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After I submitted my Halo: Reach image last week I received a lot of critique regarding many aspects of it, I haven't attempted something on such a large scale before so I learned a lot whilst making it, and even more during the critique sessions.
I went through a good 8 drafts for this revised version, weeding out tangents, fixing composition and bringing the action closer.
I will leave the original up in my scraps.
I think this image is the real tribute to Reach I had in mind, and learnt a lot painting it.

Enjoy

Original: [link]
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Recently I have had the opportunity to start working on some very interesting projects, one which you will see something from in the next week or so but for now this is the first of many concept illustrations for a project called Fortress Earth.

I can't go into huge details but it's objective is to become a kind of audio graphic novel and tells the story of 2 powerful alien races who are at war and what happens when their war descends on to our little planet, one of the races are trying to protect us the other is trying to drop black hole bombs on us.

This image shows the alien armadas arriving in Earth's atmosphere and 2 pilots (one is the protagonist) on a training exercise find themselves smack bang in the middle of this huge battle with alien capital ships and fighters everywhere, they barely escape with their lives as one of the huge ships explodes overhead.

More info here [link]

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A giant glowing orb hovers silently at the core of an alien Dyson sphere, at each of it's poles an array of massive spires seemingly hold the orb in place. What is the orb for and why was an artificial planet built around it? Or was it created there.
The artificial planet holds many mysteries, I wonder where that sun light is coming from, lets go find out.

Inspired by Halo 4 and my own series Telikos Protocol, I have always loved monolithic structures that seemingly go on forever and their simple geometric shape only adds to their scale. I will be doing some more paintings based on this "planet" one being how that sun is generated. Should be interesting.

Enjoy :ahoy:
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This was originally just going to be a quick sketch of the Master Chief's helmet on a blank background. As you can see, I got a little carried away, and this is the result after a week of off and on work.

I hope you enjoy!

EDIT: Some people made the observation the helmet was originally too elongated, which I agreed with. I shortened it down, so it should be more proportional now.

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Freshly deployed from a D77-TC Pelican Gunship, Master Chief Petty Officer John-117 prepares to back up the UNSC forces, who are currently engaged in a losing battle against a mighty Covenant invasion fleet.

When the ground commander called in for reinforcements, I bet he didn't think they'd send a Spartan.
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"Cortana, All I need to know is did we lose them."

"I think we both know the answer to that..."

"We made a blind jump...How did they..."

"..Get here first? The Covenant ships have always been faster. As for tracking us all the way from Reach, at light speed my maneuvering options were limited."

"We were running dark, yes?"

"Until we decelerated, no one could have missed the hole we tore in subspace...They were waiting for us on the far side of the planet..."

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Hope you enjoy!

The planet, stars, and nebulae in the background we're done solely in Photoshop. The ships were initially pencil sketches, which were later scanned and completed in Photoshop.

I find it kind of strange that, despite the fact that there were multiple Covenant battle groups converging on the Autumn's position, you never see one Covenant vessel in any of the variations of this cutscene. Thus, I decided to add one such battle group approaching the PoA.

Some resources that I used:

Nebulae/Space Dust: [link]

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EDIT: Increased file size to 1920 x 1080 and used the "Sharpen" tool to eliminate some of the blurring.
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Inspired by the song of the same name from the Halo 4 Soundtrack by Neil Davidge.
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The Master Chief gets a rude awakening as he is caught in the middle of a massive engagement between UNSC and Storm Covenant forces over the surface of Requiem.

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This one took a good month or so to complete...Not sure exactly how many hours I put into it, but I wanted to get it done before Halo 4 was released, so I met my deadline.

It is a mixed media piece, utilizing traditional art, digital painting, and photo-manipulation. 90% of the image was completed by digital painting in Photoshop CS5.

Credits to Halopedia, where photos of the UNSC and Covenant vessels were taken from.

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Halo is owned by Microsoft/343 Industries
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For Venerance: [link]
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Wanted to make a tribute to my favorite Halo game (and one of my favorite games in general)!
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These were my contributions towards ~levihoff's level five of the Shield and Sword project: [link]

The top image takes place after the bottom image.

Bottom: There's a massive battle between the survivors of the dead CCS-class battlecrusier (the Reconciled) and the Elites who are trying to clean up the mess.

Top: Rtas 'Vadum is leading a group of 4 Elites and the Master Chief through the bowels of the ship.
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In between surviving earthquakes, etc I've been doing a bit of work for a new short film set within the HALO universe called HALO: FAITH. The team at Majic Pictures have been doing a great job so far recreating Spartan armor and weapon props and have already completed principle photography on what will most likely be (roughly) 12 action packed minutes of film.

I was given free reign to develop some production art based on the script so I picked 4 scenes that I felt would really capture both what the team needed and what the fans (and hopefully everyone else) would want to see.

Follow the film's progress on their Facebook page here: [link]

The other 3 images I did can be found here:

[link]
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In between surviving earthquakes, etc I've been doing a bit of work for a new short film set within the HALO universe called HALO: FAITH. The team at Majic Pictures have been doing a great job so far recreating Spartan armor and weapon props and have already completed principle photography on what will most likely be (roughly) 12 action packed minutes of film.

I was given free reign to develop some production art based on the script so I picked 4 scenes that I felt would really capture both what the team needed and what the fans (and hopefully everyone else) would want to see.

Follow the film's progress on their Facebook page here: [link]

The other 3 images I did can be found here:

[link]
[link]
[link]
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In between surviving earthquakes, etc I've been doing a bit of work for a new short film set within the HALO universe called HALO: FAITH. The team at Majic Pictures have been doing a great job so far recreating Spartan armor and weapon props and have already completed principle photography on what will most likely be (roughly) 12 action packed minutes of film.

I was given free reign to develop some production art based on the script so I picked 4 scenes that I felt would really capture both what the team needed and what the fans (and hopefully everyone else) would want to see.

Follow the film's progress on their Facebook page here: [link]

The other 3 images I did can be found here:

[link]
[link]
[link]
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Started as a speedpainting, turns out I had too much fun playing around with the details :P
Used no reference whatsoever, just all out of my mind.

A high res print version of this is available at my buddies at HaloOrbit, check it out! :)
[link]

Here some other Halo Work from myself:
[link]
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Hope you like it! :)
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"I do. Now more than ever, John."

Wanted to make an emotional piece, in hope for a good new Halo game, with a lot of character development and a touching story :)

NOTE: There are quite some changes to both characters, due to lack of reference, but primarily due to compositional reasons. So no need to complain about it, please :)

Here two other halo-pieces of mine:
[link]
[link]

Hope you like it! :)

EDIT: A high-res download has been made available here:
[link]
Enjoy! :)
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Well. As foretold a new Fanart - this time from the famous Halo-Universe! It depicts actually my spartan model I use while playing. I took some screenshots as reference for the Spartan and the Covenant Cruiser. I am quite happy with the outcome :)

Took about 10 hours + 2 hour of gaming... ehm I mean searching for reference in the games :P

Hope you like it! :)

EDIT: I finally released the Covenant counterpart to this piece! Please check it out! :)
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Here's where I took my piece 'Low Level Strike'. It was a lot of fun!
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Since the credits obscured a lot of this picture, I thought it would be worth adding a version here without any text. :)
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"Through a small passageway we find a wide open cave. In the center is Hub Access Station 42, a hard-connection to the information network that weaves throughout the Shield World. Around it lie Master Chief's stockpile of ammunition and vehicles the flotsam and jetsam of the Forward Unto Dawn..."

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This is a highlight from the latest Shield and Sword update that has been posted, imagining through art and text what the third level of an imaginary Halo 4 might be like. See and read a bunch more about it here:

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Another Halo-related artwork.

This time, a chaotic ground assault against the Covenant forces.
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Concept for the upcoming Halo fanfilm "The Gift of the Ancients".
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The Covenant AA Artillery.

Concept art for the upcoming Halo fanfilm "The Gift of the Ancients".

ps. The miniature model for filming is under construction.

(Download for full-res)
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UNSC Army and Marines attacking an Insurrectionists stronghold. UNSC military personnel's armed with M392 Designated Marksman Rifle, BR55HB Battle Rifle , MA5C Assault Rifle, and MA37 Assault Rifle.
Made in Garrys Mod.
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UNSC Female Trooper full armored armed with the M392 DMR. Updated with a background, multiple dynamic lighting, tilted head, and more body showned

Garry's Mod
GIMP
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UNSC Army battalion preparing to mobilize against the Insurrectionist Army on a colony taken over by them. A skirmish I tell you....

Garry's Mod
GIMP
Background:www.gdefon.com/download/fantas…
Contents belong to owner of the background, Halo, and Bungie.
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More experiments with my custom brushes. Not happy with a lot of them to be honest. I need to tweak and delete a whole bunch. Some are just useless.

Decided to test out the majority of my brush set on this sketch.

Spartans are the shit. I need to make another ODST painting as well, they are bad ass.

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It's really exciting to know that Halo 4 is right around the corner. I have been following the series ever since Halo Combat Evolved came out for the xbox in 2001.

I haven't been reading the books to keep up with the halo universe. Heavily augmented and trained, chief was among one of the last few spartans alive.

Thanks to "spartan-217" for the info, The last spartan III's were on onyx with 5 spartan IIs + Fireteam black team(4) + alice,douglas,jerome + chief


In Halo 3, Cortana put chief to sleep in the end so I really can't wait for the continuation of Chief's legacy. I really hope the new trilogy will live up to the hype. Crosses fingers.

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If you guys don't know what the background silhouette depicts, play the first Halo game ;)

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More of my custom brush experiments.

Not really happy with this one. But it is a lousy sketch of Master chief. I also did say I was going to paint ODST's next but I lied. I will sometime ;)

(c)343 Industries

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Hi everyone just another image of delta company, this was a att at adding motion. I know there are a few things that seem off :( but in order to learn I have to try, thanks for all the feed back.
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Brothers: Hi everyone, my second last Halo Post. I am going to start working on my own stuff, I have a personal project that I need to start working on. My own story characters and so on, Im going to start building my universe and of course that will take me a bit:) but I will post the results as I go, anyway I hope you like the image.Credits: ODST by Darkvibe mapping by me.. Rigged Posed and Rendered 3d max// Post-work dig painting color ajust and filter work CS2 (Photoshop)
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Hi everyone!:) just another sample page, I've been working on a few elements to this process. I had to start from scratch in some areas and tweek other tasks, Sorry this is up and down but in between looking for work and stuff well Time is something I don't have at the moment:( but I am still working at this when I can. This page is kind of based off the story, still working on models "building some stuff I don't have there is a lot of work going in to this:) Anyway I hope you all like the results..
Ps I'm thinking of doing some Commissions so drop me a line:)
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