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Here's some more Halo work Ive had the pleasure of working on for Bungie.

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



This particular piece was for a christmas charity auction for Child's Play which is just a kick-ass charity founded by Penny Arcade, you can find out all about it here: [link]

You can also check out the actual charity event photos here if you like [link]

This one was a beast for several reasons and it didnt have to be, but I made it hard on myself because I couldnt get my ego out of the way and as a result I delivered something that could have been better. Hopefully you guys can learn from my folly.
As I mentioned I hate using paintovers for a lot of reasons and decided that id not use any on this, so I started with the tank in the back and finished it moving toward camera.
That was a big mistake and I wasted valuable time trying to get the tank right at that difficult angle and without a lot of the visual hallmarks that give it its distinguished profile and silhouette.
I should have been smart and used a paintover but I chose the asshole "ooOOoohhh look at me" route.

Dont do that, be smart and professional. Client 1st, ego 2nd.

I decided to smarten up and use a paintover for the gun, but as a result of wasting so much time the additional soldiers in the background suffered and came out sloppier than I would have liked.

Hopefully my blabbering with give some of you something useful to take with you.

I hope you enjoy it guys and gals, take care of yourselves!
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:iconninjallen:
NINJALLEN Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
HELL HATH NO FURY LIKE A HELLJUMPER
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:iconmasterchief372:
Masterchief372 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Student Filmographer
That is awesome!
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:iconkhansahil:
khansahil Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
this is 2d or 3d?? i'm confused... which software did you used?
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:iconfloodrushforever:
FloodRushForever Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Fist Halo game I played was ODST and I have to say, this was probably my favourite part of the story :)
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:iconhindumaliman:
Hindumaliman Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
no booooobs
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:iconcgbspander:
cgbspander Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
You are godlike!
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:iconcrazeycrackers:
CrazeyCrackers Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Omg,yo should join Bungie and make art for The halo games.I hear they might make a Halo 5.I'm not sure about it but i've herd rumors.
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:iconawesomelyderped:
AwesomelyDerped Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013   Digital Artist
Brilliant work here!
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:icongamerwolfgirl:
Gamerwolfgirl Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome, this is featured in:iconvideogames-forever:
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:iconnerovii:
NeroVII Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The lighting on his helmet makes the picture outstanding!
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:iconodstjeremy:
odstjeremy Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Epic
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:iconspider-bat700:
Spider-Bat700 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
EPIC
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:iconkrishnadrago:
KrishnaDrago Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist
that is very awesome man :D
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:iconkatthejedi:
KATthejedi Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
My gosh you're good!!!! O.o
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:iconlobaud:
lobaud Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Awesome!!! - The name strip on the helmet does something for me, I guess it helps make the image more real? - bad ass talent youve got there, and thanks for your behind the scenes descriptions!!
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:iconjps68:
jps68 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Beautifully done too :D

Hope it did well at auction.
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:iconelcazadordeaventuras:
Man, this deserves a DD!
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:iconmedjugore:
Medjugore Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty combat scenery, especially Mickley how deals very well!
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:iconhessyes76:
hessyes76 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
Well, it's still a successful design because the major focus is the ODST soldier in the front. There may be some minor alterations that would have improved it but it still delivers. Excellent piece.
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:iconanonymoosemouse:
anonymoosemouse Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
1 point
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:iconhalofanman:
HaloFanMan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
Truly amazing! I love playing ODST and this picture captures the opening battle as Mickey perfectly.

"Hey, where's the fighting at?" -Mickey

"Take a guess, genius!" -random marine
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MisterScourge Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not exactly a fan of Halo nor a player of the game but this image surely blew my head off.
Nice one with the work, sir.
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:iconrakyr:
Rakyr Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
Awesome war scene!
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:iconmadlittlemods:
MadLittleMods Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Very cool scene. Love the lighting on the front odst and scorpion in the back.
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:icongoldleader27:
GoldLeader27 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
This is simply AMAZING! The colors are so vivid (is that a rocket launcher on Mickey's back)? This looks like it came straight from Halo 3: ODST with your style. Great idea to do it for charity! My one suggestion would be to make the Scorpion stand out just a little more (it blends in with the background a little). I love all the details that you put into the piece. Great work!
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:iconmoxandnunza:
MOXANDNUNZA Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Student General Artist
lol mickey is my fav ODST ;)
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:icontomsgirl8586:
tomsgirl8586 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Epic piece! Nicely done!
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:iconsean188:
Sean188 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
two word's "F#*KING AWESOME!!!!!" your amazing
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:iconmudslingerartist:
MudslingerArtist Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012   Digital Artist
Sweet
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:iconthechaosdice:
TheChaosDice Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Regardless of how you feel, I think you did a fabulous job. We're always our own worst critics :]
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:iconimthinkinarby:
imthinkinarby Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i jizzed o_o
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YeaImABrony-GotAProb Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude, it's not cool to jack to kewl pics.

Its not pr0nz, so it's not okay.

Srsly, it's a good picture, but srsly? Wtf?
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:iconimthinkinarby:
imthinkinarby Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
U mad brah? :trollface:
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:iconyeaimabrony-gotaprob:
YeaImABrony-GotAProb Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I waz...

Not anymore.

So, whatever, i guess.
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:iconimthinkinarby:
imthinkinarby Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:iconhurrhurrplz:
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:iconunh0lyfurball:
Unh0lyfurball Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
Holy shit man that looks freaking awesome!
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:iconhalo-arbiter-fan:
Halo-Arbiter-fan Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
epic
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:iconnoahmaxwel:
NoahMaxwel Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
aww thats cool.
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:iconhellgatemarine:
HELLGATEMARINE Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
HELL OF A WORK, such a detail , impressive
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:iconthecelestus:
TheCelestus Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
great job!
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:iconsev808:
Sev808 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
NICE!
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:iconomegasantana:
OmegaSantana Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woow! This pick is amasing :D
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:icontragacanth:
Tragacanth Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Very nice!!
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:iconindy6270:
indy6270 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
It's hard not to have an ego with this work.
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:icontiranos:
Tiranos Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
very cool
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:iconpeacethroughpower:
PEACETHROUGHPOWER Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
Oh FUCK YES! Very amazing work, I love it! ^-^ ODST Forever! XD ha ha ha
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:iconpeacethroughpower:
PEACETHROUGHPOWER Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
Ah crap, ignore this, I thought my comment didn't get through, so sorry for the double comment there. ^^;
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:iconpeacethroughpower:
PEACETHROUGHPOWER Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
Holy shit...! 0_0 Fuck yeah! ODST Forever! X3
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:icontrooperbeta:
trooperbeta Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Oh my god I remember this mission Good job. :D
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:iconphazon-harbinger:
Phazon-Harbinger Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
Superb artwork :O
Would of made an amazing cover art for the actual game :D
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