Deep One

As seen in: The Shadow Over Innsmouth

"They were mostly shiny and slippery, but the ridges of their backs were scaly. Their forms vaguely suggested the anthropoid, while their heads were the heads of fish, with prodigious bulging eyes that never closed. At the sides of their necks were palpitating gills, and their long paws were webbed…I was somehow glad that they had no more than four limbs… They were the blasphemous fish-frogs of the nameless design - living and horrible."

The Shadow Over Innsmouth

- HP Lovecraft

Oooooooh…Who live in Devil’s Reef, under the sea?

Deep ones! Deep ones!

Fishy and froggy and terrible to see?! 

Deep ones! Deep ones!

One of my favorite little abominations in HP Lovecraft’s mythos, the Deep Ones from The Shadow Over Innsmouth. 


Combine Dropship

As seen in: Half Life 2

I’ll admit it, I always feel a little bad about taking down synths like Striders, Hunters, and Gunships in Half Life 2. There’s something inherently sad about these animalistic alien beings being forced into a war, most likely against their will and beyond their understanding. The combine dropship epitomizes that for me, this gentle giant that may bring new enemies to the battle, but never directly harming the player. Its shape is even a bit reminiscent of the whale-shark, another creature that’s lumped together with fearsome predators but in reality is mostly harmless. 



As seen in: Robocop

Put down your weapon you have 15 seconds to comply…”

Inspired to make this after watching the insane sweded movie Our Robocop Remake and seeing their various awesome puppet interpretations of the ED209.


Mimic Drone and Alpha

As seen in: Edge Of Tomorrow

Part squid, part gorilla, part blender. Absolutely lethal, nigh-incomprehensible in motion, and terrifying. It was actually pretty hard to find any solid reference image for the mimics (probably because they’re mostly a blur when they move), but after I saw Edge of Tomorrow yesterday I knew they had to make an appearance here. 

Also, just want to throw my two cents in: See the movie. You’ve really got to see these mimics in action to truly appreciate their crazy creature design, and while there were a few things that bugged me (seriously, why is Hollywood so completely obsessed with hive minds these days? What’s wrong with a little bit of individuality among our extraterrestrial opponents), this was one of the smartest, coolest and most fun science fiction movies I’ve seen in theaters in a long time.


Posthuman variant 2 (biological)

Original design

When the stars threw down their spears 
And water’d heaven with their tears: 
Did he smile his work to see?
Did he who made the Lamb make thee?

Tyger Tyger burning bright, 
In the forests of the night: 
What immortal hand or eye,
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?
- William Blake, The Tyger

Zerg Mutalisk

As seen in: Starcraft 2

One of the great improvements between Starcraft 1 and Starcraft 2 is the new Mutalisk model. No longer a cocktail shrimp with wings, the mutalisk finally looks as badass as he should. 


Kaiju Design: Lernaean 



Protoss Probe 

As seen in: Starcraft

Ah the lowly Protoss probe. It may be weak, small, and easily destroyed, but back when I played starcraft, man could I build a beautiful base with the help of these little dudes. 


Stay tuned through the end for some craft section goodness. 



As seen in: Godzilla (2014)

Ah Kaijus on the big screen. How I love you. Also, so proud and happy to see Gareth Evans’s vision brought to life on the big screen…including the bioluminescent terror of Muto. I’m a pretty big fan of his indie movie ‘Monsters’, which likewise had a ton of creative (and glowing, and I do love me some glowing) monster design. 

Hide your nukes, everyone.