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March 23, 2013
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CTN 0452-9 by CharlotteChambers CTN 0452-9 by CharlotteChambers
EDIT: SCREECH. HOLY CRAP. This was featured on the official Halo Facebook page as well as on
the front page of Halo Waypoint for Fan Art Focus! [link] I'M SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW.
And even though you'll probably never read this: THANK YOU, WAYPOINT. <3

Cortana - because she has to be one of my all-time favourite female characters, and because Halo is
and (likely) always will be my favourite video game series. And also, the last time I drew Halo fan art it was
a picture of Thel 'Vadam and I drew it when I was ten or eleven, so, needless to say, it sucked. Badly.

I think you can probably tell that I took some liberties with those patterns of hers. They were too difficult to
copy, so I simplified and modified some of them. (Don't hurt me) I was originally thinking of using the
Halo 3 patterns but decided to just stick with the Halo 4 design.

Overall, I am very satisfied with the way this came out. Although, I think I've found a new hate for drawing
human feet. I honestly think they're worse than hands, but that's probably because I don't draw them much
at all.


Approximately 6 hours.

Drawn while listening to . . .
Halo 3 OST: Keep What You Steal, Wake Me When You Need Me, High Charity Suite, Black Tower, Never Forgot
Halo 4 OST: Green and Blue, The Beauty of Cortana, Never Forget
Frozen Sleep by Malukah

Artwork (C) Brittany Willows
Halo franchise & Cortana (C) Microsoft, Bungie, 343 Industries
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British-Prophetess Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh man, this is truly amazing! :3 As a fellow Halo fan I'm very impressed with the details you have put into the lighting/colours and overall emotions of this piece. Cortana really looks amazing and I agree, she's one of my favourite characters as well. I loved how she was portrayed in the books as well as the game, but the Cortana level in Halo 3 was a right pain in the arse - I remember when I first played that level it took me a hell of a long time to get through that as it was very confusing and very hard at the time. Still, this is very impressive :D
CharlotteChambers Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty sure that level was the most frustrating part of any video game I've ever
played, and I used to think nothing could top The Library! It must have taken me
three days of playing in a row to get through it when I was doing my Legendary
playthrough. I felt very accomplished when I finally did complete it, though. xD

Thank you very much! <3
Toxic--Vision Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
This is awesome! The shading is perfect and I love how it glows
CharlotteChambers Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! <3
malufenix Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
This is gorgeous, Charlotte! And it makes me so happy that Frozen Sleep was among the tracks you were listening to. Thank you!!!
CharlotteChambers Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aaaa, thank you so much! <3 I appreciate it. And your song was such an inspiration for this piece, it really is wonderful!
Winter-moot Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
This is truly beautiful work!
CharlotteChambers Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! <3
Jbaaron Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is simply gorgeous! I love the subtle grid texture you used for her digital effects!
CharlotteChambers Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! <3
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