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Alien by Paul-Shanghai Alien by Paul-Shanghai
This is the third drawing I have done from the Alien/Predator series of movies and games, and one I am probably happiest with :)


Normally it is very difficult to establish how long a drawing has taken, but for this one I took a photograph every (almost) hour - I now have 20 photographs each showing a stage of the process to create an animation which I will post shortly along with a link here.

If you like this one, why not take a look at the other two drawings in this series


Drawn almost entirely with a 0.5mm mechanical pencil with 4B leads, on Bristol Board Smooth A3 Paper some tissues, blending sticks and erasers - bit of 8B Graphite Pencil for the larger dark areas and that's it.

Hope you like it :)

******UPDATE*****UPDATE*****

As promised you can find a short animation of how I drew 'Alien' just by clicking the thumbnail below :)



Reference Link

I cannot believe that the original artist of this incredible piece of work actually has a DA account, you can see his profile here [link] and you can see the brilliant painting I used as a reference here
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:iconsierra-echo:
Sierra-Echo Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah....
I have no words for how amazing this is...o-o
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The few words you have used are more than enough :D:D
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:iconsierra-echo:
Sierra-Echo Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm....Well, you have a point there, my good sir.
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:icondemonlovers:
demonlovers Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
amazing work 
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it :)
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:iconaidanthemighty:
AidanTheMighty Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
This series is awesome! Realy amazing arts :)
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it - thanks for the feedback :)
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:iconaidanthemighty:
AidanTheMighty Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
You welcome.
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:iconblackwolfsilverpaw:
BlackwolfSilverpaw Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh boy, my room mate certainly would go down onto his knees for this piece. He absolutedly loves HR Giger's Alien. I think it's more creepy and scary but fascinating though. Anyway. Excellent job!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great reference from HR Giger - he did all the hard work, i just copied in Pencil :) 
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:iconredwingsdragon:
RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
Awesome work here
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks - glad you like it :)
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:iconmadartistjoc:
MADARTISTJOC Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Killer job!!!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cheers - glad you like it :)
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:iconalpha-chicken:
Alpha-Chicken Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
When death comes on shiny ,alien wings
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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:iconeskoplja:
Eskoplja Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Amazing! :love: :clap:
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it :)
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:iconeskoplja:
Eskoplja Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Welcome. It really is awesome :D :hug:
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:iconzombiebaile:
Zombiebaile Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XENOMORPH!!!! They are the coolest Aliens ever. Fantastic work again Paul. It makes me cry nerdy tears of joy.
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol hahahaha - I know what you mean, they seemed to set a new standard for aliens - nothing is quite as scary, violent or lets face it - unbeatable!
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:iconzombiebaile:
Zombiebaile Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THEN! When you do beat them they have acid blood.... Best species EVAH!
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:iconart-of-minimoon:
art-of-minimoon Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
nice work !
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks
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:iconpluto-my-way:
pluto-my-way Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow it's great! wonderful piece :) ...again xD *again alert*
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you - appreciate the feedback :)
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:iconpluto-my-way:
pluto-my-way Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome :meow: :icongreatjobplz:
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:iconmiha9000:
miha9000 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
added to fan art in Sci-fi Archives
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:icondanluvisiart:
DanLuVisiArt Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You couldn't link to my piece that you referenced from?

[link]
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My god if I had have known you had a DA account, I would have asked for permission! I found the picture on a screensaver web site via a google search - I had no idea the true artist would have been on here.

I am in awe of your work, it is fantastic. I would love to know what you think about my pencil interpretation?

Link coming up, along with a journal and anything else you would like :)
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DanLuVisiArt Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's all good. Sorry if I sounded aggressive, it's more out of habit. My art is stolen and used for so much bullshit, forums, having my name erased, or others write their surname on it--that I generally just frown upon it.

Now that you explained, totally cool Paul. A link will suffice, no need for anything else.

Thanks bud.
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your a star, a true hero - I can't thank you enough for letting me use your painting as a reference.

ATB

Paul
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warrior1944 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Superb work! :D Hmm I guess you used one of Alien 3īs pictures as a reference :)
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks - I found the reference from a random google search, it was the clearest photograph of a Xenomorph I could find, but I think your right as I have been told that it comes from Alien 3 :)
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:iconh-falcon:
H-Falcon Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Very cool. :)
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you - glad you like it :)
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:iconelectricgod:
Electricgod Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent work!!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks - glad you like it :)
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:iconmanasi3194:
manasi3194 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
woah!! this is really great..details and light and shade, everythings just awesome..

you have great talents and you should really put up some tutorials for all your great works.. plus i also loved the way u did the background.. ULTIMATE!!!!!!!
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you - I appreciate the kind comments, I will post a short 'movie' of the drawing process for this drawing on Monday (or sooner!) - Not sure I am competent enough to put a tutorial together - perhaps when I have more experience :)
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manasi3194 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh, you have enough of experience.. well, i am eagerly waiting to know how you did this excellent piece of work :)
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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:icongazelane:
gazelane Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student Interface Designer
lovely
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:icongatubellina:
Gatubellina Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this sooo much!!! You're amazing! :O
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
and I think your wonderful also :D

Too kind, too kind - thank you so much for your kind comments :)
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:iconspydi-mel:
Spydi-mel Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:clap:
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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:icondeadspirit96:
deadspirit96 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Good work, very accurate to the actual Alien. :)
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:iconpaul-shanghai:
Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cheers - its been noted that I missed a couple of features and it all got a bit towards the Aliens main body, but overall I am happy - and even happier that you liked it :D
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