Time frame: 2 hours, 20 minutes in Photoshop CS3. __________________________________________________________
This here is a photo-manipulation made up of four base images, all molded together into one scene. Took some time to make, and quite a few tweaks to make the pictures all come together into one piece, but I think it was worth it. Personally, it came out great; much better, in fact, than I originally thought it might. So here's to you, Bungie Studios, for once again creating an incredible [looking] game.
Note: The expanded size is only 900 pixels wide. To see a high quality version of the image you must download the image. Downloaded image size is 2000 x 1410.
I am a big fan of the Halo games, so did this piece of fan art for fun. The grunt characters are some of my favorites, not only do they have tons of personality, but overall I love the design. Since I own several of the McFarlane Halo Grunt toys, I did a little photoshoot, and used the photos as the basis for the character's pose. Painted in about 3-4 hours, the last couple of hours were mostly subtle color corrections, usually I start off with a pretty strong color scheme in mind, this one ended up coming together at the end of the piece.
"Halo" and "Grunt" character and all names of characters and the distinctive likeness(es) thereof are Trademarks of Bungie Inc.
Not the real thing, unfortunately. I made it in photoshop, but I think it still looks awesome.
Come on, Microsoft! You own Halo now, so release the movie already!
Edit: I just found out that Microsoft plans to release a live-action web series as a promo for Halo 4. It will be known as "Forward Unto Dawn" and will feature the Master Chief himself. Microsoft also said that if the web series is successful, it may be the first step to a full-length movie!