"If It Bleeds, We Can Kill It" is a chalk pastel original created for 30 Years Later at Gallery 1988 in LA.
You can purchase the framed original here in Gallery 1988's Store.
I start every illustration with thumbnails. These were done in acrylic paint in my sketchbook. This guy was pretty complicated, so I rented the movie and pulled references from it. I also looked up sculptures, behind the scenes photos, and even looked up collectors edition toys since they provided lots of photos and angles. I also watched a documentary about the film and it's characters to get to know what I was drawing. I didn't realize that they had a different monster in mind before the final Predator character. It's actually pretty funny looking.
I originally featured a full face drawing of Predator, but I was not satisfied with it. It didn't have a strong enough "bad ass" feel to to it. I decided to crop the image in to help showcase the blood. Cropping the image leaves more to the viewer's imagination and gives a creepier lurking feeling. The image on the left is good, but the image on the right is better. Cropping can have a very powerful affect on your work. This is something you should always consider even if it means covering up hours and hours of work.