These 2 small head sketches are from earlier today. Each one quickly sketched out from a real rough idea I had.
With the character on the left, initially I wanted to draw an alien that cheeks that inflated like a frog or a prairie chicken. I elongated his head which gave him almost a basset hound feel – also enhanced by the basset hound ear-like cheeks. It’s an interesting experiment.
The guy on the left was one that I wanted to do in profile. I also wanted to make it look like he has a big head. I could have gone the route of a classic big-headed alien or a water-headed skull. But it ended up going in its own path. I think the short neck with fatty skin folds helped make it more unique. I also gave him bits of hair on his head and chin. All in all I think it made him look less ‘brainy’ even with the big skull. Fun sketch.