I got a little chill when I read the Chief's response! Just what does he have in mind? Anyways, great job on this page, Chief looks really intimidating in the bottom panel. I also really like the way you did this page. Keep it up!
I can totally hear the Chief's voice actor in that last line, it very much has the feel of: "But what if you miss?" "I won't." to it, which is quite epic that you managed to capture that
That said, while the contrast between the 'fuzier' lines of the 'background' and the harder, more defined lines of Avery and the Chief works to bring you focus on them, it feels just a hair overdone/too much. You probably could've stood to fuzz out/tone down the colors Avery and the Chief just a bit to make them blend back more. It works beautifully as is and I could be totally wrong, but those are my thoughts on it
I think you overestimate the amount of thought/work I put into this ^^
In previous pages/deviations/comments I've complained about how much I hate background... the "fuzziness" is me using a giant feathered brush to slap it in because I'm too lazy to draw forethought lines.
Yeah I was just about to say that. Even in the Halo games, Chief always had this outlook over his fellow marines as being the superior fighting force.
That said, being back to just the 'bare essentials' of being a marine, I am very sure that John is going to have a more respectful outlook on his fellow warriors. and if that doesn't happen, i am pretty sure that he will have a new found respect and/or fondness for Sam.
BTW: when are we going to see some more Sam X Chief? If I'd ship anything in your comic, I'd ship that pairing.
Cheif looks like a BEAST in this strip! And you gotta love the game face! Or is it the game game game face? the one we see under the game face that is really Helmet? or it that Helmet's game face? lol, i am confused
Can't wait for the pwnage! (unfortunatly, you haven't given me the option of "lack there of" because they are already fighting lol) That and the possible return of Helmet and the rest of the Armor Buddies XD
Okay, enough of my nonsense, this page is awesome and the lighting is fantastic! The expressions are great! The only thing I would change what "I might need" to "I'm gonna need" lol