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EDGE Magazine Cover by Cryptcrawler EDGE Magazine Cover by Cryptcrawler
Here's another piece Ive had the pleasure of working on for Bungie.

I figure its pretty safe to post this low res version since its been on the internet for months.

The one was for an EDGE magazine cover and interior double-page spread, it was an enormous piece to work on clocking in at about 5700 pixels wide.
Some of the background was intentionally left amorphous and loose to accomodate letterhead, I also had to use a cut and paste paint overs on the guns and helicopter due to time contraints (4 days to finish the approved sketch) but the rest was exhaustedly hand-drawn.
Having to do paintovers is something I really hate doing but when it comes to commercial work all bets are off; its not about your unique voice and vision anymore its about delivering what a client expects and has contracted you to do.



Enjoy!
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:icondana1969:
dana1969 Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man that is a complicated composition, but you pulled it off..
amazing work..
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:icongeneric-username427:
Generic-username427 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That is awesome, Reach was my favorite campaign, nice job
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:iconaron-the-razielim:
Aron-the-Razielim Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yay, Reach!! Love it, Halo is just great! :D
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:iconfire555:
fire555 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
omg i finally found this pic!
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:icondarioid:
darioid Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
FUUUUUUU!!! are you kidding? this must be a render, it is freaking awesome
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:iconauthorryanschneider:
AuthorRyanSchneider Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Wow.
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:iconmidway2009:
Midway2009 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Into the valley of Death
Rode the SPARTANS of Reach. :D
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:iconschlegel120:
Schlegel120 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Pure amazing...
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:iconmudslingerartist:
MudslingerArtist Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012   Digital Artist
You made this?????!!!!!

great job then!
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:iconun4ever:
UN4Ever Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
How much did they pay you for this ????
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:iconethants:
ethants Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Student General Artist
wonderful
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:iconseitentaiseikira:
SeitenTaiseiKira Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Love this!! I loved to know how u get the wore down texture on the hemet and armor?
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:iconbobsghost:
BOBSGHOST Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
holy shit... mind blown!
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:iconhellgatemarine:
HELLGATEMARINE Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
great one
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:iconbuildmypaperheart:
BuildMyPaperHeart Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The color and shading is absolutely amazing, how you translate the lighting effects from 3D in-game to a drawing, even digital, is super.

Very awesome work!
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:iconvictortky:
victortky Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
amazing design! I love how you do noble team was awesome!
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:iconchris-919:
Chris-919 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the design of the marines in this picture. Great reds and blues. The motion blur outside adds fantastic momentum and urgency to the sign.
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:iconnoble--6:
Noble--6 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I've seen this one around for awhile! I'm glad I finally found the man behind it. Excellent work!
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:iconhrxfab:
hrxfab Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
Hi, you have been featured here

:gallery:
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:iconreaper-of-man:
Reaper-of-man Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
nicely done, didn't know you did anything for Reach
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:iconashrazan:
Ashrazan Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
Beautiful work, especially the visor of the one in the foreground...
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:iconjebelkrong:
jebelkrong Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
breathtaking!
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:iconbrutechieftan:
Brutechieftan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Student General Artist
you mean you did this. i saw this on bungie.net do you work for them?
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:iconcheshfire:
CheshFire Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011   General Artist
truly astounding. I hope I can achieve that level of skill one day.
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:icon2lua:
2lua Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
wow! very nice work... ^^
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:iconnaygonelvanleii:
NaygonElvanleii Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow...i mean...WOW!!
this is soo fuckin amazing!!

i love Halo...!
i love Bungie...!
and...I LOVE YOUR ART!:)
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:iconcombalt2:
Combalt2 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
You got great talent to be a freelance artist. Hope your not too busy! XD
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:icontito134:
Tito134 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
HALO REACH !!!!!! Perfect work :)
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:iconsparky-del-ireland:
sparky-del-Ireland Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm really glad you're getting work. You're stuff is fukkin great.
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:iconcryptcrawler:
Cryptcrawler Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
Thanks a mil sparky!
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:iconmitia-arcturus:
Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
Hi ...Dear ...Cryptcrawler ...!!!
Your Fantastic Art work
... EDGE Magazine Cover
is featured in Action-Portraits...!!!:iconaction-portraits:
if you don't mind...:heart:
best regards.....................You're most welcome in Action-Portraits...!!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR MY BEST WISHES FOR 2011...!!! :heart:
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:iconcryptcrawler:
Cryptcrawler Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
Awesome, thanks for the interest!
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:iconmitia-arcturus:
Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
You are most welcome...!!!:hug:
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:iconthepenciler:
thepenciler Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
This is really great. I would love to see your texturing process.
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:iconcryptcrawler:
Cryptcrawler Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
Thanks very much!
mostly its laying in big textured dodge brushes and then cleaning up with textured and round-brush history tools.
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:iconswhalo2:
SWHalo2 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
Dude, YOU made this?!?!
This is totally sweet man, I love it!
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:iconcryptcrawler:
Cryptcrawler Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
I did!
Thanks a mil!
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:icontheblobsmaster:
THEBlobsMaster Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
VERY Impressive.....you know, for something you were rushed for, this came out great. Thank you for sharing this with us :D
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:iconcryptcrawler:
Cryptcrawler Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
Appreciate it!
Thanks!
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:icondrowlfart:
DrOwlfart Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
REACH!!!!
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:iconcryptcrawler:
Cryptcrawler Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
Yep!
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:iconlazarus-firenze:
Lazarus-Firenze Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Student Digital Artist
You know, I think I know you on a forum...

But seriously, incredible. I have only done couple of Spartan IIIs and this takes all prizes for awesomeness. For the armour, did Bungie give you layout/schematics of how it fits together? Or was it from eye?
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:iconcryptcrawler:
Cryptcrawler Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
I had a few pics to look at for accuracy, but it's all hand drawn.
Thanks for the kind words!
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:iconjoraz007:
joraz007 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
WOW!!! Awesome...
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:iconcryptcrawler:
Cryptcrawler Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
Glad you think so, joraz, thx
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:iconr1ngop:
R1ngoP Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing picture Brad, I love the texture and lighting on the right hand side of the guy on the right...looks like he's about to kick some serious ass!
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:iconcryptcrawler:
Cryptcrawler Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
Thank you very much, r1ngoP!
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:iconproverbs9-10:
Proverbs9-10 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
Much props to you for swallowing your "ego" with such grace.
Its a shame that paint overs are almost forced.

I would like to be in the industry one day, so it is good to hear the unfortunate truths about such work. No sense in jumping into the pool without proper info. Thanks much, and weeeelll done!
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:iconcryptcrawler:
Cryptcrawler Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
Thanks very much!
Sadly using 3d is a necassary evil with the absurd deadlines you have to meet.
Thankfully ive only ever used it 2 times and both for guns/vehicles/tech.
Ill never use it for my own personal work.
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:iconomilophile:
Omilophile Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
Seriously? How do you do that? You are incredible, good sir.
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