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Battletech - Wolf's Dragoons by Shimmering-Sword Battletech - Wolf's Dragoons by Shimmering-Sword
Here's the cover I made for Battletech's Combat Manual Mercenaries two years back. It's been a while now :)

This scene shows Natasha Kerensky's Black Widows assaulting the Defiance Industries mech factories on Hesperus II, where they have encountered Hansen's Roughriders.
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:iconmariaenzianiakober:
MariaEnzianiaKober Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018   General Artist
This picture is really - very detailed! Nice job on the action, and the composition :)
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MichaelJohnMorris Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
KABOOM!! :D
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Wisky-08 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2017
I wonder will we show Dragoons united against the Word of Blake 
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:iconstreaked-silver:
Streaked-Silver Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
MY favorite non clan mech.  Mostly because of the series it came from.
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thevampiredio Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
awesome piece!!! nice work man!
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Dantedesertfox Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017
Just another day of mayhem.
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:iconbishopsteiner:
BishopSteiner Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
finally seeing the light of Deviant Art, eh?  Definitely one of my favorite pieces you've done. 
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Haha. Finally have the time and drive to get active again, and I need to rebuild some follower hype.
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BishopSteiner Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so it goes when you finally manage to sell your soul to the machine!  (Says someone still trying to sell his own, lol)
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Well like I keep saying, clean up that final art and you're already doing quite good on the design side. You'll get work.
Of course, designing garage mini kits is really fun too, you just have to manage where you aim that if you want it to last ;)
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BishopSteiner Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah, very true.  Mostly just commission art for me still, and they do the rest. But it's fun, I get a small paycheck, and get to see my designs made flesh, which is neat all it's own.  My Bullshark/Marauder came out way beyond my expectations. *sigh*.  Still working on getting digitfied, but dang tablets just don't click for me, so mostly been trying to use digital specifically to help with the clean up.  Would love to afford a proper tablet I can actually draw ON, as with my nerve damage, clean lines are rather tough by hand.  But the days of slapdash art seems to be gone, so I gotta improve!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I'm no inker pro either, if you note all the straight lines in my design style, it lets me shift click point point to point and PS does the line for me lol. No true freehanding required.
Of course if I'm painting, that's mostly freehand aside from the initial 3D base work.
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cryhavoc101 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2017
Always loved the Black Widow Coy stories - excellent work
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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spacewolflord Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017
You make the fires of war just so amazing.
Thank you for sharing.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it, enjoy.
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Stargazzer811 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017
Interesting choice on using the "old school" Marauder but your version of the Warhammer and Griffen.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Actually that's my new Marauder too, just not my older "shimrauder".
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Stargazzer811 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2017
Ah I am thinking of your Marauder II from the Unseen Moon picture you did, not the actual 75 ton, which that is. My mistake.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Unseen moon is a normal marauder, the one that's called "shimrauder". The one I've posted as an mwo style marauder previously is now what I'd call my Marauder II. And of course the one here, the official new marauder, until HG went on the offense again.
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Stargazzer811 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2017
Now ya got me all cornfused Anthony
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Edited Nov 12, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Haha. Shimrauder here: Battletech - Unseen Moon by Shimmering-Sword

Marauder II here: Battletech - MWO Marauder by Shimmering-Sword

And CGL newseen here: www.sarna.net/wiki/File:3025-M…
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Stargazzer811 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2017
Shim all the way, there is no substitute. Also thanks for clearing that up!
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thormemeson Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Balls to the wall that is epic.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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KenobiSon Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017
If I remember right the Factory on Hesperus II is a major one producing a lot of Battlemechs both old and new.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
One of the, if not thee, largest in the inner sphere.
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paws4thot Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017
I remember reading the novels (in fact I still have some of them, including the Wolf's Dragoons trilogy).
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Nice. I've only read dark age books.
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popandchips Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017
Oh WOW! That reminds me of my table top days.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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TheWooArtsAndMusic Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That really brings back some memories of dice and hex mapsheets.  Makes me want to dig out my old books and flip through the artwork.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
It's been a while since I played tabletop myself. Last year maybe.
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TheWooArtsAndMusic Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
20+ years for me. Back in the FASA days of Mechwarrior (on an old pre-pentium pc with pc squeaker for sound). Good times. Keep up the great work.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, will do.
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gmac6422 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017
Yo Dragoon4life I loved playing these guys back in the day
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, enjoy.
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VEVictor Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
<3
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
:la:
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mattaui Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wolf's Dragoons! Never get tired of seeing them. So classic.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
The good old black and red, that everyone wears :D
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Rovien Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017
I remember the Hesperus II mission where you first fight the Fafnirs. Those things look terrifying in Mech 4.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Definitely focused those down :)
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HeavyBenny Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017  Student General Artist
*Shadowhawk photobombs Wolf's Dragoons action shot and spits down an AC5 round (circa 3015)*

So rude.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Stylin on fat Natasha who can't even fly.
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Drakohahn Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017
Very intense!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed :)
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Drakohahn Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017
Well, they're a well known bunch of mercenaries for a reason!
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stormeris Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017
Still hoping to see a redesigned Scorpion and Goliath one day.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Goliath was definitely going to be in the works, not sure at this point though.
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