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HALO: FAITH - Hunter by ApneicMonkey HALO: FAITH - Hunter by ApneicMonkey
I actually thought I had finished on HALO: FAITH but the team liked my work so much they asked me to continue and do some 'redesigns' of some of the Covenant aliens that will appear in the film.

The idea was to present a more realistic and frightening version of each of the enemy species while keeping them completely recognizable to the fans and also adhering to the canon of the HALO universe.

The Hunter (Mgalekgolo) was the most difficult for me as they are already pretty scary in the games and there is a specific canon that they wear armor provided by the Elite class (Sangheili). Because they are supposed to be a large tangle of worm-like creatures encased in this armor, I went with an idea that the exterior should look as if it were binding them much like the Kayan Lahwi or African neck rings.
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Gnosticon Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
In anticipation of the recently announced Halo 5: Guardians (part of the Reclaimer saga/trilogy), I am immersing myself once again in the Halo world which brings me to this image. 

This version of the Hunter has, in my opinion, a lot more presence than those that were actually included in the game series and just screams boss.

The fact that these creatures are essentially worms that have been encased in armour conjures up a range of possibilities such as a super-heavy/artillery variant or smaller, more agile versions. 

On the topic of Halo, personally I would like to see another race totally independent of  Covenant, Flood, Forerunner, Precursor, Human control with a unique back story and motivations and have them try and make sense of the events that are happening around them and see what place they would have in that universe. 


In my mind the Halo universe could and perhaps should be just as diverse/have the same kind of scope for creativity as other classic science fiction series. 
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SweetLiLiNekoKnight Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
By the ancient ones, this depiction is...it strikes fear in my own hearts...
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Talkahiem Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
Much more intimidating than they were before. Mgalekgolo (Hunter) 'Siege' class approved.
Scale: Same size as the forward half of a Scarab. Minimum.
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justinpatton Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
less talk more run
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Basement-Aviator Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really like the armor texture, and the detail on the shield.
I don't see enough pictures of Hunters.
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ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Good Hunter reference was definitely hard to find when I was painting this - I had to make screen caps from HALO: Reach myself to check all the details.
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Basement-Aviator Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I tried to draw one once but gave up because not enough reference...
Your efforts paid off here. :)
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wiledog Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
great job, very menacing creature indeed! love the texture of the armor.
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Blu-the-Ender Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Wouldn't want to piss of this thing... :no:
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Troodos Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Sucks that this got cancelled
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