Alien Concept Sketch 1
Alien Concept Sketch 1 by @Agondray

This was a concept for an alien species that I had in mind for a sci-fi series that I had been brainstorming for some time.

I have named them the Makanora. They were based on a creature that I created in Spore when I was still in early high school, back when I still played the game.

Nowadays, I decided to abandon the upright-biped posture that so many other sapient alien designs have adopted. I want to go for something that’s actually more “alien” in their anatomy, as I feel this prototype design is too “human”. I may also be changing the name for the species, but that is not set in stone as of now.

Anyways, feel free to share your thoughts and hope you enjoy this specimen!

Uh . . . wait, I meant piece . . . this is an art piece!

Comments & Critiques (4)

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Posted: Thursday, 16 March, 2023 @ 10:30 AM

I gotta HAND it to you, Dray... :^)

SIx-legged reptilian hunchback reminds me of something, but I'm drawing a blank on the name. P.S.:

hope you enjoy this specimen!

Mmm, exotic... [Homer drool]

Posted: Friday, 17 March, 2023 @ 03:38 AM

@Thorvald: Yeah, exotic indeed!

If I remember correctly, the name “Makanora” is actually kinda a modification/corruption of a nickname my older sister used to call me. The story behind that was she wanted me to keep brushing her hair on a daily basis and I just kept getting so annoyed by this that the angrily threw the brush on the floor one day. A piece of the brush’s handle broke off at the end. The brush itself was still usable, but that incident alone made my sister call me “Makaka Brush-breaker” for a good while. I didn’t know what “makaka” meant, or if it even was a real word; but I somehow thought that I could use it as a name for one of my projects. Then I thought at the time the term sounded too silly, so my brain did a mish-mash of words and changed to “makanora” instead.

. . . AND THAT, is basically how the name came to be. Interesting how things work out sometimes. Who knows, maybe I’ll use both names in the future at some point . . . minus the “Brush-Breaker” part, obviously.

Posted: Friday, 17 March, 2023 @ 09:34 PM

@Agondray: Alternatively, have them eat the baleen filtres off beached whales: literal brush-breakers. B-)

Posted: Saturday, 18 March, 2023 @ 04:37 PM

@Thorvald: Hahahaha! Didn’t even think of that!

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