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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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Given 2008-06-05
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 )
1MiLLZa Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How did he find himself in that situation? XD
Really awesome work though.
comicsfordays Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015  Student Artist
i want to see them fight in an animation!!!
Probroart95 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is super cool i like Aliens and kinda halo.
harvester89 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awkward situation - it might be better don't disturb them xDD :D Awesome artwork :D 
TickleMeHoHo Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Putting a gun to a Xenomorph's head is not a very smart idea on Master Chief's part...
WolfSunSky Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Epic , way to epic =-O

I know Chief will win :-D
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  Professional 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
DrFuturism 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.
NOAHREX23 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student Artist
Go master chief!
NOAHREX23 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student Artist
CatBeast17 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad I'm not the only one who's thought of this crossover before! Epic work here! :)
Prince-Vegeta-0011 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
meanwhile arby and predator are arguing over who had the 4-split mouth first
Golddogman9012 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Master chief vs aliens not very lot more them
Harrashe Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
Make it a fair fight. Do one of Master Chief and Predator! That would be something to see. ORRRR Make it Master Chief Vs multiple Aliens. They are a hive species after all!
ScathMactire Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
chief vs a predator
That would be a battle to remember!
Blackwind06 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
awesome pic
Clonetroopsrule344 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
crash1973 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome I either want to play this game or see this movie, Great job on this.
amphib42 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
nice job!
226foxygirl Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
he looks like hes getting raped.....SAVE SOME FOR ME MR ALIEN!!!!!!!! LOL i love this pic awesome job!
stronghold05 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Its nice to see the humans win this one; Go Master Chief.
I like the update.
Nxay Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
shark31 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
poor alien doesn't have a chance.[link]
MagicalWolf07 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012   Traditional Artist
freakin' sweet.
TheArmyofKevin Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Go on Chief! Kick it's ass!
macrossmecha Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
This would be one hella of a fight The Chief fighting off a pack of Aliens them ramming him and pounding his Shields until they went down
BakerLylesValentine Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
xXDigitalxStrikerXx Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beat its ass Chief!
XxitachixXZZ Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011
Cool :)
sss158 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
this would make a great comic book :)
glockenspiele Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
is that epic or what?! that would be awesome for a movie idea...
KyuubiNoKitsune9 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
That Xenomorph is fucked.
ThatOtherArtist Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Genre-wise, this makes me wonder. Monsters in thriller films and main characters in first person shooters have roughly equal levels of lethality, and their threat level doesn't technically change as they wander between genres... only the de-facto, plot-induced survival rates change. In an Alien movie, the Xenomorph would have to dominate, or else the viewer wouldn't have much to worry about. In a Halo game, Master Chief would have to dominate, or else the player wouldn't have much fun. But in neutral ground like this picture, the odds of victory for either fine-tuned war machine are probably about fifty-fifty...
HalordVgamer Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
Not really, the master chief, with the enhancement of a Spartan's "augmentation", harsh military training (since age of 7), and the original MJOLNIR enhancement suit ("barely a fraction..." of its full power, can lift at least 3 tons, with a reaction time nearly impossible to track (about 4 milliseconds [without the significant adrenaline rush in combat situations]), and can run 40 clicks per hr. Put basically, anything other than a spartan is F***ed in a fight against him. (the game drastically decreases master chief's power for the sake of programing and game difficulty)
martinhoulden Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
since i first posted an avh pic in 2004, this is probably the best thought out comment ive had in all that time. cheers!
Bobbishe Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
You could have an entire swarm of aliens!
Rylverine Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
Don't get shooting to close from that thing because aliens has acid blood it will causes melting the metals, trees, rocks, and even species and humans

Just watch out Master Chief
Bobbishe Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
I'm not sure what acid does to energy sheilss though, they might be immune to acisic corrosion because they are not solid. Hmm, I wonder..
Dawnhammer88 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
Awesome cross-genre it...though my bet's on Master Chief walking away from that one...
MonsieurLinc Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
Master Chief would go up to the alien queen and slap the shit out of her right before shoving a sticky down her throat.
f4ust666 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
chief Shoots alien, Alien bleeds all over Chief.. sorry cortana :D
KingSWF Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
Chief beats ghost... Chief beats hunter...... Chief BEATS EVERYTHING!!
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