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Escape from Reach by agnidevi Escape from Reach by agnidevi
Another moment from Halo story with UNSC "Pillar of Autumn", the only survivor of Covenant's attack on Reach.

From technical point the challenge was to depict a realistic orbital shot while meeting the requirements of a storybook illustration and layout design as well as i343 expectations. Due to 6k native resolution a lot of time were spent on detailing, including ships, debris and surface below. Fortunately the printing quality were able to capture all these tiny bits.
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Escape from Reach by agnidevi ( Suggested by KeinZantezuken and Featured by cosmicbound )
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calamitySi Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2018
Normally I would mind someone using my Nevada class frigate design in their artwork without giving credit...however, this artwork is so amazing, I'll let it pass. Excellent job! (Although, it would have been nice to see at least ONE of my babies survive. Just sayin'!) ;-)
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Raider-49 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2017
Wow...just wow.
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thevampiredio Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
omg this is movie level quality!!! may i ask how did u do this? 3D?
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:iconagnidevi:
agnidevi Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2017   Digital Artist
Well I guess you already find it out from another reply.
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thevampiredio Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
sure did man.  you rock!!
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PrimeMinisterSalem Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2017
This is amazing! The detail of the destroyed ships lingering around, the effects of the orbital bombardment, and the Covenant cruisers really add to how frantic the Autumn's escape is. To say nothing of the detail to the vessel itself.

You did an amazing job portraying the ship's escape and the hopelessness on and over Reach.
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cannonfodder14 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2017
A fantastic piece. Truly incredible in its detail and scale.
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MjP-70 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2017
Amazing work!
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Blue-Lovag Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did u paint everything or did u use 3d models which u painted over then?
Or if somehow else plz explain to an aspiring artist :3
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agnidevi Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2017   Digital Artist
The piece you see is a combination of 2d and 3d techniques. First, I painted a fairly simple sketch to get the look and feel for the scenery. Once it was approved I started to work on UNSC ships, building main 3d assets from scratch. There are a few Pillar of Autumn models available online, but they either incorrect or lack any detailing, so I literally roll up my sleeves and modeled my own version. Some Halo fans may notice differences here and there, as I used both Digic cinematic and in-game screenshots for the reference. Nevertheless i343 approved this version.

I opted for 3d because I wanted a cinematic look and feel, like a shot from Halo game or CG movie. It is possible to paint everything in 2d, though you may spend too much time laying out correct perspective grid for space ships. Also you don't need to model everything, just get the basic shapes and paint the rest. Here I did quite a lot of geometry, but all of the ship lights are painted.

The background is a traditional digi matte. I used some orbital imagery as a base and painted in all the missing details, changed colors etc.
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thevampiredio Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
amazing work. i bow to your awesomeness!!!
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agnidevi Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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thevampiredio Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
welcome man.
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Blue-Lovag Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow thank your very much for this detailed answer!
I would love to see a painting where u show the diffrent stages of your process.

In my worklow before i merge layers i duplicate and then merge, blending the other layers out.
So if im finished i have diffrent subfolders which images from the very beginning.
Maybe u can do this once as well, i guess lots of ppl would enjoy it :)
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aeon9 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2017
Where is the HD version so I can use it as my wallpaper!? 😠
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agnidevi Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2017   Digital Artist
Just click download button at the right side. 1920 x 1240 should work for HD.
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Luisg78 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 12, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Is amazing!!!
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Bladeninja76 Featured By Owner May 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah, you know something went down there. Nice planetary and technological effects.
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Greenminerthescoffer Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Kick but! Your Art is awesome
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Greenminerthescoffer Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
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MLPstargear Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017
I can't even begin to say how awesome this is.
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Amalgamation100 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jesus Christ dude...

I'm lost for words.
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Pheenix42 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017
"There was only one ship."
"One?  Are you sure?"
"Yes--they called it 'The Pillar of Autumn'."
"Why was it not destroyed with the rest of their fleet!?"
"It fled; as we set fire to their planet, but I followed with all the ships at my command."
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layerZero Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can even hear this one
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xXxshadowsneakxXx Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I was legitimately surprised to see a Halo piece of the front page.
but bravo, man. The intricate and tiny details really make this come alive. The glassing rings below really help deliver the gravity of the situation, as well.
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L3ynx Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017
Fantastic. This has such great energy, which fits my emotional attachment with this scene to a T.
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Ururuty Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017
great
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carbonthedragon Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Truly incredible, at first glance I thought you once actually worked on Halo Reach yourself! Truly awesome piece, good job
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struck3Xbylightning Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
This really deserved the DD. The details in this are incredible!
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Ocetee Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Congrats! Awesome artwork
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Buga-Wuga Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Truly epic battle
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mea00 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work! Congrats on the DD
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philliesphreak10 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017
Beautiful!
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Admiral-Kevin Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
Wow thats realy cool! Epic! well done n_n
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Antimatter-Radius Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! Fantastic rendition!
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
I don't play Halo, but that doesn't matter, this is a terrific painting! Congrats on the DD!
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thesupported Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome picture, looks like the Covenant still can't aim.
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agnidevi Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017   Digital Artist
Hehe, well if you look at all the debris around it seems they do aim pretty well.
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thesupported Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Na that was their dreadnaught
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Dianote Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017
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Volfegan Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
The ships' design looks like from Homeworld game. I loved that game.
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Wolfguard22 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017
Awesome piece, congrats on the DD.
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Mr-Ripley Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Breathtaking!
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CapscesDigitalInk Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017  Professional General Artist
Excellent!
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Rookie425 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017
This is incredible
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acebird1234 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Impressive I like this picture nicely done 
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Turbofurby Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The art is one major reason why I bought Mythos
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Neok4 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017
Love it. All that detail work did do it some good, as there's no shortage of it anywhere. Colors look great. Really captures the mood.
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funkyalienlovers Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing work
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