Here’s a piece that I’m fleshing out right now. And I was wondering if I could get some feedback/critiques on it as I go. It’s a reflective image of Cortana in Master Chief’s helmet visor, from the Halo Series, begrudgingly contesting with Master Chief to go along with her “do as I say” plan, both characters not all that happy with this happening between them.
Started off with a black and white image,
black and white digital sketch
and now I’m at the digital color sketch phase.
halo digital sketch prev 1
I’m trying to see what lighting will work best here. Should i have wires dangling at the top there like this, should I even have wires there? Maybe I need to do more research on the tech in Halo as a background that they have in a destroyed state but do I want human wreckage or alien ware wreckage? Not sure which to shoot for.
I want to make Cortana’s blue glowing energy swords a light source on each side of the Chief’s lower face. However looking at the references of Master Chief’s helmet reflections. I wonder should it be a warm purple reflections or just blue with the tint of the glass helmet part of the color? I tried to find references with the energy sword being reflected in his glass visor but could not find any good references.
I also want to encase Cortana in Warden like body armor floating around or otherwise giving the same feel as what the Warden’s character was.
Any thoughts or notes on the image so far would be greatly appreciated.
energy sword reference 1
mc 1 reference
mc 2 reference
mc 3 reference
Cortana reference 1
warden reference 2