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So I recently picked up the first chapter of Halo Escalation. Didn't really know what it was or who it was about but the cover was pretty, (and featured Commander Palmer), so I figured it was worth a read. Plus it was less than $5

I had no idea the Arbiter would be featured and I was happily surprised. His design in the series is kick ass, and goes for a very regal and form-over-function look, which is understandable when you know he's a diplomat and leader now 

I thought it was kinda funny how he was introduced, complete with lightning and an evil glare. It's almost as if the artists and writers weren't exactly on the same page, and the former thought they were illustrating some kind of intimidating villain -> www.halopedia.org/images/2/29/…

Oh anyways the comic is lots of fun to read and look at, even if the artists can't seem to draw a Sangheili hand right(it's two thumbs and two fingers, not three fingers and a thumb)! I've only read the first chapter but will be hording all the rest asap. Please don't comment with spoilers and the like 

I have way too many feels for Thel. Hope this piece did him justice. Really need to draw this species more often!

Halo belongs to 343 Industries/Microsoft
Armed and Ready by Cryophase
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Skylanderandponyluvr Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
My word! Thel looks absolutely fabulous!  Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-02 (Kawaii) [V1] 

You did a great job!
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XrnophobicMobian Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
All you need to do is draw him with the Prophet's Bane drawn back to back with John with a SAW and the cloak, on the battlefield.
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arbiter7734 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I knew they wouldn't get rid of him, yesss!
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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arbiter7734 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Boogie! 
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CommanderNova702 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Truth be told about Thel's armor, I'm actually liking it than the Arbiter Armor. Its the helmet that seems to get me everytime, wish they could put a more suitable helmet than the one over Thel's head. 
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Liquid-Sun Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks cool! :D
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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Liquid-Sun Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :D
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Goatlactic Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:o they look most awesome! lovely job on the armour especially, its rather shiny.
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :la:
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GethEngineer Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
Arbyarbyarbyyy!<3
Awesomlyfantasticallybeautiful!
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Arby is a beaut <3

And thank you :)
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GethEngineer Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
;D
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D-ZANY-GOLLUMN Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Pure yyyyyyuuuuuuusssssss!
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<3
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D-ZANY-GOLLUMN Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
:partay: 
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MrNero117 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
Arbiter!!! <3

Good job!!! :3
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes! :la:

And thank you :)
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Absolhunter251 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow!! looks awesome x333 i gotta now how you make these! XD its brilliant! 
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How I make these? :XD: Well my painting process is recorded in a couple of GIFs like these :) -> Sheltered Process by Cryophase Digital Painting step-by-steps(GIF) by Cryophase But if you have any questions about my process you're welcome to ask lol
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Absolhunter251 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
okay! :D  how do you get that really cool shading and lighting?
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Knowing were all the colors should go, and putting them there
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Absolhunter251 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i have a hard time sometimes ^^;
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's why you have to learn :nod:
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Absolhunter251 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:)  okay.  you know what would be cool?  if we collab or something x3
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah no thanks, sorry ^^;
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Enadarxel Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
Yes! I can finally make a reference of a Yu-Gi-Oh monster! :shakefist:

Mega Ultra Chicken by LeoOfChaos
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GethEngineer Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
A...chicken?
A CHICKEN?
Poor Arby...
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My last Elite got compared to Frieza because his armor was purple and white xD

People are silly
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GethEngineer Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
yyyyep...people are peoply!
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Enadarxel Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
To be exact, its real name is "Winged Dragon of Ra", and it's one of the most powerful monsters in the first seasons of Yu-Gi-Oh. "Mega Ultra Chicken" is the name used in Yu-Gi-Oh the Abridged Series (or YGOTAS), a fan-made spoof of the show.
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GethEngineer Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
oookaaaay...that's better! thank you!
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