[SPOILERS FOR HALO 3] A picture of the many before combat scenes in HALO 3. This picture shows the Arbiter and the Master Chief teaming up once again to defeat the Flood. Like their combat pose and their weapons! It is going to be a blast. They make a pretty nice combat pair.
There are still more interviews and character profiles coming on, but I have only managed to secure a few interviews with the F.S.O.F. members under the Republic's strict military protocols and actions. There are still many others. I will be uploading more in the near future, after finishing my assignments and projects.
Please read and comment on it. More to come...
I will be uploading some more covers of my favourite computer games and comic characters...so keep an eye out for them!
This is just an unfinished beta. There may be a couple of errors or bugs that I don't know of. The theme is currently using some Windows Classic graphics with some of my own. The classic part of the theme will probaly disappear in future releases. I'm thinking about replacing it with some of my own graphics, but not until I learn how to properly hack shellstyles.
Also, this is one of my first tries on a visual style.
Current changes 1.5
-Taskbar selection is none when window isn't selected.
-New font option (Tahoma).
-Increased the font size 1px.
-New tracker & progress graphics.
-Other minor graphical fixes.
Who first seduc'd them to that foul revolt? Th' infernal Serpent; he it was, whose guile Stird up with Envy and Revenge, deceiv'd The Mother of Mankind, what time his Pride Had cast him out from Heav'n, with all his Host Of Rebel Angels, by whose aid aspiring To set himself in Glory above his Peers, He trusted to have equal'd the most High, If he oppos'd; and with ambitious aim Against the Throne and Monarchy of God Rais'd impious War in Heav'n and Battel proud With vain attempt...
-John Milton, Paradise Lost book 1
This isn't the first time I've quoted Milton in my description and it won't be the last. But this is the first time I've just allowed his epic to be the catalyst for a piece. I set out to do an interpretation of Milton's war in heaven, minus the gunpowder, cannons and mountain tossing.
Normally I would list all of the stock shots I used but umm considering the fact that I used over 20 figure shots in this piece(I think the final number is something like 26, search for them!) then I'll just list the stock providers.
Because I had to have a nude angel with stragetically placed clouds. I got the vast majority of the shots from Falln, otherwise the piece would have been nearly impossible to do in the manner I imagined it. She's in there too and this piece is for her Surrealist contest is not a stock artist but I did use her brushes. Her gallery of art is absolutely breathtaking and just makes me squishy. Wow did I just say squishy? I've been staring at this comp screen for far too long.
Tried to get more inventive with angel, though i could have pushed the boat and the people much more. I also didn't spend as much time as I would have wished on their clothes, particularly patterns.
Ainu are the indigenous people of Japan, living mainly on Hokkaido and the other islands that peters out further north of that. Not much of it survives though, no proper Ainu villages beyond what's been reconstructed for tourism, the language is considered endangered with about 100 speaker or as few as 15 left. How many Ainu there are left is also a tricky one, because of racism there are many that even to this day lie about their ethnicity.