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HALO: FAITH - Grunt by ApneicMonkey HALO: FAITH - Grunt by ApneicMonkey
This piece has finally been released on the HALO: FAITH [link] page so I can post it here.

The Grunt was easily my favorite painting on the whole project and maybe even my favorite painting in general recently. I loved painting the texture of the skin and how natural all of the design elements I considered fell together to create this guy.

I've also updated my blog with a post about my thought-process when redesigning the Grunt: Check it out here: [link]
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Eliteboy2e7 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jesus! That this is scary and looks very menacing! nice job!
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action-figure-opera Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
What happened to Halo: Faith?
I only heard about it today, from your DeviantArt gallery. The Facebook page is defunct. I'm sure the project fell apart due to funding, as has happened to every other Halo fanfilm, but where can I find remnants?
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ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It collapsed mostly due to the heavy workload placed on the volunteer VFX guys. :( All that remains is a few photos, my concept art and the teaser trailer that was completed: [link]
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action-figure-opera Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Yep.
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MrPicklesHtf Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Can't run with thing on back!!!!
ME!! ME!! That was me I killed him!
It DIES!?!
Leader dead run away!!!
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adamiscool Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist
i'd rather see this in halo 4 than the others ._.
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ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I'm not a fan of how the Covenant look in HALO 4. They look like rejected material from Gears of War. :(
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adamiscool Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist
agreed ._. "Storm Covenant" pffft everything else just sounds a bit off aswell which is worse ._. Still i'll but the game loke most halo fans
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The-Last-Wimbleton Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Despite being small, I am very sure grunts could cause alot of trouble if provoked to a certain degree. This one, however... he looks like he could really give someone a nasty scratch.
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ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Probably give you space-rabies too. :p
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Corvo-Attano-117 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
man staring into those eyes realy gives me tha shitty creeps DX
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ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, good stuff. :) I was really hoping the eyes would look creepy.
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Corvo-Attano-117 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD
creepy like a bitch man :)
meet that in real life X)
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Corvo-Attano-117 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
MAAN thats horroh DX
awsome detail :)
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RustyNaps Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why do grunts look short in first person but their actually your size in third person... Anyway nice work!
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ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
In the HALO games you usually play as a 7ft tall Spartan in full armor which makes the Grunts appear small. To an average human, they're about the size of a gorilla. ;)

And thank you. :)
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RustyNaps Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your Welcome! And yet a creature that big runs away in fear... Were they at one time a peaceful race? Never got into any war of any kind? I'm sorry I'm asking questions only played Halo 1 and got bored with short after the whole entire plot was spilled out (and thought it was a cheap Marathon remake anyhow) at I think the level where you had to rescue Keys the first time. After I saw the flood the game never held my interests anymore. The only thing I liked about it were the aliens which is why I'm apart of the HLC group.
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ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, they were pretty much forced into fighting by the higher races of the Covenant and are considered expendable slaves.
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RustyNaps Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, Oh and please could you note me on why the plot was so short? I really don't understand how you could milk 5 games from that short little story.
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ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Same story for each game. :p

You should check out HALO: Reach - great game, no Flood. ;)
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:iconrustynaps:
RustyNaps Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ok, borrowed it from a friend today.
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neytirilover Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is awesome it make the normal grunt look like push overs nice job
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ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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xXDigitalxStrikerXx Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He looks pretty furrocious!
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x002 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow...looks like an specialist grunt XD
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AwesomeBeyBlader901 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
:jawdrop: it...it looks like a horro movie come to life... FUCKING AWESOME!!!!!!
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veinsrunempty Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
Looks a little like Darth Vader with his helmet off...haha
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ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, he does a bit. :)

Haven't seen you around for a while, veins - how are you?
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Loran-Girdeux-XFM Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
did you have the others too like the drones elites brutes engineers and skimishers ???
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ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Unfortunately no. The Elites were almost finished 3D models by the time I started doing the character designs and the other Covenant aliens wont appear in the film (as far as I know).

I might continue to do them as personal pieces when I have some more free time. :)
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Loran-Girdeux-XFM Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
ok
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SailorElementress Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
uh excuse; Halo Faith?
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ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Check out the link in the description - Faith is a short film being made by fans. :)
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silverxakatsuki Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
Awesome. I... cannot wait for this. I'm so excited!! Awesome work :D
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Stadilainen Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Those claws can do serious damage up-close :)
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Ryotakun Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
"You killed my best friend *crys*"
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Reaper-of-man Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
great
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MatthewZikry Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
awesome, as always :)
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Looks good, a lot less cuddly than the ones previously seen in the games hehe. I did some work on another Halo fan film called Operation Chastity 2 of the older images I was able to release but sadly the many others cant till the films release.
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ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I know the film and your Drop Pod image for it well. :)

I've actually been a fan of your work since Extreme Condition - you've got such a great cinematic style, I really like it.
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe thanks, I do try and make cinematic images and its nice to hear from someone else that it works.
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MistaSilentKiller Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow thats a huge grunt compared to human
i thought there height reaches to humans belly
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ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
In the games they're supposed to be around 5ft tall, it's just that you play as a 7ft tall Spartan so they don't seem that big. I've designed them a bit bigger than that for the film to make them scarier.
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MistaSilentKiller Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh i get it now :)
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MegaO93 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow now thats is a real ugly grunt, it scares me, but i tought this is the real way they look
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ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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MegaO93 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you´re welcome =)
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