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Protectorate Wars - Kristen Marx
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Published: March 13, 2014
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Long time no post DA, I've been hard at work on my first book, Rangers Project: The Protectorate Wars. I've been keeping most of it's art held back for those who backed, pre-order, and in the future purchase it. I've been itching to post something though, and this is a good one I just finished, enjoy.

The Isles Protectorate has commenced it's war against the established super powers in the core of colonized space. Here, Kristen Marx leads here Elementals as the tip of the spear in a strike against Haenkel-Parvam Conglomerate worlds. In a trial by fire for the untested Protectorate and their Elementals, experimental shield technology proved pivotal as otherwise conventional power armored soldiers overpowered Conglomerate combat mechs. All eyes are now on this new force, and the great powers scramble to meet it.

For those interested, you can pre-order The Protectorate Wars digital art book on this blog page: therangersproject.blogspot.com… which along with netting you the digital PDF edition when complete, you also gain access to regular progress updates including a look at all artwork done along the way. All profits support my continued efforts on the Rangers Project. Thanks for everyone's support, I wouldn't be able to pull this stuff off without all the funding provided so far.
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zacharyknox222's avatar
zacharyknox222Hobbyist Artist
i love it!
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zacharyknox222Hobbyist Artist
i like it!
AgentBladelock's avatar
So who are the good guys in this war?
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Shimmering-SwordProfessional Digital Artist
Other than the more tropey bad guy factions in the setting, everyone thinks they're a good guy. They're all super powers (or failed powers) that either want control, or go to war fearing others will gain control if they don't first.
I wanted that to be something deliberate, no good guy vs bad guy plot. The Rangers/Elementals of mine that everyone loves are some of the most terrifying forces on the battlefield.
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JohnnyTeossHobbyist General Artist
hotly awesomely badass 
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Shimmering-SwordProfessional Digital Artist
:D
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Andrew-Lim Digital Artist
Amazing work!
PotatoeAlloy's avatar
how much would this cost
Clynac's avatar
Wonderful. I like your armor/helmet style. Sadly i did'nt know that you have a kickstarter campaign. :(
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Shimmering-SwordProfessional Digital Artist
When the book is ready you'll still be able to buy it. You could pre-order it now if you wanted, but I'm not sure when I'll have it done.
randomeye713's avatar
This looks like a lot of fun to read
JumpSpark's avatar
Your stuff is super sweet! Thanks for posting!
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JWright-3D-GraphicsProfessional General Artist
cool
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GraySharkStudiosProfessional Traditional Artist
Nice to see some of the cleaner polished pieces arriving.

How much of the Ranger book work will never be on Deviant? Or are you going to post it, just much later or whats the plan there?
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Shimmering-SwordProfessional Digital Artist
I usually don't post my least favorite pieces, but over time likely a good portion of the best will be posted.
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GraySharkStudiosProfessional Traditional Artist
Good to know some of it will stay exclusive, until someone leaks it of course. Cheers friend. :ahoy:
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mel-danesProfessional Digital Artist
As a fully finished piece this is wonderful. It has a solid design base, this whole series you have been knocking out of the park!
Do I detect a little Orc inspiration from Appleseed Manga 3? Its subtle and your personal style make it completely your own.
I have noticed your helmet aesthetic has shown up all over Deviant Art, so congrats on your contribution to the language of mecha/cool.
Again great piece, keep it up sir.
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Shimmering-SwordProfessional Digital Artist
I've never read the Appleseed manga, so I don't know.
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mel-danesProfessional Digital Artist
Appleseed is a good read, and is full of great design work. Its from an earlier period in the artists life so the rendering is a little lacking in the first 2 volumes. I found the story more interesting that GitS, and far more serious that Dominion, or Orion.
Regardless this is a great piece, so thanks for sharing it with us.
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Shadowdymond11Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can't wait!
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thevampiredioProfessional Digital Artist
very nice mate!:D
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