After 5 years I finally decided to color my old Ellimist lineart
. Yes, I didn't spend a huge amount of time on it, and I know that the style is pretty cartoony. But that's okay, I think it works for the image.
This is my interpretation of the Ketrans, a species whose appearance is described very vaguely and only in one book, The Ellimist Chronicles
. I always had a very strong visual impression of how they looked, though, and this is about as close to it as I could manage.
For those who have read the book, this is a specific scene in which Toomin, aboard his ship in orbit around the primitive Andalite homeworld, "grows" an Andalite body in order to inhabit it to mingle with the locals. I know his ship would have looked far more crystalline than this, but I wanted to go for that cartoony "alien spaceship" look.