The Lurker was a late idea of mine in that it was first inspired by the Ancient Civilizations: Lost and Found Artstation challenge a few months ago. I didn’t see the challenge until it was nearly over but that didn’t stop me from producing this for fun.
I wanted to design a character that had a lot of mystery and uncertainty about it that seemed resurfaced and hungry. Elements of a snake were my influences for this. The snake is a very swift and stealthy creature which I thought would compliment a shadowy character very well. I made the face a little more humanoid to show the possibilities of an ancient ancestor.
I purposely didn’t add much in the way of facial expressions. My goal was to make the character hard to read in relation to it’s intent from a face to face perspective. I exaggerated the energy flowing from it’s eyes to show that it’s very much full of life.
Original Design. I wanted to make it green to represent how venomous the Lurker was taking the inspiration from snakes and cobras.
One of my various colour concepts. The purple was inspired by Ridley Scott's Alien which has a lot of cold and dark colours.
This red colour concept in my opinion showed up the detail the most in both the highlights and base colour.