This is my creature that I did for Aaron Sims' masterclass on the Story & Soul of Iconic Creature Design. I learned a ton of stuff and am still trying to compute. Huge thanks to Arthur Rodriguez and Ben Erdt for giving me awesome tips along the way.
This character is called Thaku, an older and hardened warrior in charge of bringing in new recruits for war. The design idea behind him was about fungus and trying to imagine his home planet as a lush, jungle-covered world.