Here’s a badass four-panel series of Alien inspired wall art in East London created by an artist simply named Jim. The art was originally displayed online at End of the Line, who challenged the artist. Here’s what they had to say about it,
Jim was getting itchy trigger finger. We set him a challenge to paint all four panels on Great Eastern St in one day, no backup, no support just a big bag of paint and a handful of caps, Basing the production on one of our favorite film franchises, Alien, by Ridley Scott and HR Geiger, visionaries both.
The epic Alien production proved that the Samurai Painting style ( No Thinking Just Movement) and offshoot of the Shaolin Shadow painting School can cover large areas with style and grace without getting caught up in indecision and monotony. This confident application of paint shuns the status quo of a run of the mill photo-realism and adopts ultimate fun as its core principle.
You should be able to see the paint strokes, the mistakes, the artist’s own true style, and not hide behind the technique and glossy reproduced image. The spray can is king and influences the final production.