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HALO Mark IV Armor Study by WhiskyOmega HALO Mark IV Armor Study by WhiskyOmega
Armor Study of the MarkIV-type armor used in Halo Wars using reference material from [link]


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Over the course of time I've had many people ask me, "How did you ever learn how to draw armor so well?" and always my answer has been "Practice...loads and loads of practice!".
Really, there's no way to get around it, especially when it comes to intricacy of armor and mecha. Practice makes perfect. Period.
And how do I 'practice'?
ARMOR STUDY.
Just for the fraggin' heck of it I torture myself by drawing endless amounts of armor in different types of positions on different kinds of bodies in many types of styles until I can't feel my friggin hands anymore!! :dead:

This is one such study, a full-suit drawing I did of the Mark IV armor in Halo Wars...for no reason except 'practice'.

So enjoy the fruits of my labor while I go soak my hands in a bowl of ice-water and pop a couple Tylenol to tide me over 'till the next time I torture myself in the name of ART.

Oo-rah!

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Created using Sketchbook Express and Tablet. Font created in MS Paint.
Halo, all info and stock-image resourced from Halo Wiki and property of Bungie, 343 Industries and Microsoft.
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:iconmattking16:
mattking16 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
great job
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Master-Chief13 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
IV had no shields, funny how in the game they had shields
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:iconcommander-jackson117:
i say this is a good ref to the armor
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WhiskyOmega Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanx muchness. :D I try to keep things as authentic as possible when recreating something that already exists, as well as provide some info that goes with it.

Armor studies like this are how I got so good at it.
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:iconcommander-jackson117:
yea,a little info goes a long way
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WhiskyOmega Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Doesn't it, though. So glad u like it. :D
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:iconcommander-jackson117:
ill be sure to fav some of your art and become one of your watchers
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WhiskyOmega Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh wow! Thanx ever muchness. :D
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Aesop-Epics Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You my friend are a bad ass. Have you ever thought of working on comics?
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WhiskyOmega Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanx.

I have, actually, and am working on a Halo comic right now for the fun of it. XD
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Aesop-Epics Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Would love to see it. Your work is sublime.
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thorn696 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Love it.
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WhiskyOmega Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanx! :)
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00Z0MBIE Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your eye for detail and your skill overall never will cease to amaze me.
And your endurance, holy crap. I usually give up when my hands get red and raw, and I stop researching when my brain is about to explode xD
You sure are dedicated to your art! That is very respectable. I salute you.
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WhiskyOmega Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Aww!
:blush:
I'm a stickler for detail; my art teachers back in high school use to give me heck because I'd never be able to hand in my work in time because I spent so much time on detail...but I'd get full marks anyhow! hehe

Yeah, I'll get wrapped up in something like this and before I know it my hand is all cramped, sore and raw. But I get so into it that I just gotta keep going 'till it's done, you know? :)
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Nocte-Vagus Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Writer
Overall pretty good, hope you'll color it as well.
You may want to fix your Title though, it say Mark VI. ;D
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WhiskyOmega Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
I guess that's what happens when I publish something after 3am. XD
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Nocte-Vagus Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Writer
Heh, no worries my friend.
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save-animals7 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist
You should summit this to halo groups aswell
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WhiskyOmega Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Cool. Thanx. :)
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