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by Nathan92
Aug 24th '18, 04:18
Forum: Artwork and Music
Topic: Couple of sketches
Replies: 29
Views: 14646

Re: Couple of sketches

I always thought the presence of Lava could signify the presence of Forges, for creating whatever is needed out of various metals (sheets, panels, etc) to continually refine the Marathon's construction.
by Nathan92
Aug 23rd '18, 20:01
Forum: Artwork and Music
Topic: Couple of sketches
Replies: 29
Views: 14646

Re: Couple of sketches

Did one other attempt at the Marathon itself. I think the jets being so big (according to the scale of Deimos) makes more sense than G-4 Sunbathing station being so relatively large. It was in construction for decades, so I think it's not outside the realm of speculative possibility. (thinking about...
by Nathan92
Aug 23rd '18, 19:16
Forum: The Pfhorums
Topic: Trying to find some long-deleted fanart
Replies: 4
Views: 2735

Re: Trying to find some long-deleted fanart

I'm phobos' brother, and I asked him about that piece (probably done around 2006 or 2007) and he admittedly doesn't remember it terribly well. It may be on an old CD somewhere, but not sure. I did find this Durandal face, which is still on Deviantart. He thinks it may have been part of that larger p...
by Nathan92
Mar 2nd '18, 22:52
Forum: Projects
Topic: Marathon 1 Redux
Replies: 433
Views: 113094

Re: Marathon 1 Redux

Thanks guys, glad you like it!

Been a while since I've done a more finished Marathon piece, so it felt good. [MGrin]
by Nathan92
Mar 2nd '18, 07:36
Forum: Projects
Topic: Marathon 1 Redux
Replies: 433
Views: 113094

Re: Marathon 1 Redux

Here's my stab at the finalized chapter screen. Had a lot of fun with this one! It's at the 640x480 proportions, even though I work a lot bigger than that to get all the details in and whatnot. If you want me to send a hi-res version to any email address or anything, just drop me a message with the ...
by Nathan92
Feb 18th '18, 00:21
Forum: Projects
Topic: Marathon 1 Redux
Replies: 433
Views: 113094

Re: Marathon 1 Redux

Here's a rough sketch of Durandal, if that's the one in most need of an overhaul. Not sure if you want a more dramatic angle or straight on like the original, however.
durandal_sketch.jpg
by Nathan92
Feb 16th '18, 21:55
Forum: Projects
Topic: Marathon 1 Redux
Replies: 433
Views: 113094

Re: Marathon 1 Redux

Hey, as a 2-D artist, I'd be down for contributing Chapter Screen illustrations! If you want to give me some specs: size, format, etc, I can start drawing some stuff out, assuming they'll be based on the original chapter screens. I do work freelance full time, but I'd be more than happy to volunteer...
by Nathan92
Feb 16th '18, 21:03
Forum: The Pfhorums
Topic: POLL: Current state of Marathon and the community
Replies: 180
Views: 72802

Re: POLL: Current state of Marathon and the community

To answer the original post, here's my thoughts on the state of Marathon. I've been a fan of Marathon probably since the early 2000s when I first played it, and I joined the Pfhorums nearly 12 years ago. I've never considered myself an integral part of the community, as I've never made any maps or s...
by Nathan92
Feb 16th '18, 07:52
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: A fourth Marathon??
Replies: 114
Views: 52881

Re: A fourth Marathon??

The only chance we'll ever see a new Marathon game is if Bungie were to give the IP to someone else, and they were to decide to do something with it. Until then, and if then, it is the sole responsibility of the fans to create new experiences and adventures in the Marathon universe. At this project...
by Nathan92
Jan 2nd '18, 00:24
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: A fourth Marathon??
Replies: 114
Views: 52881

Re: A fourth Marathon??

The thing is, that Marathon detail in the Bungie/Activision contract is unfortunately not a new game/reboot of the series. Though I personally don't have a way of corroborating the guy's story, apparently it was legal-jargon and hurdling to make it seem like more Bungie employees were working on som...
by Nathan92
Dec 21st '17, 23:23
Forum: Artwork and Music
Topic: Couple of sketches
Replies: 29
Views: 14646

Re: Couple of sketches

Did a quick piece to commemorate Marathon's 23rd year of existence.
marathon_finalcomp.jpg
by Nathan92
Nov 7th '17, 18:29
Forum: Artwork and Music
Topic: Couple of sketches
Replies: 29
Views: 14646

Re: Couple of sketches

Very good, as always. My personal thoughts on the Pfhor fighter: I liked the earlier body/armor you did of him. The previous armor looked almost like it was growing off of the fighter's body, and I liked the bulging back and chest. The new "thin", straight-spined version looks a little too plain an...
by Nathan92
Jul 30th '17, 04:16
Forum: Artwork and Music
Topic: Couple of sketches
Replies: 29
Views: 14646

Re: Couple of sketches

Heya guys, thought I'd upload a few more recent sketches; my marathon project is still being planned, so it hasn't been abandoned or anything. Work and other projects have been taking up most of my time, but I do want to make this a legit effort, in hopes of showing the whole thing to Bungie somehow...
by Nathan92
Oct 6th '16, 06:47
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: The Marathon
Replies: 22
Views: 10554

Re: The Marathon

@CitizenKane

Yeah, definitely. Pfhorrest brought that up, so I'll definitely be reconsidering its shape and everything! Glad you guys noticed it early, instead of on a more finished piece. Sometimes I'm so gung-ho for a project that I forget about things like scale!
by Nathan92
Oct 4th '16, 02:31
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: The Marathon
Replies: 22
Views: 10554

Re: The Marathon

Thanks for the suggestions guys! Also, @Radix, yeah, any atmosphere and lighting ideas are welcome as well! I figure that any areas with Lava will look like a foundry or steel-mill, very industrialized and utilitarian. The Marathon would have use for such areas after all, if the ship's a work in pro...
by Nathan92
Oct 2nd '16, 21:53
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: The Marathon
Replies: 22
Views: 10554

Re: The Marathon

Been looking at a lot of different inspirations for the Marathon's interior as well; I think soviet spacesations/ships, submarines and industrial warships are a good place to start. Any other ideas?
by Nathan92
Sep 30th '16, 06:24
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: The Marathon
Replies: 22
Views: 10554

Re: The Marathon

The first things to come to mind are "colour-coding the lights on those computers", and that microchip(?) with a sword engraving from that same chapter screen with Durandal's never-seen-again face. (Kind of a bummer that you don't wanna go the Cortana route; there's some interesting stuff you could...
by Nathan92
Sep 30th '16, 02:27
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: The Marathon
Replies: 22
Views: 10554

Re: The Marathon

Sweet, thanks for the info! While I'm here, had another question regarding how to visually depict the 3 AI. I don't want to personify them too much, (don't want a cortana kind of deal), nor a green face for Durandal like in the M1 chapter screen... Considering that AI are basically programs on one g...
by Nathan92
Sep 29th '16, 20:27
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: The Marathon
Replies: 22
Views: 10554

Re: The Marathon

I think it looks good so far! As for suggestions, would the unused ship graphic from the first game be of any help? The Marathon isn't listed on there, but Niklas Jansson has a page on ship design that might be useful. Thanks! Niklas' work is great, I think he actually put together a poster illustr...
by Nathan92
Sep 29th '16, 04:29
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: The Marathon
Replies: 22
Views: 10554

The Marathon

Hey guys! Doing a redesign project based on the original trilogy, tackling the enemies, weapons, the player, bobs, the ships, etc... Was wondering if any of you had thoughts on the Marathon's exterior shape itself. Being fashioned from Deimos, I do want it to have a somewhat organic shape to it, but...
by Nathan92
Sep 26th '16, 01:47
Forum: Artwork and Music
Topic: Couple of sketches
Replies: 29
Views: 14646

Re: Couple of sketches

Thanks! Kinda! Always loved Mullins' Marathon illustrations, they're so good! Wanted to keep the influence of the Officer's sprite intact, but make it more on the bulky and practical side, with plenty of holsters and pouches for his weapons and ammunition, so a bit of a modern military influence too...
by Nathan92
Sep 26th '16, 01:22
Forum: Artwork and Music
Topic: Couple of sketches
Replies: 29
Views: 14646

Re: Couple of sketches

Did up another stab at the Security Officer!
cyborg_design_final.jpg
by Nathan92
Sep 21st '16, 21:03
Forum: Artwork and Music
Topic: Couple of sketches
Replies: 29
Views: 14646

Re: Couple of sketches

Thanks dude!

Here's a quick sketch of a fighter while I'm here!
pfhor.jpg
by Nathan92
Sep 17th '16, 22:29
Forum: Artwork and Music
Topic: Couple of sketches
Replies: 29
Views: 14646

Re: Couple of sketches

Thanks!

Gonna do a ton of variations on his helmet in given time, modern flight helmets seem to bear the closest resemblance.