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20140113 Salvation by BlindShift 20140113 Salvation by BlindShift
"She said that once. About being a machine..."

EDIT: 
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! 
www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nbOEw…

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.
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:iconlegendarycarcere:
legendarycarcere Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
T_T
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:iconmandalorianknight:
MandalorianKnight Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This turned out really well, great job on capturing this.
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:iconblindshift:
BlindShift Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thankyou :)
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:iconmandalorianknight:
MandalorianKnight Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :)
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MudslingerArtist Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014   Digital Artist
heartmoving :)
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237-IndefiniteTruth Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Racing Girl Emoji (Senpai noticed me) [V3] 
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wolfblue13 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
wow
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:iconmandalorianknight:
MandalorianKnight Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is just really amazing.
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:iconjoeljohnston:
JoelJohnston Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Student Filmographer
This is such a beautiful image capturing so much emotion, amazing job, you should be proud! 
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:iconblindshift:
BlindShift Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thanks man
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:iconhaloassissan403:
Haloassissan403 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
you can see his humanity starting to ease out into reality in this picture, like in the game
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:iconpessimismjester:
PessimismJester Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This is amazing but so sad. :'( You're amazing.
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:iconblindshift:
BlindShift Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thankyou :)
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:iconpessimismjester:
PessimismJester Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
No problem
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SpartanB214 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:tears:
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:iconlighthedgehog222:
LightHedgehog222 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
So beautiful :happybounce: 
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:iconspartanchunny:
SpartanChunny Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
nice!
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:icondeephurting:
DeepHurting Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
Excellent work.
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:icondoabob:
DoaBob Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014

Oh... manly tears were shed.

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UltraViolet1197 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
omg... this is insane
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King-Hauken Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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.
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:iconblindshift:
BlindShift Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Student Filmographer
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.
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SolarLugia Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The feels... :iconcannotevenplz:
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:iconmatt67potter:
matt67potter Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
I lack the words to express how beautiful this is  
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DrKakarot Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really fantastic. You can feel the pain in Chief without even seeing his face. You did an amazing job here.
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:iconblindshift:
BlindShift Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thanks mate
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