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Planet Mercenary RPG - The Queltro by Inkthinker Planet Mercenary RPG - The Queltro by Inkthinker
One of the things I love best about Howard Tayler's  Schlock Mercenary is the endless variety of truly alien creatures that populate his universe. No forehead-makeup xenobiology here, his aliens are alien.

Illustrated about a year ago for the Planet Mercenary Role-Playing Game, the Queltro here is a little different than it appears in the book. I've overlaid the illustration with a bunch of draft sketches I did just to figure out how the heck this guy is formed. Even with reference imagery provided to show me, it was a bit of a challenge (and honestly I like doing breakdowns of Howard's aliens). Ultimately I ended up thinking of him a bit like a tetrahedron wrapped inside a sphere, with eyes on three faces and a mouth on the fourth. They're known for moving in a twisting, spinning motion that makes them hard to predict in action. 

The icons and text on his uniform is pretty much make-em-up nonsense. Though I totally did use Yautja-style glyphs on his wrist-device.

Technically have three lightbulb logos hiding here, but since it's a repeating pattern it only really counts as one. Yeah, I'm still playing that game :D

Photoshop, Cintiq, the usual.
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SCHink23 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Looks Awesome
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Daumenkino Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Nice to see that you still post here. Excellent work of course. 

Would love to see some more animation work posted if you can.
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Twenty2Digits Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018
This is really hilarious. I like the way you show movement here.
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HannanSilverscale Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018  Student Artist
I haven't much idea what fandom this thing is from, but non-humanoid intelligent creatures are cool !
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BaadKarmah Featured By Owner May 18, 2018
Schlock Mercenary webcomic, really long running scifi space opera.

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StarRim Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thats a pretty nice concept you got there... *shakes all of its hands*
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E1XBlaster Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I love this sooooooooo much!!!!
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xxDeadlockedxx Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018  Student General Artist
Oh..
What in the fuck is that?
It's awesome don't get me wrong!
It just looks weird :/
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Gulril Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018  Professional Interface Designer
This is balls. I love it.
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