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::ALIENS vs Halo:: 2008 by martinhoulden ::ALIENS vs Halo:: 2008 by martinhoulden
It had to be updated =)

Approx 6 hours, thanks for viewing!

original is here - from 2004. So yes, thats before anyone else did it =P


I felt i wanted to keep the composition and the key elements, just update it a little. I wanted to spend the same amount of time on it too ... so that i could make a direct comparison to how my approach has changed. Obviously the original was done in biro, and essentially its the same (especially at thumbnail distance). But you really notice the difference when zoomed in.

As the original is still my most popular/known piece, i felt i really just wanted to update it, as it was getting to the point where i was actually starting to get a little embarrassed of how messy the details were. I'm still pleased with the composition of course - cos i kept it =P

The 2006 version is here:


this will probably always be my personal favourite one.

I just felt the original picture needed updating. It was a quick idea when i first did it, but anyway, all comments welcome and appreciated. The pic makes me feel ... sad, annoyed, happy, nostalgic, trapped and free. Its a weird picture for me, and it was even stranger revisting it.



aliens and halo copyright 20th Century Fox and Bungie respectively
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One of the things I really love about artists is their constant drive for improvement in their skill. ::ALIENS vs Halo:: 2008 by =opticneuralinterface is a perfect illustration of how we can grow as artists and continually push forward and improve time and time again. Check out this fantastic piece, and be sure to check out the one that this one improved upon! ( Featured by aunjuli )
JohnTheHeavner Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Master Chief, a Xenomorph's worst nightmare
shadowtheblackdragon Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is one battle I would love to see.
HaloRecons12 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
I would love to see Predator fight Noble Six.
GolfingQueen Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Student Artist
Wow cool
datmontague Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alien wins
DrSerperiorScientist Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Student Writer
Chief's got this in the BAG!
martinhoulden Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
valeriekoopz Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
They look like they're going to have sex :censored:
martinhoulden Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
drawzilla Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
That alien is about to have a bad day.
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