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Portrait of a Hunter by highdarktemplar Portrait of a Hunter by highdarktemplar
My I introduce you to Kv'var, unmasked version, he is my Predator character, the same that killed Boba and Neytiri. I painted him in gray scale cause... cause I wanted to create a more "illustration" feeling. I could have done it in real paper but that could have taken too many hours... even days to finish.

So here he is... unmasked, revealing his true face to us all :D :D
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:iconvillalobosdstudios:
VillalobosDStudios Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well done
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VladiiimiR Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013

nice work!

Очень здорово!

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Ragnaris-Cyrr Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
wonderful artwork!
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Horrorcoco Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
I have a crush on him?! This is AMAZING!!!!!
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:iconhighdarktemplar:
highdarktemplar Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
you do???
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:iconhorrorcoco:
Horrorcoco Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Yeah...I know I'm not normal :-P
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:iconhighdarktemplar:
highdarktemplar Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
who is normal nowadays??
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:iconvillalobosdstudios:
VillalobosDStudios Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Epic
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:iconmayoofka:
mayoofka Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
wow es perfecto tan tan detallado..... da mas miedo que viendolo en la pelicula :D :D
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:iconhighdarktemplar:
highdarktemplar Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
bueno, esa era la idea, aunque... ahora que lo veo pudo haber quedado mejor =/
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:iconhaladoro:
haladoro Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
ooooooooorrrrrrrrgaasm
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:iconryu3180:
ryu3180 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
He's KILLER!
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:iconpesto-posta:
Pesto-Posta Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
... I do not think I have mentioned this lately, but you are a bloody amazing artist.
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:iconhighdarktemplar:
highdarktemplar Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
hahahaha thankyou very much :hug:
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:iconpesto-posta:
Pesto-Posta Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
You are most welcome. :love:
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:iconhighdarktemplar:
highdarktemplar Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:boogie:
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Pesto-Posta Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
:strip:
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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Freaking epic. :)
I'll say I like this even more than the color illustrations. ;)
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chibilombax Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
Adds to the scary feel to it knowing it is probably the last thing his Prey sees. Lovely job though. I always enjoy seeing peoples different "visions" on a Predators face. Absolutely love his skin patterns. ^^ How the spots on his forehead mesh with his crests. Very nice touch
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:iconhighdarktemplar:
highdarktemplar Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot, I like his skin spots too :D :D :D
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daver100 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
"You ugly son of a..." but no really HOLY SHITSICLES IN AN ARCTIC MONKEY'S ASS... great job!
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Fire-Redhead Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Impressive detail and shading. You definitely do the Predator proud with this portrait. :nod:
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:iconhighdarktemplar:
highdarktemplar Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
hahaha thanks a LOT, predator is my FAV character... and he always will
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Fire-Redhead Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
He definitely is by far my favorite movie monster...he's just a bad ass!
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:iconnaldridge:
naldridge Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011   Digital Artist
I think the gray scale was a good call, I love how sharp this is, and those eyes! Too good!
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:iconhighdarktemplar:
highdarktemplar Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
haha thanks a lot !!!
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You did an absolutely brilliant job on his markings.
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:iconhighdarktemplar:
highdarktemplar Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
rly? thanks a lot !!
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Tassos13 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
Sorry to be a "Negative Nancy" but am I the only one who thinks his eyes are a little too close together? ^^; Still, beautiful piece. I love his patterns and the level of detail. @.@

I wanna tickle the stripes on his mandibles.
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:iconhighdarktemplar:
highdarktemplar Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
well, actually they are not so close together, the skull is not so wide, I believe that regarding to the eyes, this creature is very similar to human (aside of the fact that real actors were under the creature suit), both with binocular sight, so I think is anatomically correct... but if you think his eyes are too close together... I dont know, maybe is matter of perception or even taste.

thanks for pointing that out though, I have nothnig against personal opinions as far as they are constructive and polite :thumbsup:
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Tassos13 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
I think it's a bit of both. Mainly your perspective and my personal tastes are just clashing like bison in rut.

How come? Well, the only other "Pred" I've ever seen with eyes similar to this is Berserker [link] and I hate him. :XD:

Why? Well to me, Berserker always seemed exceptionally ugly/freakish, especially in comparison to previous Preds. [link] [link]

So much so that when I think of what a predators version of "Uncanny Valley" [link] would look like, it's him that I picture.

Hell, it doesn't help that the movie version was so bad that they actually had to correct it for the action figure: [link]
Way to fail, Rodriguez. :movingon:

As for the anatomy of the head here... Eh, I don't know. Like Berserker, Kv'var's face differs differently from every other predator we've seen so far:
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...And that's the main reason why I don't like the eyes here. It reminds me too much of [shitty movie version] Beserker. Your Kv'var looks like a half-breed between him and Elite from AVP3 [link]
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highdarktemplar Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
well, I see your point, I didnt like any of the predators from Predators either... none of them (too tribal and dumb).

I tried to do Kv'var's face as close to the classic predator as I could without copying him completely, I also like some part of the predator 2 head design. I dont think my pred looks like a half breed, but well, I like my pred and his eyes... at leats looks waaaaay more normal than that deformed berserker crap and it continues with a regular predator shape and not those ultra deformed predator faces but that my opinion.

I do respect your opinion and I find it very interesting and well presented but Im not going to change his face, I like how it turned out, sorry ;)
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Tassos13 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
:iconlegaspplz: I never expected you to change it! OMG, if that's the attitude I projected, I apologize. :( I just get passionate when I fanTARD over predators. ^^;
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:iconhighdarktemplar:
highdarktemplar Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
haha no, no, dont get me wrong I DO appreciate and respect your opinion and Im aware that I cant actually "please" everybody with my designs but thats the risk... I mean I draw or paint what I feel when its not a fanart.

so dont feel bad, its a valid opinion just like many others than can be out there ;)
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Bender18 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Unique-Eyesblowing-balls boiling-extremely pleasnt too look at well thought-beautifully presented-perfect design.
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highdarktemplar Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
hahahahha thanks a lot, im glad you like this fella
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Duzloo Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
I really love his eyes :omg:
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:iconhighdarktemplar:
highdarktemplar Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
really? why??
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Duzloo Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Because they stare into my soul :D
I love those snake-like pupils. And the shading works very well, the eyes are really deep in his head like they should be. Predators don't like bright sunlight, therefore their eyes are put deeply into their holes.
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highdarktemplar Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
aaahhh now I undertand why :D :D :D yeah, those sunken eyes give the predator a really dangerous "look" :D
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:iconduzloo:
Duzloo Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Yes, that's the reason! :D
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:iconhighdarktemplar:
highdarktemplar Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
hahahahaha :D :boogie:
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:iconduzloo:
Duzloo Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
;)
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Jazon19 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
Ahh yes, Brilliant. How I do love Kv'var! Whos next on his hit list? Daleks? XD
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:iconhighdarktemplar:
highdarktemplar Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
uhmmm... I was thinking about... uuuhh well, I dont know yet :D :D :D any suggestion? :D
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Jazon19 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
Well dude, What about an elite from halo? Seriously stealin from the pred. Cloaking? Split lip, heavy honour code and man, the female elites even have pred dreds. You need to show them whos boss!
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highdarktemplar Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
they have dreds??? thats OUTRAGEOUS!!! I'll see what can I do about it
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Jazon19 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
Proof my good man : [link]
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:iconhighdarktemplar:
highdarktemplar Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
is that real? I mean, looks weird
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:iconjazon19:
Jazon19 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
yeah man, the episode is done it a really messed up style, acid trip.
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