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
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.