For my Alien I decided I wanted to go more of the amphibian route than bug. This way when sculpting I can work on more of the fat folds and skin pours than smooth exoskeletons.
Included this time is some progress I made on a Frog zbrush model as well, the frog is based on the Pacman Frog
My idea for a creature was a large fat Salamander/Slug Hybrid Alien that are prized as house pets in the near future. Captured from a very humid planet, they have porous skin and vents on their backs and based on the changes in their diet and habitat they can exude different smells. In their natural habitat, their smell could be so foul that it would ward off predators, or so sweet that it would draw in small prey. Now domesticated, these creatures thrive in richer households across planet earth because of their weird alien look as well as their function as a living, breathing scented candle.