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Grunt Rough by soulburn3d Grunt Rough by soulburn3d
I am a big fan of the Halo games, so did this piece of fan art for fun. The grunt characters are some of my favorites, not only do they have tons of personality, but overall I love the design. Since I own several of the McFarlane Halo Grunt toys, I did a little photoshoot, and used the photos as the basis for the character's pose. Painted in about 3-4 hours, the last couple of hours were mostly subtle color corrections, usually I start off with a pretty strong color scheme in mind, this one ended up coming together at the end of the piece.

"Halo" and "Grunt" character and all names of characters and the distinctive likeness(es) thereof are Trademarks of Bungie Inc.
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theBEARDEDcanuck Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
I do agree that the grunts had the most personalty of any of the covenant races, but they were a little to comical for me, I like how they started to make them in ODST and Reach, a little more intimidating. It's difficult to see in game as you usually are a giant Spartan super soldier, but the grunts are built like silver-back gorillas, standing with their slouched postures at 5' tall.

  Oh, I was a bit off topic there, Great picture :D
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soulburn3d Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
haha. They were indeed quite comical, which I kinda liked, but I can see why it might break the mood if you were looking for something 100% serious. Like the take on the originals and the later more nasty grunts, it made sense to make them nastier in later games. Glad you dig the painting.
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Tuckerscreator Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Great job with the colors, from the dull gray of his body to the bright pink of his needles. A very great job.
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soulburn3d Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, balancing the colors was a tough one, glad you feel it worked out.
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Artsbriddle Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Love it!
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:iconsoulburn3d:
soulburn3d Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Artsbriddle!
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Artsbriddle Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Your welcome! I love the grunts they are one of my favorites!
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:iconduganderer:
Duganderer Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow, you made him look infinitely more threatening than he actually is in the game. XD
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:iconsoulburn3d:
soulburn3d Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe, love these little guys, so silly and evil at the same time.
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:iconduganderer:
Duganderer Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, it's hilarious when one runs up to you and you just punch it. xD
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Chris-919 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. This brings back memories, haven't played Halo in a long time. :)
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:iconsoulburn3d:
soulburn3d Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It's a great game, so love the first one. :)
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:iconchris-919:
Chris-919 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah the first one is awesome. The second one was a little weak.
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The-Last-Wimbleton Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I loved all the grunts... even Halo Reach... but Halo 4... :no:
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AshmoTheGreat Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
These boyz are l33t!
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:iconsoulburn3d:
soulburn3d Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Ashmo!
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CoolTreeko Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
WHY IS HE NOT CUTE!? lol nice work
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:iconsoulburn3d:
soulburn3d Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
He's cute to me :) And thanks!
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CoolTreeko Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
aw, yeah. np
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Master-MAG00 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
We all love the grunts.
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Colten822 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
I like everything about this, the foreground, background, color scheme, all nice.
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soulburn3d Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Colten!
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soulburn3d Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks guys, I appreciate all the comments!
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Skyward-Dreamer Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
That's beautiful. By the looks of it, a Halo 3 grunt or later?

He he, I had so much fun when I first encountered these little guys years ago. At first I thought they were some kind of snails ... wearing those methane tanks. Silly me. :D
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soulburn3d Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Actually, he was based on a Halo 1 grunt [link] Although I did use a little artistic license to modify him a bit. :) Glad you like him!
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Skyward-Dreamer Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Okay. I always thought the CE/2 grunts were kind of cute. In Halo 3 and later, they look more beastly somehow. But anyway, great painting! :)
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SeanSoong Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Student Filmographer
halo~!!!!!!!!!
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:iconaxelofart:
AxelOfArt Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Aww, I muss unggoy now :P
This little guy's cute :D
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YeaImABrony-GotAProb Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
He never expected to die. But he did.
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soulburn3d Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks guys!
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AgelessAgera Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Holy crap that's amazing
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xXDigitalxStrikerXx Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That looks great.
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ec4370 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
that is awesome dude! you did a really good job
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soulburn3d Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks ec4370!
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ec4370 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Your welcome! :)
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Pet-my-head Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is great, love it
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soulburn3d Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, glad you like him!
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Pet-my-head Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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SimonHK Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Student
halo, awesome. what's ur favorite halo game?
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:iconsoulburn3d:
soulburn3d Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The first one. I'm old school :)
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:iconsimonhk:
SimonHK Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Student
Gotta say me too. that game only got me into games and digital art, really good. Especially for its time
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