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Thread: Dahami's Reptoids and Aliens
April 25th, 2009 #31
This one was a collaboration between myself and the witness. Someone I met at a UFO conference a few years ago. If you go to any UFO conferences make sure you bring your sketchbook! It was done with mechanical pencil. Enjoy!
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Here's another one. These are the sketches I did of a being seen in Thailand, based on the witness drawings and interview. More of your standard Gray alien than some of the others. I usually start with pencil than use the Pigma MICRON 005. Very useful. Can create a fine line like a technical pen but no maintenance required. I keep several around at all times.
I cleaned up the drawings, darkened the eyes, and did the layout in Photoshop CS2. The eyes should actually be blacker and shinier, but I wanted to show some of the ring structure that was in the original drawings. The skin should also appear a little smoother, like a dolphin, but maybe just a little darker shade of gray.
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May 7th, 2009 #33
thanks for dropping by!, Nice stuff, but i advise you study and copy from refs! Your aliens will look more real.
May 12th, 2009 #34
May 15th, 2009 #35
Rossipoo and Janos, thanks for the suggestion and comment. As for using reference, I shall have to find some decent photos of aliens, but unfortunately they are a bit camera shy, and have a tendency to cause problems with recording devices. I guess I could try studying some photos of human beings, skulls, lizards and so forth, as these have some of the visual characteristics of reported aliens. Janos, I'm glad to hear that you can recognize my art. If you do a Google image search under "reptoid" you will find some drawings by me and many by other people. Can you tell which is which?
These sketches I did years ago when researching the Targzissians from abductee Riley Martin's book The Coming of Tan, based on the descriptions and drawings provided in the book. These sketches represent my attempt to interpret Martin's drawings in the context of what I had learned about reptilian beings from other cases. Just what does a Targzissian look like? Well, up until now these sketches haven't been published or posted anywhere, so Riley Martin has never seen them. I hope I've come close to what he was trying to communicate in his book.
May 21st, 2009 #36
A composite sketch of a praying mantis type alien that I drew for Dr. Joe Lewels' book The God Hypothesis, published in 1997. This drawing appears on page 172, facing an image done by an abductee.
May 21st, 2009 #37
More sketches exploring what praying mantis type beings may look like.
May 22nd, 2009 #38
In 2008 I had jury duty and while waiting to be seated on a jury I did the three smaller reptilian sketches you see here. Anytime you do something that involves lots of sitting around and waiting it's a good idea to have your sketchbook with you.
The larger reptilian head in the lower right corner is based on some black and white photos of a reptilian bust that is shown on page 96-B of Valdamar Valerian's Matrix II: The Abduction and Manipulation of Humans Using Advanced Technology. This book (copyright 1990/1991) was one of the first publications to use the term "Greys" to refer to the small gray aliens. In fact, I've never seen a book with a copyright earlier than 1990 that uses that term. Matrix II is a fairly obscure book that I was able to find at a metaphysical bookstore in the early nineties following a lead from someone when I was researching reptilians.
I don't know who created the bust (could also be a full-head mask) that is pictured in the book but it was an important influence on my early drawings of reptilians, and I have revisited it in many ways through my drawings over the years.
These drawings were done in pencil, and you can see from the line work that I am not someone who can get the lines right with the first stroke. Much of the way I draw is based on erasing and redrawing the lines that are not quite in the right place with respect to the rest of the image.
May 22nd, 2009 #39
More Grays! These are some sketches done in pencil, except for the one on the far left with the large cranium, which made it to the ink stage (Pigma MICRON 005, of course).
In the one next to that one you can see a hint of sclera outside of the solid black portion of the eye. Some experiencers report a shiny gray tone at the outer corner of the eye, which may be sclera. This drawing is based on one done by J. Galante, who is perhaps best known as the person who did the art for Jim Sparks' book The Keepers.
The anatomy is fairly simple compared to human beings. Very little suggestion of muscle definition or bone structure (except possibly the cheek bones, pointed chin, and ridge above the eyes). Even so they are very strong. That skinny little neck is like a steel rod, and their grip frequently causes bruising. Yes they have fingers. I just didn't bother to render those.
I wish I knew more about their feet. If you ever see one please get a good description of the feet for me, before you look into the eyes. Once you look into the eyes they've got you.
May 27th, 2009 #40
These I did in 2008. They were inspired by the drawing of the Draco warrior that appears on p. 158 of Stewart Swerdlow's book Blue Blood, True Blood. They're just unfinished sketches, but even so I like the way they turned out. You can see that the ridge that runs down the forehead has subtle bumps or waves to it. Also, the scales on this warrior being are depicted as somewhat larger than on most of the reptilian beings I've drawn, in keeping with the reference image.
The picture in the book shows only the front view, so I decided to turn the image in my mind based on what I know from other cases, and anatomical necessity. The match between the different images isn't perfect. I just wanted to make sure that they at least represented a similar-looking member of the same species. These sketches were done with a mechanical pencil and an eraser. The eraser is an important tool for me, until I'm satisfied with my line work.
May 29th, 2009 #41
These drawings were originally done in the 1995 to 1996 time frame, but I cleaned them up a little in Photoshop for posting.
This being was described as a very loving and familiar female being who communicated with the witness via dream control. She jumped back in surprise when the witness woke up during the process. The witness fell asleep again instantly, as if still under the being's mental influence. I asked the witness to estimate the weight of this being, who had been on the bed. The guess was about thirty-five pounds.
These drawings are done in ink.
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May 31st, 2009 #42
This drawing was originally created for Joe Lewels' book The God Hypothesis. However, I was not satisfied with the anatomy and scales, so I created a revised version for actual publication. I'll post the revised version at some point in the future. This is a composite image of a reptilian alien based on my research as of the 1996 time frame when Dr. Lewels was working on his book.
Notable is the chest area, which is represented here as covered by more-or-less ordinary scales (though perhaps larger and smoother than scales on other parts of the body). In some cases the chest is actually covered by a large and very hard breastplate or plastron that may resemble a turtle shell. In some cases it is covered with a series of wide ventral plates and bears some resemblance to the belly of a snake. The reptilians seem diverse, but with many common features. I will, of course, be posting more drawings illustrating these variations in the future.
I have thought about adding more shading and color to this drawing to make it look more vivid and three-dimensional. Hmmm... Maybe I will, maybe I won't.
May 31st, 2009 #43
Phewww, did you count those scales hehehe...
After looking at your work I really think you´re one of them, aren´t you?
June 18th, 2009 #44
I'm facinated by your sketchbook and all these alien guys. Great stuff. I wouldn't change a thing. In fact, I'd love to see a gallery showing of all your abduction/alien work. Along with explanations and details of what each image represents.
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July 6th, 2009 #45
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