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Aliens Tribute to Hudson by Seothen Aliens Tribute to Hudson by Seothen
Everyone loves Bill Paxton as Private Hudson in Aliens, and here’s my tribute to him. James Cameron filmed almost that entire fight scene in reds and blues, two colours that psychologically have the deepest impact on people. Download for full size.

I referenced three still frames from my DVD copy of Aliens - one for the pose, one for the lighting, and one for the facial expression (it's actually from the scene in the cafeteria with Bishop's knife trick); made some changes like overemphasizing the Pulse Rifle and getting rid of most of the video cam harness. My apologies for the Motion Blur, I'd have preferred not to use any filters, but, meh, it's Sunday so I'm lazy.

To this day Aliens remains one of my favourite films, and the impact of it on video games, pop culture, and other films is evident; interesting the extent to which it was based on the Starship Troopers novel, and interesting as well the attempt at the end to represent on film the ‘Mobile Infantry’, when Ripley uses that exo-suit to fight the Alien Queen. Odd that the Starship Troopers film never even made that attempt – I guess it would’ve been too expensive.

Anyways, a friend of mine really inspired me recently to get back into comic creation, and you can see the style I'll be working with in this Aliens tribute (PS. go see Huw's work and buy it [link] , it’s very funny and totally worth the money); maybe in a few years I’ll have completed my first Drunken Rakshasa comic.
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d-nao Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I really like this comic style ;)
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:iconseothen:
Seothen Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much!
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d-nao Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
YW :)
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axios32 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Student Artist
lol nice
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:iconseothen:
Seothen Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:)  Thanks!
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:iconaxios32:
axios32 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Student Artist
your welcome
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CharonA101 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
OMG, that's awesome.
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:iconseothen:
Seothen Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconcharona101:
CharonA101 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Your very welcome.
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warrior1944 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
Love it xD
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:iconseothen:
Seothen Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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paxtofettel Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
It appears that this merrymaking has come to an end, good sir.
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Culu-Bluebeaver Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Wow great work :)
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:iconseothen:
Seothen Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I like what you've got going on in your own work, particularly here: [link]
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:iconculu-bluebeaver:
Culu-Bluebeaver Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Ah yes :) Thank you very much. I enjoyed it alot to work on the "Trixie hypnotize Spike" picture.
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GuiMontag Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Awesome tribute right there! Love the stylized comic look to it.:D
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:iconseothen:
Seothen Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much; happy to hear you like the style, I'm creating a web comic right now that will have a very similar look to it.
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:iconskymouth:
Skymouth Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Lol... that's priceless! But somehow "Game over, man... game OVER!" rolls off the tongue much easier!
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:iconseothen:
Seothen Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I was kinda thinking, hmmm... wonder what the first draft of the script might have looked like...
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:iconskymouth:
Skymouth Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Nods, that would be a cool thing to see! Btw here's a little interesting tidbit, Bill Paxton was in a music video directed by James Cameron [link]
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:iconseothen:
Seothen Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
O_o [twitch... twitch...] Dear god...

I don't know if that was awesome or horrifying or both. But an interesting tidbit? Without a doubt! ;)

I only spotted Vasquez in it, I had to read the comments to catch all the other people.
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:iconskymouth:
Skymouth Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Heh... yeah Burke was there too at the very beginning!
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:iconseothen:
Seothen Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Paul Reiser? Really? I gotta give that video a second look.
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Skymouth Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Yup yup! Very beginning almost!
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Great image, but I'd advise replacing the font with one with a little more oomph. ;)
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Seothen Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, and thanks for the fav; that's certainly a possibility font-wise, and for his 'original' comments during this section of the movie, definitely the way to go. I think in this case I was trying to match a more subdued font to a more subdued set of words.
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Subdued it fine, but Comic Sans is ugly, and has such a terrible stigma attached to it. I mainly commented because it's such a great image, and deserves some typographic beautifying. =p
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Seothen Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very much appreciated, I know what you're saying and from a quality artist such as yourself it holds a lot of weight - I'll probably re-visit in the future for the font. :)
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LoneSamuraiFox Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
LOL WHAT.
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:iconseothen:
Seothen Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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Huwman Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional
Great piece, man, and thanks a lot for the kind words and promo!!!
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:iconseothen:
Seothen Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
No worries - really enjoyed both comics, and looking forward to more.
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Huwman Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional
And I'll try to do 'em a little bit more quickly!
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Seothen Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
My Mayan friend said you have until the end of 2012 to get them done because that will be the end of the world, then I said 'Why didn't you see your own civilization's end then if you know so much?' and then she disappeared because I woke up.

Happy to see more stuff from you when it's ready.
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Huwman Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional
It's crazy but I was actually thinking the other day that I have to try to get this comic series done before the end of the world!
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:iconseothen:
Seothen Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
lol, my big fear is finishing something great on the same day the world ends. No one's gonna care about how awesome it is...
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional
Well, it's still better than the day AFTER, which is about my schedule!
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:iconseothen:
Seothen Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
True, I see your point. :D
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