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Dane Hallett & Matt Hatton Share Incredible Alien: Covenant Illustrations

Ever since the first leaked set pictures of David’s laboratory emerged online the fanbase has been fascinated with the illustrations hanging up in the background. Those illustrations are the result of David’s interest in “zoology” in the film. In real life, they’re the products of the hard work of two immensely talented artists, Dane Hallett and Matt Hatton.

Both have been sharing their work from Alien: Covenant on their respective social media channels (linked to above. Go give them both a follow!) and we’ve now got a nice collection of those gorgeous illustrations from the film! Here’s a select few down below!

 Dane Hallett & Matt Hatton Share Incredible Alien: Covenant Illustrations

“Before starting on Alien:Covenant I wanted to produce some art to both G myself up and have some stuff in my back log to impress the creatives. So I did some digital paintings (they’re now on the internet somewhere) but I liked this one so much that I did my ‘David style’ rendering of it and got it to appear in the film. It now appears as the cover of the ‘Art of’ book. Wierd world!” Dane Hallett.

 Dane Hallett & Matt Hatton Share Incredible Alien: Covenant Illustrations

“Here’s a straight up adolescent Neomorph study. Its tradional quill and ink – about A2 size from memory.” Dane Hallett.

 Dane Hallett & Matt Hatton Share Incredible Alien: Covenant Illustrations

 Dane Hallett & Matt Hatton Share Incredible Alien: Covenant Illustrations

 Dane Hallett & Matt Hatton Share Incredible Alien: Covenant Illustrations

“Here are some Shaw pieces that were in the film, and some that weren’t. We glimpsed some in part, so here are is the art in full/uncovered. I wanted to play up the degree of ambiguity, contradiction and metaphor. Whether religious/blasphemous or playing on the notion of the “anatomical Venus” (reference of which came from Ridley, Chris Seagers and Victor Zolfo) and so on. David’s sociopathy in full flight and anachronistic feelings about Shaw.” Matt Hatton.

Make sure to head on over Dane’s Facebook Page (he’s also just joined Instagram and has some cool set pictures on here!) and Matt’s Instagram page for more artwork! Keep checking back as they update with more of their work from Alien: Covenant. Dane and Matt will also be joining us on the Alien vs. Predator Galaxy Podcast so keep an eye out for that episode!

Now that Alien: Covenant has been released, keep a close eye on Alien vs. Predator Galaxy for the latest on behind-the-scenes material! We’ll be keeping our gallery updated with the new releases!

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  1. CainsSon
    It seems like a trend with these prequels that there is all this great "clearly better options" in the concept art. Again, Ridley Scott forgot to make the monsters do something interesting. It was the problem with the Engineers and the monsters in Covenant. A goblin shark jaw just isn't enough. The designers had great ideas and none of them were used. I dont want to blame Scott for this but whether its Scott or the studio, someone needs to get dick slapped.
    If the next film doesnt include Green Screen Giger sets they will have really just missed the damn mark, at this point.
  2. Evanus
    Yeah, I don't really like that Neomorph design either. Overall I prefer what we got onscreen. However, I wish the Xeno was less insectoid and more elegant. I'm fine with it being organic, as long as it isn't too slimy.
  3. skhellter
    Yeah.... i'm happy with the designs we got onscreen.

    Love the movie-neomorph especially. Very much like Huante's original concept creature.. but streamlined a bit.



    ...

    https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53ac4343e4b01cbc3293166c/5924bd2c4402435aea7f24f7/5924c1219f7456571b03369c/1495580962830/PAR_XEN_SketchConcept_NM01.1001.jpg

    horrible design.  :-X

    Too bad, they didn't use the biomechanical (and original) version of the Xenomorph design.

    Given the storyline they are aiming at... David hitting the biomech aesthetic right out of the gate would seem to be a bit.. premature?
    I like the more fleshy, insectoid Xeno we got. 
    Biomech stuff will come back in the 3rd prequel... if it ever gets made.
  4. CoalescedChaos
    I'm definitely getting a heavily The Thing and Dead Space influenced vibe from these new pics. I love both franchises so very much and would've loved to see these ugly beasties adapted to screen. I do prefer that new Neomorph render to the one we actually got. The way it's jaw extends is a lot more terrifying.

    I think it was a bad desicion (on whoever's part) to give us the Alien so soon. That reveal should be kept for the last half of the final film, however many films down the road that would've been. They should've just concentrated on David, the Goo, and his attempts at creation - Pushing us closer to ALIEN.

    As much as I love Covenant, I think it would've stood a better chance not having the release date pushed up so much. The post production could've maybe breathed a bit more.
  5. Xenomorphine
    The Alien pissing/shitting something all over its victim would have been a bit... Yeah...

    Two or three other things would have been interesting to have seen on screen, though. The multi-limbed creature's head, I really like and would have given the 'space wasp' evolutionary link much more relevance.
  6. The_Foxcatcher
    Too bad, they didn't use the biomechanical (and original) version of the Xenomorph design.

    The crews in their helmets walking through the Engineer city looks truly amazing. Too bad, they switched suits&helmets to caps, cargo pants and hiking bags!


  7. Scorpio
    Too bad Ridley didn't get enough budget to include these ideas.

    I hope the cocoon scene happens in the next film.  They went as far as previz so it's a good bet that it will.
  8. JCDenton
    https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53ac4343e4b01cbc3293166c/5924bd2c4402435aea7f24f7/5924c11e9f7456571b033646/1495580964100/PAR_NeomorphBurst_NM02.1001.jpg
    https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53ac4343e4b01cbc3293166c/5924bd2c4402435aea7f24f7/5924c1219f7456571b03369c/1495580962830/PAR_XEN_SketchConcept_NM01.1001.jpg

    This should have been the neomorph in the final cut. Good god, it's terrifying.
    Kinda reminds me of the Leech man in Return of the Swamp thing

    Actually with this design this could easily be Dead Space adaption - the main enemies are called...wait for it ....necromorphs - http://deadspace.wikia.com/wiki/Necromorphs
  9. Omegamorph
    https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53ac4343e4b01cbc3293166c/5924bd2c4402435aea7f24f7/5924c11e9f7456571b033646/1495580964100/PAR_NeomorphBurst_NM02.1001.jpg
    https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53ac4343e4b01cbc3293166c/5924bd2c4402435aea7f24f7/5924c1219f7456571b03369c/1495580962830/PAR_XEN_SketchConcept_NM01.1001.jpg

    This should have been the neomorph in the final cut. Good god, it's terrifying.
    Kinda reminds me of the Leech man in Return of the Swamp thing
  10. Alionic
    https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53ac4343e4b01cbc3293166c/5924bd2c4402435aea7f24f7/5924c11e9f7456571b033646/1495580964100/PAR_NeomorphBurst_NM02.1001.jpg
    https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53ac4343e4b01cbc3293166c/5924bd2c4402435aea7f24f7/5924c1219f7456571b03369c/1495580962830/PAR_XEN_SketchConcept_NM01.1001.jpg

    This should have been the neomorph in the final cut. Good god, it's terrifying.
  11. Corporal Hicks
    Thanks, Rabbit! Holy shit! There's just an absolute shit-tonne of stuff in there! I had assumed a lot of it was hold-over from when it wasn't an Alien film but there's still loads tagged Paradise with Alien in there!

    https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53ac4343e4b01cbc3293166c/5924bd2c4402435aea7f24f7/5924c0dea5790aed2c96cf58/1495580899307/NEOMORPH_LL02.1001.jpg
    https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53ac4343e4b01cbc3293166c/5924bd2c4402435aea7f24f7/5924c0e8a5790aed2c96cfdf/1495580911736/PAR_Neomorph_LL03.1001.jpg
    https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53ac4343e4b01cbc3293166c/5924bd2c4402435aea7f24f7/5924c0eb9f7456571b033333/1495580914597/PAR_Neomorph_MT01.1003.jpg
    https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53ac4343e4b01cbc3293166c/5924bd2c4402435aea7f24f7/5924c100a5790aed2c96d151/1495580945902/PAR_Neomorph_SL01.1009.jpg
    https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53ac4343e4b01cbc3293166c/5924bd2c4402435aea7f24f7/5924c11c9f7456571b033609/1495580960504/PAR_Neomorph_Variations_NM01.1001.jpg
    https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53ac4343e4b01cbc3293166c/5924bd2c4402435aea7f24f7/5924c11e9f7456571b033646/1495580964100/PAR_NeomorphBurst_NM02.1001.jpg
    https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53ac4343e4b01cbc3293166c/5924bd2c4402435aea7f24f7/5924c1219f7456571b03369c/1495580962830/PAR_XEN_SketchConcept_NM01.1001.jpg
    https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53ac4343e4b01cbc3293166c/5924bd2c4402435aea7f24f7/5924c12a9f7456571b03371a/1495580981880/PAR_XEN_SL01.1003.jpg%22%20alt=%22PAR_XEN_SL01.1003.jpg
    https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53ac4343e4b01cbc3293166c/5924bd2c4402435aea7f24f7/5924c141a5790aed2c96d506/1495580999596/PARADISE_FACEHUGGER_L02.1005.jpg
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    Including previz for a cocoon sequence?

    Do you mean these?

    https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53ac4343e4b01cbc3293166c/5924bd2c4402435aea7f24f7/5924c12fa5790aed2c96d3bb/1495580981546/PAR_XENcocoonAppendage_LL01.1001.jp
    https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53ac4343e4b01cbc3293166c/5924bd2c4402435aea7f24f7/5924c1319f7456571b033756/1495580987323/PAR_XENcocoonAppendage_LL01.1002.jpg

    The idea of the Alien jizzing the cocoon stuff on people is a bit much, I reckon xD

    And wtf was this?!

    https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53ac4343e4b01cbc3293166c/5924bd2c4402435aea7f24f7/5924c143a5790aed2c96d518/1495581001044/PARADISE_MedbayMoreBlood_01.1002.jpg

    We need those pre-Covenant scripts!
  12. Corporal Hicks
    http://www.kftv.com/news/2017/06/21/film-set-building-part-two-alien-covenant

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    In the second part of our look at modern production design, KFTV talks to Chris Seagers about his experiences building sets for Ridley Scott’s sci-fi horror Alien: Covenant.

    Scott’s sci-fi follow-up pitches a crew of space travellers against the iconic xenomorph monster that the director first introduced to audiences back in 1979.

    Production was based at Fox Studios Australia in Sydney, where Seagers and his team built an immense set of the Covenant – the movie’s main spacecraft setting.

    “We spent a couple of months at the RSA (Ridley Scott Associates) offices in London brainstorming the design of the ship and how to put it together,” Seagers tells KFTV of the genesis of the Covenant spacecraft as the crew's home.

    “Ridley was very ambitious with his ideas and it turned out we didn’t have the budget to realise everything he wanted, but he thinks on his feet and is very much up for figuring out how to make it all work – he loves ingenuity.”
  13. Corporal Hicks
    http://imgur.com/sS91HIa

    http://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FsS91HIa.jpg&hash=10107b2893c962a278e449586e6d911b

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    My friend is close with an FX guy from Scott Free. Here's a candid Neomorph Prop used in Alien Covenant.


    Sorry, but I don't think this is from Alien: Covenant.

    It's from a fan film called BIOTIC (which states it is inspired by Covenant).

    http://www.zevdeans.com/short-trailer

    Thanks for the correction, Sabres.

  14. Zaxxon64
    The birth of the protomorph along with the generally shoddy CG in Covenant utterly destroyed any future interest in covenant and the alien franchise for me. Abysmal in every way. ::)
  15. Sabres21768
    http://imgur.com/sS91HIa

    http://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FsS91HIa.jpg&hash=10107b2893c962a278e449586e6d911b

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    My friend is close with an FX guy from Scott Free. Here's a candid Neomorph Prop used in Alien Covenant.


    Sorry, but I don't think this is from Alien: Covenant.

    It's from a fan film called BIOTIC (which states it is inspired by Covenant).

    http://www.zevdeans.com/short-trailer
  16. Corporal Hicks
    http://imgur.com/sS91HIa

    http://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FsS91HIa.jpg&hash=10107b2893c962a278e449586e6d911b

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    My friend is close with an FX guy from Scott Free. Here's a candid Neomorph Prop used in Alien Covenant.

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    At the last minute, Ridley asked for a few more 'Mutilated Shaw' drawings from both Matt and I. In the interest of speed I did these digital paintings as quick concepts (hence the absence of Noomi Rapace's likeness). In the end RS (rightfully, so) went with Matts versions but I figured you guys might enjoy them, as I had enjoyed drawing them. Thanks everyone!

    http://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FjX792YO.jpg&hash=1de66af59939206f5f0ca481d982b6a1
    http://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FgTrMED5.jpg&hash=d9cee12e5882977b37a729f41cbc225f
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    https://www.facebook.com/hallett.dane/photos/ms.c.eJwzNDEzNzQwMrQ0NjYxMLQ01zOECBgZQgRMEQJmZubGpkYWAP7rCgU~-.bps.a.1443279082389175.1073741840.801247429925680/1467102193340197/?type=3&theater

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    My friend, Meaghan Leonard, who organised all the text graphics and helped manage the monumental printing effort on the film would innocently refer to this baby Neo study as - the 'Dancing Alien'... hehe

    http://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FI7MluOv.jpg&hash=eadb1d268737f12518ef5caceba386db

    https://www.facebook.com/hallett.dane/photos/a.1443279082389175.1073741840.801247429925680/1468092033241213/?type=3&theater
  17. BishopShouldGo
    Yeah, that f**king solar repair scene was a thing of beauty.

    That Alexander England dude is the luckiest person in the world. He gets to take part in the most beautiful scene in a major Ridley Scott blockbuster and he's essentially an extra. Besides Katherine and Danny, he's the only other person that gets to wear a spacesuit!
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