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October 3, 2010
Alien Vs Predator: Chess by ~Xidon. A very fine definition of team work don't you think?...
Featured by KeremGo
Suggested by pain-designs
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Alien Vs Predator: Chess

This is part of an ad campaign for Sky Digital New Zealand through DDB New Zealand.
Credits are as follows:
Predator - Myself. Modeled in Modo, detailed and textured in ZBrush,
Alien - Andre McGrail (Modeled detailed and textured in Modo)
Compositing - David Partridge using Modo and Photoshop
Retouching - Andy Salisbury using Photoshop,
Art Director - Gavin Siakimotu

If you like this then you will love the Pool version Here

* Update:
Thanks so much to *PaIn-GFX for suggesting it for a DD and thanks heaps to ^artofkerem for featuring it.
We at 3D Cluster are very proud of this and thank you all for you comments and for supporting our art. Thanks to everyone for adding this and the AVP: Pool image to you favorites as well.

Here is a link to the 3D Cluster site showing the Making Of.
And here is the feature tutorial from CGSociety.

This has been published in Ballistic Publishings Expose 8 as a double-page spread on page 216-217. It received the Master Artist award for the category Whimsical. Check it out.
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timendirk's avatar

Who thaught them how to play chess

Intellectual adversaries? Nice!
Driallis's avatar
Fantastic work
Xabanx's avatar
Excellent Work!
I like it very much! Nice work.


White starts the game, well?
1namekianer's avatar
How unfair.
The alien would never win...
LaughingElijahArt's avatar
A xenomorph and a yauja playing chess. Despite sounding like the set-up for a crummy joke, this is awesome.
DarthLangdon's avatar

Winner takes earth

DoggyDesigner's avatar
Now this is what I call epic
Epic-wrecker's avatar
Reminds me of that robot chicken sketch
ERASERHEAD0's avatar
Are they playing for who is the most iconic movie monster?
FarawayPictures's avatar
I've seen this for sale in a gallery in Whitby UK!
Ertle2's avatar
Heh, Good one.
dara1hunter's avatar
This is my ultimate favorite picture <3 lol the most epic showdown :D
ala33's avatar
the loser has to come up with a plan to catch a alien from a place called earth
Predator: advance tactics, strategy, and experience from hunts & battles
Alien: hive mind, allowing multiple strategies and ideas to be implemented.
Who... Will... Win?!!
You decide!
sdiggman's avatar
LOVE IT  LOVE IT  LOVE IT......did I mention that  I LOVE IT?  :thumbsup: or :goodjob: 
ShadowPrinceVegeta's avatar
LOL wow idk how this will end.
Great Manupulation :) Can you provide the Stock Images ? or tell me from where you got these stock Images :)
Xidon's avatar
Hi there. The room is a stock image but the rest was custom built CGI for the adverts. Done over a month. The same models were used for the other two images in the campaign
Hermes47's avatar
An Epic clash!!
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