The Mogglogian aliens were quite a challenge. In the story they genetically modified from several different types of existing animals. I wanted them to be tough and fearsome, and modeled them on the idea of the Minotaur in Greek mythology
Their broad shoulders and overwhelming chest presented a wonderfully powerful character, and an enemy to be worth the challenge of my heroes.
Their lifeless black eyes reminded me of a shark, so I wanted the teeth to be in rows, like the ultimate predator of the ocean.
The latest feature image I am working on is a contemplative image of Sarah, the main character and hero of Metalstar. She emerges from the cloning chambers with both her memories of her previous life, and a separate personality of her new identity. The clones were supposed to come from the birthing chambers with only their memories of their old lives, but Sarah struggles as both personalities battle for dominance.