Working on an illustrated short novel and trying to get one of the creatures pegged down. Having some issues since I don't do a lot of creature design concepts.
This is a slave race that communicates through glyphs and comes from swamplands. Initially I was thinking very reptilian, but I want it to be unique looking and the more I try to make it reptilian or fishy it looks a bit more comical than what I am going for.
The world the creature is based in is low tech sci-fi involving a story revolving around a circus.
Here are a few drawings of what I have so far.
ANY and all help or criticism is much appreciated.