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Mass Effect style Sci-Fi character doodle.
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RossoDH Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
This is a very interesting design! :D
halfbreed1426 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
The Rahl are a dextro amino race of humanoid bipeds. Their species made first contact with the major galactic society in 2185 on the cusp of the Reaper invasion. Although their physical features  strongly suggest that they are as a people are inclined to violence, their species had long since reconciled most issues of battle as far back as the early 2000's.

 Living an average life-span of 625 galactic standard years; an average Rahl stands anywhere between eight and ten feet in height. This being an evolutionary response to their home-world's great atmospheric density. They stand with features not dissimilar to the Krogan or Turian. Their bodies inherit a thick, almost exoskeleton layer of dense continuous plates that fuse with the skin. Their elongated facial features hinder them with only a one-seventy degree  scope of vision. Probably their most defined feature is the lack of distinction between their necks and shoulders resulting from excessive upper body musculature and density. This has coined the phrase "cobra-necks" in some circles. 

Not far from their home-world, Rahlaka, and shortly after engaging in rudimentary space flight a faint EM Signature osculating from the furthest world in their system appeared. On the surface of this  world was a Prothean observation outpost. There they found FTL Drives, refined Element Zero and advanced technologies. Not long after this discovery, their people had unified as a single "nation" and activated their native systems's Mass Relay. This lead to rapid colonization of nearby systems and laid claim to their resources.

Later and through cautionary examination of the same Prothean resources, the Rahl engineered members of their own species to tolerate and incorporate Element Zero into their biology resulting in a subset of the population with a great aptitude for  biotics. This superseded the need for in utero exposure and implants as used in most other species. 

This subset ultimately will counter their species lack of racial diversity. However, the level of genetic augmentation resulted in a necessary  reduction of muscle mass to further accommodate for the physical  drain needed to forge ME Fields in organics without the use of biotic amps and implants. To identify the biotic race of people's further, pigment alteration was used to shift the innate skin tones from deep reds and minor greens to shades of blue and black. As of now 0.043% of the Rahl's net population fall under the biotic adept subset.

This is one of the only standing examples of tailored evolution in current galactic society. This lead to wide spread debate as to the moral applications of such genetic augmentation and whether or not it was acceptable to partition an individual species so extensively. As of recently, the Rahl have had little issue integrating with the rest of the the galactic community barring the dietary issues dextro amino races experience. 
nexus763 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
Hum, Volus have great density on their homeworld, so they're short and stocky. Blue people from Avatar's film have lesser density than earth, so they're tall and gracious.
See what I mean ?

And, why not chitinous body ? It would easily replace the exosqueleton but let them have... flexibility in their movements. Otherwise they can't be so evolved without endosqueleton since exosqueleton forbid many moves. Just not compatible with evolution, let's say.
My word, I still liked the desc.
halfbreed1426 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Given the massive dissapointment that was ME3's last moments; I'm kinda looking forwards to seeing what life evolves into dominance next cycle. i know that this isn't going to happen, but i prefer this creature to the Yahg. Anyone got a name for it?
Soulslayer317 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
nice! Like the head design
halfbreed1426 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
That's really cool dude. It looks like a hybrid -- Turian, Drell and Krogan. Did you have any basis for him/it?
HasanG54 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
wow amazing. You shoudl contact Bioware about this. Maybe we'll see it in ME3
ilikeshinyobjects Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
O_O Whoa.

I'm not alone in wanting to make Mass Effect-inspired aliens! Woo! *tosses arms up* \o/
Zarathushtra Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
Turian Krogan?
danitiwa Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
DOODLE? YOU CALL THIS A DOODLE? This is a masterpiece. :D It's really cool, kind of like a drell turian mix with a cobra tossed in it.
renatoln Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
awesome, would be a badass villain!
Andrew-Graphics Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Ancestor of the Turian, or Alpha Drell? Looks great
quevemare Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
Looks like Turian-Drell hybrid ^_^ Great work :D
Lily-Ash Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
I really like this type of alien!
It would be awsome if it appeared in ME3!
Keep up the good work, I hope to see more of it.
MightyBOBcnc Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
That's pretty freaking awesome. Nice ZBrush sculpt.
tifa7x Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
you should send this to Bioware, i bet they would love it - maybe even put this character in the next game
CenturyKing Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Student Digital Artist
OMG this could be the RALOI!!

way better when i made mine!! check it out on my DA account it's AWSOME!! HAHA
silentstephi Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Definitely looks like a Drell/Turian/Krogan hybrid of sorts.

Really awesome looking though. Did you plan on a full body too or just the bust?
WARxSnake Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Oh man full body I wish. need time and need to stop playing games when I get home but work instead!
ArtofARoman Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
Was my gut reaction. A lot of fan-made creatures stay on the 'safe' path of design, but this... I like!

And I didn't know it was in Z brush until it was mentioned!
Frellwit Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
It's like a mash-up of Drell and Turians. I've named this species...we shall call it...bad-ass.
GODzillaGSPB Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
Incredible! A shame you're not with Bioware so we'll never see this ingame. :D
SpiritOfNature Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It's amazing, they should put this in de following games in the mass effect universe!
Raptorix Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Student Filmographer
Looks like someone had fun splicing Turian, Drell, and Krogan DNA into one new speices~! :D
DjEdge Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010   Writer
You call this a doodle, then i want to see a project you put effort in, cause this is a crazy model, i mean muscle tissue, scaly skin around his shoulder, neck and cheeks, the beautiful use of normalmaps and/or bumpmaps, the exquisite textures, (blending of different layers, or a layered shader together with photoshop, right? ) in general, its a real work of art, so i wouldn't call this a doodle, unless the game was actually made in a garage somewhere in Toronto or texas, somewhere at least...
Sigma-Echo-Seven Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Student Writer
Cool design! It's like a turian-krogan mix!
aphaits Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome sauce :D
cPT-cAPSLOCK Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009   Digital Artist
You directly hit the style of Mass Effect, I really don't play this game often, but I directly knew what it is belonging to :P
g3niuz Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009
great style

emaciate Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009  Professional Filmographer
woooooao !!!
tamalero Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
he looks like a mixture between a turian (the pointy face) and looks awesome with the variation that made him look like a cobra.
perhaps some deeper colors different than the usual turian's would make im look more diferent.
Sarg3d110 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009
I love Mass Effect
greatshoyru Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009
I thought he looked a little like a Turian, how ironic I just got the game. In any case, I love the spin you gave it. This creature is amazing to see... I love the scales everywhere, including on the muscles. Makes it look like he's got one hell of a muscle mass density.

The bottom middle screen is my favourite. The hulking, yet brooding posture of him makes it look like he's not quite trusting what you've got to say. You've got some real skill with capturing, or rather, crafting, emotion into a model. I'm guessing this is Zbrush?
WARxSnake Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Honestly I was worried about the bottom middle, and the general width of the cobra-snake hood, I'm really happy you liked it!
And yep this is zbrush 3.1

A lot of people who've played Mass Effect tell me it's like if a Turian and a Krogan had sex this would be the result, lol, I guess it's successful then!
halfbreed1426 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
I thought that it had a Drell's neck. If you had to give this hybrid a name, what would you call it? You should totally send this to BioWare. It looks badass.
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