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The Drop by AdamBurn The Drop by AdamBurn
The Drop, depicting a huge low orbit assault drop by the UNSC fleet above the Atlantic, the drop zone, Argentina, the mission, classified.

This is an Illustration showing the opening scene of the fan movie Operation Chastity, one of the hardest images I have had to paint, getting the right scale and look of the UNSC ships and drop pods as well as conveying a sense of order and chaos, the order of the fleets positions, lined and precise, and the chaos of the drop.

I tried a different lighting technique this time round, a more indirect lighting style, I also went for a warm sunset pallet in keeping with the saturated colours of the Halo Universe. I also added a little tribute on to the side of a frigate.

A limited number prints will be made available, if you would like more information on the project and about the prints enquire at [link]

Enjoy
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:iconspx77:
spx77 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015
Man, I love your halo paintings. Please keep it up!
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:iconlegendarycarcere:
legendarycarcere Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
God I love Halo!
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:iconaphadude:
aphadude Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Awesome job on the paint and models
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:iconmidway2009:
Midway2009 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Send the ODSTs! :)
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:iconninjaboy240:
ninjaboy240 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
:icontrollfaceplz:then send in the Spartans after the helljumpers are done getting there asses kicked:icontrollfaceplz:
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:iconmidway2009:
Midway2009 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why not both?
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:iconninjaboy240:
ninjaboy240 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
B/c the helljumpers would probably let the spartan do all the work
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:iconhaseoyashimora:
HaseoYashimora Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
-_-
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:iconmidway2009:
Midway2009 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Maybe, unless the SPARTANS are led by the Master Chief.
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:iconninjaboy240:
ninjaboy240 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
if MC dropped with the other spartan II's why bother send in helljumpers
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:iconmidway2009:
Midway2009 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The Helljumpers and the rest the UNSC would follow the Chief to Hell and back.

That's why. In how I think.
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:iconninjaboy240:
ninjaboy240 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
how many do think would come back alive
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Commander-Fillmore Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
feaking awesome dude youve turned me into a kid again
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:iconpaladinmagnus:
PaladinMagnus Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
This is amazing! You showed just how massive the UNSC ships are and the angle is perfect! Wish there was more scenes like this in the games!! So f@#king epic!
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:iconminicritic:
minicritic Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
feet first into hell!
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:iconartstrac:
artstrac Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
really nice art work.
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:iconbullshark45:
bullshark45 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
Shock and Awe at its finest.
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:iconninjaboy240:
ninjaboy240 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
hell to the fucking ya !!!!!!
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:iconcockjokeslol:
cockjokeslol Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
feet first in to hell.
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:icontheadventures:
TheAdventures Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
oh my good golly gravy this picture is slamma cow awesome :D
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:iconartofpc:
artofpc Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
good nice job
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:iconinspiringadvocate:
InspiringAdvocate Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
What is that writing on the bottom right of the Cruiser
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:iconadamburn:
AdamBurn Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
The large ship in the distance says "Shoulders of Atlas" the closest frigate says "JON-117/" a reference to Master Chief hehe
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:iconinspiringadvocate:
InspiringAdvocate Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
ohh haha nice one man i also want to say that you're peices are awesome
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:iconadamburn:
AdamBurn Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :ahoy:
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:iconearthpatriot117:
Earthpatriot117 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
this would have been a good picture of the invasion of the Covenant home world. we would have done to them what they did to us, UNSC!!!
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:iconsorefinirode288:
SorefinIrode288 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
Very beautiful
This is epic
Great job
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:iconmeugen06:
meugen06 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist
Nice.An impressive drop.
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:iconregistole:
Registole Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
how long did this take you and what program did you make it in? I hope to (eventually) do something like this :D
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:iconadamburn:
AdamBurn Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Done all in Photoshop and I cant really recall how long it took me, probably a while this is quite an old image
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:iconregistole:
Registole Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
one more question, how many references did you use?
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:iconadamburn:
AdamBurn Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
A few, as it had to be perfect being a key scene illustration for the Halo fan film Operation Chastity everything had to be a perfect match or as close as possible so I was given a ton of reference material. Also I am a huge Halo fan so that helped.
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:icondpierce970:
dpierce970 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
beautiful rendition of one of the most cinematic scenes in the halo series
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:iconphebe-moreaux:
Phebe-Moreaux Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
I like how you added a slight flare. I think you definitely captured the 'sense of order and chaos' in this piece.
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:iconalphax10:
AlphaX10 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
Is this concept art for a Halo Fan-made movie?
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:iconadamburn:
AdamBurn Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
yeah done for the halo fan film Operation Chastity
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:icontranquilruins:
TranquilRuins Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Coooool
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:iconyoshidude93:
YoshiDude93 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
WOW. Nice! :D
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:iconsupermanlovesaspen:
SupermanLovesAspen Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*insert Starship Troopers main theme*
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Supercactus777 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
Frigates look awesome, but this picture looks even more awesomer! I..is that a real word, awesomer... no, it's probably not ... or is it? ... No, no its not...no
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:iconec4370:
ec4370 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
Super epic!
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:iconjackallf88:
jackallf88 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
great
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:iconorlandoocra:
Orlandoocra Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
You'd think there'd be more than 3 frigates and a cruiser
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:iconadamburn:
AdamBurn Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
there probably is, but not all in view, be a bit of a mess if they were
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:iconorlandoocra:
Orlandoocra Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
True
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:iconcoldfusionhybrid:
coldfusionhybrid Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
stunning... absolutely stunning
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:iconwickedsamwise:
wickedsamwise Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
Love those ODST drop pods
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:iconflunker92:
flunker92 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
great job on this one...brilliant!
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:icone-squid:
E-Squid Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
It looks very nice. It should get a DD, I think. :)
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DwarfVaderRus Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Student General Artist
I want to be like you somedays...

Really really nice. And the motion is captured very well. That's all I have to say. The 1,041 favourites speak for themself
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