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HALO 3: ODST Commission 1 by Cryptcrawler HALO 3: ODST Commission 1 by Cryptcrawler
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1 of 2 comissions I just wrapped up for Bungie for thier new game HALO 3: ODST.

Due to request from Bungie Im not able to display a print resolution image.

These comissions from Bungie were without doubt the most intense contracts ive ever taken, the turnaround time to produce the final image was almost inhuman, I had 5 days to finish it with the image specifications being 11.5 X 10.25 @ 300DPI; it had gone from a cover size to a foldout size a day before we got the new deadline of doom.

Even the art director I was working with ( who totally rocks and was a dream to work with by the way) cringed when she told me, they got sucker-punched as well with the new deadline. The work was originally for UK Official Xbox Magazine, but im not sure what it ended up being used for.

To complicate matters I absolutely suck with vehicles and tech, my insticts seem to totally evaporate when I have to render them.
Im also a stay at home daddy during the day until my amazing wife comes home, needless to say this sucker brought me to my knees in terms of testing my endurance, speed and rendering challenging content; not only is it tech and vehicles, but its daytime lighting and I had to use a ton of reference - all things I consider to be weaknesses in my abilities.

I got about 3 hours of sleep a night for those 5 days but it was totally worth it, I found out just how far down the rabbit-hole goes when it comes to my limits as an artist and you really couldnt ask for more than that.

I saved WIP process shots for this image which im about to post, I hope you enjoy it!

Thank you very much for coming by my gallery, all the very best to you.

All rights and copyrights to this image are owned by Bungie, do not reproduce or distribute.
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whatdefudge Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
IS that a Warthog killing stuff

or is it driving through a tornado?
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PrivateFutterwacking Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
MARINES, WE ARE LEAVING
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Zachula Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Dude, it looks great. Seriously, everything is perfect (even the vehicle). And I love those clouds.
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KeithSeymour Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Little late to the party.. but this is so great. :) 
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ODSTGhost77 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
Grunt Spree!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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MaxKielsmeier Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Stunning
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MitzioKurai Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Thats my job to walk on grunts with my warthog listening at the same time WARTHOG SONG
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painfulkisses13 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Wow, this is so badass! I have to say you done such an awesome job with this and the details are so very impressive :) I'm a big fan of the Halo series and ODST happens to be my most favourite Halo game ever!
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Leonar-Cousland Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Oh yeah...nothing like killing a bunch of Covenant with two ODSTs....and Sgt. Johnson.
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basicnato Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
i can feel the epicness!
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