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Sigma Armor Variant - 2015 Revision by MC-Katanga
Sigma Armor Variant - 2015 Revision
A revision of the deviation "Sigma Revamp" from just over 5 years ago (…). I've improved a tad methinks.

So with the release of Halo 5 I've been back on the bandwagon for trashing the new armour designs. So I thought I'd see if I could do any better, and upon realising I actually did an old armour design I decided to revamp that. The design for the armour was actually tougher than you'd think because the original image was only 50x50, meaning I had used pretty deliberate design choices. This led me to upscale from my previous picture to capture the more subtle details of both the MJOLNIR and the Spartan IV aesthetic as a whole. The upscale also came with some design changes to better illustrate how the armour is seen in 3d space, as I thought the original seemed extremely flat in retrospect.

Despite the upscale the colour pallette is exactly the same except for an extra shade of red for the highlights. This worked out super well for the helmet IMO, epsecially the visor, but the shading on the body armour is compatively sparse. I tried to capture the odd undersuit the S-IVs have with blocks of colour across the grey areas. I'm personally a fan of the effect, but I'm sure people will disagee with me there ;P

Design wise I took heavy inspiration from some concept art of Carter's helmet from Halo Reach, as well as the EOD, CIO and Recruit armour renders from around Halo 4's release. This is probably most notable in the body pose, as I heavily referenced that so I could accurately show the armour contours to the best of my ability.
Gameboy background by MC-Katanga
Gameboy background
Just fancied doing a scene using a limited colour pallette, and I've always loved the Gameboy green colour :P

I'm such a poser I never even owned a gameboy.
Commisions are back open for anybody who is interested. :)
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Mark Carrigan
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United Kingdom
I'm not active very much these days, but don't be afraid to leave comments and questions, because I'm always eager to learn and answer questions.

I also made a few sprites of less well known Sonic characters in my earlier years, and the answer is "Yes you can use them, just link back to here when you credit me".

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Joe-Roberts Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:+devwatch: Thanks for Watching, I love your pixel-art :)
domdomdommy Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015
Hey I see commissions are still up. Would you be willing to do front and back sprites? I'd do 200 total for each front and back sprite. I need porygon evolutions for each stat type. Can talk more about it and provide more details, but want to know if you're interested. Thanks
Anya-JK Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can I commission you for 3 pokemon sprites?
MC-Katanga Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sorry, I actually meant to take the commissions listing off, I'm in the middle of a Masters degree so I'm a bit hard-pressed for time. Sorry to disappoint :(
Anya-JK Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you have anyone you can point me to?
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