Countless eons ago, an intelligent race of super-machines roamed the universe, searching for the next step in the development of sentient life. Orbiting a small yellow star, they found a world suitable for biological life, and began exploring. Finding there a mighty breed of savage lizards, the machines began to put their mettle to the test against these ferocious creatures. The war was on. After years of fighting, the carbon based creatures proved to be a match for the silicon based machines in combat prowess, destroying one for every of their kind that was slain. The silicon intellects began to wonder. What if neither the sheer strength of the reptilian breed, nor the perfect intellect of the machine-mind was enough to insure the survival of life. What if a middle ground should be reached. The machines began to work on what was to be the next step in assisted evolution, while the phyrric war between metal and flesh raged on. At the end of the conflict, just as the last dinosaur and the last robot fought to a horrific end, something wonderful happened. Out of the empty labs of the machines walked the children of a new race altogether: Man.
Ok, so I've been putting many hours into this piece, working on it on and off for quite some time. Anyway, I thought the old version had too good a concept simply to explain in a sketch, so I give you the new one. Lots of new brushes were created for this piece, mostly for foliage and the rocks. I do hope you like it.
Phew. Too much work. Now I'm going to go play games
BTW I know it's a silly story. It's supposed to be.
Alright, so I couldn't wait till Halloween to post this up. It's probably my favorite and best drawing up to date (might do a photoshop colored version of it later). Anyway, this is pretty much what I intend to look like in Halo: Reach once I get all the armor I want. Though that Haunted Helmet is going to take some serious gameplay hours to get /: I wonder how many credits I will have to unload to get that monster. By the way, for those of you who don't yet know how to get this particular helmet, I will tell you. First thing is play the game until you rack up enough points, cap off a few ranks, and unlock every single helmet base. I'm not 100 % sure on what rank exactly you get the last helmet unlocked, or even what the last helmet is, but from what I can guess, you most likely have to "reach" up to the rank of Inheritor. Which is not an easy task. Think prestige ten on Call of Duty, and then multiply that by about fifteen or twenty...yeah. It really takes that long. Here's a list of all the ranks, and what it takes to fill each one: [link] Also my guess is that the last helmet you get is the pilot helmet. You must unlock every single helmet and then purchase the base of all of these helmets. Which could take quite a bit of credits, but don't worry, you'll have plenty of time to save up! Once you do, the haunted helmet will be listed under the pilot helmet for 1 cr. So there in lies my prize. It will be a very, very long time before I actually look this monstrous. Ive got patience though.
This is the colored version of this drawing: [link] Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
P.S. The last helmet you get is the Security Helmet, which can be purchased at the rank of General. So it's not as impossibly hard to get as I thought it was, but it still takes some time to wear.