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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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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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PatriciaLarus Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
WHOA!
 i don't know what to say...
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Crystalwolfdog7 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
Its a game of perfect strategy...
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:iconotherticktock:
OtherTickTock Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  New member Hobbyist Writer
HAHAHA! Very funny!
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tennente Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
Well done.
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smith4891 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I cannot remember where I first saw this image... it has been a few years, but this is definitely one of the coolest things I have ever seen. Had no clue it was yours, but to this very day is amazing. :)
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Nighterror13 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
wow is yours :O?
I have a poster in my house of this xD
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:iconxidon:
Xidon Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome!!
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:iconvextis:
Vextis Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014
Lol. F*ing lol.
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Pumpkinhead6666 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
: 0........LOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!
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nikk1334 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
super high class!.......good idea!
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westcpw Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
Lol love it!
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:icondeviantfredda:
DeviantFredda Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, that's awesome. The idea is amusing, and the look is extremely well made. :O
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CptStrider Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
With TF2 Spy's Voice "Let's settle this like gentlemen!":D (Big Grin) 
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garamondi Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
Xidon Team should develop a video clip comprising such kind of scenes...

I've just join this page to post the comment... a great fun in horror
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SwordSaint001 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
ok that's just funny as hell, i love this piece!
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theBigBee Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
very funny, good job
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:iconms-fancypants:
Ms-FancyPants Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so neat
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:iconplektrum:
PLEKTRUM Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
How come this isn't available to buy as a print :(
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:iconxidon:
Xidon Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Copyright licencing of the characters essentially.
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:icon13en-works:
13en-works Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
Alien: "Check."
Predator: "Good move."
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RoyalCharadTaxidermy Featured By Owner May 23, 2014   Traditional Artist
Amazing
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Hermy-one Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This picture is Iconic. Love alien's delicate fingers and the set. Preds like oh hell no...
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:iconricoachuhhar:
ricoachuhhar Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
..so it all came down to this XD
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Beerjedi Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tremendous
Highest regards
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augustok2 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
How can i download that image in a very good quality? I loved it and want to print and put on my wall
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:iconxidon:
Xidon Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
We can't officially hand out this image highres. But I have sen some version floating round the net somewhere.
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:iconizzame123:
IZZAME123 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
my friend's dad has a giant framed picture of this in his man cave!
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Hazardous-Bill Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Student General Artist
That makes me kinda jealous.
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JackieDavenport Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
LOL, wow!!  Awesome in every way!!
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AnandKrish37 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So u n ur frndz did this... I've seen this before on internet while i was searching for alien pictures... and I was amazed by seeing this... great... 
I has Alien Predator Emote 
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Rob-Satanta-K Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I can only imagine the Preadator rebuking the Alien in some cheesy British accent.
"I dare say old boy, that move was most unorthodox"
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emergem Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Student General Artist
This is simply genius. I might not have ever come up with them fighting in such a civilized fashion.
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duallygirl178 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
yay chess 
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LoByteSo Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your fantastic work is featured in my journal! :D
My first Journal
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Nutcase9 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Who's winning? LOL
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mbnn1079 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013

This is great; amazing work!


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Dynamoe Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
Nice idea :thumbsup:
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Doomonex Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
Now come on guys, you can't say this isn't funny xP
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Hazardous-Bill Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh, hell yes, this is funny
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Warlord9 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Great image!
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Apcooke Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013

Hey just letting you know I saw this picture for sale framed and mounted in a market in Australia.

Awsome pic though, good job, love it.

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Xidon Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Really? Yea there are a lot of bastards out there ripping this off. I have told people that I cannot sell it so they take it upon themselves to sell it and rip it off. Worse thing about it is it wont have any of our signatures or anything, so there will be no connection fromt he art to the team of people involved in its creation.
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Apcooke Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
It's a shame we live in a world where people do this. Just to let you know the pic amazed me that's why I came home and googled it. Fantastic work.
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Xidon Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers Apcooke
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midgar888 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
Hahahahahaha!

Really great concept and execution :D
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JaguarArtStudio Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
Awesome!!:D (Big Grin) 
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uillsam Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
magnific
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UsayFudo Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Now that's what I call a game of a life time! :D
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Jvkx Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
How's about this: Aliens playing poker?
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TheOctopusMan Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
pretty pimp
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