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Terror from the Deep by Shimmering-Sword Terror from the Deep by Shimmering-Sword
Terror from the Deep hit shelves recently, an expansion book to the Contact RPG which as you might guess focuses on marine operations.
This is the 4th book to be published for Contact, unfortunately for now they're still only published in German. It's been hinted at a lot but some day there should be an English release, I just have no idea when.

Here's the cover to start things off. I'll be posting some of my favorite pieces over a few days.
Shown are Triton operatives in high tech submersible power armor, about to assault an alien mothership. When things get wet, trade your rocket launcher in for a supercavitating torpedo launcher, sure to ruin someone's day.
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quiksilver3 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015
Very nicely done.
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
Awesome
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David-Michaels Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Featured in portuguese blog Coisas da Interwebs. Have a nice day!
www.coisasdainterwebs.com/2014…
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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David-Michaels Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Professional Filmographer
You're most very welcome!
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Wisky-08 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
Any chance for more XCOM?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Not likely. This was paid work and I don't work for them anymore.
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Hairyslut Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
This Drawing is awkwardly bright for an underwater setting. Perhaps you don't really fathom how dark it can be down there.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lol, welcome to artistic license and the needs of the client coming before realism.
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ChuckWalton Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
OK, You sold me!!! From the delivery of the work to the story I am in!!!! I love the cover's composition! Great work!!!!
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ICEFALCON29 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student Artist
TORPEDO LAUNCHER!!!!!! BRILIANT
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Maya998 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Feels very X-com like. I like it. :D
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megadolon013 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
  If this is the cover then the book got to be a monster.  This is a dream for us the X-COM players.  We are in heaven.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yep, definitely lots of x-com reference in these books, though saldy they're still limited to Germany.
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megadolon013 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
  RATS.  Germany only.  You guys have all the fun.
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fishofglass Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
cool!
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Sturmjager Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
You know, when (if?) Contact is ever released in the US, I imagine quite a few of the sales will be because of the art you've posted here. Seriously, though, if the game is the same quality as the art, then it should be an amazing game.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I hear it's quite a complex game, made for people that want really in dept tactical combat roleplaying. And yeah, pretty much the entire global fanbase revolves around my artwork :D
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SamSakurai Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually, I think a game set in the Contact Universe would be nice! 

At this point, I feel that Contact is far more fleshed out and EASILY has better visual designs than XCOM.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
If the current game picks up enough a videogame could be possible. That's quite a way down the road though.
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Nullcast Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Did they really call it "Terror from the Deep?"  I'd think after calling the game Contact they would have come up with their own name for the expansion.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I don't see a problem with being honest about the references made. Would you prefer we lie and deny that the game heavily references xcom?
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Nullcast Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
No, it just seems out of theme.
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Horrorcain Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful. I love under scenes period. And plus those suits are badass. 
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Ganruy Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
So you are the mastermind behind the Contact artworks. Nice to meet you.

Friend of mine works as a freelance military adviser for the project.

Your art is just stunning.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. Though now I'm no longer working on the game, so expect any newer books to look a bit different.
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
X-COM: Whether you come from space or under the sea, they will fight you, they will learn from you, and they will kill you. 
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wminsing Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Man, I really can't wait for this RPG to come out in English. :)

-Will
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QuantumCrab Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
I thought this was a tease for the new Xcom...
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's pretty much Xcom: the tabletop game :P
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QuantumCrab Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
That kills me.I can't read German
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
for a moment I thought this was the XCOM remake... Badass eitherway!! I've always been itching to see someone tackle this theme and you've done it swimmingly well, no pun intended! 
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lel, thanks man.
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MajorDiarrhia Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
My first thought was, "modernized Inhumanoids," especially with the next image.
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EvilCleric Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
You know at least one of them is like "Damn itch."
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AwesomeHatsCo Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOVE it! I've always loved underwater sci-fi scenes and your ones are the best I've ever seen!

So glad I've found your gallery - amazing stuff. :D
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darkchild130 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is fantastic, your level of output always impresses me, I can't motivate myself to do more than one piece a month.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Get that pace up to one a week and you're doing ok. Depending on the scale of the work I'm doing several a week.
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darkchild130 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I suppose work is a motivating factor, as its just a background hobby for me I'm easily distracted. Plus I need to split between writing and drawing, dammit too much stuff is fun to do!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, good luck.
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angry-pandina Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I love this one shimmy!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
WEW!
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infinityknifehands13 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Man, this is awesome. It seems to have a bit of XCOM roots to it but it also reminds me a bit of the Rifter Trilogy by Peter Watts(minus the really weird behavioral stuff in the first book).
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Escef Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I think this is the first piece of yours I've seen with much presence of water. I think it came out well.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, lots more to come.
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zircher Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looking forward to this when it turns up in English.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I think quite a few of us are :)
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Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Awesome cover, Shimmy!! :la: I love underwater scenes... the design of the suits, the background, and the lighting are perfect.  Supercavitating torpedo launchers, way cool...
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No big deal :P
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hotwaxonlobsters Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
I really, REALLY would love an English release of these gooks.
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