Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
ODST Elite by MuddyTiger ODST Elite by MuddyTiger
Once again, I don't really know what to say about this picture other than I was board with my OC elite and I love this awesome background, so I decided to put him in their.

P.S. I just finished playing ODST (I waited to get it cuz the prises were high at the time) and I noticed that the ONLY time you saw an elite in the this game was in a dark corner of the streets...and they were already dead...:cries:


:new: I'm NOT sorry for the signatures and watermarks that I've placed all over my pictures. I'm getting to the point of utter enragement of these FUCKING ART THIEVES TAKING MY DRAWINGS AND POSTING THEM WHEREVER THEY WANT TOO!!! HELL FUCKING NO! Not anymore, I'm going to mark the hell out of MY drawings. Regardless of how bad it makes the image look with the signature distracting the appearance of the image...
Add a Comment:
 
:iconxxex3al1burxx:
xXEX3AL1BURXx Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
*sigh* I remember a time where this wonderful picture didn't have a watermark or blaringly visible signature...

Oh, what men will do with anonymity...
Reply
:icontalkahiem:
Talkahiem Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
I would think a Sangheili would disable the lights of his/her armor to prevent visual detection. Note: Armor colours similar to Starcraft 2's Spectre sniper unit, armor also somewhat Cybran/Ceph.


Just a mention I've noticed about this certain Sangheili's legs.
...His legs seem more Turian that Sangheili.
Sangheili legs have the bend-to-back a bit shorter, and make the legs resemble Z-shape. 
Turian legs are more like what is portrayed on your Sangheili.
This leads me to assume that he lost his legs and ended up receiving Turian ones.
Reply
:iconmuddytiger:
MuddyTiger Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Firstly, I appreciate your comments on my drawing. I like to hear the feedback.:D

However, I have never played either of those games that you've mentioned being Starcraft and Mass Effect. I looked up those things that you've mentioned to know what you're talking about. I must say that even in the history of Halo, Bungie and 343i have been changing their concept designs on the Elite/Sangheili characters through out the Halo trilogy. www.totalvideogames.com/img/up…

I base my elites' on the Halo Reach concepts. img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20…

I know next to nothing about Mass Effect and its characters.:shrug:
Also, This elite isn't trying to be invisible. Keeping the lights on is just what the drawing is all about; showing off the armor. They don't have to be invisible 24-7.

As for the armor itself, I designed it all without any references. If you find that this armor looks similar to another, I can assure you that I have not played Starcraft or Mass Effect as you mentioned. Black and red have always been the "bad guy" look and appeal. Even with Marvel's Spider-man some enemies where colored black and red. Darth Maul from Star Wars is also black and red. Just to name a few. So, why should my character be discriminated for its armor coloration?:rofl:
Reply
:icontalkahiem:
Talkahiem Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
I did not discriminate your character as of colouration. (Cybran and the Spectre (unit) are not proper enemies)
I only mentioned that his legs didn't look quite like how a Sangheili is usually portrayed: img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20…
Notice the Z in the leg shape.
fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/f/201…
Note the L shape on the Turian's foot (the back of the foot is not on the ground, the upper leg is human-like).
muddytiger.deviantart.com/art/… = Elite upper torso + Turian legs.

The armor itself reminds me of the Cybran (Supreme Commander)
supcom.standardof.net/files/20…
www.vicbonilla.com/images/3d_i…
Again, we could just look at the awesome Mass Effect Terminus Assault Armor, because it's also similar...
img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20…
Reply
:iconmuddytiger:
MuddyTiger Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I understand what you're saying. But you must understand that this is simply how I draw my versions of Halo Elites. If you have ever played the very first Halo: Combat Evolved, you can see that there is the Z shape that you mentioned. Then Halo Reach came out and the legs and feet changed dramatically in design from the original game. I understand that you would like to see me draw the Elite legs more Z-like, but I don't feel comfortable drawing them that way.

I have a lot of 'watchers' here on DA and people like the style that I have in drawing Elites. I will draw them as I please regardless of what the shape of the legs look like. I believe that there are many different styles, and mine is just one of them. I have seen people draw Elite faces so 'badly' compared to the game design, that I have to hold back on comments like this to spare them in their inability or lack of drawing skills to draw such a thing. This is just the way we draw things. I'm not an employee of 343i, I'm just a civilian-fan of their Elite characters. I can't master someone else's style so easily; I have my own style and I love what I do. My 'watchers' are proof that they love me and my art, too.

However, I did see some resemblance in the last link that you showed regarding the armor. Unfortunately, there are only so many ways to draw armor for the same anatomy before patterns are repeated in armor design. I can't help but to draw original armor that looks similar to another piece in a different part of the world. But thank you for informing me about it.

I hope you'll see that my style is something that I cannot change, nor do I intend to change it.
Thank you for your critics, but I'm not going to change my style of drawing Halo Elites. I feel comfortable drawing them this way, even if you disagree.
Reply
:icontalkahiem:
Talkahiem Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
Understandable. But if you look at the Halo 2 / Halo 4 elites, their leg armor is actually almost the same. Right down to the 'combat-sports boots'. If you end up accidentally making Z'er shaped legs, probably keep them for variety (more Turian-like if the Sangheili was born near humans, more Sangheili-like if not, more Cov-Rem (Halo 4) if born in a space ship).
Well, I'm going to experiment soon on Turian/Sangheili hybrids... In Powerpoint.

Thank you.
Reply
:iconmuddytiger:
MuddyTiger Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
okay.:confused: Well, I'm not so sure why I need to give an explanation to the shape of the leg based on where they were born. Even looking at humans we have different body-types and skin tones based on where we come from. I don't think that the shape of the leg is going to be explained to the extreme measures of inherited influence based on where they were born. Even though that is the case with the adaption process of evolution. (if you believe that kind of stuff) Just because they weren't born on their home planet won't have that extreme evolutionary adaption to where they reside in just in the legs alone, ya know? LOL You're funny.

If you want to have bios like that, then be my guest. I'm just going to stick with what I have for now.:giggle:

Good luck with your experiment. If you want to mention me or quote me from this conversation as a ref or talk-subject, then I'm fine with it.^^; Perhaps I'll mention you a little later with an experiment of my own.;p I'm drawing different kinds of Elite females. I'll see if I can change the leg shape on one of them and see what the people think.

Later.
Reply
:icontyman216:
Tyman216 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
I guess its very good but I can't really tell what it copymark or actually part of the art...
Reply
:iconundeadhead65:
undeadhead65 Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
wait the elites have odst elites
no wonder elites kill unsc bases so fast
Reply
:iconbrohoofsunited:
BrohoofsUnited Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
This is fantastic!
Reply
:iconmuddytiger:
MuddyTiger Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Why thank you very much!:dummy: I like him, too.
Reply
:icondragnboi65:
DragnBoi65 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVED ODST! It was the first ever Halo game I played.
Reply
:iconspartan-so23:
Spartan-so23 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
If you read Halo: Ghosts of Onyx, there is a scene where the Elites use Kig-Yar shields as well as their own. So, I really like this. Plus, the armor just looks badass in general! :D
Reply
:iconmattbonner12:
mattbonner12 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I want the armor
Reply
:iconnewartistboy13:
Newartistboy13 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
BOSS
Reply
:iconsolarsentry:
SolarSentry Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
This is amazing, but a true Sangheili would never use an arm mounted shield as if he were some lesser Kig-Yar. There's no honor in it.
Reply
:iconmuddytiger:
MuddyTiger Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
So, you're saying that there is no honor in having an additional shield?:shrug: There is no shame in being protected with an arm shield, even if the other, lower, classes have them too.
Reply
:iconcolton3227:
Colton3227 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
exactly the lesser races need more powerful shields to protect their weak bodies, but an elite needing additional protection shows that he is weak and vulnerable
Reply
:iconmuddytiger:
MuddyTiger Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Or he's just showing off that he only need one arm shield. <W< LOL
Reply
:iconsierra-116:
SIERRA-116 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Sword Elites were planned to have shields like that in the original game, but like three overlapping diamond shapes instead of a circle.
Reply
:iconmuddytiger:
MuddyTiger Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yes, I know that, too. I have a copy of the concept art book for Halo 1-2 and I love it!:heart::meow:
Reply
:iconsierra-116:
SIERRA-116 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
I would use it in my fics too. Since it's not a Jackal shield, but something more suited to the Elite's style, I'm sure the Elites wouldn't mind it.
Reply
:iconthegravemindx:
TheGravemindx Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
poor elites :'(
Reply
:iconderpanator29:
derpanator29 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student General Artist
epic
Reply
:iconpluck47:
Pluck47 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sweet!!! And ODST is by far one of the best halo games.
Reply
:iconcolton3227:
Colton3227 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it was an okay Halo game, the story was different but wasn't fantastic and it seemed more like a trail for Halo Reach, like "lets see how the fans like firefight and see if they will enjoy a story not related to John"
Reply
:iconleviathantamer:
Leviathantamer Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
and to me it was a success, I loved the game and it felt a bit refreshing to have someone be a badass as a regular human.
Reply
:iconderpanator29:
derpanator29 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student General Artist
totaly odst
Reply
:iconpluck47:
Pluck47 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its such a good game. Me and my friend played the campaign, legendary, Human only weapons and several skulls on. (Iron, Cowbell, mythic) It was intense.
Reply
:iconderpanator29:
derpanator29 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student General Artist
ive done dat to
Reply
:iconpyrotohelimus:
PyrotoHelimus Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is freaking amazing! I really like how you got the shadowing on the Elite! Also the weapons are amazing! Keep up the amazing art!
Reply
:icongigglesalot:
gigglesalot Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Love it!
Reply
:iconjaquier:
Jaquier Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
BAD ASS :thumbsup: :la:

If it were up to me, he could be a playable character in a Halo game =)

Leets <3
Reply
:iconalxias:
Alxias Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
God; that weapon... <333
Reply
:icondraconicarmagon:
DraconicArmagon Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That staff is awesome, I shall put into mah D&D game.
Reply
:icondraconicarmagon:
DraconicArmagon Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That staff is awesome, I shall put into mah D&D game.
Reply
:iconroluevasvasreisa:
RoluevasVasReisa Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Badass amazing drawing! =D
Reply
:iconpencilandpaperninja:
PencilAndPaperNinja Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
i only recently finished the game too. it had the best story out of all the halo games.
I agree there should have been elites in the game that would have made it better.
Reply
:iconnameless75:
Nameless75 Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
Really nice and, moreover, my favorite combination of colors and for this love it
Reply
:icondystatic-studio:
Dystatic-Studio Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Kaine is ultimately looking for an armor like this.
Reply
:iconiysttsunree:
IystTsunree Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
Would you like some awesome sauce with your epic? XD
Reply
:iconchelsey-p:
Chelsey-P Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how the heck did you get rid of the ODST! 8O
Reply
:iconmuddytiger:
MuddyTiger Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Um, well, I've been editing pictures for quite some time. Unfortunately, they were all on the program Paint on my REALLY OLD 1969 (i think that's the right date) IBM think pad laptop....but other than that, it's not all that hard, you just use the surrounding colors and keep the pattern, ya know?
Reply
:iconchelsey-p:
Chelsey-P Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Rawr it looks good still XD lol did you get my note?
Reply
:iconmuddytiger:
MuddyTiger Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
do you mean the note that has your two options for the final art trade? then yes, sorry that i didn't tell you what i choose. im going to leave it as a surprise!:D but dont worry, its coming along quite well and it'll be finished soon!
Reply
:iconchelsey-p:
Chelsey-P Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YAY! :la:
Reply
:iconpurpleshadowbooster:
purpleshadowbooster Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Wow this is epic awesome :D
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
May 11, 2011
Image Size
205 KB
Resolution
1024×856
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
5,428 (3 today)
Favourites
189 (who?)
Comments
47
×