Concept artist and creature designer Michael Vincent has shared some more artwork he created during the development process for Prey. Vincent was one of the primary conceptual designers for the look of the ‘Feral’ Predator, working under the conceptual direction of StudioADI for the project.
In contrast to some of the earlier and more traditional looking Predator designs of concept artist Kyle Brown, Vincent’s design ideas ended up being the basis for the finalized look of Feral.
“To paint a predator… Swipe to the end for my favorite idea that didn’t make the movie… We made quite a few paint options… like ALOT… Alec and I share a fondness for bright colors in nature – this mandrill-ish variant felt “Feral” to me… it’s always a good day when a director chooses the one you love…Alec Gillis provided me images of the body sculpt by Andy Bergholtz and Joey Orosco.
I proposed a whole lot of different paint schemes… I will have to post them all here soon… there were many… last image is my idea for a gelada baboon lip-flip… Didn’t make it into the movie, but the anatomy is there for it, he don’t got that upper lip for nothing! I made this image afterwards but proposed it during production… In fact you can see here the original plan for the mandible tissue was to cover them all the way to the top, then they fold back into the mouth.. in response to a note to conceal the mandibles.. the challenge was to find a way to do so without compromising the Yautja flagship characteristic… In the film they re-exposed them.”
Vincent also recently posted to Twitter about different mouth color variations that were tried, inspired from animal threat displays:
Weapon concepts for Feral were developed by Vincent as well. Here’s a look at some idea drawings for the weapons we saw in the film such as the Cut Clamp and mines, and some others we didn’t see like a glaive / snake-sword hybrid!
And most recently shared to Instagram by Alec Gillis, there were also numerous dreadlock styles explored by Vincent.
Michael Vincent has been regularly posting concept art from his time on Prey so Be sure to check out his ArtStation, Instagram and Twitter! Fellow concept artist Kyle Brown also shared a lot impressive Prey concept art which we posted recently. If you haven’t already seen them, be sure to check them out here!
Our concept art gallery for Prey is continuously being updated, so take a look if you’d like to see all the artwork we’ve compiled from the film’s development.
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