My attempt at an Ox-Alien

Started by Citixeno, Jun 17, 2024, 11:50:46 PM

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Citixeno

Citixeno

Be gentle fellas, this is a first draft. I have yet to add another layer for shading and abusing the airbrush tool in an attempt to give it a Giger look.

My goal is to avoid the Kenner "laugh when you first see it" Bull Alien look. Idk, I might have already made you laugh. It's my thinking that ideas are cheap, and what really matters is execution.

I always felt there was a missed opportunity in Alien 3 for a Minotaur like Alien to appear near the end, had Fincher and his producer overlords stuck with the Ox host from the workprint. In the first half of the movie, it could have looked like the runner we did see, and then at some point, like in the novelization, an inmate finds an alien husk, from it having molted into something else - which it never really elaborated on. For years, I have had this idea for a minotaur-like abomination of an alien, which would have fit the Labyrinth theme so well, and hunting the inmates at the end like an allegory to the myth. It would have been roughly the size of the Queen but have its own unique look.

The main issue is avoiding that silly toy-like quality, and that would come down to execution, in this case, design. The Kenner version had a poorly thought-out look. For example, the short little tail, when logically it ought to have had a longer tail than one from a human. The horns themselves simply looked tacked on and didn't seem congruent with what the alien genetic blueprint that "radically advanced artificial intelligence" would have incorporated for them. Keep in mind how silly the Kenner Queen looked in relation to the one James Cameron and Stand Winston designed, too. The concept of an Ox Alien, or 'minotaur-alien,' I think, could theoretically look cool.





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Quote from: Citixeno on Jun 17, 2024, 11:50:46 PMBe gentle fellas, this is a first draft. I have yet to add another layer for shading and abusing the airbrush tool in an attempt to give it a Giger look.

My goal is to avoid the Kenner "laugh when you first see it" Bull Alien look. Idk, I might have already made you laugh. It's my thinking that ideas are cheap, and what really matters is execution.

I always felt there was a missed opportunity in Alien 3 for a Minotaur like Alien to appear near the end, had Fincher and his producer overlords stuck with the Ox host from the workprint. In the first half of the movie, it could have looked like the runner we did see, and then at some point, like in the novelization, an inmate finds an alien husk, from it having molted into something else - which it never really elaborated on. For years, I have had this idea for a minotaur-like abomination of an alien, which would have fit the Labyrinth theme so well, and hunting the inmates at the end like an allegory to the myth. It would have been roughly the size of the Queen but have its own unique look.

The main issue is avoiding that silly toy-like quality, and that would come down to execution, in this case, design. The Kenner version had a poorly thought-out look. For example, the short little tail, when logically it ought to have had a longer tail than one from a human. The horns themselves simply looked tacked on and didn't seem congruent with what the alien genetic blueprint that "radically advanced artificial intelligence" would have incorporated for them. Keep in mind how silly the Kenner Queen looked in relation to the one James Cameron and Stand Winston designed, too. The concept of an Ox Alien, or 'minotaur-alien,' I think, could theoretically look cool.

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Good thinking man. I like the idea of a Minotaur alien Going around and killing all the Prisoners in the maze of a prison. Genuinely look threatening.

MetalAlien

MetalAlien

#2
I love the way you draw aliens!

Citixeno

Citixeno

#3
Still a work in progress. Airbrushing takes a long time, even with Clip Studio. Took forever to get the skull under the dome looking how I wanted it. Now I need to focus on the rest as it's looking pretty rough yet.



Citixeno

Citixeno

#4
Some further progress. Now, I need to adjust colors and integrate it into the proper environment.



Citixeno

Citixeno

#5


That's about all I care to do with this one.


Citixeno

Citixeno

#7
Quote from: Acid_Reign161 on Jun 19, 2024, 11:07:57 PMwhat programs do you use? 😃

Thanks man! I use Clip Studio and a Wocam 1 pad. To be honest, I wish I had bought a different brand of pad because this one scratches up so easily. But when it's on, it looks halfway decent from the lighting coming out. I have no formal education in digital art; I basically watched a few YouTube videos and then self-practiced.

MetalAlien

MetalAlien

#8
That is one hell of a dragon!

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