Ooops... here's a small #gem
that didn't make it in the editing process of the collages I published for my #CapcomHomeArcade
Actually, I'm pretty glad it ended up like this, since I thought this jawbreaking #illustration
absolutely needed a spotlight of its own to shine as it deserves, which is exactly what I'm giving it now.
game's official #poster
) - #Art
(...who else could it be? He was, hands down, the mid 90s #Capcom
's main #artist
par excellence) .
The blend of Bengus-sensei's well known style with the #AVP
universe's peculiar graphic patterns (setting-wise, mostly inherited by #HRGiger
's imaginary) - despite what one may imagine from the result of the collision between such well established, stand-alone artistic references - is unexpectedly yet EXTREMELY pleasant to the eyes and very respectful of both worlds' iconic source materials.
standing in the front row surrounded by countless #Xenomorphs
' corpses, with "weaker" humans behind (still they don't know what Lt. #LinnKurosawa
and Maj. #DutchSchaefer
are capable of...) definitely feels like a #tactic
such as the #Predators
' one would use in a real battle situation (stronger, more resistant berserkers slashing every moving object in sight, with their backs covered by the two allied #soldiers
taking care of the "#survival
" side of the mission) .
Some average artist might have probably chosen, in a more stereotypical way, to let the humans look as the real stars of the show, Yautjas being just their picturesque sidekicks.
Bengus instead opted for a more rational, and thus verisimilar, figurative solution - that is, the final poster above as we have it, still #striking
every time we look at it.
Oh, one last note: I mentioned Maj. Dutch Schaefer... well, in the game it definitely IS a #tribute
's main character in the first Predator #movie
, but they are NOT the same person - and that's not only a matter of canon: AVP's one has even a cybernetic limb, which is likely supposed to represent a nod to the Terminator's skinned arm, although this detail belongs more to the conjecture's field.