lying around that I want to paint at some point, here's one of them :)
This soldier is primarily for coming up with more helmet designs, gotta have quite a few to go around for my universe. Had fun with triangles.
Full cover armored helmet with integrated optics sensors and communications. He has a light muscle suit under the BDUs and soft armor on his torso, neck, and one arm. A short barrel rifle with folding stock, helical mag and digital optic provide compact firepower. The muscle suit allows him to carry a much heavier loadout but I wanted to show something 'high speed low drag' :la:
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:iconlittlebigaias:
LittleBigAias Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
"High Speed, Low drag." Grizzly Tank from Red Alert 2? XD
This is what we call a REAL flat-face my fellow Seekers fans.
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Moreuse Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool, though he looks like a specialised suit from an anime i watched called desert punk.
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anispasiapoke Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
i hope you dont mind i used this characters stance in one of my soldier drawings
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That's fine, I don't think there's anything wrong with using "poses" :)
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anispasiapoke Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
thanks dude or dudet?
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vertebrae242 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011   General Artist
Very nice.

Have you ever considered the idea of creating one of your signature mech soldiers / warriors, albeit with a H.A.L.O. (not the game "HALO", but the "High Altitude - Low Opening" Special Ops definition) slant to it.

Would LOVE to see you fabricate something alongs the lines of the image located at the following link:

[link]

Thanks for your time.

Best wishes,

vertebrae242
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
With invasion from orbit being the most common opener to battle, special forces that drop from orbit or extremely high atmospheric altitude will be there for sure. The Elementals come drop ready the way their shields function, maybe at some point I'll paint up some guys that use parachute.
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vertebrae242 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011   General Artist
Cool.

Thanks for considering my idea / suggestion.

Looking forward to whatever you may come up with.

Best wishes,

v242 :)
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cobrabobo Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
awesome
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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jeriji Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
Really like the helmet design!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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anispasiapoke Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
who do these guys fight
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
The grimly dark grim darkness :P
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anispasiapoke Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
ok lol you need to create a enemy
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HELLGATEMARINE Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Hell of a job
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man.
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z3r0m1nd Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
Fantastic design. Helmet is one of the most interesting I have seen you do. I would love to see more of this type of work.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'll be coming up with more in the future.
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StridersStrikersTeam Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
High speed, load drag huh? Sounds like someone is a Command and Conquer fan. :D
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It's a pretty common (often joking) term these days.
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StridersStrikersTeam Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
load? Wah! LOW drag.
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killzone77 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
looks like something the military could come out with in the next 10-15 years. Great design. No offense, but this armor set is the favorite i've seen you come up with thus far. Mostly because it does not look like traditional military gear. Looks custom made almost like a merc. I love mercs.:dummy:
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it, after all the people who seem to be put off by the somewhat abstract helmet design.
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killzone77 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
not at all. The helmet does look more industrial. Like I said, like a custom job. Which I like. Plus I like sharp edges rather then smooth. No offense. It was a great twist from your usual, more smooth design. And I love it.:la:
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Habatchii Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Habatchii says;

very well...

I would like to see more of 'your universe' and the different regiments.

Again, very well...
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'll get to them soon enough :)
Where are you from?
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biometal79 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
Dat Gun! Needs tech specs and side view depiction, all blinged.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Just an AR and a Bizon having babies.
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biometal79 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
gun pr0n much
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ksenolog Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Dat awesome helmet!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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Anim8andElimin8 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
I like this design especially the helmet
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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Anim8andElimin8 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
Though I have to say I enjoy your sniper and recon units such as the aggressive recon unit you made much more. They seem so technologically superior compared to this.
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Protozerg Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconcoolbeansplz: But i must say, the triangles look a bit uncanny on the helmet. :P Or maybe it's the flatness of the faceplate.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Everyone's hatin on my flat triangles :P
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Protozerg Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's not bad, just, uncanny. :P
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DreadHaven Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
Cool.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:la:
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Arkideit Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
Does this helmet put off quickly? If this guy will catch a bullet in his head, than probably he will survive but with a "blue screen of death")))
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
With multiple eyes hopefully it wont go offline on the first hit, but it does have a few ways to open up quickly.
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Keydan Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
He looks like a fairly nice guy. But fat.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You're gonna lead him into an eating disorder, so mean :(
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timberfox15 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
looks mean.
and no he is not fat but probably has a lot of body armour.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yep.
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vanitosul Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
he's too fat
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Not fat enough.
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killzone77 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
make him to skinny and he looks ether sickly or poorly protected. Never enough fat. Just makes them more tough and menacing. I love bulky armor:love:
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exocolumn Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
Great work!
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