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ODST by ApneicMonkey ODST by ApneicMonkey
I was really inspired by the latest teaser for Bungie's new ODST (Orbital Drop Shock Trooper) game in the HALO universe that I had to paint this guy - the piece was originally twice the size with some other stuff going on in the background but it just wasn't working out so I cropped it and now the ODST remains the star. ;)

Nearly 3hrs in Photoshop CS3... Too... Many... Highlights... brain... shutting... down... *
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SFWriter-Ottawa Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
I really like this. PM to follow....
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Firetaur Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
fuck a duck thats awesome =D
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115652 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
Brilliant work!
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Berserker79 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
Nice one, reminds me of those nights spent in New Mombasa hiding behind corners to avoid Covenant patrols... ;)
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ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Good times. :)
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ChaosSight Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
wow, this is awesome!! What kind of brush did u use for this?
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ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :) I usually just use the standard Photoshop 'Round' brushes and a textured 'chalk' brush (also standard with Photoshop) for my work. ;)
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OmegaSqaudFi Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009
Thats awesome! Hey, for the photoshop, can you download the recent one? Because I've been wanting to do some screenshots and edit them, but I don't have the best software, I'm currently using Windows Photo Gallery, and I would like the program to be able to use on a flashdrive so i can work on it at school, ha ha.
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Grungemonkee101 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009   Writer
Amazing! is he holding the SMG?

Sorry dude, I can't really tell.

But everything else is awesome
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ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks - yeah, he's holding the SMG but I did this a long time before the game came out so I wasn't really sure what it looked like. :(
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RulleBulle Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
Have you draw that!?
Armazing!

(sorry when am spelling wrong...)
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:iconsparkster11:
Sparkster11 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009
Love the shading.
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Already-dead-one Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009
you need to see this, i cant wait for this fucking game!. lovely picture btw, thats something id kill for to hang on my wall. [link]
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ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe, yep... already downloaded that one from the Xbox Marketplace.

They really need to make a ODST movie!!! :D
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Stealthero Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn! this is insanely awesome man :D :+fav:, I love it, you got great skills :)
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ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot. :D I like your Avatar - really looking forward to ME2 myself. ;)
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Stealthero Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :)... And Thank you ;p, that makes 2 more of us :lol: ME2 FTW!
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ODST104 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
very very well done. i am a major fan of the ODSTs. you have dont a very very good job on this and i hope to see some battle scenes with ODSTs in them.
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ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot - I'll have to do a new one once the game is released... I love painting ODSTs. :)
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:iconodst104:
ODST104 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
you, so far, are my favorite artist. i wish you luck with all you do and all you are.
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ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, that's a huge compliment - I really appreciate it. :)
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HybridRain Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Because you are awesome, this work has been feature in my Weekly Faves! Gratz!!!!
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Check it out!
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:iconapneicmonkey:
ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks alot! :D
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RL-182 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
Your art is impressive! And I'm psyched about ODST dropping later this year!
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:iconapneicmonkey:
ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks and me too. :D
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RL-182 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
No problem!
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whatawingnut Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
whoa! :omg: That is awsome.I love the blue and the visor.Really nice work really nice.Keep up the great work :D

BTW Have you heard about Halo:Recon ? You play as a ODST soldier.
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GearsX Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
Kinda reminds me of the Rookie from ODST
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ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
That's where my initial inspiration came from - I painted this immediately after watching that original CGI trailer for ODST. It pretty much is the 'Rookie', he just didn't have that name back then. ;)
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GearsX Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
still looks cool anyway
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CharlieA-Photos Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Professional Photographer
Wow, this is fantastic.
Being a huge ODST fan myself, I can REALLY appreciate this.

Great work!
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ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot - I love your chicken! :p
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CharlieA-Photos Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Professional Photographer
Lol.
I'm retired from the chicken business.
I'm all about the Halo wallpapers and photoshopping business now.
;)
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ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
You must be looking forward to the ODST game. :D It's too bad it's going to be so short and only use the same HALO style of play... I'd really like to see them expand the idea and have a squad based game similar to Rainbow 6 or Republic Commando.
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SeThD17 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
Thats rad, photoshop that must have hurt ur hands afterwards
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ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :D

And no, not really - it's the same as drawing with a traditional pencil and paper... just digitally. :)
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SeThD17 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
k ,i dunno how to do it so its hard 4 meh
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BluRover Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009   Photographer
That game is going to be awesome when it comes out.

Awesome picture.
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ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Did you check out my other ODST/Master Chief painting?

This game is going to be great! Thanks for stopping by and :+fav:ing it. :D
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toklankitsune Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009
O.O amazing!
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:iconapneicmonkey:
ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Wait until you see my next one! :p
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toklankitsune Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009
^^ im sure it'll be really good!
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evilrandomguyblah Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah, Recon's looking fantastic. Bungie are probably going to go for a nitty-gritty, fight-to-survive concept in this game, I think.
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phith-of-line Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008
fucking amazing! absolutely fucking amazing! this rocks! i cant wait for H3:Recon !!! ODSTs are AWESOME!!!
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ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
RECON should be good :), I really hope they expand on the HALO gameplay.
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phith-of-line Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008
yeah me too. one thing im thinking that will change. is the perspective, the point of view. cuz an ODST is much shorter than a spartan so the covenant classes will probably look bigger.
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DustyGrafix Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008
This one looks like it took a lot more time than others. The crisp'ness of the armor look very cool. Also, the thing I like about this picture is the shine from his armor have a slight glow OFF his armor. I love it....
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ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah and when I started it, I hated it and wasn't going to continue - the persistence paid off after I added the dual light-sources. :D
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ObscureTom Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008
Don't think I only love this because it's from HALO.. :p
They have awesome armor, but Master Chief's armor still kicks all asses :';)

Great work, 3 hours, damn ;D
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ApneicMonkey Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Tom. :)
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