"She said that once. About being a machine..."
Just a quick update on this, I've been working on some 2d-to-animated footage techniques over the past few days and this was the result!
I've been meaning to do a halo piece for a while now, so this is it! Was quite an enjoyable experience, a couple of issues that I'd like to fix at some point, but I need to move on and complete some portfolio work now.
One of the parts that really stuck with me throughout Halo 4 was Chief's struggle with Cortana's deterioration - a character that is able to take on entire armies on his own, but he is unable to do anything to prevent the loss of his only remaining friend that he was charged with protecting.. so I thought it would make a good theme for my first fan piece.
I used reference for the details of Chief's armour and Cortana (game renders etc).
All work done in CS3.
This turned out really well, great job on capturing this.
This is just really amazing.
This is such a beautiful image capturing so much emotion, amazing job, you should be proud!
you can see his humanity starting to ease out into reality in this picture, like in the game
This is amazing but so sad. You're amazing.
Oh... manly tears were shed.
omg... this is insane
Love the gritty look of the image surrounding the blue hue of the dying/injured Cortana. Interesting that even in death, her glow brings life to the image.
Thankyou getting the right balance was a bit of a challenge, as it had to communicate that she was dying but still draw a focus.. I've posted an update above of an animated version as well which turned out ok.
I lack the words to express how beautiful this is
This is really fantastic. You can feel the pain in Chief without even seeing his face. You did an amazing job here.