haha, thats very, creative I read somewhere that the artist that they got the ideas for Alien from, was insane, and got all his concepts from his nightmares, and that he was scared of his own mind. I thought that was cool. This reminds of that, somehow.
Holy shit man. I just got a new monitor and your work has suddenly taken on a whole other level of AWESOME. I'm really digging the darker feel to these new ones, and the detail is phenomenal. Everything in this one is pure genius.
I was more referring to not using illustration/commercial painting techniques, complex texture brushes, intricate details, etc. i.e. the smoke and mirror effects you see in a lot of popular concept art. I'm talking about the type of concept art that looks pretty cool but it's usually not very concise, relying heavily on details and visual effects over original imagery or style. Also, I'm trying to get it where most of my paintings/drawings express something about me, how I feel, how I think, what have you (even if it's just the style alone that's the expression), opposed to just making eye-candy.