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Updated: Colin Shulver Shares Neomorph & Xenomorph Concept Art from Alien: Covenant

The flood of Alien: Covenant concept art continues. Alien: Covenant concept artist Colin Shulver has just shared some his conceptual pieces to his ArtStation account.

The renderings show the encapsulated embryos of a facehugger, infant xenomorph (do we still call it a chestburster?), and human. It was previously reported that a test screening of Alien: Covenant featured the chestburser during the scene, rather than the facehugger that was ultimately used.

The artwork includes the final designs for the Xenomorph and Neomorph creatues, but also gives us a look at an earlier Neomorph design, something that seems to be a more natural transition from the Deacon to the Alien. One of the pieces appears to be inspired by the “Sil” character from the film Species.

Finally, there are renderings of android internal structure as seen in the “Meet Walter” viral short.

 Colin Shulver Shares Neomorph & Xenomorph Concept Art from Alien: Covenant



Make sure you head on over to his account for more! Don’t forget to visit our Alien: Covenant gallery for even more behind-the-scenes imagery from the film!

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Update #1 – Colin has uploaded a new gallery with concepts of dead Engineers and what appears to be a female Engineer! Head on over to ArtStation and check them out!

 Colin Shulver Shares Neomorph & Xenomorph Concept Art from Alien: Covenant

Female Engineer


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Comments: 16
  1. Jenga
    There is some interesting, some good, some disappointing and some intriguing work here. My question is: Why isn't Ridley commissioning any practical (read: in clay) design work? The realism is never as strong in real-world pieces because it's not usually painted or lit etc, but more often than not, the design work is stronger. These recent movies have been suffering somewhat in terms of strong design when compared to the original.
  2. Corporal Hicks
    Couple of bts stills from Instagram -

    I've also been keeping the concept art gallery up to date so keep checking that out!
  3. AlienFanIL17
    The facehugger and alien embryos are awesome looking!!!  If those were made into paperweights or something along those lines, I would buy those in a second.
  4. bobby brown
    These are great. Especially the Neomorph. LOVE those human looking jaws.I Like them a lot better than the ones on the final design. Speaking about, I wish we would be show some of the actual final designs...
  5. skhellter
    I dunno, acrediblesource. I think the sight of Alien's jizzing cocoon material all over everyone might be a bit too comical.

    I was leaning towards the "it would've been unintentionally funny" angle...
    and then i remembered that there's a moment in
    It Follows where the lead character glimpses the "creature" forcing itself upon the corpse of a friend.
    And it's horrifying and uncomfortable...

    There's also a similarly uncomfortable scene in Possession (starring Sam Neill).

    Bottom line - The effectiveness of the "cocoon" idea depends on the writing, filmmaking, etc...
    But i actually think it could be used "well"... there IS precedent.

    I wouldnt trust Ridley with it, though.
    Maybe David Robert Mitchell.
  6. Corporal Hicks
    I dunno, acrediblesource. I think the sight of Alien's jizzing cocoon material all over everyone might be a bit too comical.

    When I participated in the December test screening, when David smuggles the embryos on the Covenant, they originally looked like this rather than mini facehuggers.

    Thanks for sharing, Nick!
  7. acrediblesource
    Whoever decided the cocoon material idea should be cut was a complete idiot. I think fans are waiting for things like that only not to get it every time there is a new movie.  Something visually disturbing that doesn't have to be gore.
    man....the day we get a great alien movie is the day they a new franchise of something else.
  8. Corporal Hicks
    Dane and Matt have continued to share more artwork. Keep checking out their accounts!

    Dane just shared this one earlier -;79sLX0M6txupDz6xqpnaQD9cjQGrA~-~-.bps.a.1443279082389175.1073741840.801247429925680/1482437425140007/?type=3&theater

    Another one I loved doing, anatomy of a Neomorph split open for a profile view.
    This one is pretty special to me because Adam Johansen (Creature HOD) took the illustration as an inspiration to sculpt and create an utterly incredible piece that sat in the lab, far more resolved and beautiful than I could've conceived. Probably the coolest thing in that space. Sorry for the love in, but... Damn, it was awesome!

    Couple more costume designs from Andrei Riabovitchev - - Colin has just posted some Meet Walter concepts too.

    Colin has uploaded a new article with Engineer concepts. Including this lady -
  9. Huggs
    I gotta ask, the "Gollum Morph" can we call it a Gollum Morph? The third picture in the bottom set; just what is that in it's mouth exactly? Love the design of the first two xeno's; very Pacific rim, heavy kaiju feel there. Maybe a little bit of Godzilla 1998.
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