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Rachael Mayo

"Losses" by Rachael Mayo

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This is an original character from the Predator universe, based on the Predator movies and comics.
To distant stars have I traveled in my search for truth, and for justice long-denied. At last, I find myself in a desolate place, one of forgetting, of dying, of dust. There, I discover what Leader meant when he spoke of acceptable losses; there, the bones of my father tell their story. I sit for a long while to listen.

It's strange... I was not in any fit of melancholy when I initially doodled this idea several years ago. Mostly, I wanted to explore a bit of pathos when it came to Predator culture. There isn't much of a story beyond the warrior's initial thoughts; I'm going to leave you all to wonder what brought our intrepid Hunter to this place and time until I manage to create a good, solid story for him.

Ink. And believe it or not, that stipple technique goes pretty quick, but it has to be taken in several short sittings.

18 Feb 2010:-) Rachael E Smurthwaite
YOU SPELL YOUR NAME THE SAME WAY AS MINE! lol Sorry for the caps... I just love you already! lol GORGEOUS piece, by the way. I love the detail and shading. I’ve never been good at landscapes. Kudos. Keep up the great work!

:-) Rachael Mayo replies: "LMAO - Now *that* is a great way to introduce yourself. Pleased ta meetcha, Rachael.

I have to say that landscapes are not my strong suit either. I had to work on this one quite a bit during the pencil stage to get it to read right, then I cross-checked with some photographic references of deserty goodness."
18 Feb 2010:-) Rachel Eve Lachance
wow! i can’t say i’ve seen a whole lot of predator art and yours is really great! i like the little story too. 1 congrats on the mod’s choice!

:-) Rachael Mayo replies: "Thanks!

There has been kind of a lull in this little fan niche since the AvP movies, but for some reason a whole BUNCH of us Predator fans have gone back into production just lately! I’m glad to do it; I’ve missed seeing artwork of my favorite space monster."
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 • Created by: :-) Rachael Mayo
 • Copyright: ©Rachael Mayo. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Bones, Death, Desert, Hunter, Loss, Predator, Skeleton, Warrior, Yautja
 • Categories: Warrior, Fighter, Mercenary, Knights, Paladins, Fan art
 • Techniques: Black Ink
Modpick •  Mod Pick at: 2010-02-18 01:31:04
 • Submitted: 2010-02-16 14:02:30
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