Artist: Tyler, Subject: Master Chief, Medium: Oil and Canvas
Due to scheduling conflicts with various family members, this past weekend was chosen to celebrate my girlfriend’s family Christmas. So with the family all together, and well-fed after a delicious lasagna dinner, we adjourned to the sun-room to exchange gifts.
My girlfriend’s nephew is quite the artist, only twelve years old, and can out-draw most adults I know. He is also the sweetest kid I have ever met. This past summer we took him and his sister out shopping and to spoil them a bit. We bought him some new art supplies and a couple of canvases with a request he paint one of the canvases for us.
I expected a painting that was absolutely amazing and well beyond the talents of a typical twelve year old.
What I didn’t expect was this…
To my knowledge, Tyler has never so much as played any of the Halo iterations or read any of the books. In fact I wasn’t even aware that he knew of my obsession with the series (which is so far gone that my girlfriend can hum the theme song on cue).
Below are a few more shots of the painting, but none of them do justice to the actual piece. From the metallic sheen to the Chief’s armor to the reflection in his visor.
…keep in mind he is 12 years old!