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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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Tylercasey5595 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015
Do you do commissions? I have a very specific Hunter image I would like drawn out to turn into a tattoo.
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ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I do - A little busy with some work at the moment but if you're not in too much of a rush, feel free to send me a note with your ideas, etc.
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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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Koldraxon 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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KacAburame Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fantastic. Love fighting hunters, anything that's twice my size or bigger I find especially satisfying to defeat.
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ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Especially on Legendary - Much more tactical. :)
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MechSquadron Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist
thats epic!
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ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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MechSquadron Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist
it looks so menacing
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HELLGATEMARINE Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
he apneic, I see you make some great art related to halo, I would like you to join our group [link]
give it a look
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Radicalvince5 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student Artist
Halos awesome actually who knew hunters are actually made of millions of tiny worms
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Xx-Chey-La-xX Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I always thought that hunters kinda looked like porcupines cause of the quill like things on their backs.
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Opaqueness Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
halo is awesome
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larrydark Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
halo rulesssss
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fiskefyren Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
beside a pretty awful plot and some copy/paste game mechanics and gameplay... sure ;)
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SIERRA-116 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Troll.
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:iconfiskefyren:
fiskefyren Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
tasteless human
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:iconsierra-116:
SIERRA-116 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
If you don't like HALO, then why comment on it.
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fiskefyren Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Same reason you reply to this comment I assume...
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SIERRA-116 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
And that would be?
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:iconfiskefyren:
fiskefyren Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Why would you ask me that? Only you have the answer!
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ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, yes it does.
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hellogonzo Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
looks even scarier than the ones in the game :iconxd--plz:
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ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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shadowneco Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I can't count the number of times those things have killed me in legendary, they're making Nightfall an pain in the ass for me ( I have Reach)
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ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, Nightfall is the first really tough level to get through on Legendary - so many Elites and the first time you encounter Hunters. Makes you miss the days of Combat Evolved when you could shoot them once in the back with a pistol. :p
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shadowneco Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
all that and the fact I am probably THE worst sniper in the world, so bad i feel like Church XD (If you don't know Red vs Blue, Church is a sniper and he can't hit the broad side of a barn)
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WhitePsych5 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Student General Artist
When I see hunters, for some reason I think of Earthworm Jim.
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ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
They all have that bad case of worms. :p
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aDinoSupremacist Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I personally love the little spike you put on the shield. Seems a lot more dangerous.
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jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist
Appear in the film... that line made my day.. so there's going to be a Halo film?

and yeah, it definitely looks scarier.
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ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It was for a short fan-film that unfortunately got cancelled. If you're interested though, go to YouTube and type in HALO FAITH to watch a trailer for it. :)
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jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist
Yessir! I'm going to do that right now!!!
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ShizaCoffee Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is probably the most brutal looking hunter I've ever seen. Kudos.
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ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers. :)
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Turkey13 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Awesome!
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AwesomeBeyBlader901 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
even though these guys are , to me, second to elites, you just made 'em look ten times more BADASS!!!!!
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ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I have a tough time choosing between the 2, I love them both. :) Thanks for the comment.
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AwesomeBeyBlader901 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
No prob amigo! but have you done an elite im not saying you have too, im just curious of it though...
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ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I started the Elite redesign but the VFX team had already finished their own model for the film so it wasn't needed. I've still got my rough version and I have a plan to finish it sometime soon as a personal piece. :)
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AwesomeBeyBlader901 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Oh, good luck!
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HEMPY117 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
awesome!
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