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Welcome, my name is Kyle Hefley, I'm a Senior Character artist working at 343 Industries. Currently working on Halo.

Sortadone is my work-in-progress blog. Here is where I will be posting WIP updates on projects as I make them, or that is the idea anyway. I usually juggle multiple projects at the same time. This isn't because I'm really good at multitasking, it is because in my personal work I have a really, really, really, short attention span...

Anyways if you come across a project I've neglected or just simply got bored with, give me a shout at khefley83@gmail.com and I'll either email you back telling you why that project sucked and why I abandoned it, or you may spark my imagination and make me consider doing something with it again.

I hope you enjoy what you see and come back regularly to see what is new.

-Kyle



Halo 4: Cortana






Had the honor to sculpt Cortana for Halo 4. 
Click on the images above for their larger versions.
Textures by Matt Aldridge | Shader by Howard Coulby

20 comments:

Stephon said...

You should get them to make a mold and sell these as collectible items. I'd totally buy a Cortana statue like this!

Unknown said...

Indeed.

Incredible work you did here.

Anonymous said...

Beautifullll. Thanks for the high res images!

Ruslan said...

ooo I need a statue like this!!!

Anonymous said...

Major improvement to the previous games! Finally someone who knows what their doing gave Cortana a face that doesn't look weird.

Anonymous said...

I didn't even know it was possible to make a statue of Cortana this life like and flawless. I really hope this hits hobbie shops one day. It would easily become the pride of any fan boys collection.

Kyle Hefley said...

Thanks everyone! The above is a render, but they should be releasing a Cortana statue from sideshow collectibles in the next several months. Here is the link for anyone that is interested:

http://www.sideshowtoy.com/?page_id=38283&utm_source=IGNcom&ut

Anonymous said...

Very good work, i hope sideshow statue is gonna look like this, being a fan of halo, i would buy this for sure!

Kyle Hefley said...

I can't comment on what the ssc statue will look like, had no contact with them myself. Knowing them though it will look pretty amazing! I will definitely be in line to pick one up. :)

Anonymous said...

This is amazing. Great work :)

Anonymous said...

Do you make and sell these yourself?

Jaster Mereel said...

I want one of these sooo badly. All the other Cortana figures and statues currently on the market look like crap next to this statue. You seriously need to think about molding it and selling it.

Anthony L said...

I'm still waiting..

I really want to buy this.

Anonymous said...

Do you know if Sideshow is still making this Cortana figure? they took out her page and there is nothing about her? I hope they didn't cancel it, she is so gorgeous!

Kyle Hefley said...

Unfortunately I don't have any information on it. I'm waiting and hoping to buy it just like the rest of you. Hopefully they will post something soon.

Mofo said...

This is ridiculous, why hasn't anyone made a sculpture like this? There's a poseable action figure from McFarlane and that's ALL, nothing else. I don't want that ugly thing with broken lines all over, I don't need to pose her like a GI Joe. Your sculpture is stunning, I don't understand why someone can't make a mold. There's millions of dollars to be made.

Mofo said...

And as was said above, Halo 4 was the first time Cortana was really something to behold. The face acting alone is stunning, great motion capture. Your character design is amazing.

mrscifi said...

Sideshow never does official notices of cancellation unless they've already started taking payments. That being said I heard through a source that Cortana has been cancelled. It's no surprise since they still haven't released the Anniversary chief statue which was suppose to be for the anniversary.

Anonymous said...

Literally incredible work. There is no wonder the Chief fell in love with her after you made her look like this, you naughty boy.

Chris Crawford said...

Disappointed that they possibly canceled the Cortana statue. Could be a few reasons:

- They realized they were selling a naked blue woman. Sounds funny, but it could be a factor . . .
- The limited edition Master Chief premium format statue from HALO 1
has not completely sold out (only the exclusive version, which comes with a Covenant Needler gun, sold out). Sideshow may have concluded there wasn't enough of a market for high quality/priced HALO items.