So... You might remember the scene in the original "Men In Black" film in which what we thought was a human being turns out to be a human-looking robot operated by a very very small alien creature within the head?
Well... I think that scene was fantastic, and I also love the general concept, so that's where todays topic is born.
Sci-Fi: AS THE "HUMAN" FACE OPENS UP, WE SEE THE TINY ALIEN OPERATOR WITHIN
my first post on this forum, here goes... i cheated a little bit with filters, first rough was too rough.
funny, i can remember design details from stuff like bladerunner or alien, but cannot recall much from MIB or stuff like ROTS. So trying hard to recall what the head alien in MIB was like.
Last edited by machzero; June 17th, 2005 at 02:13 PM.
Painter 2 hours and some change I hate how it ended up kind of boring... anyway like always advice is always appreciated
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I have it done but its on my other computer...
My attempt, sketch, photoshop, approx 2 hours total:
Comments (cause i should start leaving more of them):
Wallasaurus - cool concept. Tough angle though, dude looks like he has no neck. I think this would benefit greatly with some light source highlights, as it seems quite dark, and highlights would really volumize the subject. I like the detail in the cock pit/head area.
Kowalski - (nick name from stargate? That's really disgusting dude. You should be ashamed. good job. Shadows on the creature would make him appear more 'within' the head. I like the eyes...how his eyes are looking through the dude's. That's cool.
MachZero - Poing!! That's great man... i think a more defined jaw bone would have really brought this out, but i love the detail and attention to anatomy... 'hello world!' Be nice to see more colour from you. Saw the one the other day. Nice.
ArtOfficial - I'll be honest dude, this is rough. I think you need to pour a little more time into it... you clearly have a handle on some techniques, put some more work into it, i'm sure you can produce some solid stuff.
Hamsta - it took me a while to see the sides of the face to either side of the skul, looked like wings for a second there. Your backup/context stories always compliment your work so well. Real human teeth instead of fangs might have made it look a little better?
Nogrindnoshine - that scares me. the head is a little warped; lines don't all match up, teeth are a little messed too, maybe model the head a little more or grab a reference? The colours are really freaky though. If you had made the guy crawling out on fire, I'd have nightmares.
Vorace - nice form...that's pretty cool for line art and 30 mins work... his helmet is pretty big, he came from that mouth? Like it... would be nice to see some colour!
Hermchen - Look great but...TOO SMALL Could almost crop to the head, and show us all the awesome detail that could be in there. From this pic, looks great though.
Charcoalartist - for no time, you did pretty good... that's pretty neat. Like the detail of all the little lights. more shadows from an above light source might make it more dramatic.
Frank the Ninja - Like the line art and the colour (for flats) is pretty good. Only problem that nags is that the sides of the head are completely up/down instead of curved, where your face parts that are folded out would be curved to follow the natual face form. great choice of angle, more lights/details in the 'cock pit' would be cool. Aliens eyes glinting or glowing a bit?
"I intend to live forever....so far, so good."
Hopefully I'll actually get the alien part of it done later on, but for the moment here's the head:
Tried out a wet edges brush, with interesting effect.
Sheldon Does the thing open? pic is a tad too big, on my resolution anyways.
Some issues with anatomy and perspective - the guy's arms, the girl's lips are flat.
The lighting is kinda exagareted, makes everything "plasticy" including metal and skin.
Also not very fond of the grainy shading, is it from the scan or something?
I failed the assignment in that respect; i didn't indicate how the head opens up; it is more of a cut-away...
The grainy aspect is from the sketch; i sketch it, scan it in and then overpaint...i guess i could ink it and elliminate the sketch aspect; i guess it is more of a style.
The lighting was on purpose... plasticy was what i was going for...but maybe it doesn't work.
The anatomy on the dude is a real issue; and every time i draw someone in that position, it looks brutal. Must do some reference sketches 4 sure.
I'll make my drawings smaller in the future--sorry about that!!
Thanks for the feedback dude.
"I intend to live forever....so far, so good."
My quick attempt. In photoshop. Sorry its late.
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