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Predator: Paladin color by rachaelm5 Predator: Paladin color by rachaelm5
This is one of those things that I thought would be a quick study, but it wound up being a bit of a marathon. Those individual armor plates took *FOR-EV-ARRRR* to color.

Yes, I said "study". I have mad plans for a sort of St. George and the Dragon with a Predator "knight" and a dragonish Alien. While I may tweak the armor design a bit, this is basically what the knight will look like... Minus the really awkward pose. ;p

Accomplished with ink, watercolor, Prismacolor pencils, and metallic paint pen.

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Spearheart Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012   Writer
I'm loving the blue plate armor with the gold weapons and bio mask. ^_^
Another amazing picture! :clap:
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! This was definitely one of the more intricate armor designs I've done. But if you ever get a chance to see Italian full plate armor from the 16th Century in an art gallery or castle or something, you'll see just how ridiculously detailed those guys were. I wanted to try to capture that with this Predator design. Later on, I'm planning to do a "St. George and the Dragon"-styled AvP piece. :D
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Spearheart Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012   Writer
^_^ I looked it up a while ago and all I can say is, wow! They put a lot of work into their armor.
^_^ I think you captured it pretty well if not perfectly. It looks fantastic!
:squee: I can't wait to see it!
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jaejoong92 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
it's so amazing! i'm so jealous! lol
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks again. :D
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Fregatto Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing details!
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Habatchii Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Habatchii Says:

The initial presentation is very impressive. The background ''study'' should be just as well. May I suggest more of an eastern dragon effect for the alien, emphasizing the "Yutani" era of alienology.

Again, keep up the good work, don't feed the animals and I hope to see you in the Smithsonian...
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!

I will certainly consider the eastern influence in the dragon, though when I initially considered the "Saint George and the Dragon" angle, I had a much more occidental design in mind for the Alien. I still have some decisions to make, which is what the studies are designed to assist with. ;-)
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Habatchii Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Habatchii Says:

Respectfully;

You may also want to consider a 'Dragon Wars' theme in which two or more cultural eras are spliced into the final work in a 'Ying Yang' effect...
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