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Halo: Forerunner by kacktustoo Halo: Forerunner by kacktustoo
.... As the doors part the spartan, now insignificant, feels the full power of the forerunner installation....

This is one of my latest pieces took quite a while to do, so i hope you like it (:

ps. sorry if it looks either blurry or smudgy, i have to say it was bloody difficult to make this look any less confusing lol, but i'll probably continue to work on it till i'm completely satisfied, any help or tips would be greatly appreciated thanks (:
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takmaj Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
nice!
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jashin3378 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
this is amazing. the fog at the spartan's feet really has a nice effect
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Spartan-121 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Confusing? No. Fantastic and well done? Absolutely!
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godeyes Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i would say that this more resembles an elite but i would be wrong seeing as how elite armor is based off forerunner design great job bro!!!
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Nocte-Vagus Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Student General Artist
Amazing... *drools*

Can I use this as chapter picture for my book?
I'll give full credit of course.
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kacktustoo Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure, lol i don't actually like this one xD
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Nocte-Vagus Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Student General Artist
Yay! Thank you so much! ^_^
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kacktustoo Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem :D
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ET8000 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Student General Artist
Ironic that Human kind and the Forerunners were long ago foes.
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kacktustoo Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Humans and forerunners were'nt foes lol :D
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ET8000 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Student General Artist
Actually, they were. Read Cryptum. SO far, I have been shocked by how different everyhting was. It's... not what I expected of the Foreruners.
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kacktustoo Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm i never knew that book existed lol, but i guess your right, an interressting story line might just read it, they keep bringing out books without me ever knowing it's like whaa?? :D
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ET8000 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Student General Artist
That's probably because it's only been out for a week. And two more are on the way.
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ShadowTheEevee Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
a-amazing..... *continues staring at it in awe* it looks like it's a real place.....
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kacktustoo Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha! thanks very much :D
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ShadowTheEevee Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
your very much welcome:D
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nyuurocks Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
you know, is there any fanart of the humans when they were forerunners? I just don't seem to find any besides the chief, even though he's only a forerunner through blood.
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kacktustoo Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sorry this is going to be nerdy :D
well apparently the forerunners were a completely different species to humans, during the war with the flood they found them as cavemen, and saved them from the halo rings, i'm not sure but i think they entrusted them with the ability to use their technology, maybe in the genetics or something :D
but there isn't much on the forerunners, never seen any fan art about it, best bet is the halo anime: Halo Legends, watch the one called "Origins" a lot of info on them, or watch the halo wars cinematics.
hope this helps :D
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nyuurocks Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
but guilty spark regards the chief as forerunner in the first game and says "I m glad you were able to repopulate" or some thing along those lines. Not to mention that I always thought the reason the Prophets wanted humanity destroyed is because then the elites would realize there is no great journey and reignite the old war between the two. But if it is as you said, then mabye they were grafted into the forerunner people through culture. then the rest of the humans that evaded the rings blamed the technology for the plague and renounced it all, thus restarting civilization.
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kacktustoo Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bagger! sorry i did'nt reply sooner, did'nt realise i'd gotten a message back XD
Yeah your right, because the prophets saw humanty as a threat to their religious views, as the forerunners "ancestors" it would have torn the covenant apart. But guilty spark never actually said they were forerunners, but reclaimers, which links with the entrustment of their tachnology, and the repopulate part was probably cos the rings killed all the other humans save a few XD
But maybe you are right and guilty spark sees them as forerunners even though they arnt? :D
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nyuurocks Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
I believe when he calls them Reclaimers, he meant they were taking back what was theirs by right.
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dem0n-be Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Cool atmosphere!
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Nocte-Vagus Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Student General Artist
Very awesome... It's awe inspiring...
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kacktustoo Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow again thanks!
never thought my work was all that good, thanks :D
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Nocte-Vagus Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Student General Artist
You're very welcome. ^_^
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Ar7emis Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010
Beautiful work there. Reminds me of the map Cold Storage a bit but amplified by the eerie mist that covers the ground.

Sets a very dark and moody atmosphere and makes me wonder what this poor Spartan is going to encounter. Great job!
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kacktustoo Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow thanks very much!
i think it needs redoing (:
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Ar7emis Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010
Nono! It's really fine as it is, the glossy sort of smudging technique really compliments to the picture.
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kacktustoo Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really? wow! lol
thanks again means a lot, big moral boost! :D
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SligarTheTiger Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice, great job ^+^
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kacktustoo Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow thanks! (:
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SligarTheTiger Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
welcome ^+^
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dasAdam Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
a very mood piece! nice!the composition bugs me a bit.its unusual to cut off a character like that when you have that much space on the other side. also the light beams could need some more tiniting! how about some more blue? they look a bit washed out as they are now.
keep it up =)
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kacktustoo Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow thanks very much! (:
this is quite an old piece, believe it or not i don't like painting this way any more, mushy, jagged, no depth, i prefere to paint similar your styles (which are awsome!!) and a combination of other peoples techniques such as OmeN2501 and AndreeWallin, i know i'm no where near that level but it's something to aim for, hopefully i'll get there in the future lol
but thanks for the advice it comes in very handy when i'm drawing (:
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dasAdam Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
an old piece! ah i didnt notice. sorry!
just keep at it and you will grow! =)
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kacktustoo Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks (:
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tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your painting skills keep on improving! Keep up the good work man. :)
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kacktustoo Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks very much! (:
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MrZilla Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009   Digital Artist
That is amazingly fucking good man O.O
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kacktustoo Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eyyy!! your back man! how's the band going? (:
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MrZilla Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009   Digital Artist
I am :D stronger than ever :D You get round to that logo? :D haha Seriously that is an epic piece of artwork right there :L
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kacktustoo Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sure did, nearly done having a bit of trouble with the writing, really sorry that it's taken so long, had a LOT of stuff to do, and college is getting stressful (:
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MrZilla Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009   Digital Artist
haha take your time man :D no pressure :D
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Evarcha Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009
I really mean this, you made my jaw drop.
Your digital stuff has come along so far!
I was skipping through my deviants that i watch, various photos and stuff and this caught my eyes just as i pressed forward, i thought, 'that looked like kacktustoo's stuff!'...back I went and POW! brilliant!

Atmospheric, dark, moody, eerie, creepy and more than worthy of being an actual piece of game concept artwork.

Bravo.

More please.
:D
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kacktustoo Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha! thanks very much for the kind words, Moral Boost!! (:
i was quite concerned that it was waaay to smushy, i have to say it looks better smaller lol (:
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Evarcha Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009
You're doing good sir, more please :D
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MangaDan Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009  Professional Writer
WOW. Just WOW.
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kacktustoo Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG! a compliment from DD, HAHAHA!!! i'm moving up the ladder!! (:
...seriously thanks man and for the fav too (:
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MangaDan Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009  Professional Writer
*Beams* No worries. It's just... I can't think of much else to say, other than WOW. Or Fan-*Censored*-tastic. XD

Seriously, dude. You've got one helluva talent right there. Don't give up on it! :)
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kacktustoo Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks very much DD i really appreciate it (:
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