Okay, after hours of fooling around with colors and trying different combinations, here’s my color rough. Yes, it’s a little rainbowy, but I like it! Like it enough to not want to share with you the other 10 color comps I did (like I normally do) for fear that someone will say, “No, you should go with the other one.” 'Cause I just don’t wanna.
This is still rough, colored in broad strokes. In the final painting, each alien won’t have the exact same color fur or cloth. There will be a lot more subtle differences between them, and more accent colors thrown in all over the place. And a lot more details on those giant walls, which are essentially mega sky-scrapers, which will have windows, docking bays, etcetera, all along their surfaces.
Oh, and Aaron, I have no idea how much time so far, I usually don’t keep track. A rough guess is 20-30 hours so far, counting all of the sketches and missteps and dead-end paths pursued.