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ALIEN by CValenzuela ALIEN by CValenzuela
Well, what can I say about this movie. One of my all time favorites, a real classic.
Just wanted to do an Alien creature only for fun, and end it up with this piece.

QUESTION(s): what do you think of my 'new' traditional style? do you like it? or do prefer my usual digital stuff?

Tools: mixed media on bristol board
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:iconcinepheno:
cinepheno Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016
Awesome style! We will screen the movie in our city this month. Would it be possible to have a hi rez version for printing? We could send you pictures of the event with your art featured =]
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DarkEyedDeviant Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Professional General Artist
Why can't I buy this as a print? It is AMAZING, and I NEED it!
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DarkEyedDeviant Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016  Professional General Artist
Gonna keep bugging you... I want to buy your art! In like, a bigger size!
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DarkEyedDeviant Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2017  Professional General Artist
Want. To. Buy. This!
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:iconvic-neko:
Vic-Neko Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
You should sell this as a print!
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:iconnapper5565:
Napper5565 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome, and I always prefer traditional. Digital can leave me a bit cold!
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SaifellyLami Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015
nice Clap I really like itHeart  
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
awesome!! :thumbsup:
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:iconcvalenzuela:
CValenzuela Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
you're very welcome! ;)
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:icondominikscherrer:
DominikScherrer Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, very inspiring piece of art!
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:iconcvalenzuela:
CValenzuela Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great, thank you!
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:icondcum-artingstarvist:
DCum-ArtingStarvist Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Student General Artist
YES! I love Alien and everything else about this!
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:iconcvalenzuela:
CValenzuela Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cool, thanks!
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delfos1 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student Filmographer
Loving your 'new' traditional style, really. I find it far more interesting than your digital stuff (which is great, but this is better)
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:iconcvalenzuela:
CValenzuela Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great, many thanks!
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:iconzhaanman:
Zhaanman Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wild very Impressive!
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:iconcvalenzuela:
CValenzuela Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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Tracer67 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice! And personally, I like the colorful art-deco style. ;-)

It's a different and refreshing interpretation of an admittingly burned-out subject matter.
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:iconcvalenzuela:
CValenzuela Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great, many thanks for your words!
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RalphNiese Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
i'm not sure about the art deco graphics, but solely for the art i think it's cool!
one only nitpick: since it has all a realistic vibe, you need to draw also the real spacesuit :D

are the colors all with airbrush?
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:iconcvalenzuela:
CValenzuela Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha thank you man! No airbrush, just lot of splatts (with an old toothbrush), watercolor pencils and Ecoline water colors :nod:
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:iconralphniese:
RalphNiese Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
ah, so the spray effect comes from the pencils? that's cool!
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:iconemerson-fialho:
Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Professional Artist
Amazing work! 
Merry Christmas! :D
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:iconcvalenzuela:
CValenzuela Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! And Merry Christmas to you too! :nod:
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:iconemerson-fialho:
Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Professional Artist
All the best, good friend! :D
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StephenBurgess Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
Love this style, really suits the piece. Has a great 'retro' European look to it!
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:iconcvalenzuela:
CValenzuela Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great thank you! That was the idea :)
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wondermanrules Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013   Traditional Artist
I love this. This was the first movie to really scare the shit out of me as a kid and I think you captured the essence of it perfectly. I think you did a fantastic job on Kane finding the egg as well as the xenomorphs behind him. I especially love the way you incorporated the Alien title into the framing. Really I can not say enough good things about this piece. :iconclappinplz:

I have to say I love both your styles but the stuff you've been doing in this current one have really been outstanding. 
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:iconcvalenzuela:
CValenzuela Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cool, many thanks for your words my friend!! I'm really happy with this 'new' style that I'm doing, I think it suits perfectly with the stuff that I want to produce from now on.
I'm happy to see that people are enjoying it too :nod:
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wondermanrules Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013   Traditional Artist
No problem my friend. :D

It sort of reminds me a bit of Mobius' coloring style which I like. I really can't wait to see what you do next :eager:
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Blade1158 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
I must say, I don't like the "new" traditional style, I LOVE it. You have a wonderful blend of retro and contemporary, eliciting memories of the best of the old but with a fresh new take. I love traditional media, ain't no school like the old school. Great stuff.
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:iconcvalenzuela:
CValenzuela Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great, many thanks for your words!! I really appreciate them :nod:
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wildpegasus13 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think both styles suit you so use them both whenever appropriate.
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:iconcvalenzuela:
CValenzuela Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cool, many thanks!
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RodrigoDiazAravena Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
Va tu fav, tu pin, tu aplauso... jajaja!. Ya no queda duda, tenemos nuevo estilo!. Congrats Bro!
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:iconcvalenzuela:
CValenzuela Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Jajaj muchas gracias bro!! :D
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Cuttysark1 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
AWESOME!
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:iconcvalenzuela:
CValenzuela Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconfriedmonkey:
FriedMonkey Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
Very retro! Love it!
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:iconcvalenzuela:
CValenzuela Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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I-Am-Madbat Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
I like it it, It reminds me of early Heavy Metal stuff, Mobius, Bilal and whatnot.
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:iconcvalenzuela:
CValenzuela Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe wow many thanks! That's the idea :nod:
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:iconwarlord9:
Warlord9 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
I like both styles.This is great for a change of pace.Your work is great in either style.
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:iconcvalenzuela:
CValenzuela Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great, many thanks!
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:iconmrsrone:
MrSrone Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
Espectacular! me faltan palabras para definirlo mejor.
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:iconcvalenzuela:
CValenzuela Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey muchas gracias!
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EzJedi Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Stunning work, it's really got that classic movie poster feel to it. Besides I'm a sucker for retro scifi ;)
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:iconcvalenzuela:
CValenzuela Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cool, many thanks!
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TOMMYtheSQUID Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
hahaha YESSS!!! Oh man so great! You've captured the intense nature of this series so well... well what I remember of it at least, I honestly haven't watched them since I was like 7. I have no idea if this was intentional, but I really really really love the color fade below the lineart. The sense of awe and wonderment of the mysterious alien egg is embodied by the rainbow effect around it and the cold dark stark dread of the forbearing alien behind represented as a stick black and blue and white. Very nice!

I honestly loved your digital work but I am far more excited whenever I see you post lately, your traditional skills are stupendous! Now I gotta openly admit I really have a strong bias since Moebious is one of my favorite illustrators and you clearly have your influence showing with these traditional works as of late... but regardless they are stupendous. If I have one bit of constructive criticism about the whole process it is keep it up, and always keep in mind to develop your own style stronger. The reasons Moebious was so astounding was he was putting our art that nobody else was, yeah some influences were the same and some framing was the same, but it was way outta left field in so many rights> You are insanely talented, and I want to constructively criticize your work in an effort to continue your development as a unique and immediately recognizable illustrator and artist.

Keep up the good work man! It's a treat!
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