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Alien Vs Predator: Chess by Xidon Alien Vs Predator: Chess by Xidon
This is part of an ad campaign for Sky Digital New Zealand through DDB New Zealand.
Credits are as follows:
Predator - Myself. Modeled in Modo, detailed and textured in ZBrush,
Alien - Andre McGrail (Modeled detailed and textured in Modo)
Compositing - David Partridge using Modo and Photoshop
Retouching - Andy Salisbury using Photoshop,
Art Director - Gavin Siakimotu

If you like this then you will love the Pool version Here

* Update:
Thanks so much to *PaIn-GFX for suggesting it for a DD and thanks heaps to ^artofkerem for featuring it.
We at 3D Cluster are very proud of this and thank you all for you comments and for supporting our art. Thanks to everyone for adding this and the AVP: Pool image to you favorites as well.

Here is a link to the 3D Cluster site showing the Making Of.
And here is the feature tutorial from CGSociety.

This has been published in Ballistic Publishings Expose 8 as a double-page spread on page 216-217. It received the Master Artist award for the category Whimsical. Check it out.
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Given 2010-10-03
Alien Vs Predator: Chess by ~Xidon. A very fine definition of team work don't you think?... ( Suggested by pain-designs and Featured by KeremGo )
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Xircors Featured By Owner 18 hours ago  Hobbyist Writer
My mother got me this in a frame for my birthday. It's amazing.
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:iconreade123:
reade123 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Fantastic work! What would be that movie boring, to see this two playing chess for 2h. hahaha Thanks for showing, dear ...
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ZizoBippy Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
This is the most kickass image I've ever seen on Deviant Art!  Great job!
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Linkzilla Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016
Alien: "You can't win; our entire lives are devoted to protecting our Queen."

Predator: "The point of this game is to protect the King, genius."

Alien: "What?"
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reade123 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Hahaha, right words. Alien will lose this game. :) :) :)
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MASCH-ARTDesign Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Perfekt in Scene gesetzt, 1a super arbeit:) (Smile)
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:iconhankmillenium:
HaNKmillenium Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh Geiger, I love this! :happybounce: 
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:iconuponia:
Uponia Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Professional General Artist
I bought this for brother. Even the most bitter of enemies can show respect and be civil sometimes.
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:iconbecarra:
Becarra Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A superbly well constructed scene full of character.

Thank you for sharing this masterpiece :)
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:iconpendraia:
Pendraia Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome image!
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:iconwane1:
wane1 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015
Illest stuff Ive ever seen! Fantastic idea!!!! :)
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:iconbondage36:
bondage36 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
love this pictures
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:iconleeanix:
Leeanix Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful work. I love seeing them in good light and not in the dark. It's great they are playing chess. I love the wine predator is holding with all its shine and reflections. And the room with all the books is lovely.
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blingblingbabe Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015
:D
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:iconbrnocz:
BrnoCZ Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015
funny
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BlackTalonArts Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015
ha, pretty damned amazing and surprisingly funny. Fantastic art.
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:iconbenhinman:
BenHinman Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Professional Photographer
this is awesome
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:iconcorporal-yakob:
Corporal-Yakob Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015
"Whoever wins, we have to clean up after."
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Vrekandis Featured By Owner Edited Aug 25, 2015
Xenomorph:  Mate in three moves, old bean. 
Predator:  I'll say, quite a pickle you've put me in, old chap.  Quite a pickle.  Reminds me of that time on Xerxes Prime, hunting the sandgorgons there.  Quite the game that was...
Xenomorph:  was that the one where you lost your left eye?
Predator:  no, that was on Paracelsus, in the 501st.   But that was quite the story, too. 
Xenomorph:  interesting, interesting.  I believe I was on Paracelsus too.   
Predator.  Ah.  Battle of Granite Tor?
Xenomorph:  Fourth quadrant.  A sunny day, that was.  Difficult to tell in radar, but the air was warm. 
Predator:  The enemy's tail-tip came around while I wasn't looking.  Let my guard down for just a second, I did.
Xenomorph:  sometimes that's all it takes.  One second's inattention. 
Predator:  Quite.  I did succeed in taking the blighter's tail-tip before he could get away.  I still have it there, in the display case.  Just to the left of the mammoth tusk. 
Xenomorph:  As I recall, it took me three bloody weeks to regenerate the missing segments. 
Predator:  (chuckling) I thought that might have been you.  An honorable fight that was.  Quite a show. More brandy, sir?  Your glass appears to have run dry. 
Xenomorph: Why thank you, my friend. 
Predator:  ...and out of check.  Mate in four.  Your move, old chum.  
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Xidon Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Ha brilliant!
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Jokerz-1824 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015
:iconfreeinternetplz:
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Svorec Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Student General Artist
cool a dd! and also the predators skirt is a dress!
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AlphaDBZ Featured By Owner Edited Jul 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Much more diplomatic and civilized than their battles from the "Alien vs Predator" movies...

I'm also wondering which one of them is the more cultured one, reading the plethora of books from that huge shelve.
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paulinaghost Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015
I've never really been a much a chess player so I can't tell by looking who is winning here but regardless of that this looks fantastic
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AlphaDBZ Featured By Owner Edited Jul 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just the beginning of the game, as apparent by the first and only black peon piece getting moved forward by Alien, who "strikes first" so to speak.
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paulinaghost Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015
Clever.:lol:
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SoveriegnofTruth Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015
Checkmate
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trainnekko42 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015
Check & Eat Mate. 🎲🃏
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alinawats Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha so cool
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killgore666 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015
I wonder who will win 😱
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Blue-Note-37 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Great spin on a classic confrontation.
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Awesomer2715 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Student
Nice bro! Here's a comic:
WARNING: Uses f*ck and motherf*cker. I warned you.

Awesomer2715: What the f*ck?
Awesomer2715: Alien and Predator playing chess?
Scumbag mind:  Ingage the Alien and Predator motherf*cker? Yes
Scumbag mind:  Stupid use the "Flip the table" motherf*cker
Awesomer2715: Fine.
Out of nowhere: Awesomer2715 flips the table!
Out of nowhere: Alien and Predator die!
Awesomer2715: What the f*ck?
Awesomer2715: How the f*ck did they even die?
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Quick-5 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015
A gentleman's deathmatch.
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:iconukuli:
Ukuli Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic.
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genosolido Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist

Magnificent work! Please check out my works too. thanks! genosolido.deviantart.com/gall…

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BlackBird123456 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015
This would probably make a better movie than the actual ones.
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SNAKER2D2 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
Nice
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adriangutierrez0 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Student Photographer
awesome!
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:iconromecreation:
RomeCreation Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015   Digital Artist
Great ;)
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MX-O Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
A better way to handle their beef. I think.
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WhovianBron3 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Student Artisan Crafter
AWESOME!! Ha ha ha ha ha XD
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starlord20 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
wow great
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KoppKnakka Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015
haha thats so much nice
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:iconcjca915:
CJCA915 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Very nice. :)
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dorii86 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
WooooW!!! I love it!!! Great artwork!!!
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:iconsaccajawa:
saccajawa Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015
Magnifique
Beautiful
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:iconlepelican75:
LePelican75 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist
Amazing ArtWork ! 
Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap 
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PatriciaLarus Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WHOA!
 i don't know what to say...
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Crystalwolfdog7 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Its a game of perfect strategy...
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OtherTickTock Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
HAHAHA! Very funny!
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