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SPI Sniper (Commission) by The-Chronothaur SPI Sniper (Commission) :iconthe-chronothaur:The-Chronothaur 75 11 Ignis Fatuus (Commission) by The-Chronothaur Ignis Fatuus (Commission) :iconthe-chronothaur:The-Chronothaur 160 16 Spartan-B278 aka Blaze Blitz (Commission) by The-Chronothaur Spartan-B278 aka Blaze Blitz (Commission) :iconthe-chronothaur:The-Chronothaur 53 8 Blending In (Commission) by The-Chronothaur Blending In (Commission) :iconthe-chronothaur:The-Chronothaur 30 2 Spartan Sonia (Commission) by The-Chronothaur Spartan Sonia (Commission) :iconthe-chronothaur:The-Chronothaur 71 17 Spartan (Commission) by The-Chronothaur Spartan (Commission) :iconthe-chronothaur:The-Chronothaur 66 1 Prototype (Commission) by The-Chronothaur Prototype (Commission) :iconthe-chronothaur:The-Chronothaur 102 18 Emil Jaeger (Commission) by The-Chronothaur Emil Jaeger (Commission) :iconthe-chronothaur:The-Chronothaur 77 21 Graduation Day (Commission) by The-Chronothaur Graduation Day (Commission) :iconthe-chronothaur:The-Chronothaur 43 2 Spartan Commando (Commission) by The-Chronothaur Spartan Commando (Commission) :iconthe-chronothaur:The-Chronothaur 98 27 Mark V Centurion (Commission) by The-Chronothaur Mark V Centurion (Commission) :iconthe-chronothaur:The-Chronothaur 86 13 First Aid by The-Chronothaur First Aid :iconthe-chronothaur:The-Chronothaur 27 0 Ancient Human Soldier (Commission) by The-Chronothaur Ancient Human Soldier (Commission) :iconthe-chronothaur:The-Chronothaur 77 28 Covenant Spire (Commission) by The-Chronothaur Covenant Spire (Commission) :iconthe-chronothaur:The-Chronothaur 77 28 Fireteam Kilo (Commission) by The-Chronothaur Fireteam Kilo (Commission) :iconthe-chronothaur:The-Chronothaur 120 18 OC physique study by The-Chronothaur OC physique study :iconthe-chronothaur:The-Chronothaur 27 9



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Artist | Student | Digital Art
Design student and part-time illustrator. This is where I post my Halo fan art, so be prepared to see a lot of that and not much else (at the moment, anyway).

For commissions, check out this journal entry:

This journal is to give you a general idea of what you should keep in mind and what kinds of prices you can expect when you commission me for artwork. If you're interested, don't hesitate to contact me and inquire for whatever you may have in mind! On here I mainly communicate via DA's note (or private message) system, but you can also reach me via e-mail at, or on my tumblr via the private messaging system.


On a basic level, I deal in two core styles: basic and polished. The "basic" style means a free pass to leave the lines and coloring a bit sketchy, and creatively interpret some details from possible reference(s), while when working with the "polished" style, the linework, coloring and details are fully resolved to the best of my ability. Working with the basic style is obviously quicker than the polished one, and as such it's also the cheaper option.

If you want something different (e.g. a more painterly style as seen here) just ask.

Rook (Commission) by The-Chronothaur Mark V Centurion (Commission) by The-Chronothaur Commission: ONI Agent 'Pentagon' by The-Chronothaur What Once Was Lost by The-Chronothaur Ancient Human Soldier (Commission) by The-Chronothaur

Basic style illustration: $15-25 per character

Nathaniel-A151 (Commission) by The-Chronothaur All Alone (Commission) by The-ChronothaurFireteam Atlas: Undercover (Commission) by The-ChronothaurSpartan Commando (Commission) by The-Chronothaur

Polished style illustration: $30-40 per character

In applicable cases (reference sheets, etc.), alternate views of the same character count as additional "characters". Also, the price of individual works may end up being higher or lower depending on the complexity of the subject matter (e.g. a character in plain casual clothing is going to be cheaper than one in full armor). However, multiple character discounts are negotiable especially in larger commissions.

Backgrounds: +$5-15, depending on complexity. I don't charge extra for gradients or simple painterly backgrounds.

Inspection by The-Chronothaur Berserk by The-Chronothaur Covenant Spire (Commission) by The-ChronothaurGraduation Day (Commission) by The-ChronothaurFlynn-G228 reference sheet by The-ChronothaurHeadhunter brainstorming by The-Chronothaur

Misc. illustrations: Aside from the usual character sheets and designs, I can also do various scene illustrations and paintings, so don't hesitate to ask for whatever you have in mind! The price will be decided on a case-by-case basis, but for the most part the fees listed above apply in regards to characters and backgrounds.



Payment should be in actual money via PayPal, where my address is

While I list my prices in USD I will also accept the corresponding sum in Euros if that's more convenient to you (I'm in the Eurozone myself and will have to convert the currencies anyway).

On PayPal, I recommend that you use the "Send money to family and friends" option over the "Payment for goods and services". While commissions technically fall in the latter category, PayPal takes a fee on my end in "goods and services" transactions, so the "family and friends" option is more convenient to me.


Do you draw franchises other than Halo?

I do! It's just that I've carved myself something of a niche in Halo fan art and it just happens to be what I draw most of the time. Definitely feel free to ask about anything else, though.

My commission idea doesn't fit with the templates described above. Can you still do it?
I most likely can; the templates are just there for general reference. Don't hesitate to ask me about something different, like character busts, portraits, landscapes, reference/bio sheets, design iteration/brainstorming work, and so on.

Is there anything you won't do?
There are some things, like porn or fetish stuff. If you take a look through my gallery you'll probably be able to tell where my comfort zone lies, but feel free to inquire about stuff outside that. However, I may reject a commission request if I'm uncomfortable with the subject matter or consider myself unqualified or unsuited for tackling it. It should also be noted I have never rejected a commission before, so this is more of a technicality than anything.

How much description do you need for a commission?
It's up to you. The commission requests I've done range from just a basic couple of sentences to a series of elaborate descriptions and references, though having clear references from the get-go makes my job easier. If you have a strong vision of what the end result should be like, you should be specific enough with the description and reference material for me to discern what you're looking for as I will fill in any blanks according to my imagination. However, this is rarely a problem as I'll usually drop you a question about anything I'm unclear on.

I have this cool idea of a character/weapon/piece of gear in mind that has yet to take visual form. Can you design it for me?
I absolutely can! Original designs don't cost extra, so feel free to throw out ideas. I've done a few commissions where myself and the commissioner have bounced ideas back and forth, and so far the results have been fruitful.

How long does it take for you to finish my commission?

I cannot conclusively tell, as this is dependent on the situation I'm in at the time; it may be anything from a day or two to several weeks. I'll usually be able to give a rough estimate of how long it'll take, though.

Do you accept DA points?
Nope, sorry. I have little to no use for them and if I want DA perks I can use actual money to purchase them.

Can I post my commission on my page/website/etc?
Feel free, just remember to give me credit and provide links to my DeviantArt page (…) and to the original submission of that piece. However, you may not post any process sketches I may share with you privately without my permission.

Note: I won't usually make any radical changes to commissions after posting, but I may for example correct some details that I find are off. I will notify you if I make any major changes after posting.

Do I have to pay upfront or after the commission is done?
I definitely prefer upfront payment, especially with new customers, but this part is negotiable and may depend on the price and magnitude of the commission.

I don't like how the commission turned out. I want my money back!
So far, this has never been a problem, but I'll outline a policy of sorts just in case.

I will render each commission to the best of my ability within the limits of the chosen technique, and I expect to be paid for my work even if you don't find the end result satisfactory. Before commissioning me, take a look through my gallery (at least my more recent works) and decide for yourself if you think my style and approach would be good fit for the kind of artwork you'd like. I also expect to be paid for any work I've already done. If you decide to cancel your commission for whatever reason and I've already sank multiple hours into it, you'll still have to pay for the work I've put into it. I would prefer people be serious with their commissions, however, which is why I prefer upfront payment.

That said, I also don't want to be a jerk for no reason, so I can make minor changes to the piece after it's done if there's something particular that's not to your liking. No major/time-consuming alterations, though. To avoid problems with this, I will always send one or more preliminary sketches of the piece to you to ensure we're on the same page before I go ahead with the details.


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Dragunalb Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave on =)
Alpenschneehuhn (Alpine Rock ptarmigan) by Dragunalb
The-Chronothaur Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome. It's nice to see how your style applied in a more 'professional' context.
Dragunalb Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Glad to hear! Though they didn't want me to go with a hyperrealistic style but more of a watercolors look.
cbootz Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017
Have you considered drawing different configurations of the SRS-99?
The-Chronothaur Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I've had some ideas, but nothing immediate. Mainly I've been considering a stealth-adapted variation for some of my characters along with a number of other custom weapons I've been working on.
victortky Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017
I hope you are as excited for Halo Wars 2 as I am.

Can't wait for Feburary 21!
The-Chronothaur Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I am optimistic. I won't be playing it in a while since I don't own a platform capable of running it, but the story (which is the main draw for me in Halo these days) is looking promising.
victortky Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017
yeah, I want to watch the cutscenes so much! It's like a movie! XD

I have a feeling a lot of characters might die.
Mythic204 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017
This is my first time asking someone this, you mind drawing an OC of mine? I can give you details if you message my account.
Lambda-fallout125 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy life day!!! :D
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