I was really curious what you would end up drawing... it turned out to be very good, loving the shine on the suit.. and those little nicks and dents, gives you the impression of yeah he has some miles on him, he has been places, killed things, saved planets..
I think you have captured the Chief very accurately.. man, he has been frozen, teleported, exploded, thrown through space, re-entered a planets atmosphere in only his suit and landed making a pretty frikking bit crater in the ground, shot at with all sorts of alien weapons... and in the need, he doesn't even get the girl, he is that cool, he doesn't even need her.
So pick up that book, that would have lot's of cool concept art.
The slight colour adjustments is really effective! if I had to critique anything it would be the fact that the solid colour background isn't completely dominant. The white border is a little off putting, otherwise this is still a really great piece.
Yeah this was just a quick color for a Draw blog that I participate in with some friends so I did really know if I was going to post it or not. I liked it and I figured I could always crop the white out later if I wanted.