Wednesday, March 6, 2013

AVP: ALIENS VS. PREDATOR Concept Art by Constantine Sekeris

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - by Maurice Mitchell 0


AvP: Aliens vs. Predator had some pretty cool, and faithful visuals, for the creatures. Here's your chance to see the ones you didn't see by concept artist Constantine Sekeris.

It turns out Steve Johnson's Edge FX creature effects put in a bid for the film and lost out to Amalgamated Dynamics, but we can see the designs that almost made the film.

All descriptions are from Steve Johnson's Facebook page. Check out the pics after the jump and click to enlarge.



ALIEN QUEEN






"a) These original pencil designs were done by Constantine Sekeris, for Steve Johnson's Edge FX bid to do the creature suits for AVP, however  they lost out and ADI continued to do the creature designs for this part of the Alien franchise. Sketches for a proposed Alien Queen, the first with two extra legs protruding from her shoulders , the second, third and fourth with four legs, the fifth with three legs and the last is an earlier rough sketch which shows the more classic Aliens design.  each measures 17 x 14 inch.and Steve Johnson FX on Facebook.

"b) A thing to note about Constantine's work, he has a penchant for creating monsters with long limbs that end with dagger like tips so entities with these sorts of appendages are likely to turn up in numerous drawings by this artist"

ALIEN CREATURES



"This original pencil design was also by Constantine Sekeris for Steve Johnson's Edge FX bid to do the creature suits for AVP. This is another sketch for a proposed Alien Warrior. , measures 17 x 14 inch.

"The first sketch here shows a fairly abstract variant on the idea of an alien warrior creature, with this entity's head ending as a sharp point it has no tail but has two long tentacles sprout from his back, the tentacle on the right displays finger like appendages extending from the tip.
"For these, pictures by Constantine Sekeris. original sketches was scanned and coloured digitially so physical images of this art only exist as printouts.  Measure 13 x 19 inch.  The first has strangely elongated middle digits that seem to recall the over sized fingers of the alien warriors in Alien Vs Predator"
 
ALIEN FACEHUGGER



"Here is a sketch and rough sketch for a proposed facehugger.  Each measures 17 x 14 inch. These original pencil designs were by Constantine Sekeris, for Steve Johnson's Edge FX bid to do the creature suits for AVP.

"Many FX companies presented design concepts for AVP before ADI were hired. Edge FX produced these concepts for the face huggers, created by Constantine Sekeris. The original sketch was scanned and coloured digitially so physical images of this art only exist as printouts.  Measures 13 x 19 inch."

 
Wikipedia Synopsis:
Alien vs. Predator (also known as AVP) is a 2004 science fiction film directed by Paul W. S. Anderson for 20th Century Fox and starring Sanaa Lathan and Lance Henriksen. The film adapts the Alien vs. Predator crossover imprint bringing together the eponymous creatures of the Alien and Predator series, a concept which originated in a 1989 comic book. Anderson, Dan O'Bannon, and Ronald Shusett wrote the story, and Anderson and Shane Salerno adapted the story into a screenplay. Their writing was influenced by Aztec mythology, the comic book series, and the writings of Erich von Däniken.

Set in 2004, the film follows a team of archaeologists assembled by billionaire Charles Bishop Weyland (Henriksen) for an expedition near the Antarctic to investigate a mysterious heat signal. Weyland hopes to claim the find for himself, and his group discovers a pyramid below the surface of a whaling station. Hieroglyphs and sculptures reveal that the pyramid is a hunting ground for Predators who kill Aliens as a rite of passage. The humans are caught in the middle of a battle between the two species and attempt to prevent the Aliens from reaching the surface.


See more of Constantine Sekeris portfolio at constantineconceptsinc.com

Image Source: http://alienexplorations.blogspot.com, yourprops.com  and Steve Johnson FX on Facebook.

What do you think of the illustrations?
 
@ Copyright 2004 , Constantine Sekeris. All rights reserved

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