Alien: Covenant - David's Drawings is a 2018 art book published by Titan Books. It was illustrated by Dane Hallett and Matt Hatton. The collection consists of artworks created for the film Alien: Covenant by Hatton and Hallett chronicling David's study of the black liquid and his attempts to create the Xenomorph, along with a companion book titled Developing the Art of an Android.
Before Alien: Covenant, David was stranded alone on the Engineers' planet and – left to his own dark devices – he began to push the boundaries of creation. Delve into this exclusive collection, containing two books, to gain an insight into the android’s descent into madness.
The in-universe sketchbook contains over two hundred illustrations from the set and will take you inside the mind of David. It features the complete arc of his journey from the studies of flora and fauna, to his more sinister experiments on creatures, and the disturbing demise of Dr. Elizabeth Shaw.
The companion book, Developing the Art of an Android, holds an interview with Dane Hallett and Matt Hatton – the artists behind all of the beautifully grotesque sketches. Alien Covenant: David's Drawings will satisfy every serious fan's hunger for details of the most intriguing character from the Alien prequels.
- When first announced, the book's title was stated to be David 8: The Visual Diaries. This was evidently changed during development to more closely identify it with the film on which it was based.
- Artist Matt Hatton, who provided David's artwork for the film, also played David in the short film Advent.
- A digital collection of David's drawings can also be found in the Extras portion of the Alien: Covenant Blu-ray and DVD release. This digital collection of drawings, titled David's Illustrations, has been indexed into categories and sub-categories for easy navigation.