How to Draw an Alien From Alien Vs Predator, AVP

Artist: Dawn / January 11, 2012

Step 1.

For the first step you will need to take your time because we will be making some shapes and guidelines that will form the frame for your alien species. Start by making an oblong shape for the head and then draw a sort of oval shape for the body like   

Step 2.

You will begin sculpting out the actual structure of the Alien's head and as you can see it is neatly rounded. The best way to tackle this step is to start at the back of the head and work your way down and around like so.

Step 3.

We will now start working on getting the particulars drawn out like the elongated jawline and chin. Sketch in the surface texture on the side of the head which is what I think is the temple. Next, sketch in the stretched skin tissue that forms the mo   

Step 4.

Continue to work on the alien's upper body by sketching out the neck. The exposed muscle tissue is what adds complications when it comes to getting the definition right. Add some shading around the neck like so to make the back look hollow. Once that   

Step 5.

Lets move away from the body for a minute and get the spiked tail tip drawn out since the tail is going to be in front of the alien's body. The shape of the tail tip is very similar to a scorpion stinger. Take your time and then add some detailing be   

Step 6.

The alien has an exoskeleton body which means some parts will appear to be bone like. Draw the rest of the tail in and notice how it looks spiny. Take your time with this step to ensure that you end up with an accurate tail for this alien species.

Step 7.

Almost done guys, here is where it starts to get complicated. Start this step by drawing the bone like spines on the back like so, and then begin sketching out the arm and hand. Don't worry about adding the detailing yet, you will tackle that task on   

Step 8.

It is now time to draw out the torso of the alien. As you can see the torso looks like that of a human body. Draw in the midsection like so, and then begin to sketch out each rib bone until you have a completed upper body of this creature. Drawing th   

Step 9.

Now it is the time to draw the right arm and hand. Start at the top, and work your way down until you end up at the wrist. Once that is done, draw the hand and fingers, then sketch in the detailing on the arm the same way you did the other.

Step 10.

We have come to the last drawing step. All you have to do is draw the hips and pelvic area, and sketch in all the muscle detailing as well as the tubing that seems to go in and out of the alien's body. Clean up the sketch to prepare it for color. I w   

Step 11.

Here is the line art as I promised, now you know what your alien should look like once you are all done.

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Artist: Dawn
Date Added: January 11, 2012
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Description: If you’re a big time fan of H.R. Giger’s works, you will be pleasantly pleased that I made this updated version of the Alien from Alien, and Alien vs Predator series. I was watching the movie the other day and thought to myself “why not make another version of the Alien that so many of us are big fans of”? I worked for about two and a half hours on the new and improved alien species and to my surprise I really like the way it came out. Another great thing about this tutorial is how much easier it’s going to be to follow and replicate because of the totally different, and more efficient way I break down the drawing into pieces, oppose to the old way I used to do things. I was going to do a realistic version but my main goal for this Alien redo was to make sure that others would be able to tackle the concept in a different way. I am however pleased with the overall outcome as I mentioned, and I think that you guys will love drawing Alien too. AVP is one of my all-time favorite movies so I had a blast drawing one of the best characters ever made by H.R. Giger. I hope you enjoy this lesson guys, make sure to leave a comment and rating to let others know what you think. I have to bounce out of here because there is some cool video game characters that I will be uploading next that I think folks will love. Peace peeps!