rise of the abyss

This is some creature design inspired by the fascinating form of the cuttlefish. The creatures are supposed to spearhead the forces of a super-advanced, psionic race of beings dwelling in the darkest corners of the cosmic abyss. They are supposed to look potent, alien and highly intelligent. On the downside they should look somewhat fragile. Relying on speed and deception for survival they should move around by floating in space like octopuses and summoning darkness to conceal their presence. Most of the illustrations are fully digital, created using a wacom tablet.. I was going for a rough, brooding look inspired by the work of H.P. Lovecraft (in particular the Call of Cthulhu) and the designs of H.R. Giger.