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Here's a Battletech fan commission done for :iconbranndon: Branndon

A Ghost Bear Alpha Galaxy mechwarrior stands atop his idling Kodiak assault mech after some light fighting.
Not my hottest piece of color art, as I was coming out of a long string of official lineart redesigns for Battletech. Went with a mixed design style between the old art and MWO version for the mech.
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:icontemplariandx:
TemplarianDX Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2019
My favorite assault mech, right here.
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:icondantedesertfox:
Dantedesertfox Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2017
A moment of relaxation after dealing with pests.
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thevampiredio Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
very nice!! dont see the pilots and mech posing together much. :D
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I've only done it a few times.
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:iconthevampiredio:
thevampiredio Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
nice!:D
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:iconstridersstrikersteam:
StridersStrikersTeam Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Most excellent!
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:iconrovien:
Rovien Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017
I wonder how you'd make the Turkina look if it's design were updated.
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:iconfirenz123:
Firenz123 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Epic, really cool.:)
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Nicely done. I'm always shocked when someone manages to make a Battlemech look cool.
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BishopSteiner Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that's a beauty of a piece.  Nice to see the cross pollination of styles between you and Alex on some stuff. We may finally see Battletech pulled out of the laughable 80s for art quality finally!  (even if the TRO 3025 and 3026 are among my most cherished possessions)
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I'd say we're pretty cleanly away from the FASA days now. We get the odd dud, but CGL is largely employing actual mech artists, not just random scifi dinosaurs :D
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Tequila628 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017
Dunno, Sword. There is so much laser vomit in MWO and that mech only has ballistic-inflicted wounds... xD :P
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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Stargazzer811 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
This isn't for MWO though, this if for Battletech proper.
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:iconbranndon:
Branndon Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017
Absolutely love it! Thank you again for taking this commission!
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:icontimfusco:
TimFusco Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017
Absolutely LOVE it!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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:iconsekitonbo:
Sekitonbo Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017
He will crush his enemies, see them driven before him, and hear the lamentation of their women.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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spacewolflord Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017
"Long string of official lineart redesigns for Battletech."  This got me all sorts of excited.  If I buy the book/s that the are is in do you get a little bit in royalties? 
Thanks for sharing this beast of a fighter.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
No royalties for me, just flat rate contracts. Hopefully not too long and I'll start to post the art here.
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:iconspacewolflord:
spacewolflord Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017
So what era is the book set?
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
3025/early stuff. CGL is putting out some early source books and Alpha Strike Combat Manuals that have redesigned unseen mechs in them.
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BishopSteiner Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
any word on if we will get a real Era Report or Historical Report 3025?  I know it would retread some stuff, but it seems so many of the base rules are very 3050+ in general approach, and seeing official modifiers for tech work, refit availability, and an updated look at the setting would be nice, without having to dig through 50 books to keep track of what got retconned how.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I rarely know what books are coming, and even a bunch of my recent redesigns aren't even assigned to a book, due to how fluid and overarching the project is.
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spacewolflord Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017
More Unseen redesigns?  That sounds interesting.
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:iconrandommode:
Randommode Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
That is so beautiful 
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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LoricTheMad Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017
Well... Seeing you do the KDK just made my night. Thanks for sharing.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome :)
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PhelanDavion Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017  Professional
That`s the spirit! :heart: 
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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PhelanDavion Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017  Professional
what do you charge for such a commission?
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
This one went for $280.
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mattaui Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such a great looking rendition of a great looking 'Mech. Nicely done!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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Akiyama24 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Now I want build one for my tau army.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Not sure how well this guy will fit in with the aesthetic :P
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Yah I've seen those ones, I've designed mod parts for them too :)
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Akiyama24 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool! Mod parts on paper or for the models?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Physical 3rd party model bits.
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Steel-Raven Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing work! :)
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
:la:
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:icondingdoodah:
dingdoodah Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017
>Belly laser

SCAREBEAR STARE
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
lol
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RedSpotSylphina Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Good job :)
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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AlexanderDeath Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait Ghim im confused... he's a ghostbear, but he has a diamond shark logo on his mech? And honestly - love the image, it's great, but now im curios to see what you were doing on the official side  ^_^
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
He has a shark emblem for himself, but that's not a diamond shark specifically.
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