Aliens Don't Exist

So it's been awhile since I've gotten around to doing my Alien Drawings. I originally took a break because I was moving into a new apartment. I think I'm finally getting settled in the new place (actually have a office now to work on art and other projects) but I think I'm gonna call off the Daily Alien drawings.

Even though I have only been doing them for a few months I'm already feeling the drag of the project much sooner than I did when I did the 365 Cyborg series a year ago. I'm really happy with how a lot of the Alien pieces have turned out but I think if I forced myself to continue I'd end up posting a lot more lazy pieces with greater frequency, and that's not doing anybody good.

Hopefully this means there will be a lot more pieces of quality and not just quantity. I want to be able to work on projects not involving strictly aliens and not things that take just the span of a day. Also just being able to have a little more free time is nice, it seems like years since I've sat down and had some serious videogame time.

I'm still posting various other art projects over at my deviantart page if for some reason you can't kick that Denby art addiction.

Thanks for bothering to stick around this long.
See ya!



You remember how I mentioned I felt like I missed out on Pokemon because I was just a little too old when it came around? Well reverse that feeling for the Mighty Morphing Power Rangers, dodged that bullet.  Man did I hate the little kids running around during recess playing power rangers.

Anyways, this is Lord Zedd who replaced Rita Repulsa as the series main baddie for the 2nd and 3rd season. He was easily a lot more menacing than Rita but many people thought he was too frightening for a kids show. As a result as the show went on he became a little more bumbling and goofy much like Shredder in the TMNT cartoon show.

Though as an adult the Japanese shows have a certain charm for me.


Dum Dum

The term "Jumping the Shark" refers to when something popular starts to loose steam and ends up trying something zany to draw people back in but is actually the shows death rattle. It originated on the show Happy Days when the Fonz actually jumped over a shark. The Flinstones (an older version of today's King of Queens series) eventually jumped the shark with the introduction of the Great Gazoo.

The Great Gazoo was a little green man from the planet Zetox who got stuck on earth during caveman days. He often caused trouble for Fred and Barney who were one of the few people who could see him. He seemed to be an all powerful being but ended just being a pain, in many ways he is a lot like Q from Star Trek.  Shortly after his introduction the show ended.


Klaatu Barada Nikto

The Day the Earth Stood Still is one of the great Sci-Fi classics. I've never seen the 2008 remake but haven't really heard anything great about it.

The plot is that basically a spaceman comes to Earth to check us out along with Gort, a giant enforcer robot. In the end humanity learns that they are jerks.


Beep Beep Beep

I'll admit that I had a Tamagotchi when I was a kid. For those who don't know, Tamagotchi were the first of the "virtual pet" craze that swept across the world, not counting pet rocks of course (those things were soulless hellspawn) Basically little toys that demanded every moment of a kids time, kind of like Farmville for this generation. I eventually grew to hate the little buggers and even killed one of my cousins Tamagotchi by repeatedly flushing it down the toilet (not in real life but in game)

I never realized that the Tamagotchi were aliens though when I was a kid. I guess their story is that they came from a far away planet in eggs to grow and observe earth.  They start as little eggs and depending on how well you tend to their virtual needs they evolve into different critters, this version is called Masktchis.


Bossy Brain

Krang is an alien from Dimension X and one of the main antagonists in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I loved his voice despite kind of hating the character, Shredder was always the much cooler villan. I feel bad for anybody who didn't get to grow up with the Ninja Turtles.

Like anybody in my generation I could go on and on about the TMNT but I wanted to make this a quick drawing today so it's also getting a quick description.


With a name like Sinestro

Sinestro was a member of the Green Lantern Corps. who, surprise surprise, eventually turned evil. The only person to predict this was Obviouslon, and then Gostopem had to go stop him. But Gostopem was defeated and with his dieing breath gave his power ring to Ryan Reynolds to get revenge and kiss a girl for him.

At least that's what I think the story is, I grew up on Marvel comics. From what little I actually do know about Sinestro he seems like a interesting enough villain, that and the costumes of anybody associated with the Green Lantern Corps. tend to be pretty awesome.

In Blackest Day
In Brightest Night
Beware Your Fears Made Into Light
Let Those Who Try To Stop Whats Right
Burn Like His Power
Sinestros Might


First Prime

I really liked the Stargate film when I was a kid. What kid could resist cross-dimensional Egyptian aliens? I've seen a couple episodes of the television show SG-1 and found it entertaining enough. What man child could resist Richard Dean Anderson?

Teal'c here is kind of like the Worf character of SG-1. I decided to depict him in the traditional Space Egyptian armor instead of the more human jumpsuit thing he usually wears. The Teal'c you see here is actually just the host body for a little worm thingy called a Goa'uld. I like the word Goa'uld quite a bit, almost as much as the word Muad'Dib.


The Mad Titan

When I was a kid for some reason I thought Thanos was the baddest dude in the Marvel universe. I don't think I ever read any comics with him in it but I'm sure his trading card made out to be trouble. He reminds me a lot of Darkseid from DC comics but with enough chutzpah to wear primary colors, also I don't really know too much about Darkseid.

Thanos was born on Saturn's moon Titan. He was basically born with an evil gene and eventually was consumed with the idea of Death. I know there was a big to do about the infinity gems and making some super gauntlet.

One of his worse moments.


Decapod Alien

The Half-Life series is arguably one of the most beloved game series. It's innovations in narrative and character development (despite the main character never speaking) have cemented it as one of the most important First Person Shooters of all time.

The headcrabs are probably the most recognizable alien from Halflife. Gross little parasitic monsters that look like plucked turkey cadavers with fingery fangs. They are able to attach themselves onto humans and turn them into a sort of zombie.

I hate the venom headcrabs, not gonna draw one of those jerks.


Don't Blame me, I voted for Kodos

I'm one of those people who used to always watch the Simpson's. Having seen each episode dozens of times. Eventually the quality of the show started to wane and it's been a few years since I've seen the show. Despite it's flaws it had some of the best laughs in television.

Kang and Kodos are aliens from the Simpsons who've appeared in every single Treehouse of Horror Halloween episodes.
Here's a great clip from when the two disguised themselves as Bob Dole and Bill Clinton in an attempt to take over the country.


Soul of the Blob

Katamari Damacy was a great little creative game when it first came out. Based on a really simple (albeit odd) idea and a quirky world.

The King of all Cosmos accidentally destroys many of the heavenly bodies in the galaxy after a night of too much drinking. He tasks his son (controlled by you) to create new stars and planets. You do this by rolling up everyday objects, starting with tiny little thumb tacks and eventually working your way up skyscrapers and whole continents.

I wish I would have had more time to do a piece more fitting for one of my favorite games. The game has an amazing soundtrack and simply oozes style. Frankly I could go on and on about the games unique Japanese charm/insanity but I think the opening will do a better job.



I was just a  bit too old to get caught up in Pokemon fever. They seemed like fun enough games but I think a big part of their draw these days is nostalgia. Being that I'm a big nerd I feel like I'm missing out to an extent, that it's too late to jump in. I'll never have that attachment to my first starter Pokemon, or be able to remember 100s of little monster's names.

To my knowledge Deoxys is the only alien Pokemon. It arrived as a virus on a meteorite and continued to change into this form. I'm fairly sure it's a powerful antagonist of some sort.



I grew up with a steady diet of old live action Disney movies. Pretty much whenever my siblings and I wound up at our grandparents we would watch one. Not sure why we usually watched the live action ones instead of the cartoons, we just watched whatever VHS my grandma put in.

This is the feline hero from "The Cat from Outer Space" with his super space collar. His alien name is Zunar-J-5/9 Doric-4-7 but you can call him Jake. His species decided to focus their evolutionary path on increasing their minds instead of growing opposable thumbs and walking upright. Not sure how they decided that but cats are pretty finicky. I watched a little bit of the movie while working on this and wasn't as charming as I remember.
I am looking forward to re-watching "Flight of the Navigator" though, that movie was awesome.



I know absolutely nothing about the tv show Farscape. My guess it's about a ragtag group who have access to some type of advanced spaceship or some other crazy technology. They then go off on adventures thwarting evil aliens and crooked space governments.

This is Chiana, my guess is she's the quite and mysterious type but has some crazy fighting ability.