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A Promise to Keep - Tribute to Cortana by Raaamen A Promise to Keep - Tribute to Cortana by Raaamen
I've wanted to do this ever since the I finished Halo 2.

7 years, 2 months later, I've finally mustered up both the artistic skill and sentimental courage required to complete this task. With my inspiration reignited by youtube singer, Malukah's, very own tribute to Cortana, Frozen Sleep (for those of you who know her songs, yes the pun was absolutely intended), I've managed to stuff into this painting all of my love and respect for the greatest video game franchise ever created.

more specifically, the scene illustrates the ending of Halo 4, when Cortana, broken from saving the chief from the didact with  her rampant data, says good by to him, and disappears into a matrix of corrupted coding.
Can't help but choke up every time i watch it ;_;

i don't care what anyone says, 343 has taken Halo to a whole new level, and i will continue to give my love and support to the franchise and its characters.

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Zazishi-V-Zajitsu Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
So I found you cuz of the Jinx art for the new song.. saw this in the side scroll of other work by you
Because of a plug in I have that inverts colors to make web pages easier on the eyes I didn't know it was Cortana till the page loaded..

I started to cry.

Words fail me in telling you how utterly beautiful and powerful this capture of her in that moment is.. 
Cortana was more or less my biggest reasons for pushing through the games campaign especially in two and three.. because lets face it.. the flood. *shivers* gave me the creeps and I'll admit the grave mind probably inspired a few nightmares.. as me and horror things don't always mix well.. and while Halo is no horror, Flood and the Grave mind sure as hell added a bit of that to it.

There is part of me that wants to shell out the 500 f'n bucks it would take to get an Xbox One so I could get the Halo game bundle they released.. but I just don't got that kind'a ... wouldn't say disposable cash.. but free floating.. 

Either way.. guess I'll be replaying H4's campaign tomorrow.. still yet to get it on Legendary lol.
TwilightAlicorn Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Chief and Cortana had a very good ride together, but what 343 really shows how much chief cares about cortana and tries everything just to save her, including humanity. I wonder what will be going on in the next halo (as soon as i can afford a Xbox One...)

This is really amazing, even though how sad it was to see her go, chief needed a reminder that, no matter how hard you try, things cant be stopped all the time.

:iconmasterchiefplz: "You know me, when i make a promise"
malufenix Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Raamen, I'm glad you were able to finish this. It's stunning. Thank you for listening to Frozen Sleep! And I'm with everyone here... so many feels when I see this.
Raaamen Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
ahahaa omg!!! idk what to say XD

i hear you on my youtube playlist everyday when i paint so its so cool you saw this, really glad you like it :D
malufenix Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Oops. 3 A's. Raaamen. My bad!
colourofdarkness Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
I love this, and have much the same feeling towards Halo 4, Malukah's tribute song, and that particular scene you refer to :P (don't know how you manage to hold back the tears when watching it! :'D)

I also feel compelled to congratulate you on having produced the most... "tasteful" rendering of my favourite character that I've yet to see on DeviantArt... (well, they are all done by deviants I suppose... ;))

Again! Bravo!
colourofdarkness Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
Just put Frozen Sleep on, and scrolled back up from the comments to your image. It all comes flooding back! :'(
Raaamen Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
devo7x Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aaaah I love it.
MindSouldBody Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
Oh please. She will be back in Halo 5.
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