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So I looked through my gallery and realized I had no elites.
WHAT?!
This white-and-blue dude's name is Seph.

I decided to give this delightful race some love, what with Halo 4 coming out and completely shifting focus from our beloved Covies.

Halo Reach is my favorite in the series and the Ultras were my favorite of the elite armor classes.

I really loved what Bungie did in Halo 2/3, introducing elites as characters. I'd like to see elites developed more as main characters in future games.

I hope we see the Arbiter again in 5 <: I like it when the aliens are more then bullet fodder.

WORT WORT BLARGH

Halo (c) Microsoft Game Studios

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DaBrandonSphere Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really dig how you draw futuristic armor!
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Cryophase Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much! :D
I've been rather attached to that particular subject matter for as long as I can remember :XD:
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kasekus Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
cull
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IceShadow3 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i really need 2 work on humanoids XD
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:iconcryophase:
Cryophase Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do it :D
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IceShadow3 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ok...
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LykenZealot Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student General Artist
wow amazing work!
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:iconcryophase:
Cryophase Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. (:
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chaos-sandwhich Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome, and i totally agree that arbiter needs to return , put those Storm traitors in their place!
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
like your username XD

yess, bring him back <: he and MC are bros
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chaos-sandwhich Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks, its origins were as my xbox live name, and i wanted something strange and original ( chaos biscuit was taken)

i always liked the arbiters attitude, and the voice acting was great, thats something missing from the elites in halo 4, they don't really have much to say , which is a shame because the elites have some really great characters among their ranks
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lolol chaos biscuit
i like sandwich better though tbh

Ohgod Arbiter's voice actor was amazing, as was Rtas'(the white-armored dude with the malformed mandibles). The Arbiter overall was just a great character, we need to see more elites with that sort of depth xD
and not just in the novels I'll never read :B
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chaos-sandwhich Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
indeed, i love the dialouge of Rtas when he's talking to the chief from the carrier,

i mean A his ship is called Shadow of intent , thats just epic, and B 'i will beat his shield like a drum' thats cool

his backstory is pretty awesome too, having experienced flood first hand and lived to tell the tale

i think the depth of the characters is just so nice, a contrast to the chief who is strong and silent, the arbiter and old 'half jaw' have a wise old veteran quality, and that enables them to talk more

another thing i felt was great was the ending of the memorial ceremony , when the arbiter speaks with lord hood, although its short, it seems very deep to me
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ack I'm having trouble remembering that scene, but I know it's in 3 xD

The fact that he even attended the memorial service was a big shock to me, it really shows the relation he forged with Chief, which I really want to see more of. I like aliens as occasional comrades instead of just the thing you're out to kill, it makes for a more interesting story.

They should bring the Elites homeworld into the in-game plot as well (:
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chaos-sandwhich Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
indeed, stories are better when aliens aren't just the cannon fodder, or the scary monster, they are people too, with depth, feelings and motivation, the background of the elites i like, becuase you get the impression that they aren't all just mindless killers, but warriors who were also fighting for their own cause, trying to protect their own kind because they care

'soldiers aren't machines, We're just people' i like that line

also i like the prophets development as characters, ( i dislike them personally but like the depth) and they are strangely charasmatic, so i can beleive that the elites would be convinced to fight for them , and the betrayal was interesting
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup, yup agreed. Although the elites weren't really fighting to protect anyone, they were out there with the other races searching for Forerunner relics and trying to fulfill whatever prophecy they were brainwashed into believing.

I hate the prophets as well but there definitely is a lot to them. And they're cult leaders so they gotta be charismatic XD
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Israel42 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woaw epic! ^^
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Delta-Hexagon Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
What a pretty beast. Too bad his brain isn't really all there intelligence wise. BUT IT'S ALRIGHT SEPH YOU MAKE UP FOR IT WITH PRETTY ARMOUR. :heart:

Your work is starting to look more 3D, I've noticed. You're getting better at shading and making objects look like separate things. He really does look very pretty. YOU DONE GOOD.
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SEPH IS A PRETTY FAERIE. PRETTTTYYYY FAERRRRIEEEE
and yes he is also a dullard id like to see him and Skry play chess

oo thanks its the same metal technique I used on 'Stay Alert' - soft brush on edges couple with simple hard shading <:
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Delta-Hexagon Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
IT IS A GLORIOUS TECHNIQUE AND IT WORKS WELL

Hurr a faerie and a unicorn playing chess. What a sight to see.
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would like to see that game unfold i would
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Delta-Hexagon Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
PAINFULLY
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:iconcryophase:
Cryophase Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG
i should draw a comic of this for realz
HEY GCHAT?
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Delta-Hexagon Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
YES. YES YOU SHOULD.
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:iconcryophase:
Cryophase Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ASDFGHJKL DONT PRESSURE MEEEEE
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msgtfrank Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Yeah it kinda sucked that they were enemies in 4 But either way they are awesome!
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think the whole concept as the Storm Covenant was stupid. Basically if you haven't read every one of the halo novels, you won't have any idea what the hell is going on XD

I mean I know they did it as a way to not entirely dump the Covenant as a enemy since they're a pre-req for any Halo game, but honestly they had no real reason to be there
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msgtfrank Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Eh either way the game was hella fun i just havnt had a chance to do spartan ops yet sadly ;-;
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me neither lol
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msgtfrank Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Wanna try to do some together?
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't have XBox in college
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msgtfrank Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student General Artist
aww ;-;
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Sounddrive Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That looks amazing!
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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Crowdingfever Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
I agree, I would like to see the Arbiter again but I don't know if he will. I am reading Glasslands right now and the Arbiter is in it but I don't know if he lives. If you have read it though pleases don't tell me.
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't worry I haven't read any of the novels and probably never will XD
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Crowdingfever Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
k I guess I'll tell you what happens then. Lets keep our fingers crossed!
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay XD
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Dakotah05 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
well arbiter COULD have been betrayed and slain by his brothers because he was second in command of the elites and they possibly betrayed him
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