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The Librarian by StellarStateLogic The Librarian by StellarStateLogic
I see very clearly how much the Librarian has shaped humanity since the end of the first human-Forerunner war.

Whenever you look inward and see an ideal femaleÖ whether it be goddess, anima, mother, sister, or loverÖ

For a brief, barely sensible instant, you will see the face and feel the spirit of the Librarian.


ó 343 Guilty Spark; Halo - The Forenunner Saga: Primordium

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Just because.

I have watched the entire footage of Halo 4 and I donít give a damn to 343ís Forerunner design. I donít give a damn to Ďcanoní Librarianís appearance, either. Iím sticking my Forerunner appearance headcanon based on to Greg Bearís interpretation of them resembling Tolkeinís elves and I draw what I want. *flips table*
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jricht Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015
I personally love the design you gave the Forerunners. Elegant yet undoubtedly advanced with a mind for both practicality and extravagance.
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Gatman720 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Honestly I'm fine with either designs, canon or not.

At first it did bugged me a bit (your head cannon design) but I can't be a preachy fanboy about it. It's a beautiful image in it's own way.

(Even though it reminds me of Kos-mos from Xenosaga a bit but that could be just me XP)
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CalicoYorki Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
Well, I personally am -emphatically- glad you went with this design. This seems to be more appropriate to what I feel like the Forerunners represent - something ancient, and a facade of fragility disguising great strength, and somewhat ideal.

The effects of the stars, and galaxies, and nebulae, the charm of space itself you have provided in the background are simply beautiful. In the smooth panels of muted color, and in her pale countenance, you encapsulated everything we've had impressed upon us about the Forerunners: a solemn people who held responsibility of literally cosmic proportions, and would be forever remembered for temperance, as a "Gold Standard above the Gold Standard" as it were.

Every detail of the Librarian is a study in stoic beauty, and controlled excellence, and a design that suggests a state without flaws, nor contradictions...Exactly how I'm sure many of us hoped the Forerunners would be portrayed in the games, and were disappointed in our own ways to see they weren't. Bravo. I say it again, and only once more, although it merits a thousand more praises:

Bravo.
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Eeveeon55 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh Gawd this so really cool
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Kaleidoscopic365 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
:iconfliptable:
:giggle:
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malovence Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
Incredible. Just, incredible. Seeing this again, still takes my breath away. 
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onslaughtart Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014   Artist
HOLY FUDGE!!
THIS IS AMAZING
I really really like the designs you placed here X3
This is going in my favorite XD
You just earn your self a watch and a llama badge
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StellarStateLogic Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you~ :iconarmstrongtighthugplz:
I see you like kill la kill too, good. >:3
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asqwerty3345 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
Very nice but... Some many colors
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Nils-Iver Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I commend your sense of elegance in your art even tho i do not share the exact style in taste but i do know elegance when i see it and you keep nailing it. 

How much do you take in commissions about one character with a background?
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ChojinRyu750 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
very nice
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Sekitonbo Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
The way you drew her reminds me of KOS-MOS from Xenosaga, a game that I have a lot of nostalgia for.
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:iconambientwaters:
AmbientWaters Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Beautiful. I love how celestial it looks.
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Napoleon-Bonaparte7 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Meh, I disagree on them resembling elves. We already have space elves in Warhammer 40k, and this interpretation of the Forerunners just depicts them as way too "perfect and pretty (ie, elves)" for my taste. It could also be that I hate elves with every fiber of my being and I would prefer they don't invade my Halo universe, so very slight bias there, possibly :P

Still, not complaining about the artwork itself. I like!
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AmbientWaters Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
I kinda agree with you, I like the depictions of the forerunners that make them look very alien and different.
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Legionaryprime Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
I REALLY like this design. Can you do one of Offensive Bias or Bornstellar, pre-Didact?
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:iconstellarstatelogic:
StellarStateLogic Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013   Digital Artist
I believe I have finished all of them, maybe except Bornstellar.
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blacksuitchris Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Love your design of The Librarian! Wish 343 Industries used a design like this instead of what she actually looks like. Oh well there's two more games in the future and other potential characters ahead (like new Forerunner characters).
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mikeytime Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
do you think we should be forgotten?

we DESERVE to be forgotten.
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Xpwn3ntial Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
She looks rather leggy. And the camera angle is a tad high. It would look better looking from a 0 degree angle.
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Phil-Mc Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is "by far" the BEST Forerunner Librarian
concept I have EVER seen!!~:D
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SIERRA-116 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
If only. IF ONLY.
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JonMan94 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And now, I feel that your vision of the forerunners is closer to that of what Bungie intended.

And I agree with nitefyre, she does look alot like Kossy... Still, awesome work.
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nitefyre410 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
Reminds me of KOSMOS From the Xenosaga.. .I love it. And I know its better than whatever 343 could put out.
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ChaosEmperorBunny Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Never forget Charum Hakkor ;_;
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DeathGoddess231 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
cosmic <3 love it :clap:
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Delta406 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This...this is awesome. What can I say more?

Really gets across the supreme beauty of the Forerunner.
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RadioactiveSpine Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student Writer
Where'd you see footage of 343's Librarian? I haven't seen any forerunner's yet! I like the "galaxy" design on her outfit. Not too fond of the headpiece but hey, it's your headcannon, not mine :D
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Gubreez Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I havent seen 343's forerunner designs because I'm trying really hard to keep in the dark until halo 4 arrives at my house :[ 343 is making it really hard with all the spoilers out there...

.. but if their forerunner design (especially for the librarian) is not as pretty as this... then RAAAAAGE

also I LOOVE that quote and I love that book so much..

tl:dr
pretty design/ no halo 4 spoilers for me plz
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StellarStateLogic Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012   Digital Artist
*pat pat hug* I won't say much about spoiling stuffs, it occurred too many times as of a game series.

Won't say much about Halo 4's Librarian, either, you'll see why.
When that time comes... well, I'm here, I'll be hugging you.

:>
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Vader999 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
I really love your design over 343's. As good as they were they're just too alien and weird.

I'll perhaps do my own renditions of the Forerunners. Similar to yours.
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Gubreez Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol thanks *hugs back* :3 yes it's a shame when a good story is spoiled. I really don't think it is neccesary to release all this information before the game is out, it is already an anticipated game. So I don't think it helps money-wise.

all I can say is I can't wait for Halo 4. and the ending to primordium was very very exciting too C:
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SIERRA-116 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
My only problem with this is he armour. It doesn't seem totally Forerunner. It also seems a bit too ornate for a Lifeworker.
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ObadiahMartyn Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
the spacial background and the colors of the outfit are quite good.
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Wisky-08 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Love it!!!
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Tuckerscreator Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Shall you make more Halo artwork?
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XxitachixXZZ Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Great job!
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UltraViolet1197 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
omg! love this!
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FenixFallen100 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconclapplz: :iconsays3plz: Great job!
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redrose-melody Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Mmmm How can I explain how awesome I find this?
I love the style! The shapes, the drawing, the colors!!!
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PrototypeB Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just because it's AWESOME. :P
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CosmicDragonJazz Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Thia is BEAUTIFUL!!!! WELL DONE!!!!
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aDinoSupremacist Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ya, Forerunners are kinda ugly. #Spoiler
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Reptileman778 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
only the warrior-servants, the life workers look very different
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aDinoSupremacist Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I don't know, have you seen what the Didact looks like in the leaks? I'm sure that even though there are various types of Forerunners, they are all fairly similar.
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Reptileman778 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
it's not just that they look slightly different, they mutate their bodies into different forms all together.

In halo Cryptum(and Primordium), the Didact was described to be quite big and intimidating, not that attractive. While the Librarian was described to look more than beautiful
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razorburn645 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Awesome.
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tanuki-kage Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
you need a seizure warning on your art cuz everything you do is just so nghgngh colors <3
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StellarStateLogic Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012   Digital Artist
Reya pls. XD
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tanuki-kage Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
PAINTING WITH ALL THE COLORS OF THE WIIIIND
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