Finally finished this long storyboard of Fire Team Quiver’s first mission in the 2nd tour of Requiem.
I say storyboard because there are big time skips between each panel. Anyways this fucker has been nothing but trouble because I was a dumbass twice making it twice as hard.
First time being that half way through coloring and shading this I accidentally merged all visible layers together without knowing. This made shading backgrounds and the spartans way more difficult. Then after that while shading the 3rd panel I was trying to make shading the panel the only thing via the lasso tool.
But I guess I goofed and deleted ALL of the repair layer but thankfully I had WIP shots of all panels and had to restart all over again. But now it is finished!
Spartan: Brave and undaunted; sternly disciplined and rigorously simple, frugal, or austere. Possessing courage and resolve.
“The Spartan army was considered one of the strongest of its times, with the Spartan warriors willing to fight to the death.”
“People make stupid decisions in war. Wrong kit, wrong assets, wrong places, egos taking precedence over common sense, politics - the men and women at the sharp end up dying when they don’t have to because someone further away from danger is more concerned about budgets or votes or ambitions.
Well, we cut the politicians out of it. We’ve only got ourselves to blame now.”
It took an entire month and some heartbreak (page 7 being corrupted and having to start over again.)
But I’m extremely proud of how the pages turned out especially my go at trying to do lighting for the pages it was definitely something new!
Anyways as you can tell by now the ODST (name Gunnery Sergeant Louis Darby.) saved Wasp when she was just a child on the planet of Nesoi, he took care of her for 3 days (Nesoi’s day is 17 hours long.) while getting her to a evacuation station.
That was the last time he saw her and her him. But he left an enormous impression on the young Wasp, she wanted to make something of herself, she aspired to be like the man who saved her and was kind to her while her home turned into a crematory. Even at 6 years old Wasp wanted to become an ODST when she reached the allowed age to join the UNSC forces in the fight against the Covenant. But her thought out future was changed when months later ONI agents collected Wasp and offered a position in the SPARTAN III Program. She accepted the offer.
When she became apart of Fire Team Quiver years later she modeled herself after ODSTs as much as possible, ODST helmet, gear such as combat knives and other tools ODSTs always keep. But after 2545 a major moment in her life and that of Fire Team Quiver she realized she wasn’t an ODST, she never will or ever could be an ODST she was something more and she needed to strive to be what she was…. a SPARTAN. Her old ODST gear, irreparably damaged from combat she adopted the standard MJOLNIR of Spartans.
Years after the end of the war with Fire Team Quiver now apart of the SPARTAN IV Program, Wasp saw that on board the UNSC Infinity was a man with the same name, blood type, birthdate and other information as the ODST who gave her his dog tags. Louis Darby had survived the war and was stationed on the UNSC Infinity and now the team lead of ODSTs. She has anxiety on whether to meet him, to show how much he meant to her and how he influenced her in her life. Her fellow team members encouraged her to meet him and so she did. Wasp gave back Louis his dogtags as a sign of thanks and that she had made it in her own eyes.
A“Smart” AI is the colloquial term in the UNSC for AIs which have no limitations in their dynamic memory-processor matrix, meaning they can not only be taught a vast wealth of information, but can learn and comprehend from their surroundings.
I was a little empty on the ideas department in drawing Halo fan art. But I watched the scene from Book 1 of Legend of Korra where Lin Beifong and Korra have a moment of butting heads. Thought it matched the rivalry between Commander Sarah Palmer and SPARTAN-C009 Wasp. Both women are extremely stubborn and want the best for the SPARTAN IV Program but their paths to getting the program there are non compatible. So when Wasp decides to take up certain duties that only Palmer is suppose to do as Commander of the Spartan Branch. Then the butting of heads shall start.
Palmer comes from an upbringing of Marine and ODST chest bumping and bravado so the discipline that Wasp wants to instill is not accepted. Wasp is bringing in her SPARTAN III Training that Kurt-051 and Mendez gave her. While Palmer just lets the basic training of Marines and the extended training ODSTs have as adequate enough training for Spartans (Example, Hoya going gunho
in Spartan Ops and not listening to Team Lead DeMarco.)
But the III
training is more grueling then that of Marine and ODST. Wasp and Palmer
then have several arguments over it with neither backing down.
Palmer expects highly of her Spartans as she looks down on the other branches (another trait Wasp has seen and dislikes.) But her training
isn’t enough for Wasp. SPARTAN IVs have been dropping like flies since
the Requiem Campaigns and their lack of training in Wasp’s eyes is the
QUIVER Team survived the majority of the Human-Covenant War
thanks to their training. Surviving 2 colony glassings and other
difficult military campaigns against the Covenant. In Wasp’s opinion she
is her own proof that the III training is the right way to go.
I just want John and Halsey to meet again. In my opinion she sees John as a son figure, she is always defending him and is constantly telling people not to underestimate him. Then they tell her he is dead and she tries to deny it, but then maybe she began to doubt her conviction. That is why when she finds out that he is alive she goes and smacks the shit out of Lasky for not telling her. Like any mother, she is not worried about what consequences may arise from that action because they kept that crucial information from her. I know a lot of people hate Catherine for what she did and the fact that she is not remorseful about any of it. For me though, she will always have my respect because when it comes to John she doesn’t take any shit from anyone, just like a real mother.