Sculpting the Alien Queen Head in Aliens
One of the best things happening in special effects is Stand Winston Studios' ongoing retrospectives into the company's iconic projects from over the years. Not only are effects artists sharing behind-the-scenes photos and video from the crafting of creatures like Jurassic Parks' dinosaurs and Alien's Xenomorphs, but also giving insight into the modelmaking process through detailed summaries. This week's retrospective remembers the sculpting of the Alien Queen in Aliens, going in-depth about why the design of the face was so important. It nicely complements last year's posts about puppeteering the Alien Queen and choreographing the attack on the android Bishop.