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The Lost Ones by Shimmering-Sword The Lost Ones by Shimmering-Sword
Finally done, a big commission for :iconfox-unit: *fox-unit
This one was good fun, being set in my own story, with much of the composition up to me. So well, it felt like my usual work, just with the drive of money and satisfying someone else :D

A trio of ex-Ranger mercenaries, having a rest in an abandoned outpost.
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The only real flaws I saw in this are in the girl. She isn't as feminine as I believe she should be. Now I'm not saying she should have busty breasts, skimpy clothing, and the face of a teen-age girl. I actually find that kind of thing infuriating, it's as if noone has any originality anymore. I grow tired of seeing images of skimpily clad warrior women. What I believe you could do is make her figure a bit more refined is all. Her face gives her the impression of being an older woman, which is good if that was what you were going for. If not try to soften her face just a little bit. It also currently gives her a bit of a weathered feel, as if she has been through alot. I haven't read your story, but I'm guessing she has been.

Aside from that the image is perfect, the soldiers/mercs look worn out, yet still alert. The background makes it appear as if there is a battle somewhere in the distance (Again haven't read it so sorry if that wasn't what you were going for.) The armor itself is well detailed, especially the little latches here and there as well as the lights. The variations in their armor make them seem more like mercenaries than soldiers, which according to the description they are mercenaries so good on you.

I'd love to read this story sometime.
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icepeople Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
uh hi. I do not really talk about art much, mostly because i just like to look at it, that and also i am not really a great art person myself, but sometimes when i c art like this it makes me want to say something about, that and when other people start talking about it as well. anyways hey -shadow mirage legion- i hope you do not mind but i have to disagree with u on somethings that you said, well only one thing really, the other thing is just to clear something up for me. And i liked ur comment about the artwork by the way. now about the armor that u said makes them seem like mercs. i have a question to ask you. did u mean that statement because of how there armor looks different from what a military outfit might look look like or because they seem to stand out as being on their own?, because to tell u the truth these people look like soldiers to me more than mercs. and about what you said of the girl being more girlish well i think that the girl or woman, whatever the artist was trying to go for, looks fine the way she is. the reason for saying so is because, and i hope the artist will not mind me saying this, a woman can look anything form beautiful to tom boyish if you get what i am saying and also that said woman can look worn out or stressed or any expression that the artist was trying to go for to make her look like that. so as for me i think that she looks just fine the way she is, but everyone does have their own opinion right. anyways i am just saying this from my perspective so as i said before i hope you do not mind.     
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Looks like Mirage hasn't been on DA for almost a year :)
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Inabnitt Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
nice detail
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summertime-killer Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Awesome work! :highfive: The girl mercenary looks actually very feminine. She reminds me of Alizee Jacotey. :)
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, that's flattering to the character :P
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mivpus Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
I feel a bit stupid for asking this, but where are all these characters, armors and power-suits from? They look like a combo of Halo and Mass Effect, but I simply cannot place them...

Any help?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
They're for my own story.
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mivpus Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
riiight... sorry, I read that later ;)
Just wanna say, you are one heck of an artist!
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Cogboy Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Out of curiosity, what is the scale between the girl and the suits next to her? They do look rather tall.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That's just me being bad at proportions at the time. They're all regular human proportions, though some people are bigger than others.
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