Monster design demo I did from my Drawing Villains and Monsters class. We decided to combine a crustacean, with a cephalopod, with a woman. Ended up with this, which is creepy, but kind of cool at the same time.
A good chunk of the class was devoted to monster design theory; how much of what element to put into your design, and what key elements make up some of the most recognizable and classic monsters.
You can get a download of the full class here: http://schoolofvisualstorytelling.bigcartel.com/product/drawing-villains-and-monsters
Tbh my mind imploded a little when I saw this was an example for a design class. Crustaceans are freaking awesome. Shape wise alone there are so many awesome directions you could have taken this; instead you made a generic sexy lady with a crustacean head. COME ON MAN. That’s fucking embarrassing.
Think about why crustaceans look the way they do; consider their environment and their place in the ecosystem. And look, I get it—things can evolve away from their origin creatures but why pull from something if you’re not going to use that information to tell a story. Heck, even if this were just a costume this is still lazy design.