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Troop Transport Ship by Shimmering-Sword Troop Transport Ship by Shimmering-Sword
A 90 minute ship design exercise done in one of my livestreams by request. Started with the ship in the farground, then chopped it up to make the carrier.

A large ship carrying troops, vehicles, mechs and supplies moves through space with escorts. A small dropship launches, large enough to transport several vehicles or a mech.
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:iconjruskey86:
Jruskey86 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
I get a distinctly homeworld feel from this...~ALL THE VAGYR!~
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I like Homeworld.
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:iconjin-ghi-lives:
Jin-Ghi-Lives Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
This looks awesome.
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:iconsillymadman:
SillyMadman Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It looks very Homeworld-ish.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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:iconsillymadman:
SillyMadman Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:J
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:iconmaddog3060:
Maddog3060 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Nice. Firm and blocky and its center of mass is close enough to the main engines to give it some maneuverability.
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:iconspace-commander:
space-commander Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool! I like how you used the different shades of grey to make a good speed painting. I wish I could have seen the livestream. How many different shades would you say you used, 15?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Many more, I didn't try to work within a limited pallet. Any indication of limited shades is artifacting caused by overlay brushing and levels adjustments, along with certain other brushes effects.
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:icondreadhaven:
DreadHaven Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Looks cool man.
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:iconcolliewolf2010:
colliewolf2010 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
swwwwweeeet :thumbsup:
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:icontyrranus:
Tyrranus Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
VERY homeworld themed :)
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:iconguardianoftheforce:
GuardianoftheForce Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This was my first thought as well... damn I loved those games...
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:iconarklyte84826:
Arklyte84826 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Great work.
This reminds me of Homeworld. I miss it so much:{
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:iconsimsdoc:
SimsDoc Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Clearly not rated for entry or gravity wells of sorts.
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:iconstorm-bunny:
storm-bunny Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Very cool. I'm busy with a ship almost similar to the one at the bottom at the moment. I really like these designs :)
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:iconcombine9111:
combine9111 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Don't like it make it again


(just kidding :3)
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
loool
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:iconflaketom:
flaketom Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Nice. Really like the shape!
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WestlyLaFleur Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:clap:
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:la:
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:icontekka-croe:
Tekka-Croe Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
For a moment there, I thought you were :icontalros:. Very nice designs.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, love his stuff.
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:iconzk87:
zk87 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
homeworld style :)
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yuuuuur.
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:iconhelge129:
Helge129 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty awesome :D

Reminds me of the Homeworld 2 cutscenes.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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:icont1gerius:
T1gerius Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Bit more work on it and I would say its a CGI :) Great Depht of field effect a nd the b&w fits in too. I wouldn't mention Homeworld because all ships flying in formation looks like homeworld. So, keep up the good work and I can't wait to see your next practice painting :D
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very much homeworld inspired though :D
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:icont1gerius:
T1gerius Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Awwwwwwww...who's side you on anyway? :D
Ok, but still awesome :)
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:iconheretic1311:
Heretic1311 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Nice, it looks like it could pack a whole army :D
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Quite a large force yes, but taking or defending a planet is a larger task than just a single country so multiple ships like this would be needed to attack a properly defended planet.
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Heretic1311 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
But itīs enough troops to board quite a few ships! I like the massive, clunky and heavy appearence of it.
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Was the B&W intentional?
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I'd call this a sketch though it obviously has painted elements. All done in B&W with a levels adjustment at the end which adds a hint of color.
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see - its just that one does not see so many B&W art - that is the sign of a superb artist for its a brave medium to play with!

Bravo :D
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:icondi87:
Di87 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Good good good. Please do more, and a bit more detailed. That is nice
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I do my best for the short time I spend on them, we'll see what comes later :)
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:icondukeleto:
dukeleto Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome, I love the glow from the ventral bay
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks bro.
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Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow, nice!! :D I tell you, though, you have not gone OLD-SCHOOL until you have drawn a classic, three-finned rocket ship. [link] Arr, I remember the old days, blasting our jets to get out beyond old Luna and feathering down for jet landing on Venus or Mars- none of them fancy electroneeec gizmos to fly the ship fer ya, you had to do all the piloting with a good old slide rule and blue graph paper. The height of a pilot's skill was a perfect, three-finned landing. Of course, the real old-timers who had to climb into giant cannons, build ships out of cavorite, or ride on giant moths were the real space-men, none today can compare to their daring...
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Lol, yeah I like turning back the clock a bit on modern commonplace aesthetics, but I definitely ain't no "rocket ship" guy :D
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:iconmotortomten:
MotorTomten Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
This screams Homeworld to me
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:icondi87:
Di87 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Not only to you
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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Rogue284 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
very nice, very nice indeed
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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:iconlionel23:
Lionel23 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Very Homeworld-like feel, I like ^^
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm going all oldschool :D
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:iconlionel23:
Lionel23 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Oh snap, finally some good art for a change! No chinky mechs ^^
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