So here is Lodus, the armour encased beetle warrior alien...guy....with a sword. So yea, i think he turned out ok, better than the silhouette developments at least, i took my favourite parts from them and merged them with some ideas of how i originally saw him in my head. Silhouettes were probably not the best way to go about designing a character like this. I think they helped define his shapes and values but for his design i would have liked to do more sketch work. When finalized i'll be adding some carapace textures to him which will help illustrate what his armour is made of.