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Todays distraction, more general practice. Deffo need more practice with enviros.

Elemental grouped with some specops rangers, high up in a spire city. Somethings gonna get an ion lance.
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
this is really amazing, I feel like I am in the room with them
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Militant-Jester Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011   General Artist
God damn Shim.
I can see major improvement just from this to your current stuff, and even this looks great.
I need to practice more - a lot more.

Regardless it looks pretty slick!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yea, I was pretty fresh with my painting style back then. I haven't improved my technical rendering a lot, but I've gotten a lot faster and cleaner.
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Militant-Jester Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011   General Artist
Maybe not technical *rendering,* but everything looks more realistic now. Probably from practice.
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Phobos-1996 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Student General Artist
A-W-E-S-O-M-E
With capital letters.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
lol, thanks.
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Phobos-1996 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Student General Artist
Just sayin the truth-
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EdXCal Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
This painting (along with another painting from another artest) helps inspire me to write a short story about orbital drop infantry taking to take a great citidel in a city. :) Great work!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:la: Thanks.
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SimsDoc Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
the helm ive seen on someone else profile someone were....he drawn a few mechs and armor and helms.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
lol, you have no idea how many people draw helmets similar to this. Seems putting a block with eyes on someones head isn't hard to do :P
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SimsDoc Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
and the ones ive seen are not similar.
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FogShadowWolf Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
so dude describe to me if you could what exactly an ion lance would do to lets say a person
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Well if it hit you in the waist, expect your hips to lower chest to evaporate, and shortly after presume your gonna die of shock :D
It's a funneled beam of lightning/plasma, so if it's dense enough it's well suited for cutting up mechs.
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FogShadowWolf Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
ya reminds me of the murder beam that motherbrain from metroid uses
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timohuovinen Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Hobbyist
cool bg
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marcs-account Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what type of tools do you work with for art? tablet work? what?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yea I use a Wacom Intuos3 6x8, on Photoshop CS4.
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marcs-account Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ooooh the new wacom is $500.00 the newest one i believe
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
$500msrp for the "large" int4, which is bigger than mine, but you can get it for $440 on amazon, and the one sized like mine for only $330 (well all USD prices). If I wasn't broke I would buy one sooner or later.
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techstepman Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
advance advance advance!!!
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MishaHyde Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Nice armor design. Although the sharp background to the right compared to the loose characters on the left is visually confusing. I would either smudge the background more, or smudge the background and try to sharpen up the foreground. :)
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yea good point, I didn't take that into account. Its all loose (fast), but I had the brush locked vertically on the right so yeh, clean edges.
I really need to sharped these, but it feels like such a pain doing so. When I'm working on it the looseness feels ok, but when other comment on it I lose that content feeling.
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MishaHyde Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Well, that's why in the professional world they have teams of artists. Some do the loose work, some do the clean-up. XD
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
lol
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Zaeta-K Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like the soldiers on the right and the environment sketch! No offense thought, the soldier on the left reminds me of the Tiberium FPS helmet ^^; [link]
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
From Renegade? I guess it looks similar, though I wouldn't leave the others out of the comparison either :D
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Zaeta-K Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nah, the helmet I linked to you (it was from some canceled C&C game)

Didn't mean anything by it- just wanted to point it out to you in case you wanted to change it or whatever =]
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yea I wasn't sure which it was from. I've seen a lot of helmets like this, so no worries about similarities, at least I think mine is varied enough.
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Zaeta-K Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, the end back pieces that flare out are a nice touch! I do like it =]
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Keydan Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
Smudgy yet neet as always. :)
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, yea I tried to pay a little more attention to cleanliness but the loose strokes remain.
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kabarsa Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
I like your enviro lighting.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yours is better than mine :P
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kabarsa Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
Thanks, but I still think yours is a lot beter. Especially I like those warm sun reflections :)
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe, and so we continue our learning.
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halonut117 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nifty
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
spiffy
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halonut117 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
quite
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snowy-icicle Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009   Traditional Artist
makes me happy, nice :)
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Where have you been all this time? :D
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snowy-icicle Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009   Traditional Artist
...I've always been right behind you...(creepiness in the air) >.>
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Oh noez! It's surprize butseks
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snowy-icicle Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009   Traditional Artist
you wish!!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I do wish!!
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TobenaiSakana Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
whoa this looks pretty awesome
is it a concept for something?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man. Yea the guys there are part of the story I'm working on.
Also the watch is appreciated, I'll keep the artz coming.
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TobenaiSakana Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
awesome :D keep up the good work!
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