Having Helped Build Halo 4, He's Now Building Worlds At Valve

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I like to think of Paul Pepera's art as the realisation of childhood dreams. Rendering what we imagined our LEGO constructions to be in our heads, not as they actually looked, all clunky and basic and sharp.

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Now an artist at Valve, Pepera has also worked at places like 343 Studios, id Software and Timegate, on projects such as Halo 4, Section 8 and Red Orchestra 2.

There's a selection of his 3D work below, but to see more you can head to his personal site and CGHub page.

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To see the larger pics in all their glory (or, if they’re big enough, so you can save them as wallpaper), click on the “expand” button in the bottom-right corner.

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Illustration for article titled Having Helped Build Halo 4, Hes Now Building Worlds At Valve
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DISCUSSION

His artwork is amazing and I don't want to discredit him for his work, but I dislike Halo 4's art style in general. 343's artistic, plot and gameplay direction with Halo just... doesn't do justice to franchise Bungie built.

I know they deserve the chance to make it their own, and I respect that. But as a long time fan it just doesn't have the same magic Bungie used to put into it. It's like a very high quality replica of a classic piece of art. You don't notice the difference until you get up close, but the tiniest details are often the ones that matter most.