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Check Out More Predator Hybrid Concepts in Artwork from Ben Mauro!

Following on from Constantine Sekeris’ artwork of Predator monkey hybrids yesterday, another of The Predator’s concept artists – Ben Mauro – has shared some of his own work done for early concepts of Predator hybrids.

Some Predator exploration back in 2016, always fun to explore different ideas early on in a project. These were an evolution of some early ideas Constantine Sekeris explored on the project that I was asked to take a crack at.

 

Other artists who worked on the hybrid creatures include Bryan Wynia, Ken Barthelmey and the team at ADI. We’ll be on the lookout for more Predator hybrid artwork from them!

Ben Mauro also worked on the Predator Dogs, coming into the design of that particular creature later and being tasked with working out the colour pallet.

I originally worked on the project to design a lot of new alien ideas, the Predator Dog was the last task I worked on. Bryan Wynia and the ADI guys had already done most of the development on the design and I was asked to figure out color/skin patterns/dredds and some refinement/exploration in a few different directions. I wasn’t given the model the other guys made at the time so this was sculpted from a sphere in Zbrush based on the earlier work Bryan/ADI had done. 

 Check Out More Predator Hybrid Concepts in Artwork from Ben Mauro!

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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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