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John 117 by DallasNagataWhite John 117 by DallasNagataWhite
Had this image in my mind after finishing Halo 4 - glad to finally have it finished! :)
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queen-of-olympus Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Chief's Grief over Cortana :( THE FEELS BRO
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DJJ1172 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
thats the suit from the first game
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LucyTheValiant Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
The feels!  Ah, my feels!  I loved how Halo 4 took a risk and really expanded on John's character.  In the books, he's always had a little more personality; it's so wonderful to see them bring that out in a game.  I can't wait to see how they continue his story.  Wonderful job on this piece.  He seems so ....exhausted.  Lonely.  Like he's been overwhelmed by the realization that there's nothing left in his life that's "his."  He's empty.  He just lost the most intimate connection in his life--the only thing he had that was personal; not just professional.  And what's worse--he failed her. Just like a machine, he chose his duty over her.  And she ran out of time.  In the end, she saved him; and now, what does he have left?  You captured such a great mood.  Bravo! :D
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DigitalInked Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
The fact that he took the armor off at all is monumental, he really took what Cortana said to heart, about being a machine. People think that he's just armor and I think that he's always wished that too. John wants to be 'Master Chief', he wished that when he took off the suit there was nothing there. He probably didn't have to think about it too much until recently, now he has to question what he is. he's always been a machine. now he has to deal with the terrifying possibility that he's human.
I'm such a nerd XD
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erwinkfoto Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014   General Artist
+1 !
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MasterChiefII7 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I liked how you think son. But it still seems creepy how you know this much about me! 
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DigitalInked Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
hey, big fan of your work!
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Buckylovesit Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013   Filmographer
This....moving
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victortky Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
This should be the opening for Halo 5.

It shows the chief lamenting the loss of cortana with no one to comfort him.
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Spartan-055 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student General Artist
this is eactrly what i can imagine he did after getting his armor off at the end of the game. the way he walked into the armor bay in the legendary ending made my heart sink...
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DallasNagataWhite Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, it was amazing to see him having a human moment! Can't wait for the next game.
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Spartan-055 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student General Artist
i cant play the games lol i suck at them. but i do love the story and the imgination of it all. there are very few human moments in the games that he has but he does in the books and Halo 4 deffinatly gave him a more human side than in the previous games. because well if you think about it, he was trained since the age of 6, started fighting a war at 14, faoght in that war for 20+ years saw most of his brothers and sisters in arms die, and has never had someone other than the other SPARTAN-IIs, Halsey and Cortanna truely care about him. and loseing almost all 3 in a matter of years weieghs on a person no matter how battle hardened they are.
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Naramyon Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm mentally adding an empty holostand in the corner.
Just to kick the guy while he's down.
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DallasNagataWhite Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I actually tried a few variations of that, but couldn't get it quite right!
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Spartan-055 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student General Artist
do it without the armor and put the holo tank where the armor is
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Naramyon Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hmm... I can see that it would ruin the balance.
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HarmoniHalo Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
He looks like he's contemplating, maybe mourning.
But either way, it's awesome(sad)!
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BoboMagroto Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
John-117 did lose alot of people that were close to when ever since becoming a Spartan... Seen enough death and destruction, Can you blame him for being like that?
Though the end of Halo 4 was the big gut twister, losing Cortana...
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HarmoniHalo Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Seriously, next game...
He's either going to go crazy, or go AWOL, or both.
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BoboMagroto Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Not sure about that... But we would most likely see him a completely broken man
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HarmoniHalo Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Or completely devastated and just apathetic.
Numb.
That may be it.
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Firerwolf Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It kind of looks like his armor is about to kill him.
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mandospartangirl117 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Its stunning! I :love: it!
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DallasNagataWhite Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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xXxshadowsneakxXx Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
this is very good! i love the shading and sad look to it. And the guys muscle detail looks good as well. And MC's Mjolnir suit is epic ^^
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DallasNagataWhite Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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DeepHurting Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Great job. :)
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DallasNagataWhite Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Ttrmkh Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist
Wow, that's very lovely!
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DallasNagataWhite Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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