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This is just an image that came to me while I was sitting around wondering what to draw.
I love the "Alien" series of movies... except for Alien: Resurrection, which is just terrible.
Anyway, this was done freehand in Illustrator CS2... took me about 2 hours.
Enjoy!
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polkadotkat Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
I don't know anything about Illustrator, but this is amazing. I am a HUGE "Alien" series fan, except Resurrection. The only neato part in that movie was watching the Aliens swim.

"Maybe they don't show up on infa-red at all"
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Horror-Freak73 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007
Coool!!!!!!!!!!
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misterunlucky Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much!
I think I'll do more Alien pics soon.
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Horror-Freak73 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007
cool
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x2words1promisex Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007
Needs texture.
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misterunlucky Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the feedback... care to be a bit more specific??
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x2words1promisex Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007
you could add scales, and the walls could have a grain..... it looks good but it could be taken further.
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misterunlucky Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007  Professional General Artist
You're right about the walls... I could add some texture there. But, the alien itself should be fairly smooth. They're supposed to be biomechanical, so, scales wouldn't really work. I could maybe try to make it look slimier or wetter... Anyway, thanks again for the feedback! I appreciate it, and I'll keep your suggestions in mind if I revisit this piece.

Take care!
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semaphore Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007
Beautiful illustration. I personally like to pretend they stopped at "Aliens". I never understood why they killed everyone off at the beginning of Aliens 3. What a waste of character development.
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misterunlucky Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot!!
I agree that Alien 3 was definitely the beginning of the end for the series.
But, it's really hard to top what James Cameron did with "Aliens."
I like the visual style of Alien 3, though, so it wasn't a total waste. AND it did bring in the idea of an alien breeding with a non-human creature (the dog alien) which was kinda interesting.
But, killing off the characters and turning Ripley into a feminist martyr was a bad choice.

Thanks again, and please check back soon!
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uriel-ventris Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007
yup alien resurrection sucked pretty much when compared to the others (at least they were not that hollywood blockbuster cliché I think)

I was considering doing one art with an alien but I'm trying to get away from all the sci-fi and horrors things I'm used to
maybe...
one day maybe...
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misterunlucky Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks for commenting!!
Alien: Resurrection needs to be buried and forgotten. I would love it if someone restarted the whole series (like with Batman Begins.) Special effects today are so much better than what was possible in the past. Plus, they could make up for mistakes like Alien: Resurrection.
As for doing some Alien art yourself, I say go for it. Even if you're getting away from sci-fi horror content, you should always keep the door open to explore whatever ideas come to you. Don't limit yourself!!

Thanks again, and please check back soon!
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lucidpoetress Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007
That's awesome! Looks like you've been using the gradient mesh tool. That's difficult to get used to. I would like to see the things at the top more 3-D like the alien and the vents. That's awesome work for just two hours. :)
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misterunlucky Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007  Professional General Artist
Hi there!
Actually, this one didn't use the mesh tool at all... I was trying to go for a simplistic approach. Honestly, I was going for simplicity because I don't know how to draw the Alien as well as I wanted to!!
I agree with you about the pipes and things at the top... I was just being lazy.
Shame on me!!
Still, I like the way it turned out, so, maybe I'll go back and work on it more.

Thanks for the feedback!
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