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Random Slipspace Trajectory by Noble--6 Random Slipspace Trajectory by Noble--6
"Cortana, All I need to know is did we lose them."

"I think we both know the answer to that..."

"We made a blind jump...How did they..."

"..Get here first? The Covenant ships have always been faster. As for tracking us all the way from Reach, at light speed my maneuvering options were limited."

"We were running dark, yes?"

"Until we decelerated, no one could have missed the hole we tore in subspace...They were waiting for us on the far side of the planet..."

Hope you enjoy!

The planet, stars, and nebulae in the background we're done solely in Photoshop. The ships were initially pencil sketches, which were later scanned and completed in Photoshop.

I find it kind of strange that, despite the fact that there were multiple Covenant battle groups converging on the Autumn's position, you never see one Covenant vessel in any of the variations of this cutscene. Thus, I decided to add one such battle group approaching the PoA.

Some resources that I used:

Nebulae/Space Dust: [link]


EDIT: Increased file size to 1920 x 1080 and used the "Sharpen" tool to eliminate some of the blurring.
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hellogonzo Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Halo starts here!..and ends on defiant art...where people will be drawing awesome art years after the series ends..
Patrikov909 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
i JUST noticed the Covenant ships near the installation...that explains were all those aliens came from :/
that1dude0092 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
They should have used this type of space in anniversary
the one in anniversary was too.... rainbow-ish
Noble--6 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, it had a very interesting purple hue to it in the game. Thanks for the comment!
SIERRA-116 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
"So where do we stand?"
overseer Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012   Digital Artist
Very nice work. The angle, scale and overall composition are very nice. The only thing I'd change is maybe a little less motion blur on the fighters in the foreground. Maybe I'd have the main ship a little closer the viewer and the fighters a bit smaller (if that's how it would look, I'm not sure on the size references).

I'm amazed that this is a drawing through entirely. The clarity almost screams render!
Noble--6 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, I did this one when I was still a little new to using the blur.

Yep! All digitally painted. Thank you very much, though!
givenvalueoftrue Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Love the Halo universe and pretty much anything set in it. The light effects are pretty stunning, especially the engine glare of the Pillar of Autumn. How long did the initial drawing take? The motion blurred ships in the foreground also work well and lead you to see the Halo in a key focal point. One point I thought I'd mention is that it does feel a little cramped, I wonder what widening the shot would do to it?

Nice work though! :)
Noble--6 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the feedback - it is much appreciated.

I see what you mean about the "cramped" part. Looking back on it, it might have been a good idea to give the picture a more panoramic look. The funny thing was, I was basically making this up as I went, so it wasn't very well planned. ;]
givenvalueoftrue Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool, hope it was useful :) Fair do's as it was on the fly. Nice one!
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