Originally concieved as stealth ships for an alien microfleet I was building for Nova Refuge, I realized these would also make great Black Fantasy creatures with a few modifications.
Since these were originally concieved as micro-scale, it's still interesting to think of them that way. Imagine the orange dots as giant domes, filled with orange light, inside each of which floats a brain-like black fantasy organism, its tentacles writhing over unseen controls... of course, the ones on the back are meant to be engines.
These guys are my favorite.
Somehow they just seemed creepier with only one eye.
Heading back to the void now. It seems they failed to spot you... this time.
Matt S.: Actually my first attempt is here, but thanks! ;-)
Keith Goldman: It was Nannan's fault! *points* He made me use the pristine Apple ad backgrounds! I would have made a dio, but ehhh this was my more serious entry.
There's nothing to criticize about technique, but I think you borrowed a bit too heavily from ordinary Terran spiders when designing the bigger ones. They don't look "alien" enough to be really scary. The smaller ones are quite elegant, though.
To my knowledge this is your first attemp at dark fantesy and you seem to have pulled it off with flying colors! Although I think the legs could be a bit smoother on the larger ones,but overall you still did a wonderful job!