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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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ChrisAstro101 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
OMG, that's awesome.
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Seothen Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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ChrisAstro101 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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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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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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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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