Friday, May 27, 2016

Genesis

This piece was created as a tribute to one of my favorite franchises 'Alien', was originally created in April 2016, and posted on my social media on 4/26/16 as part of the LV-426 movement.  This particular artwork was one of the quicker creations I have made, and came together rather suddenly.  Initially the plan was to create a completely different illustration, but I ditched that plan and instead decided on an inkblot-like 'face hugger' creature from the franchise, but over it's development, it took on much more.  As I worked on it, I notice, rather unintentionally, there was a gap at the top middle of the piece where the appendages were overlapping that was reminiscent of the xenomorphs facial structure.  I decided I would take advantage of this, and filled in the area with details to create an 'implied' xenomorph face.  At that point I decided that I wanted to imply different 'story' elements of the series, and included the eyes, nose, and mouth.  I did my best to capture the likeness of Sigourney Weavers features, but in order to retain the face hugger shape, I had to leave it less specific.  Overall, the image to me, portrays the 'Genesis' of the xenomorphs by representing each stage of their development (face-hugger, host, and xenomorph).  It is entirely digital, made in Painter, and Photoshop.

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