Week 207: Xenomorph

Posted: 02/18/2016 in Operation Mission Briefing
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The theme selected for week two-oh-seven of Operation Graphite will be: Xenomorph.


Few creatures evoke as much revulsion and terror as the endoparasitoid, xenomorph creature designed by H.R. Gigger. Only someone as twisted as the Dark Star could imagine the vile organism encountered on LV-426. As far as creature design goes, Gigger’s Alien is one of my personal favorite concepts. From its multi staged life cycle, to its slender and absolutely sinister demeanor, there is a reason why it is one of the greatest movie monsters ever. When, even now, most creature concepts just add more bulk, spikes and armor, the xenomorph with its lanky appearance and form evoking sexual organs was far more disturbing. Even the designs have this visceral feeling, like the paintings are coated with some sort of unknown bodily discharge. Amazing how something so gross and creepy can somehow be beautiful too.

Please submit any drawing or painting, using traditional or digital media, that fits the theme: Xenomorph.

All art work is due 9 P.M. PST on Friday, 2.26.16. Submissions will be published the weekend of 2.27.16


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