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The Protectorate Wars Ships by Shimmering-Sword The Protectorate Wars Ships by Shimmering-Sword

Back in action. New computer, new location, lots to be done! Here's a quick painting of some combat transports for the Rangers Project.

Rangers Project: The Protectorate Wars is live on Kickstarter, go check it out: kck.st/1dkwhua

I need all the support I can get on this project. All you great fans on DA have been asking for me expand on the Rangers setting for years, this is it here, now is the time. Pledge what you can and share it on your facebook or in a DA journal. The more funding we raise the bigger the book will be.

Thanks to everyone for their support so far, lets keep on pushing to the end.

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:iconheizenberg:
Heizenberg Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Hmm, some Talros influence I presume?
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Darkderflow Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
These ships more so remind of UNSC ships in halo, blocky metal great things but yours are a nice touch
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Dantedesertfox Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
The shape of these ships remind me of the 40K ships that the Space Marines use. THey look pretty damn cool.
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erikbrodin Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
Great art! I have a question though. If you want to study this kind of art at university, what would the program be called? Digital art???
Thinking about applying for several art schools in london but not sure of the program yet.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Digital illustration, concept design, there are many names really as it's not a very common degree. Only a few very specialized schools offer programs that focus solely on digital painting for the sake of concept art. Most of them are part of game degrees, or are generic art degrees.
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jumbreonc Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Cool. I like spaceship shots. Especially done this good.
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:iconmaddog3060:
Maddog3060 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
Spacey ships!

Yes I'm insane WHAT OF IT.

...Don't ask, my brain ain't all there.
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:iconraphaelcorrino:
RaphaelCorrino Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
sort of reminds me of UNSC ships design
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:iconlobo7922:
Lobo7922 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
Best of luck in the project.
I made a litle feature in my blog: lacuevadellobo.blogspot.com/20…
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for that, looks good.
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:iconpedroportela:
PedroPortela Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
You do realize that every single new drawing you do goes straight to the favorites? GOOD SHOW OLD CHAP!!! hehehe
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
And I appreciate that, faving my work on the day I post it is a big help for me.
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:icontybee:
tybee Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
This reminds me a lot of the Homeworld games, specifically Sajuuk of Homeworld 2. :)
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
My favorite space series.
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Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ha ha, nice ships!! :) May the Gods of All Stars smile upon your project, liking what I see so far!
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Atrolus Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice! Great looking ships!
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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:iconjarlerus:
Jarlerus Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
Likelikelikelike!
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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deadborderbob Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
Awesoms stuff as allways!

I've pitched in for the book. So shiny!
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the help.
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SeDevri Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
love it, i see a lot of Homeworld influence.  Vyger battlecruiser  i do believe.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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Zax19taken Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Pledged and shared, I hope it goes well :)
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a ton, I hope so too.
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Impguy101 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013

Reminds me a lot of some Homeworld Concept art Talros did (hes on DA too). But your pic is more vibrant and alive due to the colour!

 

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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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Heretic1311 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Shim did a couple of very nice Homeworld fan artworks. He can do the style well and still get his own vibe in.
And both Talros and Shim are Homeworld-fans. I played it too. But don´t expect me to paint anything :XD:
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:iconimpguy101:
Impguy101 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
Or me. Painting isnt in my strengths. But I do think anyone who liked Homewolrd is a great person. I so miss the game.
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:iconheretic1311:
Heretic1311 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
I played all of them, but boy was the 2 hard!
Cataclysm got replayed at least 6 times by me :XD:
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NovaCatTrueborn Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very Pillar of Autumn-ish. I like.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Check out homeworld if you haven't already.
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NovaCatTrueborn Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I plan to, on break...culinary school ftw!
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Clarencezer Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013   Digital Artist
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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ADVENTSEND Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Awesome drawing, what is your build on the PC? just wandering, I am built PC guru
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Mobo

i5-3350P 3.1ghz CPU

Corsair H100i liquid cooler (so awesomely huge)

GTX 660 Video

16GB Ram

2TB HDD

ASUS 23in IPS screen for painting, 24in TN for refs/chat.

Not sure what else is important to mention. Only popular thing I don't have is a SSD boot drive.

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ADVENTSEND Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
Very nice! Only question is why liquid cooling, unless you a planning an over-clock in the future? Or do you just intend to leave it running, and running hard, a lot? All in all I am impressed! What operating system? Answer wisely...... LOL
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist

Liquid is better than air and doesn't cost much more. Reason I got the big one is it was on special. I don't need to overclock but at least I can.

Running Win7, but just weeks ago I was running Vista, and really I don't see much different. 7 has a few improvements but also some changes I don't like as far as efficient navigation.

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ADVENTSEND Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
Well when dealing with the amount of power available on your build, I wouldn't expect to see too much difference since it can just power through the weaknesses of Vista. I am glad to hear that you use 7, and that it is touch screen supportable, I was not aware. Can't wait to see some of the work you roll out with your new build! And BTW, this coming friday I am going to gladly donate to the kickstarter! i feel bad for not tuning in until now, but I really want to see it happen and will do my best to see that it does.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist

Thanks.

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DavidCurser Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
this ship looks like a Potatoe :iconpotatoplz::iconforeveraloneplz:
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
A giant, hyperspace, killer potato.
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DavidCurser Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
there are all kinds of potatoes. Orks used to fly in those too ...
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champain69 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Best of luck with this!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. Share it around if you can.
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Heretic1311 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
And by the way, good to know you´re back in business, safe and sound.
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Heretic1311 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Are they supposed to transport Rangers and their support to the destination and pick them off again?
Or more acting as a home base (mobile sort of), from where shuttles carry to the target area?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
While some jump capable ships will be able to enter atmosphere and land, most (including these) will launch smaller drop ships from orbit.
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Heretic1311 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Cool stuff!
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