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::Return Of The King:: by martinhoulden ::Return Of The King:: by martinhoulden
[::: Return Of The King, Halo 2 [FANART] :::]

I said i wouldnt do fanart for a year, and, this is one exception. Even when i said that i wouldnt do fanart for a year, i had this one exception in mind, SO SSSHHH.

I actually wanted to do something better - I've got several pieces all scattered about, half finished ideas n stuff. But ... tonight i just sat down, and was more in the mood for a character sketch than a pic etc. so yer know

I'm kinda sorry, for all the prattling on i've done about Halo 2 - i'd imagine its tripley annoying for people who arent getting it/dont have an xbox. Its just ... a real event for me, in terms of my artistic licensce n stuff ... something i really aspire to, from all angles - gamplay, cinematics, design, story, atmosphere etc.

This really is a sketch, nothing more. I'm keen to point out that i AM working on a graphic novel, and so realistically, not all my pictures i can afford to spend 4 hours+ on - its just not what i'm about anyway. The support is always great guys:)! All comments welcome and appreciated :)!

[::: Data Trash :::]

Medium: Mech Pencil
Paper: A4 Printer Paper
Duration: 60 - 90 mins

[::: Halo 2, Master Chief © Bungie Studios 2001 - 2004 :::]
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:iconrossthefrogboy:
rossthefrogboy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008
YEH MAN! mc is the best. imagine him with plasmids from bioshock
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:iconbdninja:
BDninja Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
Can i color this in? submit and give you the credit?
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:iconmartinhoulden:
martinhoulden Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Professional General Artist
'fraid not pal. but thanks! =)
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:iconbdninja:
BDninja Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
ok, just having artist block right now!
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:iconmartinhoulden:
martinhoulden Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Professional General Artist
just gotta work through it man! =) tis the only way!
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:iconkite0girl:
Kite0Girl Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2007
awesome :worship:
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:iconkite0girl:
Kite0Girl Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2007
awesome :worship:
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:iconthefinalsymphony:
TheFinalSymphony Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007
Wow. They should adapt your design of the Battle Rifle. It looks so much better than what they have.
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:iconlazarusmumble:
lazarusmumble Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2007
Fanart is...acceptable as long as it is REALLY good drawing, painting, etc...

Well, Nice work! Great stuff! Well done! Hurrah! Woo! Grand!
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:iconlazarusmumble:
lazarusmumble Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2007
By the way...prattle all you want. Halo is a frikking amazing game. Do you have the soundtrack?
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:iconferain:
Ferain Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2007  Professional Artist
It is soo awesome! Yeah..I am bit freaky considering that Halo 3 comes soon. And I am amazed since I drew Chief the first time couple of days ago...Very very good work! Better than I can express in words.
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:iconmartinhoulden:
martinhoulden Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007  Professional General Artist
thankyou! And yes ... this pic is old now i guess! 2 and a half years hehe ... i guess that means halo 2 is 2 and a half years old then!

Thanks for the comment! =)
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:iconcuriousnightmare:
CuriousNightmare Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
That one badass sketch. o.o
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:iconeibhlinmoira:
EibhlinMoira Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2007   Photographer
Pure awesomeness! (=
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:iconmartinhoulden:
martinhoulden Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2007  Professional General Artist
i used to have that avatar over at my forums! =) its what they call "clarse"

thanks for the ... comment!
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:iconeibhlinmoira:
EibhlinMoira Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2007   Photographer
But your spartan reminds me more of female one, like Linda or Kelly, but still it's absolutely .. WOW!!
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:iconblkbullet23:
BlkBullet23 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaaaa, add one for the good guys.

Its funny how drawings make characters look cool, and how it makes them look sharper.
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:iconhalogirlie:
halogirlie Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2007
niiiiiiiiice. i COMPLETELY understand about half-finished work, if you lose the drive then it just ......sits.
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:iconneosun7:
Neosun7 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2006
Awesome! The armor is sweet! ^^
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:iconireaper:
Ireaper Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2006   Photographer
Luv the pic, luv the pose. Luv everything about it.
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:iconr62:
R62 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2006  Professional Filmographer
HELL YA!! FINISH THE FIGHT!!!
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:iconmartinhoulden:
martinhoulden Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2006  Professional General Artist
rofl
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:iconhalofreakbill:
halofreakBILL Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2006   Digital Artist
i love it! incredible detail! must fav.....
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:iconarc-1138:
ARC-1138 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2006
Hail to the Chief!
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:iconduneart:
DuneArt Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2006
WOW!... just awesome.. +fav
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:iconfusty:
Fusty Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2006
That's far better than any other Halo 2 fan art I've ever seen. Most is just copied from screen shot, it's refreshing to see something new!
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:iconenterusername:
enterusername Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2006
Cue LOTR music!
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:iconmaverick-hunter-kat:
Maverick-Hunter-Kat Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2006
Mother of god... dat's awesome! I BOW TO IT!!
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:iconwah:
wah Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2006
dude, thats great
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:icondrunkjedi:
Drunkjedi Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2006
Yes, Everyones gotta love the master chief! haha

Saved
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:iconninebreaker:
ninebreaker Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2005
What the hell is this doing in your scraps??
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:iconmartinhoulden:
martinhoulden Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2005  Professional General Artist
my DD is in my scraps =)! its all in my scraps! everything pre july is!

im starting uni very soon, and my WACOM is on its way to me very soon, so, its all gonna really kick off properly. everything before i start uni has just been warm up =D
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:iconninebreaker:
ninebreaker Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2005
Argh... very well then. I eagerly await for your 'warm up' to be over lol!
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:icongaldebar:
galdebar Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2005
yay
al hail the great Spartan # 117 !!! :)
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:iconconstantron:
constantron Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Bloody good picture! It's quite expressive even though you can't see his face. Halo!! Halo2!!
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:iconcederbom:
Cederbom Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2005
Rofl, not exactly what I was expecting when I saw the title XDDD

Nicely done, that is very Halo! Could've given him a bit more contrast, with a darker background or something, that way it'd be easier to distinguish the awesomeness in this dev! :)
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:iconshabzden:
ShabzDen Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2005
nicely rendering & nice character too..uper body look quite narrow...comapring wid other body parts
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:iconironbird:
ironbird Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, my God! HALO!!!!! - - - :drool:
God bless the King :worship:
:+fav:
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:iconf-2-8:
F-2-8 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2005
Tut tut a fanart ...

That's a fanart? No way dude ... Looks like a professional Halo concept .. How do you do it? Somehow it's so detailed but almost carelessly, as if you really just put everything in with no effort, and damn it looks good ..
Halo is one of those few games by the competition that I'm willing to respect. :D Personally I prefer PlayStation and therefore your FFVII art ... :D But you still do such a good job here. I'll never understand how you do it ... T_T
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:iconmartinhoulden:
martinhoulden Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2005  Professional General Artist
lol, i used to be the same ... biased to one console but ... you soon learn to accept game creating talent rather than what console it is on. Simple fact is, i could be all bitchy about metal gear sollid or something cos its not xbox but ... i know that when it comes on xbox id buy it XD same as gta san andreas - its "the devil" when its on ps2 but great when its on xbox? pah, i canty be doing with that anymore! a game is good or its not in my view!
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F-2-8 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2005
^yes, I think you're right, I'm coming to accept the games for their artistic traits now rather than just being such a console fan .. lol .. Yes, I used to be upset that the "good" games got sold off to Xbox as well because I would say "Hey, they belong to PLAYSTATION! BRING THEM BACK!!" But as you said .. growing up eh ...
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:iconpaine21:
Paine21 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2005
i love the detail in this one you you are good
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:iconcabul-noir:
Cabul-Noir Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2005
hmmm i've been wanting to ask you this for a while. because you've been an infulence to me in my eariler time on deviant art before i change my account. just check my gallery you may recognise one of the pieces you faved. all those years ago. well about 5 months probably.

anyway
would you mind if i colour a piece of your line art because i admired your style. i wont make it into a print or sell it in anyway shape or form so don't worry about that. there is also the problem that i don't have a print account but hmmm anyway.
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:iconmartinhoulden:
martinhoulden Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2005  Professional General Artist
lol! yeah, thats be great, id be honoured!

and yes, i recognise the escape artist pic, woot! thanks!
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:iconcabul-noir:
Cabul-Noir Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2005
hee hee great, is there any image preference image you would like me to do, or shall i pic one. :D hee hee
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:iconmartinhoulden:
martinhoulden Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2005  Professional General Artist
hrm! do whichever you prefer! but not my aliens vs halo one =)!
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:iconcabul-noir:
Cabul-Noir Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2005
ok thanks, i'm going to end up spending hours looking through your gallery now..... u've created a monster :D. i wont do the daily devation one either, just because. hee hee.
anyway thanks again.
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:iconsupasnack:
SuPaSnAcK Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2005
Errr.. That masterchief looks a little.... gay :| Sorry, lol
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:iconsoulfreeze:
soulfreeze Featured By Owner May 30, 2005  Hobbyist Artist
'sir, permission to leave the station.'
'on what grounds master chief?'
'i want to give the covenant back their bomb.'

PWNAGE.
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lily-katt Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2005
GASP!!!1 You're friggin awesome, really, you are. I love Halo and Halo 2 and your fanart is great. Thank you for that. And that's a spiffy title. *chuckles*
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