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Alien design 2

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umm some alien designs? HEAVILY inspired by mass effect. Again. God that game had the best art direction ever....so tight.
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:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Impact

I just had to say how much I love this piece. It's really hard to create an alien without them looking too much like a cartoon or too laughable, or too boring. This is a great balance in all the category's. Maybe I could have just left a comment, but I thought you would like it if I gave you mad props in a critique.

Also, huge mass effect fan. This alien looks good enough to be derived from the Bioware art department. There is nothing I would say to improve on. You really got a good grasp on how to make this stuff work.
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:star::star::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty: Overall
:star::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty: Vision
:star::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty: Impact

Allrightythen:
1. You know I like your lines
2. But you gotta ask yourself: Why humanoid???
3. And to be absolutely frank about it; you could do better w. the design - cmon, man, a shoulder plate?! Dude!!
4. Also maybe you'd wanna reconsider design of armour - for instance, why not use surroundings w., say, a morphing/assimilating outer layer or maybe store potetial energy for some purpose???
5. And finally: Is it really alien to you or do you (like me) see some aspect of human aesthetics??

Sry, 'bout the hard words, but you're so good, that you don't need people padding your back but rater someone to slap your artistic sesitivity... in a friendly way...

Hope you can use the critique, m8 (-D
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Sucka-FishHobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sorry, your "critique" was terrible. You said very little that was helpful and it was more just like a "I don't like the design, you should more like this" rant.

I don't like ass patting either but if you're going to critique something, at least learn how.
STEAMMAGA's avatar
Then please tell me how, as I have had no education, but am willing to learn.
I say this with sincere humility so please don't discard it as a mere defensive response.
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Sucka-FishHobbyist Digital Artist
Well, you can try reading this - [link]

Some things could have been rephrased.

"But you gotta ask yourself: Why humanoid???" and "5. And finally: Is it really alien to you or do you (like me) see some aspect of human aesthetics??"

Why not humanoid? It's just a character design that does not have a specific world or context. So you don't know enough to say that a humanoid alien would not be effective or a good choice because it's just a stand alone design. No one knows what an alien looks like or if they exist, so you can't tell him not to draw a human looking one. Instead, look at his design as it is and suggest ways he could improve it.

"And to be absolutely frank about it; you could do better w. the design - cmon, man, a shoulder plate?! Dude!!"

This says nothing but "I don't like the design." So what? Critique isn't about personal preference. Also, what's wrong with the shoulder plate? If it is hurting the design somehow or is impractical, then you can mention it and why it's not good for the design.
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DevonTomatoCatProfessional Writer
Nice work. The battle suit looks well thought-out, like and lean but still a bit "space marine" with the strong corners and stylized guard panels. The creature is fairly unique. It is kind if a surprise that it looks the same in shape inside as it does outside- a nice surprise.
Djerune's avatar
Amazing!

With a little redraw you can make it as an fantasy Human-Dragon hybrid...
Cryo08's avatar
Salarian body structure, head based on Turian right?
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victter-le-fouHobbyist Digital Artist
You're work is AWESOME!!! How do you come up with such great ideas?
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TAC-Mentality General Artist
The aliens profile is epic! I love the form of the head
Ttrmkh's avatar
TtrmkhHobbyist
LOOOOVE it!! Please do more!!
Jaquille's avatar
dude! nice :D
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encuneStudent General Artist
Wowza! The texture your painting gives on that side view is just b-e-a-utiful!
Can't blame you for being inspired by mass effect. It's so awesome!
agenza's avatar
simple but really effective design, love it
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richlycanHobbyist Artist
I totally saw a Turian in this :') great job
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KrustnikatProfessional General Artist
wow nice ;)
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CapitanaReconditaProfessional
Nice face! I love it :)
Aryo-Fayden's avatar
Interesting design :)
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hobojoe2013Student Digital Artist
100% agreed on Mass Effect having the best art direction. And the work is amazing :).
GILVERWrites's avatar
have you got a name for this species?
Moreuse's avatar
MoreuseHobbyist Traditional Artist
ya the mass effect sereas has some pretty awesome aliens. so is that a halmet or is the face compleatly incased in some sort of a plate.
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