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Riddick: Pitch Black by malsem Riddick: Pitch Black by malsem
I just watched one of my all time favourite movies the other day.
Pitch Black (filmed in Australia and chock full of Aussies. Rahda Mitchel's a BABE :love:).
Anyhoo, I've always wanted to draw some of Riddick's Bad Boys as they are up there with some of the coolest movie monsters in existence and still relatively untouched as fan art (unlike Preds and Aliens etc).
But the only way to draw them, in my humble opinion, is barely seen in the dark as that is what makes them so creepy. So I decided to take inspiration from a scene in the movie where Ogilvie lights up the dark with a fireball that illuminates the creatures.
My only drama was I really suck at shadow pools and crosshatching and the like, usually leaving the shadows until the colouring stage.
So taking the opportunity to practice my skills, I came up with this.
I hope it works.
I'll probably get around to colouring it one day but if anyone wants to give it a go, just note me.

Done with Photoshop CS5 and a Wacom Intous3.
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XenoBrony Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
Riddick is the shit. This is the shit.
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ByRobF Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! Pitch black deserved a lot more loving! :)
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malsem Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally agree mate. Definitely one of my favourites 8-)
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Zumbotron Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Love this picture

I like how the only light is white instead of using colour, creating an extremely powerful one without the use of colours, also a nice touch of recreating the scene where that one guy is surrounded by these creature in the dark

Brilliant work

P.S Rahda Mitchell is super hot ;)
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malsem Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks mate, I always appreciate feedback, especially possitive feedback :) Yep, the whole point was to make the picture with very stark, hard light to emphasise the blackness. I don't think I'll ever get round to putting any colour to it but one day I wouldn't mind hitting it with some subtle, washed out tints for my own amusement...
Thanks again, and thanks for the Fave.
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Zumbotron Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Of course

Not a problem
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AlianaArcher Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
This picture is incredible! You're use of negative and positive space really lends itself to the intense atmosphere!!! I'd leave it as is, the black and white fits. That's just my personal opinion.
I had no idea it was filmed in Australia! That is so cool ^_^
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malsem Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, thanks. You made me blush ;)
I'm a big fan of it in it's B&W stage too but I would like to try some subtle, moody colours and a few minor effects somewhere down the line though. You know, just for fun.
And yes, Pitch Black was filmed in Coober Pedy in South Aus. Apparently they scoured the world for a place that could be another planet and they settled on SA. (:D Sorry. Aussie joke).
BTW Thanks heaps for the fave and the comment.
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AlianaArcher Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
You're very welcome! ^_^
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AdamF-X29 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is my Favorite Movie ... this is cool ... love it !!
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malsem Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Cheers mate! I personally consider Pith Black as Vin Diesel's best role. No one else could ever play Riddick with such intensity.
And thanks for the fave.
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AdamF-X29 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
no prob how did you do this ?
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malsem Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Sketched it straight into photoshop and then digitally inked over it using a wacom pen and tablet.
Just like doing it traditionally but less messy.
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AdamF-X29 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Well i just have to say Damn what you have in your Mind ...and your hands ... are as smooth as silk ... of course the Pitch Black movie is my favorite but i cant wait to see what else you have in your gallery ... I like it when there running through the canyon and the French guy crawls away for his Liquor ... creates a torch with the liquor and his mouth and he is surrounded in the Dark ... hes like ... i was suppose to die in France ...
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artemispanthar Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dang this looks rad. I could see this working for a Pitch Black graphic novel, its got a really nice style to it and the oppressive darkness is a very nice and fitting effect, in my opinion.

Pitch Black is a really good movie that surprisingly not too many people have seen. At least, a lot of people seem very confused when I mention it.
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malsem Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks heaps! You have no idea how much this comment made my day :D
And I agree. Pitch Black is a very under-valued movie and more people should see it.
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malsem Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
P.S. And thank you for the fave 8-) You rock!
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LRitchieART Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
Cool. :)
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malsem Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave and the comment mate. For a non-professional artist you're incredibly good. Consider yourself watched 8-)
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LRitchieART Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
Wow. Thanks. :)
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GhaythFuad Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very impressive work!: D
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malsem Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks mate. Much appreciated 8-)
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