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Clever girl...
Date: 5/10/13 7:40 pm
In Response To: Visualizing the Halo Universe: Round 10 (Postmortem)

: Visualizing the Halo Universe
: Round 10: Free Round!

: Remember, feedback on artwork is appreciated and encouraged.

: We've made it through our first official VTHU cycle. This is exciting for me,
: because it means you're still interested enough in what I do to keep
: submitting art. So thank you for your continued participation! :)

: As the last round before our cycle resets with a human theme, I've got
: something a little more fun for everyone… our first official Free Round!
: These will be focused less on adhering to the canon and much more on just
: showcasing some of the crazy ideas you guys have rolling around in your
: heads.

: For this first one, I admit I somewhat selfishly chose the subject matter.
: I've been eager to see what everyone creates for it and it's been somewhat
: frustrating having to wait through all the Human, Covenant, Ancients, and
: Miscellaneous rounds to finally hit this one. I hope you guys find it
: interesting enough, and if not, let me know so I can take that into
: consideration for the next Free Round. :)

: Subject:

: Create Your Own Flood Combat Form

: Details:

: Throughout the Halo trilogy, we've seen how the Flood brutally infect and
: repurpose their host's bodies. From a simple human, to a hunched
: monstrosity with claws and wriggling appendages, the only creatures that
: can avoid conversion into a Flood combat form are those with insufficient
: biomass to sustain the massive alterations.

: Yet throughout these transformations, many features remain consistent
: regardless of the host organism. The chest cavity becomes occupied by the
: infection form, so that its sensory appendages can protrude from the body
: at an advantageous angle. One limb typically shows an explosive growth of
: exactly three tentacles or claws, and later, the body slowly decays into
: an unrecognizable mass of gas-infused tissue, leaving behind only the
: creature's legs.

: However, amongst these constants, there are many other variables… enough for
: any artist to run wild! Earth alone has many amazing animals that might be
: fun to reconstruct as a Flood infection form, but if that's not your
: thing, the rest of the Halo universe is littered with amazing life forms
: as well! There's a lot to work with. :)

: Extra Credit:

: Depict an infected African animal from when the Flood landed on Earth in
: Halo 3!

: - - -

: Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with! Remember you have two weeks
: to submit your entries.

My stab; don't really have time to finesse it, but the gist is there. Click to embiggen.

flood zombie horse thing

So there's a bunch of influences in here. I wanted to sort of bridge the visual look of the classic Flood (spongy splotchy spines) and the Halo 4 Flood (with more armor, exposed areas, and chitin). Personally I hope when the Flood return they take more cues from the classic elements, but that's me about everything practically. Anyhow, I thought about "Last Voyage of the Infinite Succor" and figured that if a Flood host wasn't exactly that dangerous on its own, it might take liberties with the form--in this case, going from that hoof and "deevolving" it back to something a bit more lethal; I sort of took inspiration from some of the cut Bioshock enemies with their outsize limbs.

Messages In This Thread

Visualizing the Halo Universe: Round 10Postmortem4/28/13 10:15 pm
     Dibs on space zombie zebradavidfuchs4/28/13 10:41 pm
     Re: Visualizing the Halo Universe: Round 10Quirel4/29/13 12:58 am
     Re: Visualizing the Halo Universe: Round 10TDSpiral4/29/13 2:44 am
     Flood Elephant *IMG*TDSpiral5/3/13 9:28 pm
           That's creepy as -blam!- *NM*ZackDark5/3/13 10:05 pm
           Re: Flood Elephant *IMG*serpx5/3/13 10:22 pm
                 Re: Flood Elephant *IMG*Quirel5/3/13 11:33 pm
           Excellent work, man. :)The Lionheart5/3/13 11:05 pm
           Re: Flood Elephant *IMG*Stephen L. (SoundEffect)5/3/13 11:21 pm
           Re: Flood Elephant *IMG*munky-0585/4/13 2:08 am
           Updated *IMG*TDSpiral5/4/13 3:16 am
                 Re: Updated *IMG*iForge5/4/13 11:17 am
                 Re: Updated *IMG*Grizzlei5/4/13 12:28 pm
                 Awesome. Will add to my nightmare queue. *NM*Leviathan5/4/13 11:21 pm
                 Re: Updated *IMG*Sl'askia5/8/13 10:03 pm
     MineSl'askia5/8/13 10:00 pm
           Flood. Zergling. *NM*uberfoop5/8/13 10:08 pm
           Re: MineZackDark5/8/13 11:22 pm
                 Re: MinePostmortem5/8/13 11:33 pm
                 Re: MineSl'askia5/8/13 11:45 pm
                       NOTHING!!! *NM*ZackDark5/9/13 12:42 am
     Clever girl...davidfuchs5/10/13 7:40 pm
           Dude...TDSpiral5/10/13 8:07 pm
                 Re: Dude...davidfuchs5/10/13 9:30 pm
                       Re: Dude...SEspider5/11/13 6:34 am
     Round 10: Results PostedPostmortem5/12/13 3:24 pm
           Re: Round 10: Results Postedmunky-0585/12/13 5:35 pm
     Your artwork featured on Waypoint blog.Postmortem5/16/13 5:09 pm
           Congrats, GuysSEspider5/16/13 6:25 pm

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