02-01-2013, 06:46 AM
Well it looks like I forgot all about the WIP thread, and it seems to have deleted my old attachments too. I'll go ahead and post up the left over files I still have.
I was initially working under the assumption that I was incredibly out classed by the rest of the artists around here (which turned out to be a pretty good assumption), so I needed to make something that would be largely unique to my imagination to stand any chance. Since there aren't many lizard like creatures that I can think of in Mass Effect I figured that would be a good place to start.
Initially it was going to be a lizard/insect hybrid, perhaps with some human like features as well to make it a sort of Frankenstein's monster, maybe an early Reaper experiment from previous cycles. The more I drew though the more like a bipedal lizard it turned into though, so I decided to run with it and take more influence from lizards and dinosaurs. As for its back tentacle arm-like appendages, I plan on animating him eventually and thought that one of them drunk with their tentacle arms flopping around would be funny. That and there's something just off putting about arm like things sprouting out of a creature anywhere other than what I can easily identify as a shoulder which is also why his knees are reverse jointed, it's just different enough from a person to weird me out. Since he's a monster/robot/husk/zombie like thing, all of that seemed appropriate.
Last edited by Sol_Arcana; 02-01-2013 at 11:26 AM.