Alien Parallels: Ash and David

Ash – Ian Holm

Alien (1979)

 

38 Years in between

 

David – Michael Fassbender

Alien: Covenant (2017)

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Commission, Ashsart: Androids of Alien

I recently requested Ashsart to draw me the Androids of Alien, my request was pretty specific. They needed to be drawn height accurate and be holding something associated with their character.

From left to right: Ash is holding a porn magazine, Bishop is balancing a knife in his palm, Walter is holding a flower, Call is holding a spanner and David is holding a flute. Thank you so much, it’s perfect ❤

Commission, Yomjileam: St Ash of Xenomorphs

I requested Yomjileam to draw Ash from Alien 1979 in the style of a saint, because really he was just doing his job and in his sacrifice I believe he should be recognised. They went through a great deal of research to my delight and came up with this wondrous specimen.

I especially like the use of unnatural colours to accentuate the surrealism of the piece. The small details within Ash’s halo are Xenomorph heads and the phrase You have my sympathies. On his tunic a caduceus is featured, the traditional symbol of Hermes (features two snakes winding around a winged staff)

Emissary and messenger of the gods, Hermes was also referred to as the divine trickster and the god of boundaries and the transgression of boundaries, … the patron of herdsmen, thieves, graves, and heralds. Described as moving freely between the worlds of the mortal and divine, and was the conductor of souls into the afterlife. He was also viewed as the protector and patron of roads and travelers. Which I think fits perfectly with the role of Ash in Alien and Out of the Shadows.

There’s also a facehugger hidden in the palm frond hes gently holding, representing the victory of spirit over flesh. Martyrs are often shown holding their vehicle of death so in the background there’s fire, (That is, if you don’t count being hit with a fire extinguisher by Parker or Out of the Shadows).

What prompted me to request a commission from them in the first place was their work, here are just some examples:

If you are interested in commissioning yomjileam, you can contact them here.