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Constantine Sekeris Shares The Predator Hybrid Creature Concept Art

Constantine Sekeris, one of the concept artists on The Predator, is back with some more concept art from his time working on the film! This time around we have some designs for the various Predator hybrids that would ultimately be cut from the film! First up is a multi-limbed monkey type hybrid!

Today I’m sharing a Predator Hybrid Multi Limb Monkey creature. Production designer Martin Whist and Shane Black had notes exactly that of multi limb hybrid Predator monkey. Typically I spend some time exploring in sketch phase if I have the time with simple paper and pencil. For this creature I had to jump right into 3D and blast out something pretty quickly in a night or 2 after hours.

Early part of the script there were a lot of different hybrid creatures that Tully Summers and myself tackled. I’m not sure if 3D were in the ship in the pods or the Predator Scientists/Emmisaries were experimenting with different animals and mixing DNA. I think there were some initial quick ideas and wanted to see some quick options to explore if it was something to refine later. In the end all that was cut out of the final edit of the film. Regardless, was still fun tackling this as an exercise. Looking at it now with fresh eyes I would make the skin texture patterning a lot simpler and graphic.

 

Constantine also shared some rough concepts on his Facebook page of a Predator monkey hybrid with a more traditional amount of limbs!

I found another 3D zbrush quick rough design pass at the Predator Hybrid monkey. I almost forgot I did this. You can tell this one didn’t go further past what you see. I didn’t get to pose or refine this at all, but still fun to see. With an assignment like this I typically start with some very quick sketches on paper and pencil to get my mind flowing with ideas and different silhouettes, but I didn’t have that luxury on this one and had to jump into 3D right away and as a rough start.

Even though its was short time on these was still alot of fun to at least do something. Eventually when I have some free time I’d love to go back into this design and finish it all the way. Also keep an eye out for the other amazing artists who did passes at these guys.

 

We recently asked Alec Gillis of Amalgamated Dynamics Inc. about the various hybrids, a collection of creatures that Alec told us was dubbed ‘the Menagerie,” and he told us that ADI also worked on 6 or 8 designs for  a variety of creatures that had been collected by and experimented with by Predators.

Early cuts of the film had more focus on the DNA tampering aspect of the story but it was largely removed from the released cut of the film.

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  1. Voodoo Magic
    Until we see a properly lit shot of the Emissaries, it's a bit unfair to comment on how they look outside of their sculpts. Even the Winston designs could look ropey in behind the scenes shots.

    Wow. I don't know what Predator books and behind the scenes documentaries you have seen, but I have watched more repeatedly than I care to admit, and I have not seen any of Winston's designs look "ropey" i.e. meaning poor quality, nor required them to be "properly lit" to look good.

    Yet, I've seen Predators in AVP and AVPR Unrated look ropey not only in the docs, but in the actual movies!  Wow, I can't believe you just said that.

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  2. TheKurgan
    I'm sorry, in my opinion, name the Predator film, and ADI's quality has never measured up to Stan Winston studio, in design, paint application, construction and subsequent realism. Nor do I believe this quality achieved was capped by each director, as in all these Predator works hit the bar that was aimed for, and were not improved upon further, based on the corresponding director's wishes. While I do see improvement with every ADI film, and they did their best job so far in duplicating the original Predator with the Fugitive, the purple Emissary below cut from "The Predator" is an echo of the same old unrealistic 'mask' result we've seen in the two movies preceding this one.

    Stan Winston sir, you are certainly missed.  :'(

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    LOL at Scar's Oh-Shit-face.
  3. SiL
    Until we see a properly lit shot of the Emissaries, it's a bit unfair to comment on how they look outside of their sculpts. Even the Winston designs could look ropey in behind the scenes shots.
  4. Voodoo Magic
    Yes, good. Not at all close to the exceptionalism of Stan Winston studio, but they did their best job so far in duplicating the original Predator with the Fugitive, in my opinion.
  5. Voodoo Magic
    I'm sorry, in my opinion, name the Predator film, and ADI's quality has never measured up to Stan Winston studio, in design, paint application, construction and subsequent realism. Nor do I believe this quality achieved was capped by each director, as in all these Predator works hit the bar that was aimed for, and were not improved upon further, based on the corresponding director's wishes. While I do see improvement with every ADI film, and they did their best job so far in duplicating the original Predator with the Fugitive, the purple Emissary below cut from "The Predator" is an echo of the same old unrealistic 'mask' result we've seen in the two movies preceding this one.

    Stan Winston sir, you are certainly missed.  :'(

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  6. SiL
    Shane asking for what the fans wanted allowed ADI to, y'know, make what the fans wanted.

    They're very good at what they do. Unfortunately they often get asked to do stupid things.
  7. TheKurgan
    The longer head kinda reminds me of the Berserker from Predators.
    I think i would have prefered full on abomination predator slightly more then the  12 foot ogre predator that we got.
  8. Voodoo Magic
    It was designed for a never filmed sequence in AvP where the Predator's emerge from cryo-sleep.

    Huh... Well I'll be. I've never seen that image before!  Fascinating.


    Looks to be like some cross between internal and external organs.

    Indeed.

    Previous “imaginings” of Predator ding dong.

    If we ever dedicate a thread to this topic, now we know exactly what to name it!  :laugh:
  9. PureKino
    I think most of the problems with the movie can be traced to pairing Fred Dekker and Shane Black. Shane Black is a decent enough director with a few actually good movies to his credit. The only thing I know Dekker from is Monster Squad, which sucks and is another Black and Dekker colab.

    Frankly, with the way Hollywood is structured right now I dont think we were ever going to get a good Predator movie. Hollywood has obsessed with detached ironic smarm ever since the MCU decided detached  ironic smarm was all the characterization they were ever going to need and turned it up to 11 but that approach was never going to work here. I know "Predator is actually a screwball comedy" is currently Avpgalaxy's newest meme, but it's a bad meme, you should feel bad for believing it and this Shane Black movie proves that goofy comedy Predator doesnt work. The first Predator had one liners but it was also very earnest about its central premise.
  10. Naginata
    The first draft must have been bananas.

    Honestly, I'm a little disappointed; if the movie was going to be stupid either way, I'd have preferred it go full-on Jupiter Ascending-level stupid rather than just boringly by-the-numbers stupid.
  11. Corporal Hicks
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  12. Corporal Hicks
    Prometheus' paled in comparrison to Furious Gods. But I think it's going to be a while before we're treated to anything like that again. From what Alec said in that last podcast, studios just aren't interested in that kind of extensive home release these days.
  13. The Old One
    Prometheus' & Isolation's were excellent I thought.
    Especially in tandem with the Prometheus 3-Disc Blu-ray set.
    Covenant's and The Predator's are very poor.
    Covenant's Special Features, aside from one new viral were also poor.
    & I reckon "The Predator" Special Features will be much the same.
    At least Covenant has David's Drawings though and Adam Savage's videos.
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