September 12, 2010

Hudson from "Aliens"

"Even though his motion tracker detected no activity in the sector, Private First Class Hudson, W. suddenly felt the sort of anxiety that you feel when a pointy teeth monster stares at you from the dark - and a strange heat washed over him, the heat that had absolutely nothing to do with the warm corn fields of his native, far away Oklahoma..."

This artwork is based on Bill Paxton's character of Pvt. Hicks, the cocky U.S. Colonial Marine from James Cameron's "Aliens". Ever since the film's 1986 debut, every single line of his dialogue has become a popular cultural reference ("Game over, man, game over!", "Why don't ya put her in charge!", "Stop your grinnin' and drop your linen", "Is this going to be a stand-up fight, sir, or just another bughunt?", "We're on an express elevator to hell, goin' down!" ... just to name a few).