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[UNDER CONSTRUCTION]

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Unfinished concept. "The tumour garden". From the many many drawings Dane and I did that were apparently "too much"! 😄 I was thinking about David's experiments and what we know is a ridiculously fast growth rate for xenos without any feeding even in the first movie. So using the body to foster tumours as a logical means for rapid growth. In the plant studies I have stuff about chitinous and fibrous materials as a way to rapidly increase size without commensurate change in overall density. Also Gigerish striations justified as multiple ribbing increasing strength not mass etc. You know, stuff. Even though at this rate the growth rate is cinematic shorthand as we've seen this in the other films and want to get to the good stuff. Justifying it overtly onscreen is redundant at this point! All the howling about literal logic on this aspect as opposed to cinematic or internal/emotional logic is funny to me, but it's good for the imagery! #aliencovenant #conceptart #matthatton #illustration #gross

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Huh. I think I totally forgot to post this with the other Shaw drawings all that time ago (the ones in the "WARNING" Container)! Basically I took two Shaw 'Immaculate Heart" religious/blasphemous studies to completion. In the end I chose the profile version posted previously. While I like the Florentine drapery here with the allusion to Mary's hood/headdress and it's more straight-up like the religious portraits with her heart exposed, in the end I liked the fishbowl helmet doing double duty as a halo and the engineer's spine in place of her own on the profile. And rebreathing stuff. So, y'know, that went in the film! I'd hoped people would get the religious analogy but hey… 😄 Pencil, charcoal, Photoshop. #conceptart #matthatton #aliencovenant #alien #elizabethshaw

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